Bettys Star Bakers!

We are excited to announce a brand-new Young Chef three-day practical course experience to inspire the bakers of the future! Starting on Wednesday 14th August and finishing on Friday 16th August, this workshop is for budding-bakers aged 8-14 years - it's all about 'having a go', building confidence and learning new skills whilst having FUN!

Over the 3 days, working independently but under the guidance and watchful eye of our tutors, each Young Chef will design and create their very own show-stopper cake complete with decorative finishes - a stunning centrepiece cake worthy of a star baker!

Each student will also be awarded a Bettys Baking Skills Certificate in recognition of their hard work and achievement.

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The Festive Season

Make a day at Bettys Cookery School your new Christmas tradition.

Join us on one of our delightful festive courses, where you’ll make your own Christmas cake and pudding, create exquisite Christmas macaroons, aromatic festive breads and scrumptious seasonal cakes, or prepare delicious Edible Gifts that really show you care.

Our courses also make fabulous Christmas presents – after all, it’s the gift of experience, and that lasts forever. And if you can’t decide which one to book, simply buy them a Cookery School gift voucher. With our new spring to summer 2019 dates now available, there are some wonderful courses for them to choose from in Bettys centenary year.

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New Course Dates – Spring to Summer 2019

With our new spring to summer 2019 course dates now available, there are lots of delicious courses to look forward to in Bettys centenary year.

Travel the world via the exotic flavours of Asia or master the delicate craft of Pâtisserie. Immerse yourself in a full day practical course or join us for a shorter day and learn how to make the much-loved Bettys Swiss Rösti. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an aspiring chef, our tutors will tailor the guidance to your needs so you can get results you’re really proud of.

Be creative, be inspired, and experience a truly magical day at Bettys Cookery School.

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New Course Dates – November to February 2019

Dates from November to February are now available to book and we’ve included some of our most popular courses in all categories. As the cold days of autumn and winter approach join us and experience a fantastic day at the Cookery School. From wholesome and comforting family dishes and impressive entertaining menus, to deliciously tempting cakes & bakes and home baked bread – we have the perfect course. And, with Christmas on the horizon why not get ahead this year, join us to make your very own Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding - let the magic begin!

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Sizzling Summer Offer

Take advantage of our sizzling *Summer Offer £30 Off selected courses from the 14th July to the 7th September (terms and conditions apply). Whether you prefer baking delicious teatime treats or creating Mediterranean inspired dishes join us at the Cookery School and be inspired – there’s a course that’s just right for you. Be creative, learn new skills and experience a truly memorable day.

*Selected One-Day Practical Course Offer Price £155 – usual price £185

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Yorkshire Day

As everyone knows, 1 August is Yorkshire Day, but did you know it’s also Swiss Day? Bettys is uniquely placed to celebrate both, as a Yorkshire institution with Swiss heritage.

For nearly 100 years people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys, where we are completely devoted to one of life’s great pleasures – delicious food! Tutors at our award-winning cookery school have created a bespoke course inspired by Bettys and its unique Swiss-Yorkshire heritage. Join us to make:

  • Bettys Swiss Rösti with Oak Smoked Salmon & Dill (which you will enjoy for lunch)
  • Individual Strawberry & Raspberry Tarts
  • Yorkshire Cobble Loaf

To book this course follow this link or call us on 01423 814016 (8:30-5:30 M-F).

Experience the Best of Harrogate

Harrogate is a wonderful Yorkshire town, full of beauty, character and history. We’re proud to have called it our home for nearly 100 years. Now we’ve teamed up with two other proud Harrogate businesses – Rudding Park hotel and Slingsby Gin – to share some of the best our town has to offer in one desirable two-night package.

The Best of Harrogate Experience is the perfect food-themed getaway for couples with a thirst for knowledge and a taste for indulgence. You’ll learn new cooking skills and have a lovely day out at an exclusive course at Bettys Cookery School. You’ll enjoy two nights of luxury at Rudding Park, named Best Hotel in the country by Visit England. And you’ll learn the fascinating history of gin – whilst enjoying some irresistible cocktails – at Slingsby’s stylish gin lab, the Spirit of Harrogate.

For more information click here.

Dates: Tue 31 July-Thu 2 Aug 2018

Summer Into Autumn 2018

We’ve just released our new dates through to October including 7 delicious newly developed courses and there’s something for everyone!

From dainty and elegant sweet baked treats to impress your Afternoon Tea guests, the flavours of ‘sun-drenched’ Mediterranean inspired classics on Greek Odyssey, to the Perfect Supper Party for the Spring & Summer months – to name but a few! Join us and experience a fantastic day at the Cookery School – be creative and be inspired!

Newly developed courses
Afternoon Tea II
Greek Odyssey
Perfect Supper Party

Taste Collection

We’ve teamed up with the Yorkshire Post to create an exclusive collection of 6 Bettys Cookery School recipe cards, available with your copy of the paper from Saturday 14 April.

There is also the opportunity to win fantastic Bettys prizes, including a place on a Cookery School course. While you’re here, take a peak at some of our new courses for Spring and Summer, to whet your appetite.

