Featuring delicious tutorials and mouth-watering new menus, student guests can expect to learn the techniques and flavour combinations that have kept Northcote at the pinnacle of the UK’s fine dining scene for over 30 years. As well as gaining a unique insight into what goes into creating a Michelin-starred menu. 

The 2023 programme includes some firm favourites and updated new menus, such as: 

Dough to Crust, a celebration of breadmaking that illustrates now only how satisfying it is to make this everyday staple, but how bread can be a delicious treat too. £225 per person on 24th and 25th February 

French Pastry – Learn to create the taste of a patisserie at home. Capturing all the magic and chicness of decadent chocolate eclairs, chocolate cremeux, madeleines and mille-feuille. £225 per person.  

Easter Treats – Indulgent treats and decadent desserts with an Easter theme. £225 per person on 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th April.  

BBQ The Art of Fire – learn how to create the ultimate BBQ dinner party including butchery techniques, marinading and the best accompaniments to bring out the best in your BBQ. £260 per person on 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd April.  Currently SOLD OUT, more dates to follow.

Updated menus in the Northcote at Home series – a chance to develop the skills to recreate your own Northcote dishes while watching the kitchen in action. Currently SOLD OUT, more dates to follow.  

An updated Meat Feast volume two in development to launch for the 22nd, 23, 24th and 25thMarch at £260 per person. 


Northcote has also welcomed a new Head Tutor in Rick Ogden, an accomplished professional chef who brings to the role a wealth of catering experience. Rick is passionate about training and development and has exemplary leadership, mentoring, training and cookery skills with outstanding technical knowledge ready to share with attendees. 

Rick joins established tutor Ben Hinchliffe, who with 17+ years’ experience in the culinary field and teacher training background. Both are ideally suited to help bring the best out in all cookery student guests. 

Lisa Goodwin-Allen said: 

“We’re delighted to launch our new programme and welcome on-board new team members who bring with them exceptional skills and experience as well as a new energy and dynamic to help develop and showcase the very best of what our Northcote Cookery School has to offer. There are some fantastic recipes to be tried and skills to be shared.  

“Our programmes have been so popular in the past that there have been times when availability could not keep up with demand. With this expansion, with new dates, tutors and courses now available, we hope that even more people can come along to join us to see what all the fuss is about.”