Get back in touch with real, handmade food with a School of Artisan Food course. From introductory practical classes to professional training sessions and Advanced Diploma qualifications, there is something to fit all interests and schedules.
The School of Artisan Food teaches all levels of long-fermentation and artisan baking with courses designed for both enthusiastic amateurs and industry professionals. State-of-the-art training facilities are complimented by an onsite working bakery - developed with the help of Andrew Whitley - complete with two wood-fired ovens. Our Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking and advanced level courses are led by Head of Department Wayne Caddy, whilst entry-level short courses are taught by the award winning author of "How to Make Bread" Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.
With meat and game sourced from the Welbeck Estate, our team of expert butchers and charcutiers teach subjects ranging from meat science to slaughterhouse regulations, as well as training in a wide range of butchery skills. From a fully equipped butchery training room we host a range of courses from introductory and advanced sessions, to bespoke courses for professional chefs, farm shop butchers, farmers wishing to diversify and industry professionals.
The School of Artisan Food has a state of the art teaching dairy, and we use milk which comes from the organic dairy here on the Welbeck Estate. Set up with the advice of Randolph Hodgson from Neal's Yard Dairy and Joe Schneider from the nearby Stitchelton Dairy, the School aims to give a strong scientific background to the art of cheesemaking. Our courses are structured to allow students to progress through the skill levels, from introduction days to advanced and professional sessions.
Whether you are considering setting up an artisan food business or looking to develop and expand an existing enterprise The School of Artisan Food offers a range of courses to suit your business needs. Delivered by experienced business advisors our courses are run as workshops, practical exercises and lectures giving you the tools to start-up and run your own artisan enterprise.
Recognised award-winning food producers teach chocolate making, cider brewing and preserving, in fully equipped training rooms. The range of courses are ideal for enthusiastic amateurs and industry professionals looking to develop their food and drink skills and practical knowledge.
Advanced Diploma places available for September 2015. Apply today!
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The School of Artisan Food is proud to offer courses taught by some of the most skilled and experienced artisan producers and practitioners in the UK, Europe and beyond.
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