Opening in March 2019, The Cookery School will offer a tempting selection of 43 classes catering to all kinds of abilities, tastes and ages.

The city’s only five-star hotel and most luxurious address, The Grand, York occupies the former North Eastern Railway company’s headquarters of 100 years.

The Cookery School at The Grand York

With Edwardian glory and style restored, The Grand York opened as a hotel in 2010 and added 100 new rooms in March 2018 as part of its £15 million expansion and refurbishment scheme, doubling the capacity for accommodation.

The luxurious hotel offers guests two in-house restaurants including casual dining restaurant The Rise and the award-winning 3 AA Rosette Hudsons, offering nine and five-course tasting menus overlooking York Minster.

The Cookery School at The Grand York

The brand new addition of The Cookery school will see classes including: Modern British Classics, Perfect Pastry, Flavours from France, Sensational Spanish, Seafood Extravaganza, Inspirational Family Comfort Food, Around East Asia, Vegetarian Dinner Party, Persian Cuisine, Fish & Chips, Introduction to Foraging, Meatballs!, Beef Wellington, and many more.

The Cookery School at The Grand York

We sent our food contributor, Rachel McAlley along to visit The Cookery School, she was shown around the excellent state-of-the-art facilities by Head Chef Tutor, Andrew Dixon and was taken into the heart of the school, where they have built 16 work stations for budding chefs, one with wheelchair specific access, and a presentation room for large screen activity, plus a bespoke room for the new cooks to sit, relax and enjoy tasting their creations.

She will be returning in the very near future to take part in a family cooking experience, which she will write about for H&N Magazine online. So keep an eye out!

What are you waiting for? Book now to be inspired by Andrew Dixon, The Cookery School’s ambitious head chef tutor and his innovative team; deepen your culinary knowledge and acquire dish-to-dish transferable skills.

Bookings are now being taken, with packages starting from £55 per person to include full day, express or evening classes. Visit for more info.

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