Cookery School

Telephone No: 02032863589

The Simply Good cookery school is based in the Rheged Visitors centre part of the Westmorland family and the gate way to the North Lakes. There is a wide selection of courses and are a mix of practical day long or half day sessions that are packed with lots of great recipes, tips and advice on how to develop and improve your cooking.

Make a weekend of it and stay with our friends at Lake District Hotels they have a fantastic selection of hotels to choose from. Book here 

Vouchers can be purchased below, the perfect gift for any foodie, wedding present or birthday gift.

 Get your gift voucher here 

The school is also available for private parties, corporate days, product launches and demonstrations. We are happy to discuss personal courses tailored for specific events, groups and families.

If you are visiting the school please do let us know if you have any dietary requirments that will help us make sure you have a great day! 

What people ay about the school

Cookery course with Peter Sidwell”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 17 October 2015 NEW

Birthday present for a friend.
Went to a full day Italian cooking class.
Absolutely brilliant. Removed the inhibitions about making bread and pasta.
Relaxed unpressured atmosphere, lots of opportunity to ask questions and great tips.
Oh – and a full tea to take home.
We’ll be back!

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Jun

4

Bread Masterclass

This cookery school course is designed for the bread making enthusiast, who wants to hone their bread making skills and learn how to take their bread to the next level. You will be shown how how...

Date: June 04, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jun

9

Fearless with Fish

Helping you to get to grips with fish we will show you essential fish skills and help you master them too. On this half day course we will give you confidence to work with different fish...

Date: June 09, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Jun

10

Simply Good Italian – Fully Booked

This course is hands on and packed full of flavour. Pete has spent a lot of time in Tuscany and this course is all about passing on that knowledge and skill for you to take home...

Date: June 10, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jun

11

Healthy Breads

Our healthy bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. You will spend the day learning how to deal with a full range of different flours with different health properties as well...

Date: June 11, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jun

17

Summer Baking

Baking in the summer is such a pleasure. Sweet or savoury it doesn’t matter, there is so much wonderful produce to use to create beautiful bakes.  Packed with technique and passion for baking we will show...

Date: June 17, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jun

18

Italian Bread

This course is a practical hands on day where you will learn how to create amazing tasty Italian style breads ranging from ciabatta to focaccia topped with a slow cooked onions to sour dough pizza. All...

Date: June 18, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jun

24

Midweek Family Food

If you’re stuck for inspiration for mid week family meals then you’ve come to the right place. This course aims to arm you with ideas, variations and quick easy nutritious family meals that will always have...

Date: June 24, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jun

25

French Breads

French breads are known around the world as being some of the very best, this course will teach you how to make your own versions of the French classics. The course will cover key points on...

Date: June 25, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 86800

Cost: £100pp

Jul

1

Simply Good Cakes

This course is the definitive guide to making amazing cakes. The day will be split into types of cake, you’ll be taught how to make the perfect Victoria sponge, the perfect fruit cake, the perfect roulade,...

Date: July 01, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

2

Summer Food for the Family

With a strong seasonal influence we will peel chop prepare and cook up some amazing recipes that will focus on ingredients, spices and herbs that are available to buy in your local green grocers butchers and...

Date: July 02, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

7

How to make fresh egg pasta

Making fresh pasta is a labour of love but it’s so worth it. You will make fresh egg pasta dough and use the pasta machines to roll it out – or a rolling pin if you...

Date: July 07, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Jul

8

Beginners Bread

This bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. The day starts with a freshly brewed coffee and a demo on how to make the classic Italian Biscotti. The day consists of...

Date: July 08, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

9

Savoury Bakes

Baking doesn’t just have to be about sugar, it can be as indulgent and varied as its sweet sister but with savoury ingredients. So if you don’t have a sweet tooth and have often wondered about...

Date: July 09, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

15

Family Feasts fit for the Weekend

When there is a little more time in the day and you’re not rushing around for school, swimming lessons and music practice the weekend is the perfect time to get everyone in the kitchen and cook...

