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The National Cookery School Guide: just landed

A brand new website listing the UK's very best cookery schools has just launched, and Laura Rowe, editor of olive magazine, has helped curate the content

In need of a foodie-themed gift idea or just looking for something different to do this weekend? Well, lucky for you, a helpful new website listing the UK’s very best cookery schools has just launched (November 2016).


The website, which aims to put old favourites as well as lesser known cookery classes on the map, allows you to purchase gift cards that are redeemable across all the schools featured in the guide.

Those that have made the site (currently 50 schools) have been visited and approved by a panel of 15 contributing editors, made up of well-respected chefs and distinguished cookery writers. olive magazine’s editor, Laura Rowe, has even got involved, trying out many of the cookery classes herself and writing the reviews that have gone up alongside them.

Created by the founding editor of the Tatler School Guide, the project hopes to unite and champion flourishing businesses around the country by providing a dedicated platform to help budding chefs and home cooks improve their skills.

Although big names such as Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Limewood in Hampshire and Le Cordon Bleu feature, the guide (which caters for beginners all the way through to advanced) also shines light on some younger organisations, including Yuki’s Kitchen in London and the Fat Hen in Cornwall.