There are lots of cookery schools in Devon – which is unsurprising, given the quality of the produce and cooking here. Book yourself on to a course and you get to learn a new skill, spend time with expert chefs and enjoy yourself at the same time.
We've some excellent (and award-winning) Devon cookery schools, offering a huge variety of courses – including foraging, butchery, baking, seafood cookery, comfort food, vegetarian food and both wine- and cider-making (and tasting!).
Whether you’re after a week-long course with accommodation or a fun afternoon of chopping and blending, browse through the schools and their courses below.
What could you learn at a Devon cookery school?
There’s a huge variety of courses available at Devon’s cookery schools – and the following is just a taster. Check out the links below and the cookery schools’ own websites for the latest details on the courses and classes currently on offer.
Bread making: learn a basic bread recipe and how it can be adapted in many different ways. You’ll also explore international breads such as focaccia and roti, make wood-fired pizza for lunch and create your own wild yeast starter for fabulous sourdough.
Seasonal nutrition: join nutrition experts for hands-on lessons, discussions and plenty of gorgeous local and seasonal food. During the cookery course you’ll rustle up breakfast, lunch, drinks and treats, learning as you go. From the truth about fat, sugar and superfoods to techniques that can boost the nutritional value of your food, our expert will help you sort the fact from the fad.
Fish skills: learn a range of techniques, from filleting mackerel and cracking shellfish to cooking up a fabulous fish supper. You’ll leave equipped with the know-how and confidence to prepare a wide range of dishes from under the sea.
Seashore foraging: led by a local expert, you’ll learn how to safely identify, gather and cook food from the beach and sea. Depending on the season, you might find shellfish, crabs, edible seaweed and a variety of seashore plants.
Cheese making: craft a variety of lovely cheeses, including a hard cheese, a Camembert-style cheese and a soft ricotta, leaving with your creations in hand and perhaps a new hobby too.