Date: July 15, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

16

Bread Masterclass

This cookery school course is designed for the bread making enthusiast, who wants to hone their bread making skills and learn how to take their bread to the next level. You will be shown how how...

Date: July 16, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

23

Simply Good Italian

This course is hands on and packed full of flavour. Pete has spent a lot of time in Tuscany and this course is all about passing on that knowledge and skill for you to take home...

Date: July 23, 2016
Start time: 12:00am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Jul

28

Storecupboard Saviours

Essential items that you need to have in your cupboards, freezer and fridge so that you can put together a meal in minutes. We will help you to make your kitchen work for you and always...

Date: July 28, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Jul

29

Summer Baking

Baking in the summer is such a pleasure. Sweet or savoury it doesn’t matter, there is so much wonderful produce to use to create beautiful bakes.  Packed with technique and passion for baking we will show...

Date: July 29, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

4

Chocolate Masterclass

Espresso and dark chocolate curd, the perfect chocolate mousse, tempering your own chocolate bar If you are a lover of all things chocolate, then this course if just for you. Spend the morning learning the art...

Date: August 04, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Aug

5

Midweek Family Food

If you’re stuck for inspiration for mid week family meals then you’ve come to the right place. This course aims to arm you with ideas, variations and quick easy nutritious family meals that will always have...

Date: August 05, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

6

French Bread

French breads are known around the world as being some of the very best, this course will teach you how to make your own versions of the French classics. The course will cover key points on...

Date: August 06, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

11

BBQ Cooking

Don’t put the BBQ to the back of the garage because it’s not summer. The BBQ can be your culinary companion the rest of the year too. You will have the chance to make your own...

Date: August 11, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Aug

12

Simply Good Cakes

This course is the definitive guide to making amazing cakes. The day will be split into types of cake, you’ll be taught how to make the perfect Victoria sponge, the perfect fruit cake, the perfect roulade,...

Date: August 12, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

13

Summer food for the family

With a strong seasonal influence we will peel chop prepare and cook up some amazing recipes that will focus on ingredients, spices and herbs that are available to buy in your local green grocers butchers and...

Date: August 13, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

18

Fearless with Fish

Helping you to get to grips with fish we will show you essential fish skills and help you master them too. On this half day course we will give you confidence to work with different fish...

Date: August 18, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Aug

19

Beginners Bread

This bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. The day starts with a freshly brewed coffee and a demo on how to make the classic Italian Biscotti. The day consists of...

Date: August 19, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

20

Savoury Bakes

Baking doesn’t just have to be about sugar, it can be as indulgent and varied as its sweet sister but with savoury ingredients. So if you don’t have a sweet tooth and have often wondered about...

Date: August 20, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

25

Intro to Butchery

On this half day course we will show you basic butchery skills and you will be able to practice them too. Depending on what is available from our local butcher we will work together to prepare...

Date: August 25, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Aug

26

Family Feasts fit for the weekend

When there is a little more time in the day and you’re not rushing around for school, swimming lessons and music practice the weekend is the perfect time to get everyone in the kitchen and cook...

Date: August 26, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Aug

27

Bread Masterclass

This cookery school course is designed for the bread making enthusiast, who wants to hone their bread making skills and learn how to take their bread to the next level. You will be shown how how...

Date: August 27, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Date: September 01, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Sep

2

Simply good Italian

This course is hands on and packed full of flavour. Pete has spent a lot of time in Tuscany and this course is all about passing on that knowledge and skill for you to take home...

Date: September 02, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Sep

3

Healthy Breads

Our healthy bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. You will spend the day learning how to deal with a full range of different flours with different health properties as well...

Date: September 03, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Sep

8

Knife Skills with Vegetables

One of the most frequently asked questions in the Cookery School is “how do you chop an onion?” Learn how to chop dice and mince like a pro on this course. We will show you the...

Date: September 08, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Sep

9

Autumn Baking

Sweet and savoury bakes with a seasonal flavour is our theme for this course. Taking a look at what is available to buy depending on the season we will structure a course that fits the bill...

