French Brasserie

Become a true French chef!

Explore a variety of traditional and modern French dishes. Learn the variety within the five mother sauces of French cuisine to some techniques used amongst some of the current French chefs.

All of our courses are delivered by our resident master chef. The classes take place in our stunning country kitchen with breathtaking views of Swinton Estate Grounds and Yorkshire Dales.

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

Full day recipes (may include): rustic French loaf, French onion soup, shellfish bisque, chicken sauté chasseur, duck leg confit, pear and almond tart, and passionfruit soufflé.

£185 per person
A souffle made during a cooking at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire

Your course may feature

  • Artisanal bread making and shaping
  • Using different kinds of meat to make pate, variations of flavourings
  • Techniques around making a traditional bisque, for example flambéing.
  • Understanding the technique of confit and its effect on meat
  • Lining a sweet pastry case and making an frangipane
  • The techniques required to make a soufflé

Upcoming dates

  • 3rd March 2024
  • 7th April 2024
  • 12th May 2024
  • 31st July 2024

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.

£185 per person
To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email reservations@swintonestate.com

Our standard terms and conditions apply.