About Us

Harts Barn Cookery School is all about cooking for all – all ages and skill levels are catered for, and we teach everything from banquets to basics!

We provide a huge range of regular classes, workshops, supper clubs and events plus we welcome group bookings, parties, corporate and private hire. All classes offer a hands-on element and focus on gaining practical skills and knowledge as well as being enjoyable! For our up-to-date class list please see here.

We view cooking as an essential life skill. Our ethos of ‘cooking for all’ means that we offer classes that are accessible, practical, affordable, give confidence and are lots of fun. We believe in the ‘socialisation’ of food, bringing people together whether they are learning a new skill in the kitchen or sitting down and enjoying the soiree! As well as cookery classes we run regular events, pop up restaurants, a Hire-A-Chef service, and provide parties, corporate packages, chef demos and have a wonderful earth oven, fire pit and large courtyard area for outdoor cooking experiences.

The school was officially opened by Adam Henson in June 2011 and we have received great support from many local community groups and organisations. We run classes and events for local schools and cooking experiences for everyone from the Brownies through to the WI and blue-chip organisations. The school has been featured on national TV (ITV and Channel 4), radio and in the press.

We have excellent facilities for room hire, conferencing and parties in our Apple Barn next door also. The cookery school and surrounds are also available for location hire to film and TV companies.