A Unique, Immersive Experience

The Cookery School at The Grand, York is the perfect setting for corporate groups or friends & families. The experience brings a dynamic, interactive element to any event.

Alongside the state-of-the-art kitchen with sixteen work stations, The Cookery School also boasts a large, modern meeting space, which is ideal for meetings and conferences as well as all manner of events, activations, celebrations and receptions.

If you’re planning an event in the main hotel, a Cookery School experience could be a unique, immersive addition to your conference – giving your attendees an opportunity to relax, engage and get to know one another.

The Cookery School Quick Fish Classes

private classes

Are you celebrating a birthday, engagement or anniversary? If so, one of our private classes may perfect.

Whether you’re looking for a quick express class, a half-day session or even a full-day experience, we have over 40 classes for you to choose from. Decorate the school with your celebratory props and get ready to cook up a storm!

Full Kitchen Hire is also available.

Corporate Events

Not only are our cookery school classes ideal for learning a little extra about fine cuisine with colleagues, but it serves as a dynamic setting for events and conferences by providing a unique and fun experience for individuals.

With two adjoining meeting and dining spaces, it allows delegates to work and play at the same time.

Full Kitchen Hire is also available.

The Cookery School meeting room
The Cookery School Team

Team building

Alongside our private classes, our expert team have carefully crafted different team building packages to suit the requiements of any event. Alternatively, our team can work with you to create a completely bespoke experience for your group. 

Perhaps you would like to incorporate your own products, choose dishes to suit your themes and focuses, create a challenge to motivate your employees. 

From our Ready, Steady, Bake class where teams work in pairs to create a baking masterpiece to our Street Food Challenge and Kitchen Team Challenge where guests create menus based on their chosen cuisine to our Cocktails and Canapes class, there is something for everyone.

Our venue has an adjoining unique and innovative meeting space, perfect if you are looking to extend your day with us at The Cookery School.

Chef Table Evenings

Our chef’s table evenings are a fabulous opportunity to witness the creative process of your meal. Sitting in our cookery school kitchen, guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco and canapes, and watch our Head Tutor prepare and serve a three course menu whilst interacting and asking burning culinary questions.

As our expert chef is preparing each course, he will share his knowledge and skills, whilst describing various techniques and useful cooking tips. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy your meal in the adjoining dining room with two glasses of wine. Optional wine pairing available.

Sample menus

Tortellini of butternut squash and sage, creamed mushrooms and pecorino cheese

Pan-fried sole, lemon and parsley butter, tartare sauce

Orange panna cotta, orange and almond salad


Pan-fried scallops, crushed peas, pancetta, bacon velouté

Individual beef Wellington, ultimate baked potatoes,  port wine gravy

Warm apple cake with caramelised apples and calvados custard

Book an exclusive Chef’s Table for you and up to nine guests for £950.

Cookery School 1 Day Classes

Virtual Classes

Our Head Chef Tutor will demonstrate to your delegates, via zoom, how to produce a chosen menu. With coaching and step-by-step guidance and encouragement throughout the class, your delegates will feel confident to get involved and showcase their new skills and their final product. A professional production team are available throughout the event to ensure that guests can experience the class in the best way possible, showcasing the tutelage from a variety of camera angles with visual prompts and timely instructions.

A shopping list will be sent out to the organiser three weeks prior to the class.

If you’re interested in any of these events and would like to gather more information or to make your booking, you can contact our team on cookeryschool@thegrandyork.co.uk, call on 01904 380038 or click the ‘Contact Us’ button below and fill out the contact form.