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Cookery School

Learn to cook the Bettys way

Join us at our award-winning Cookery School in Harrogate.

Whether you're a beginner, or an aspiring chef, it's easy to find a course that's just right for you from our wide range of courses. From classic baking and intricate pâtisserie to three course meals, we share our passion for creating food that's honest, full of flavour and made from only the finest ingredients.

How to Book

To book a place on one of our courses or for more information call:

0800 456 1919

(Office hours: ​8:​30​am-5:​30​pm Mon to​ Fri​)

Courses by category

Baking & Desserts

Bread

Chocolate

Entertaining

Food for All

Pastry

Pâtisserie

Young Chef

Find us

Bettys Cookery School
Hookstone Park
Hookstone Chase
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 7DB
Get directions (PDF)

FAQs

I have previously purchased on another Bettys Cookery School website, is this still the same company/venue?

Yes – we have only moved our website to Bettys.co.uk, the Bettys Cookery School still remains the same in the same location.

How do I book a Bettys Cookery School course?

Details about our courses can be found by browsing the cookery school section of the website here

To book a course, please call our customers services team on 0800 456 1919 who will be happy to assist.

I am a beginner; will the courses be suitable for me?

Yes. Whether you're a beginner or an aspiring chef, it's easy to find a course that's just right for you from our wide range of courses. Our courses are open to anyone age 17 years and over, and, apart from those marked with ‘Advanced’ in the title, they are suitable for all levels of ability

What type of courses do you offer?

We offer the following types of course:

Practical Courses

Enjoy a day of cooking at your own workstation in our well-equipped kitchen, under the friendly eye of our expert tutors. You’ll be greeted with tea and coffee and a fresh croissant from our Craft Bakery on arrival, followed by a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, and a Bettys treat in the afternoon.

Everything that you need for your course will be provided – ingredients, refreshments, a recipe folder and packaging for your items. At the end of each course (unless otherwise stated) you’ll take home the dishes you have made, along with new knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime. We recommend that you bring a suitable sturdy outer bag(s) or a cool box to transport your dishes home.

Students will be given a Cookery School apron to borrow for the day to protect their clothes and this is returned at the end of the course. Should they wish to, students can purchase a new apron to keep and take home from our Cookshop.

Mini Practical Courses

If your free time is limited or you prefer a shorter day, these courses offer a fantastic alternative.

We’ll provide everything that you need including delicious Bettys refreshments, all ingredients, a Cookery School recipe folder and packaging. At the end of each course (unless otherwise stated) you’ll take home the dishes you have made. We recommend that you bring a suitable sturdy outer bag(s) or a cool box to transport your dishes home.

Students will be given a Cookery School apron to borrow for the day to protect their clothes and this is returned at the end of the course. Should they wish to, students can purchase a new apron to keep and take home from our Cookshop.

Demonstration Courses

For those looking for a more relaxed experience, our demonstration courses offer the chance to sit back and be inspired. Watch as our expert chefs show you how to prepare a selection of mouth-watering dishes from start to finish and learn from their years of kitchen wisdom.

An enticing meal with wine is included and you will be provided with a folder filled with the course recipes to take home.

I have dietary requirements; can I have a different lunch?

At the time of booking we will ask whether you or the attendee have any dietary requirements (allergies or intolerances) for your refreshments. We will ensure that we cater for your individual refreshment requirements on the day, but cannot alter, or adapt, the content of the course you book to accommodate these.

For more information on our Allergen Policy please follow this link (PDF) to our Terms and Conditions.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?

Just yourself! Everything else is provided:

  • All ingredients and refreshments.
  • Packaging to transport food home (you may wish to bring a cool box or sturdy bag if travelling a distance).
  • An apron is provided to borrow for the day and returned at the end of the course.
  • A pen and recipe folder are provided.
*Please wear comfortable layered clothing and enclosed shoes.

Where is Bettys Cookery School located?

We are situated on a private site next door to Bettys Craft Bakery where we make all the breads, cakes and chocolate for our six Bettys Café Tea Rooms.

Site Address & Postcode

Bettys Cookery School
Hookstone Park
Hookstone Chase
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 7DB

Telephone

0800 456 1919

Arriving by Car

Bettys Cookery School is located within the grounds of the Bettys Bakery and Taylors of Harrogate site. Please access via the gates located on the right, at the bottom of Hookstone Park – satnav HG2 7DB. If the gates are shut, there is an intercom so you can buzz the Cookery School. There is no vehicular access to Bettys Cookery School or its car park via any other site entrance.

Arriving on foot or public transport

Please call us for advice as pedestrian access is limited.

Please note our site is entirely non-smoking.

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Can I buy Bettys Cookery School vouchers?

Yes, Bettys Cookery School One-Day Practical Course Gift Vouchers can be purchased from any of our branches or via this link at a price of £185.

If you wish to contribute towards a Cookery School course, Bettys gift vouchers are the perfect alternative. These can be redeemed at the Cookery School and are available in £5, £10 and £20 denominations from any of our branches or via this link.

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Can I purchase an e-voucher?

Unfortunately, we are not currently able to offer e-vouchers as our website and the systems behind it have changed. We are still able to accept valid e-vouchers, please contact Customer Services on 0800 456 1919 to redeem your e-voucher.

I am gifting a voucher/course – can I have this sent to the recipient?

Yes. A hard copy One-Day Practical Course Gift Voucher can be sent to you or direct to the recipient via this link. The cost of this service is £3.95 (p&p) via tracked Royal Mail and this can be organised at the point of purchase.

When booking a place on a course as a gift you can chose from the following options:

A hard copy Gift Certificate for you to personalise, posted to you or direct to the recipient by Royal Mail 1st class post. The cost of this service is £2.50 (p&p) and can be organised at the point of booking.

How long is my Cookery School Gift Voucher valid for?

Cookery School gift vouchers are valid for 18 months from the date of issue and must be redeemed within this time period. Courses are released 7-9 months ahead so the course that you book may take place after the expiry date.

How do I book a course using a Gift Voucher?

You will need the voucher number to make your booking. To book a course please call our customers services team on 0800 456 1919 who will be happy to assist.

Can I buy equipment or an apron on the day?

Yes, our Cookery School shop stocks a selection of high-quality knives, saucepans, bake and cookware, and specialist equipment for bread and chocolate making. You can also purchase our Bettys branded Cookery School apron.

Will I be able to purchase Bettys products on the day?

Yes, we offer a small selection of delicious Bettys cakes, biscuits, chocolates, preserves, teas & coffees and giftware, in our Cookery School shop.

Is Bettys Cookery School available for private hire?

Yes. For a memorable private or corporate event, or a team building day with a difference, join us and learn to cook the Bettys way at our award-winning Cookery School. Please call our Customer Services team on 0800 456 1919 to discuss your requirements.

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