Date: September 09, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Sep

10

Italian Breads

This course is a practical hands on day where you will learn how to create amazing tasty Italian style breads ranging from ciabatta to focaccia topped with a slow cooked onions to sour dough pizza. All...

Date: September 10, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Sep

11

Intro to Sushi

This cookery course is run buy Sharon Heron co owner of Fyne Fish, who has studied the art of Sushi The day long cookery course offer a comprehensive hands on session into the art of making...

Date: September 11, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

6

Storecupboard Saviours

Essential items that you need to have in your cupboards, freezer and fridge so that you can put together a meal in minutes. We will help you to make your kitchen work for you and always...

Date: October 06, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Oct

7

Family Feasts fit for the weekend

When there is a little more time in the day and you’re not rushing around for school, swimming lessons and music practice the weekend is the perfect time to get everyone in the kitchen and cook...

Date: October 07, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

8

Bread Masterclass

This cookery school course is designed for the bread making enthusiast, who wants to hone their bread making skills and learn how to take their bread to the next level. You will be shown how how...

Date: October 08, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 86800

Cost: £100pp

Oct

13

Chocolate Masterclass

Espresso and dark chocolate curd, the perfect chocolate mousse, tempering your own chocolate bar If you are a lover of all things chocolate, then this course if just for you. Spend the morning learning the art...

Date: October 13, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Oct

14

Simply Good Italian

This course is hands on and packed full of flavour. Pete has spent a lot of time in Tuscany and this course is all about passing on that knowledge and skill for you to take home...

Date: October 14, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

15

Healthy Breads

Our healthy bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. You will spend the day learning how to deal with a full range of different flours with different health properties as well...

Date: October 15, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

20

BBQ Cooking

Don’t put the BBQ to the back of the garage because it’s not summer. The BBQ can be your culinary companion the rest of the year too. You will have the chance to make your own...

Date: October 20, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Oct

21

Autumn Baking

Sweet and savoury bakes with a seasonal flavour is our theme for this course. Taking a look at what is available to buy depending on the season we will structure a course that fits the bill...

Date: October 21, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

22

Italian Breads

This course is a practical hands on day where you will learn how to create amazing tasty Italian style breads ranging from ciabatta to focaccia topped with a slow cooked onions to sour dough pizza. All...

Date: October 22, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

27

Fearless with Fish

Helping you to get to grips with fish we will show you essential fish skills and help you master them too. On this half day course we will give you confidence to work with different fish...

Date: October 27, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Oct

28

Midweek Family Food

If you’re stuck for inspiration for mid week family meals then you’ve come to the right place. This course aims to arm you with ideas, variations and quick easy nutritious family meals that will always have...

Date: October 28, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Oct

29

French Bread

French breads are known around the world as being some of the very best, this course will teach you how to make your own versions of the French classics. The course will cover key points on...

Date: October 29, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Nov

3

Intro to Butchery

On this half day course we will show you basic butchery skills and you will be able to practice them too. Depending on what is available from our local butcher we will work together to prepare...

Date: November 03, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Nov

4

Simply Good Cakes

This course is the definitive guide to making amazing cakes. The day will be split into types of cake, you’ll be taught how to make the perfect Victoria sponge, the perfect fruit cake, the perfect roulade,...

Date: November 04, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Nov

5

Autumn Food for the Family

With a strong seasonal influence we will peel chop prepare and cook up some amazing recipes that will focus on ingredients, spices and herbs that are available to buy in your local green grocers butchers and...

Date: November 05, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Date: November 10, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Nov

11

Beginners Bread

This bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. The day starts with a freshly brewed coffee and a demo on how to make the classic Italian Biscotti. The day consists of...

Date: November 11, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 86800

Cost: £100pp

Nov

12

Savoury Bakes

Baking doesn’t just have to be about sugar, it can be as indulgent and varied as its sweet sister but with savoury ingredients. So if you don’t have a sweet tooth and have often wondered about...

