A new cookery school is scheduled to open in March 2019 at The Grand Hotel York.
With over 2,500 square foot of space, the cookery school will have 16 workstations equipped with a induction hob, electric oven and premium cookery equipment, and marks the next step in the hotel’s ambitious expansion programme.
The purpose-built space will offer an adjoining meeting area with tea and coffee stations as well as a separate, screening room created for lectures, talks, and non-cooking demonstrations.
There will also be an external courtyard complete with herb garden and seating area.
Assisting with the set-up phase is experienced chef and cookery consultant, Rob Cottam, who oversaw the development of cookery school at Chewton Glen.
Working on a consultant basis, Cottam will be assisting with the design, recruitment and supplier liaison, as well as overseeing the class schedule.
The design, by Gareth Syms from Mackenzie Wheeler, is contemporary and open-plan with bi-folding doors and glass panelling.
Sessions will range from £65 for a half-day to full day courses from £145.
Philip Bolson, general manager at The Grand, York, says: ‘‘The nation’s love affair with cooking shows no sign of abating; our new cookery school promises to satiate the appetite with an array of courses, experiences and events to inspire and impress.”
The project is one of the final stages of The Grand Hotel’s £15m expansion and refurbishment scheme, which includes 100 new bedrooms and refurbishment of two restaurants, The Rise and Hudsons by Craig Atchinson.