Cookery course at Swinton Cookery School

Artisan Breadmaking

Develop your artisan bread making skills

Learn how to create exciting bread for day to day living.

Whether you are a beginner looking to build confidence and skills or an old hand with bread we can challenge your skills and help you improve.

This is an introduction to bread making aimed at those who have never made bread by hand before. It covers the basic techniques necessary to make several simple breads. Your chef tutor will teach you a selection of great bread recipes, which may include wholemeal, olive oil bread or white bread.

£110 per person
A basket of bread

Your course may feature

  • Introduction to the process of making bread
  • Mixing and kneading techniques
  • Understand the proofing process
  • Understanding the effect of different ingredients in bread
  • Baking techniques and temperatures
  • Artisanal kneading techniques
  • Varieties within base bread doughs
  • Bulk fermentation of bread
  • Different shaping techniques and styles
  • Leavening agents and their effects
  • All required ingredients and equipment will be provided

Upcoming dates

  • 7th August 2024


Please arrive at the Swinton Park Hotel reception for tea and coffee served from 9:30am.

Most half-day cookery courses start at 10:00am and finish around 1:30pm. Full-day courses start at at 10:00am and finish around 3:00pm. 

During half-day and full-day courses, lunch will be served consisting of dishes you've prepared during the event. Should you have any special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know so that we can ensure these are accommodated.

All required ingredients and equipment will be provided as part of your course. You don't need to bring anything extra - just yourself. 

Yes! When you finish the course, you'll receive a copy of all the recipes you learned to use at home. 

Your course will take place at Swinton Cookery School:

Swinton Cookery School
Swinton Park
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Swinton Cookery School is a relaxed, open demonstration kitchen housed in a converted Georgian stable wing adjacent to Swinton Park hotel.

From classic baking to Sunday roasts, there’s a cookery course to suit everyone. So if you are beginner with a keen interest or a professional, broadening their knowledge, join us at Swinton and fall in love with cooking all over again.

£110 per person
To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email

Our standard terms and conditions apply.