Date: November 12, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Nov

17

Knife Skills with Vegetables

One of the most frequently asked questions in the Cookery School is “how do you chop an onion?” Learn how to chop dice and mince like a pro on this course. We will show you the...

Date: November 17, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Nov

18

Family feasts fit for the weekend

When there is a little more time in the day and you’re not rushing around for school, swimming lessons and music practice the weekend is the perfect time to get everyone in the kitchen and cook...

Date: November 18, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Nov

19

Bread Masterclass

This cookery school course is designed for the bread making enthusiast, who wants to hone their bread making skills and learn how to take their bread to the next level. You will be shown how how...

Date: November 19, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Nov

24

How to make fresh egg pasta

Making fresh pasta is a labour of love but it’s so worth it. You will make fresh egg pasta dough and use the pasta machines to roll it out – or a rolling pin if you...

Date: November 24, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Nov

25

Simply Good Italian

This course is hands on and packed full of flavour. Pete has spent a lot of time in Tuscany and this course is all about passing on that knowledge and skill for you to take home...

Date: November 25, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Nov

26

Healthy Breads

Our healthy bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. You will spend the day learning how to deal with a full range of different flours with different health properties as well...

Date: November 26, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

1

Setting up a food business – part 1

  Product development, working with local produce, packaging and PR  Peter has been in the food industry for 20 years and running his own food business for 14 years. This course is designed for people who...

Date: December 01, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Dec

2

Winter Baking

Sweet and savoury bakes with a seasonal flavour is our theme for this course. Taking a look at what is available to buy depending on the season we will structure a course that fits the bill...

Date: December 02, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

3

Italian Bread

This course is a practical hands on day where you will learn how to create amazing tasty Italian style breads ranging from ciabatta to focaccia topped with a slow cooked onions to sour dough pizza. All...

Date: December 03, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

4

Intro to Sushi

This cookery course is run buy Sharon Heron co owner of Fyne Fish, who has studied the art of Sushi The day long cookery course offer a comprehensive hands on session into the art of making...

Date: December 04, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

8

Pastry – part 1

Part one 1 shortcrust, rough puff and sweet pastry A hands on course introducing you to the joys of baking with clear recipes to follow under the supervision of our team. Prepare and sample 3 dishes...

Date: December 08, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Dec

9

Midweek Family Food

If you’re stuck for inspiration for mid week family meals then you’ve come to the right place. This course aims to arm you with ideas, variations and quick easy nutritious family meals that will always have...

Date: December 09, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

10

French Bread

French breads are known around the world as being some of the very best, this course will teach you how to make your own versions of the French classics. The course will cover key points on...

Date: December 10, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

15

Storecupboard Saviours

Essential items that you need to have in your cupboards, freezer and fridge so that you can put together a meal in minutes. We will help you to make your kitchen work for you and always...

Date: December 15, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Dec

16

Simply Good Cakes

This course is the definitive guide to making amazing cakes. The day will be split into types of cake, you’ll be taught how to make the perfect Victoria sponge, the perfect fruit cake, the perfect roulade,...

Date: December 16, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

17

Winter Food Fit for the Family

With a strong seasonal influence we will peel chop prepare and cook up some amazing recipes that will focus on ingredients, spices and herbs that are available to buy in your local green grocers butchers and...

Date: December 17, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

22

Chocolate Masterclass

Espresso and dark chocolate curd, the perfect chocolate mousse, tempering your own chocolate bar If you are a lover of all things chocolate, then this course if just for you. Spend the morning learning the art...

Date: December 22, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp

Dec

23

Beginners Bread

This bread making course is packed full of hints, tips and fantastic recipes. The day starts with a freshly brewed coffee and a demo on how to make the classic Italian Biscotti. The day consists of...

Date: December 23, 2016
Start time: 09:30am
Duration: 6hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £100pp

Dec

29

BBQ Cooking

Don’t put the BBQ to the back of the garage because it’s not summer. The BBQ can be your culinary companion the rest of the year too. You will have the chance to make your own...

Date: December 29, 2016
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3hrs
Phone: 01768 868000

Cost: £65pp