Master Chef of Great Britain, Brian Mellor, has recently opened his culinary abode in an Old Victorian School that was previously abandoned. Harthill Cookery School unlocked its doors for the first time in eight years as part of a rural regeneration project, bringing this 150-year-old English village and school back to life.
“It is a shame that so many old buildings are not being used these days that were once the hub of village life. At Harthill, it’s like living with history; this building holds many memories for so many people. I wanted to retain the school’s character and keep its place at the heart of the community. It’s a place where people, both professionals and public, with a passion for food, can come to explore and learn,” says Brian.
The calendar of cookery courses is vibrant - full of flavours and aromas of freshly baked breads, roasted meats, homemade sauces, relishes or French patisserie. Amongst the array of innovative cookery courses is Dine’n’Dem, which is a monthly gathering for just 20 people, that has the format of restaurant dining, but includes a demonstration of each course before it is served.
For both novices and professionals, there are courses to suit everyone, be it the Butchery and Filleting Course or the Imaginative Vegetarian course. Teenagers and students aren’t forgotten, keep an eye on our website for details, plus a few more tasty surprises.
Gift Vouchers: Looking for the perfect gift? Why not choosing a half or full day cookery experience at Harthill Cookery School. Link http://www.brianmellor.co.uk/index.php/gift-vouchers