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Harthill Cookery School

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Address: Harthill School Harthill Lane | Harthill Lane, Chester CH3 9LQ, England
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+44 1829 782097
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Set in the grade II-listed Victorian village school at Harthill and...

Set in the grade II-listed Victorian village school at Harthill and enjoying panoramic views out across the Cheshire countryside, Harthill Cookery School is a new venture from Master Chef of Great Britain Brian Mellor. You find here one week or weekend cookery courses for basic cooking skills such as baking, bread making, chocolate, cooking with fish or meat, teens cooking clubs. It is a vibrant centre for professionals and public to indulge their passion for food.

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So that's how you fillet fish!

Revisiting Harthill Cooker School for the fourth time yesterday, I spent and informative hands-on day learning all about fish, something I love to cook but as a very amateur cook... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
d_k_york
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Revisiting Harthill Cooker School for the fourth time yesterday, I spent and informative hands-on day learning all about fish, something I love to cook but as a very amateur cook tend to avoid. Over the course of the day we learnt about, prepared, cooked and ate mussels, cured salmon and grilled prawns and I got to fillet a fish for... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a lovely relaxing day cooking Spanish dishes last Sunday which we later served up to guests iwho were amazed at our homemade bread, wonderful paella as well as the lovely dessert . Brian's good humoured tuition was easy to follow and we learnt such a lot including knife skills. The cookery school itself is in... More 

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Thank Kevin B
Cheshire
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of this place - it's ambience, the standard of the tuition and the facilities. I went for the Spanish cookery session and learned about knife skills along the way and will never look at waste food in the same way again! For me it will always be "Barbados!" Brian Mellor was very friendly and professional.... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a Pizza and bread course and couldn't get over the amount packed into 4 hours. The teaching kitchen is well equipped, coffee and home made biscuits and fruit offered to sustain aspiring chefs and you go home with a meal and extras!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun! Very friendly and helpful, great location! Great for all levels of cooking ability, even mine which was nil! Our team was buzzing after event! Great way to learn about each other!

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Tattenhall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My partner bought this 1 day course as a gift to myself and my Mum. We are both keen cooks and were really looking forward to it. It was a very friendly and casual atmosphere which immediately put us both at ease. The whole day was very laid back and enjoyable. I didn't give it more stars as a few... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I attended (with others) a basic knife skills course which was run by Brian Mellor and his team. It is a 4 hour course in which we learnt about the various types of knife - old and new, cheap and expensive. How to look after them and how to be safe with them. Then into the kitchen for practical work... More 

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nantwich
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was a Christmas present for my husband and we really looked forward to watching how each course was made and then tasting the delicious food. Sadly the evening failed on both scores. I realise time was limited but we were not given an overview of how each course was made. Instead we saw basic parts of each course being... More 

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topothehill, Owner at Harthill Cookery School, responded to this review

Hello Pat We are sorry that you didn’t enjoy the dine ‘n’ dem evening and it wasn’t as you expected. The evenings are something we re-instated recently due to repeated requests from guests who have enjoyed the format over the years. We also now have a growing band of tutors who want to cook for guests, sharing the food, stories... More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I had a fabulous day with Brian & Mary, very informative but kept informal so that everyone felt at ease. I learnt so much and will definitely make more of an effort to 'cook from scratch' and use fresh ingredients. Would DEFINETELY recommend.

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Thank Gill M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Brian and Mary, put together a great event for us and was enjoyed by all in the team. The classes in the kitchen were friendly and informative and by some fluke by all our novice cooks made some great tasting food. Thanks Brian and Mary!

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