Residential Cookery Course

Inspire and wow your dinner party guests

Learn to utilise the techniques of modern fine dining cookery by using sous vide cookery methods, a large focus on the art of plating and understand how to prepare, cook and serve luxurious produce at home. The dishes covered will offer some refreshing interpretations of the more traditional dishes, with a three course meal, canapes and petit fours being prepared.

Once you arrive and check-in to one of Swinton Park’s beautifully appointed bedrooms, you will be guided to the Cookery School where preparation will begin for your Ultimate Dinner Party course on Saturday.

When not in the kitchen, relax with extended spa use (on 1pm on day of arrival until 3pm on day of departure) before dressing to watch Cookery School Chef Tutor serve up a treat at our ever popular Chef’s Table. Here you will indulge in a 4‑course meal with a glass of wine to accompany, wonderful company and sensational food cooked right in front of you.

From £337.50 per person*
The entrance door to Swinton Cookery School near Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Included in your course

  • One night stay at Swinton Park hotel
  • Extended access to Swinton Country Club & Spa (from 1pm on day of arrival until 3pm on day of departure)
  • Late afternoon food preparation session in the Cookery School
  • Chef’s Table on Friday evening
  • Full Yorkshire Breakfast on Saturday morning in Samuel’s Restaurant
  • Full day Ultimate Dinner Parties cookery course on Saturday
  • Lunch in the Cookery School
  • Apron and menu pack to take away

Upcoming dates

  • 24th November 2023 to 25th November 2023


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
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 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.

From £337.50 per person*
To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email

From £337.50* per person for two people sharing a room, one person attending the cookery course, a 50-minute spa treatment for the non-cooking partner.

From £387.50** per person for two people sharing a room and both attending the cookery course

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Price based on one night stay in a Knights room for two people, one taking part in the Cookery Course, one having a spa treatment (choose from massage, facial, manicure and pedicure). Non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.

**Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Price based on one night stay in a Knights room for two people both doing the Cookery Course. Non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.