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Spring 2018 Course Offer

Take advantage of our *Spring Offer on selected courses in May – whether you prefer baking delicious teatime treats or creating Mediterranean inspired dishes join us at the Cookery School and be inspired. Be creative, learn new skills and experience a day to remember.

* One-Day Practical Course Offer Price £165 – usual price £185

Spring into Summer 2018 - Newly Released Course Dates

Course dates from Spring to early Summer are now available to book. From the exotic flavours of Asian Street Food to traditional Best of Bettys baking - whatever your passion, where ever your creativity takes you, we have just the right practical course to tempt you. So, whether you're a beginner or an aspiring chef, you would like to attend a full-day practical course or one of our new shorter day courses, just take a look at our wide range of courses you’ll definitely find one that's just right for you!

The Art of Living Deliciously – Our New Courses

January is a month of resolutions, new beginnings and positive commitments. And of all the passions in which your New Year’s efforts could be invested, there are few which repay you quite so bountifully as cooking. Learning to cook new things lays the foundations for a lifetime of shared experiences for you, your family and your friends.

New Courses

In 2018, we’re hoping to share our passion for proper cooking with more people than ever before.

We’ve created a new set of courses which pack a pair of fantastic recipes – and lunch with wine – into a slightly shorter day than our full courses. Liven up your lemon drizzle skills with Bake it Beautiful, learn the secrets of our Swiss Muesli Bread with Knead to Know or explore slow cooked pork belly on our Just Cook course.

And if you’ve ever wished you could replicate our much-loved potato rösti at home, our new Make The Bettys Swiss Rösti course will teach you everything you need to know.

Meet our Tutors

Of course, a trip to our Cookery School isn’t simply about cooking. It’s an experience to remember - you’ll enjoy the same warmth and hospitality that our Café Tea Rooms are famous for. For a taster, our Cookery School tutors will be visiting all our branches for demonstration days throughout January. You can pop along and meet them, we will be at:

Harrogate – 10th and 26th January
York – 30th and 1st February
Ilkley – 11th and 20th January
Northallerton – 18th January
Harlow Carr – 19th January

Newly Released Course Dates for 2018

Course dates for January to March are now available to book with a few forward dates for those that like to book well ahead. We’re pleased to share our enticing selection of new courses enabling you to kick start the new year in a very tasty way! From healthy to hearty, sweet and sophisticated we hope we have the perfect course for you.

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Newly Released Courses – September & October

Dates for September and October are now available to book and we have included some of our most popular courses in all categories. Or, to whet your ‘baking’ appetite join us on our newly developed course, ‘A Taste of Bettys’ and create ‘Bettys’ inspired timeless teatime classics.

So, whether it’s a midweek supper, entertaining friends, baking for the family, or even making your own Christmas Cake this year - our courses offer the perfect solution with easy to follow recipes that give delicious results time and time again!

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Summer Special Offer

We have a number of delicious courses featuring on our summer special offer with an amazing £50 off the usual course price.

From delightful and decadent baking, to learning the art of breadmaking and creating mouth watering dishes on our entertaining courses – enjoy a full day practical course, learn new skills and take home all the impressive creations you’ve made for your family and friends to enjoy.

*Please note, our offer is only valid on the courses specified and is subject to availability. This offer is available online or by calling the Cookery School on 01423 814 016 during our office hours (8:30-5:50 Monday to Friday exc. Bank Holidays).

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Chef’s Table – Let The Entertainment Be~Gin!

For those who prefer a more leisurely experience – join us on the evening of Friday 11th August to watch our skilled tutors at work as they guide you through the creation of this on-trend, light and delicate entertaining menu. Dishes are inspired by the subtle flavours of Harrogate’s botanically infused Slingsby Gin and there will also be a demonstration of Slingsby Gin based Cocktails to compliment these lovely dishes.

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Summer Young Chef Courses

We have full day and half-day classes available for 8-11 year olds and 12-16 year olds in early August.

The emphasis of our Young Chef courses is to develop confidence in the kitchen, to teach skills that will last a life time and to create a passion for home cooked food. Working individually at their own work station in our well-equipped kitchen and, always under the keen and watchful eye of our nurturing tutors, your Young Chefs will create tasty, fresh and exciting dishes to take home at the end of the class.

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Newly Released Summer Courses

Dates for the summer months are now available to book. We have included some of our favourite classes, popular time and time again, along with our newly developed courses to whet your appetite.

From the exotic flavours of Asian Street Food and Portuguese Cooking to traditional Best of Bettys baking and a fun-filled Delicious Doughnuts course - whatever your passion, where ever your creativity takes you, we have just the right practical course to tempt you.

For those who prefer a more leisurely experience, watch our skilled tutors do all the work! Join us on the new Chef’s Table - Let The Entertainment Be-Gin demonstration course, inspired by the subtle flavours of Harrogate’s botanically infused Slingsby Gin.

And finally, for our Young Chefs, we have full and half-day classes available in August. The emphasis is on developing confidence and skills for life in the kitchen, whilst creating tasty, fresh and exciting dishes.

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