Luke Palmer

Swinton Cookery School is run by Chef Tutor Luke Palmer. Having worked in the industry for almost 20 years, Yorkshire-born Luke combines his love of culture and different food styles with his ‘zestful’ personality, giving cookery school guests a foodie experience to remember.

Luke has worked in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the country, including L’Ortolan in Berkshire, Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds and Hambleton Hall in Leicestershire. His career has also taken him to Switzerland and France, broadening his love for unique cooking cultures throughout Europe.

“Yorkshire is my home. I love being in the countryside and utilising its ingredients to create tantalizing menus for the Chef’s Table and dishes that I can teach in the cookery school. I’m truly passionate about sharing my knowledge and being part of a guests’ love affair with food, making firm friends is a bonus!”

From classic baking and Sunday roasts to sushi and Thai, Swinton Cookery School has a course to suit everyone. 

To book a cookery course, please call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email