Cooking with Fire

Learn to cook with DeliVita wood fired ovens

Join the Cookery School Chef Tutor in our stunning country kitchen with breathtaking views of Swinton Estate Grounds and Yorkshire Dales to prepare your ingredients for the day ahead.

Heading outdoors we will introduce you to our DeliVita wood fired ovens, learning how to light and maintain the fire, we will delve deep into temperature control and variation for each dish.

Techniques covered will include how to hand stretch, launch, turn and retrieve pizza. Bone in steak cookery, internal temperatures and resting times and how to plan your gathering at home to maximise time spent enjoying the outdoors.

We always encourage a hands on approach within the classes and all ingredients and equipment will be provided.

Recipes may include: pizza, bone in steaks, lamb and padron pepper skewers, grilled caesar salad, whole roast seabass, and wood fired brownies.

£100 weekdays / £110 weekends
Chef hands making a pizza base

Included in your course

  • Hand stretching pizza and dough preparation
  • Steak cookery, internal temperature guides and resting times
  • Preparation of different kinds of meat
  • Cooking of different kinds of meat
  • Fire starting and control

Upcoming dates

  • 16th July 2023
  • 7th October 2023
  • 7th November 2023

FAQs

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. 

For evening courses, we ask guests to arrive at Swinton Cookery School for 5:45pm. Your course will start at 6:00pm and finish around 8:30pm.   

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
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 4JH
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 and Sunday roasts to Sushi and Thai, 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.

£100 weekdays / £110 weekends
To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email reservations@swintonestate.com

Our standard terms and conditions apply.