"Cookery school of the year"

& "Best English Cookery School" 2013

AwardsOrchards Cookery specialises in training and recruiting Chalet Cooks and also runs Off to University courses, Designer Dinner party courses, Corporate Days and One and Two Day cookery courses.

The Award Winning cookery school has a new approach to cookery and tuition, courses are 'hands on' and lots of fun, each day concluding with a dinner party.

Orchards Cookery also offers a recruitment service supplying cooks for ski chalets, private parties, shooting, hunting and fishing lodges, holiday villas, yachts etc.

The Orchards is a family home situated on a farm in the heart of England, near Stratford-upon-Avon and students live in cottages on site.



  • Orchards Cookery has won a number of national cookery school awards:

    2014 - Britain's Favourite Cookery School (voted by the public) in the British Cookery School Awards (also 'Highly Commended' Best Specialist Cookery School and a finalist in the Best Large Recreational Cookery School category)

    2014 - Shortlisted for Cookery School of Year Food & Travel Magazine

    2013 - Cookery School of The Year and the Best English Cookery School in the British Cookery School Awards (also 'Highly Commended' in the Best Specialist Cookery School category and finalists in the Best Large and Britain's Favourite Cookery School categories).

    2012 - Britain's Favourite Cookery School (voted by the public) in the British Cookery School Awards (also finalists in Best English and Best Large Cookery School categories)

    2012 - Best Country / Residential Cookery School in the UK Cookery School of the Year Awards
  • The homely, welcoming family atmosphere.
  • Small class sizes of 8 students per kitchen with the fun of having up to 48 students staying at the school (we have a high staff to student ratio of one member of staff for every two students).
  • Accommodation on site (included in the fees for five day and two week courses), so students can enjoy a glass or two of wine during supper.
  • Our courses are intensive - we cover over 100 different dishes during a five day course.
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    Orchards Cookery Ltd, Salford Priors, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 8UU