Corporate Cookery Experiences

Team Building, Employee Rewards and Corporate Hospitality

The Recipe for Success

As two of your biggest assets, your employees and your customers are key to your business success: happy employees are productive employees and happy customers are ongoing customers. So, forget raft building or trust-falls, think differently about team building, employee rewards and corporate hospitality – think about creating true engagement, collaboration, fun, positive memories and a host of great social media material.

Try something different, but effective.

Try Harts Barn Cookery School.


We offer a unique range of cookery classes, challenges and collaborations, which means we can meet any corporate requirements. If something below doesn’t totally tickle your taste buds by ticking all the right boxes, then we can tailor and develop packages to meet your exact needs, at the Cookery School or offsite. Fill out the online form, or email, with your requirements or you can call us on 01452 831719 to chat through your objectives and we will whisk up the perfect package.



Forest Forage and Feast

What will you forage for your feast?

Head into the beautiful countryside surrounding the cookery school, on the edge of the Forest of Dean, with our foraging experts to gather food that grows in the natural environment. Forage the ingredients for your feast: seeds, shoots, weeds, berries, flowers and more, then return to Harts Barn Cookery School, cook the food you foraged and dine on your forest feast.

Time: 3 hours

Price: From £65 per head*

Please note that foraging is seasonal: April to June and September to November

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Wyedean Toursim: Foraging in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: Top Tips



Bake your Business

Work in teams to design and bake a showstopper to represent your business.

Will you bake a logo cake, biscuit-build your office, put your products on a pizza? After a lunch provided by the Harts Barn Cookery School Chefs, the showstoppers will be judged to find the winning team, who will win a prize and be crowned ‘Best Business Bakers’

Time: 4hrs

Price: From £60 per head*



Run Your Own Restaurant

Challenge your staff to work together and set up their own restaurant.

Working as a team, they will name and brand their restaurant, set the budget, plan the menu, visit a vineyard to taste and select wines and refreshments, as well as prep, cook and serve the meals to your diners. This is a great opportunity to bring teams together, enable them to understand each other’s roles better and what goes into business success – perhaps get your teams to swap job roles, i.e. Marketing sets the budgets and Accounts do the branding.

The restaurant will be opened to guests of your choice for an evening meal: perhaps you’ll invite other employees, some key suppliers or top customers.

Time: 2 days

Day One: (am) Restaurant planning; (pm) Wine tour and tasting to select your restaurant wines

Day Two: (pm) Preparation and cooking; (eve) Restaurant opens for dining

Price: POA


Ready, Steady, Cook Challenge

Work as teams to cook a meal from a box of mystery ingredients.

Once you have created and cooked your mystery meal, you’ll sit down and share all the dishes together. The Harts Barn Cookery School Chefs will judge the dishes and award two winners: ‘Best Taste’ and ‘Most Original Recipe’

Time: 3 hours

Price: From £50 per head*


It’s All About Chocolate

Cook, create and eat chocolate!

Make a selection of themed chocolates, truffles and lollies. Those you don’t eat straight away (!) can be taken home in a presentation bag or box.

Time: 2.5 hours

Price: From £40 per head*


Cook and Dine

Cook recipes from your chosen cuisine, then dine with your team.

Will you go for Indian Street Food, Tasty Tapas, Italian Cookery, Tantalising Thai, Moroccan Flavours or…?

This can be done as individuals, pairs or small teams, with two winners awarded by the Harts Barn Cookery School Chefs: ‘Best Taste’ and ‘Best Presentation’.

Time: 3hrs

Price: From £50 per head*


Not just cooking…

Combine cooking with some of the other wonders that the Forest of Dean has to offer:

Clay Shoot and Game Cooking:

Try your hand at shooting clays, before heading to the kitchens at Harts Barn Cookery School to learn about cooking game and then cook your own special game dish

Indian Take-Away and Brewery Tour:

Learn about spices and flavours at Harts Barn Cookery School, so you can cook your own Indian take-away. Then head to a local micro-brewery for a tour, and to taste and select a beer to go with your take-away meal

Brewery Tour and Cook with Beer:

Tour a local micro-brewery and taste some beers. Then head back to Harts Barn Cookery School to learn about cooking with beer and cook a beer-infused recipe

Desk Wellbeing:

Find out how to reduce stress, stay rehydrated and gain energy whilst you work. Learn about and make mindful foods to enhance brainpower and balance, before working with therapists to learn reflexology techniques, acupuncture and other complimentary therapies to do in the workplace to increase wellbeing at work.

Time: from 3 hours (times will vary per experience)

Price: Start from £50 per head*

The Weekend Tourist: A foodies day in the Forest of Dean


Corporate Hospitality

Forget about taking your valued clients to the same boring restaurants – come to the cookery school for demonstrations, tips and tasters, followed by a meal they won’t forget.

Time: 3-4hrs

Price: from £40 per head*


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We also create bespoke experiences and packages to meet your exact needs, and these can be delivered at Harts Barn Cookery School or offsite.

Please get in touch to see what tasty package we can create for your business:


Call 01452 831 719





Meeting Rooms and Corporate Events Venue Hire

At Harts Barn Cookery School we have two beautiful rooms that can be hired for meetings or events – The Apple Barn and The Russet Room. You can also hire the  Cookery School itself and our outdoor terrace with pizza oven and  fire pit. Our stunningly situated venue has views over rolling hills to the Forest, providing a special, unique and flexible location for your corporate events and meetings.


  • Room(s) for hire: Apple Barn max 40 people; Russet Room max 8 people
  • Room(s) with catering – breakfast, lunch or evening meal
  • Room(s) for hire with demonstration – interactive cookery talk
  • Cookery School Hire
  • Hire of clay oven and firepit (and outdoor terrace)

Prices start from £15 per hour

All hire includes ample free parking, lockers and free wifi. There are toilets, disabled access and full insurance cover.


Our Customers

At Harts Barn Cookery School we have been providing team building, employee rewards and corporate hospitality for a long time to organisations across the country (and a number from across the globe). We offer something to tickle the taste buds of any type of organisation, through the packages above or bespoke events, all delivered from the stunning setting of the historic and beautiful Forest of Dean.

Here are a handful of our wonderful corporate customers:

  • SEAT
  • Unilever
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Lucozade Ribena Suntory
  • BASF
  • Slimbridge Wildlife Trust
  • Gloucestershire College
  • Cheltenham Ladies College
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • PGL
  • NFU
  • Adult Education
  • GE Aviation
  • CSMA
  • GBBH Coaching (coaching the Jaquar and Landrover managers of the future)



Located in the historic and beautiful Forest of Dean

Harts Barn Cookery School is located in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, just over the borders of Herefordshire (and the West Midlands) and Monmouthshire and South Wales.

  • Only 15 minutes from Gloucester.
  • Under 45 minutes from Monmouth, Hereford, Ross on Wye, Tewksbury and Cheltenham.
  • Birmingham, Oxford, Cardiff and Bristol within 1.5 hrs.
  • Direct train-line from London to Gloucester.



Additional Information

  • Our corporate packages can accommodate up to 24 people for cooking activities, though we can accommodate more by splitting classes with additional activities.
  • Cookery classes include all ingredients, at least one Cookery School Chef-Tutor and kitchen assistant(s) .
  • All dietary requirements are catered for – please inform us of any food allergies or intolerance so we can adhere to allergen regulations
  • We also have a fully licensed bar including a wonderful range of local ciders, beers, wines and spirits