5 of the best cookery schools in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 21:18 23 April 2015 | UPDATED: 18:42 24 April 2015
Cheshire is full of fine dining locations, but there are plenty of places in the area to learn some culinary skills of your own
Founder Andrew and Lisa Warnes launched The Cheshire Cookery School based in Altrincham in 2010.
The school has seen many local Cheshire residents and companies come through their doors to help sharpen their culinary skills or on team bonding sessions.
The school now hosts a full range of courses every month from Fabulous Fish to Healthy Eating using a wide range of local chefs including Simon Rimmer.
Sarah and David Bridge have cooked for the likes of Hollywood star Bruce Willis, musician Phil Collins and international fashion designers at Louis Vuitton.
Their early training was under the Roux brothers in London and moved to Wilmslow in 2006, they achieved a long time amibition of opening the school school in 2014.
They offer daytime and evening courses in everything from bread making and pastry and tarts to helping chefs get more from their food.
For those of you considering adopting a meat-free diet then the Vegetarian Society in Altrincham should be your first port of call.
Alex Connell, the Vegetarian Society’s says: ‘There’s roughly a 50/50 split of vegetarians and non-vegetarians – some of them are there because they have a family member who is vegetarian and others are just foodie types who have an interest and want to learn more.’
The Vegetarian Society stages courses throughout the year including regional Indian cuisine and gluten-free cooking as well as professional training and bespoke courses for caterers.
Brian Mellor is a former Head Chef at BBC and Executive Chef at Granada TV and opened his cookery school at the old village school at Harthill.
You can find a range of interesting seasonal courses throughout the year including foraging and live barbeque in the summer to Christmas baking in the winter.
They were named Best Small Cookery School at the 2014 British Cookery School Awards.
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Adele Jordan and fellow director Juliet Lawson organise a huge diary of public cookery classes in Chorlton, Prestwich and Flixton on everything from artisan breadmaking and sushi lessons to how to make the perfect pasta and a course on Nepalese cooking.
Talented cooks from the area host the sessions including well known Manchester chef, Robert Owen Brown, who does courses on ‘nose-to-tail’ eating.
They also hold wild food foraging courses in and around Chorlton including at Chorlton Ees and West Didsbury.
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