UK Cookery School Of The Year Awards 2014: The Winners

Bettys, Daylesford, Rosemary Shrager and the Women’s Institute among the winners; with Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage on the awards’ board, too

The third annual  UK Cookery School of the Year Awards, a nationwide competition run in association with Tabasco Pepper Sauce showcasing the best work in cookery schools, announces its 2014 winners.

The winners and runners-up in each category are as follows:

Best cookery school

Winner: Bettys Cookery School, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Runner-up: Foodworks, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Best day cookery course

Winner: Feathered and Furred, White Pepper Cookery School, Dorset

Runner-up: Fish and Seafood class, Food at 52 , London


Best baking course (sponsored by Brioche Pasquier)

Winner: WI’s Baking Weekender, Denman College, Oxfordshire

Runner-up: Five-day Baking Course, Squires Kitchen, Surrey


Best ‘diploma’ cookery course

Winner: Professional Cookery Diploma, Rosemary Shrager Cookery School, Kent

Runner-up: Demuths Vegetarian Diploma, Bath


Best community oriented cookery school

Winner: Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Deal, Kent

Runner-up: Jamie’s Ministry of Food, north of England


Best cookery school tutor

Winner: Carole Rose, Cookies Cooking School, Essex

Runner-up: Christine McFadden, Dorset


Best cookery school website

Winner: Philleigh Way

Runner-up: Vanessa Kimbell, Sourdough Bread Making


Most Sustainable Cookery School, in association with the Sustainable Restaurant Association:

Winner: Daylesford, Gloucestershire

Runners-up: River Cottage, Devon, and the Cookery School, Central London

 On top of all the other boxes to tick when running a small business it’s not always easy being accountable to the environment but plenty of schools are aiming high. Daylesford is setting a great example, followed closely by River Cottage and the Cookery School in London, and you can read how here.


Looking to Cook was founded in 2011 by the food writer and Times journalist Nick Wyke. It is the highest ranked independent cookery schools directory on the web, listing more than 200 UK schools.

Read about a Masterchef cooking class at Cookery School London and River Cottage holiday courses

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