European Class Overview

In our European Cuisine classes you will take a trip around Europe – from Italy to Spain you will learn skills to recreate these cuisines in your own home. Below is an examples of the selection of classes we have to offer and some of the delicious food you will be taught how to create.

Recipes You Will Learn From Our European Cooking Class

Tortellini of Butternut Squash and Sage, Creamed Mushrooms and Pecorino Cheese

Pancetta Chicken Stuffed with Artichokes, Garlic Spinach, Herb Potatoes, Marsala Sauce

Baileys Zabaglione, Bananas and Salted Caramel

Traditional Homemade Spaghetti with Mussels, Clams and Shrimps

Yorkshire Beer Battered Cod, Mushy Peas, Triple Cooked Chips, Tartare Sauce

Lime Leaf Panna Cotta with Pineapple Chilli Salsa

Luxury Fish Pie

Chargrilled Vegetables

Raised Local Pork Pie with Spiced Pear and Saffron Chutney

Traditional Raised Pork and Turkey Pie with Mulled Fruit Chutney

Black Pudding, Apple and Sage Scotch Egg

Piccalilli of Vegetables

Ravioli of Butternut Squash

Rocket, Pesto and Pecorino Cheese

Raspberry Semifreddo and Berry Coulis

Individual Beef Wellington, Ultimate Baked Potatoes, Port Wine Gravy

Orange Panna Cotta, Orange and Almond Salad

Pork and Venison Pate, Pickled Baby Vegetables

Pressed Seafood Terrine, Oyster Mayonnaise

Vegetarian Wellington

Cranberry, Brie and Chestnut Loaded Potato Skins

Rhubarb and Lemon Posset, Almond Crunch

Andalusian-Style Chicken

Patatas Bravas

Chorizo with Cannellini Beans and Smoked Bacon

What Skills & Techniques Will Be Taught?

· Make fresh Pasta

· Roll and cut fresh pasta

· The art of rolling and filling tortellini

· Use various cooking techniques: chargrilling, boiling, deep frying, baking, emulsification, braising, poaching, pan roasting,

· How to make the perfect pan gravy using the finest ingredients

· Preparation of accompaniments to serve with your dish

· Knife skills

· Make your own hot water pastry

· Presentation skills

· How to cook using the core temperature technique

· Make a proper crispy beer batter

· Make restaurant style triple cooked chips

Frequently Asked Questions

Each guest will have their own personal workstation so that you can get hands on with each recipe, getting the very most out of your time with us. The work stations are grouped into fours so whilst you will be working individually, it’s a very socialable experience!

It’s all yours! Several of the classes are designed to allow guests to enjoy some of the delicious dishes they’ve created in the morning, for lunch. Everything else is yours to take away and impress friends and family.

Yes, we intersperse cookery demonstrations with hands-on cooking so that you can see and taste as many delicious dishes as possible, picking up on all skills, hints and tips that you will need to recreate the recipes at home.

For almost all classes, we will be able to adjust dishes to accommodate dietary requirements. Please let our reservations team know before you book, or provide full details on your online booking so that we can make the necessary arrangements for you. There are very few classes that cannot be successfully adapted to accommodate a certain dietary requirement, this information is displayed on each class page description. If this is the case, we will be more than happy to recommend an alternative class to suit your needs.

Ideally, comfortable flat shoes with a closed toe and for clothing we recommend trousers. We advise that you bring a long sleeve top that you can put on if needed, for example, to protect your arms when using a frying pan at high temperature. 

Yes, our wheelchair accessible work station is approximately 70cm high, there is also a wheelchair accessible space at the demonstration work station. We also have step-free access from street level. Please book via our reservations team over the phone rather than the website, so that we can ensure we help you in every way possible. 

We are based in the city centre, so although we don’t have any parking onsite, there is a NCP multi-storey carpark on Tanner Row, several bus stops nearby and York Train Station is just a couple of minutes walk away.

Our Parent & Child classes are suitable for children aged 8-13 years. 

Those aged 14-17 can attend any class as long as a parent is present and attending the class too.

If you need to cancel or change the booking you must notify The Grand, which can be by email or telephone. Cancellations made up until one (1) month prior to the event start date may be rescheduled depending on availability, with no extra charge. Cancellations made within one (1) month of the event start date, up until one (1) week prior may be rescheduled depending on availability, subject to a £20 administrative fee. Cancellations made within one (1) week of the event start date are not eligible for rescheduling or refund. Please note that Gift Vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be extended past the date of expiry.