Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn new skills or a confident cook, you will find our cookery courses will instruct and inspire and if you are looking to take your cookery skills to the next level we have a course for you. Each course provides a hands on opportunity to ensure you are comfortable with the skills you are developing, in a practical and supportive learning environment.

It’s a chance to enjoy time with friends, family, colleagues or come along as many do and meet new friends. Under the guidance of Lisa Goodwin-Allen, The Northcote Cookery School will be an experience you will want to repeat.


Meet the Tutors

Northcote Cookery School’s highly skilled tutors have vast kitchen experience. They are here to help you get the most from your day, but most importantly, have fun! Rick and Ben will nurture your natural passion and enjoyment of food, inspire and translate this into imaginative creations for you to cook at home.

The tutors

A Day in the Cookery School

Each course is created to offer a different menu and skills. The dishes are detailed on each course page, but the format for most days will run like this:

– When you arrive at Northcote, you can enjoy a light breakfast while meeting your fellow students
– The cookery school team will introduce themselves and give you a tour of Northcote kitchens
– Generally up to six dishes are demonstrated by the team with you cooking at least four yourself
– You will enjoy a 2-course lunch and glass of wine matched by our sommelier team before resuming your course
– Mid-afternoon coffee and treats will be served

Your day concludes at approximately 5pm. you will depart with your cookery school apron, course folder and all the food you have prepared. (On certain courses it is more suitable to eat the food on the day)

A private day in the cookery school

For a truly special day we can create a private cookery day for up to eight people, specifically tailored to your group.

Bespoke Cookery Classes

Why not stay?

Once you’ve been busy in the kitchen all day you can go and relax in our cocktail bar, perhaps even fit some dinner in and then retire in one of our sumptous rooms for the night.

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Proud members of ICSA

Northcote Cookery School has been awarded the prestigious ICSA Centre of Excellence Award! The Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) stands as the sole regulatory body for cookery schools in the UK, championing excellence in culinary skills and training. Receiving this honour reinforces our commitment to offering the highest standard of culinary education.

ICSA Website

“My sincere thanks for yesterday’s cookery school. I have been on several cookery school courses around the country and indeed the world.
This is one of the best! The mixture of demonstration of skills (including fundamental ones such as filleting) and recipes, is perfect, as are the tutors, the environment (next to the working kitchen), and the school (equipment etc) itself.
As my husband put it, the slogan should be: ‘Prepare a Michelin starred 3 course meal to serve at home’.
I will definitely be back.”
Catharina S


For many first time students in the Northcote Cookery School, they find, that like biscuits, one just isn’t enough! Lots of students soon join us again for another course or diploma.

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at the recent reviews on Trip Advisor.


Northcote Cookery School Sponsors

The Northcote Cookery School offers unequalled standards of tuition and cuisine. The school works closely with specialist kitchen professionals and leading appliance manufacturers to maintain a state-of-the-art facility, unrivalled in the north of England.

These partnerships are fundamental to the success of the cook school and provide the foundations for an exciting future extending the comprehensive range of culinary courses on offer at this unique facility.

Our thanks to our supporters and sponsors of the Northcote Cookery School.