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.
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
Hearty and warming just perfect for those cold wintery days.
We think you’ll love this recipe.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.