Cookery course at Swinton Cookery School

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.

Half day recipes may include: rustic French loaf, country pate, French onion soup, chicken sauté chasseur, and pear and almond tart.

£110 per person
French bread

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

  • 26th June 2024
  • 31st July 2024
  • 26th August 2024
  • 24th September 2024
  • 12th November 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.