Are you looking for continuing education or inspiration for your team?

Are you a group of food enthusiasts wanting to explore artisan food production skills?

Are you looking for a fun and informative group experience for friends or colleagues?

Are you looking for a unique place to meet together, create together, discuss together and eat together?

Bespoke Experiences 

The School of Artisan Food offers a range of bespoke programmes. Training and classes can be designed around your needs and can be delivered at all levels of skill.

Whether you’re a sole trader, a multi-national company, a group of friends or a family, we would love to create a customised course for you.

12 years of experience, world-class kitchens and training rooms, a demonstration theatre, break-out meeting spaces and a top-flight team of professional artisan teachers put the School of Artisan Food in a stand-out position to cater for your wishes.

You couldn’t ask for a more inspirational setting. The beauty of the Welbeck Estate, along with our on-site partner food businesses, offers an inspiring and stimulating venue for training events.

Contact us by emailing or by telephoning 01909 532171 to discuss your personal training requirements.


    • Pasties de Nata
    • Traditional British Baking
    • Authentic Italian Focaccia
    • Gluten Free Sourdough
    • Scandinavian Kannelbullar
    • Introduction to Sourdough



    • Hand Raised Pork Pies
    • Smoking and Curing - Bacon, Sausage and Scotch Eggs
    • Make your own Sausage
    • Pig in a Day

Venue Hire

The School of Artisan Food is the ideal venue for team-building and corporate events.

Set in the heart of the private estate of Welbeck, our tranquil location makes for a perfect venue to get away from the bustle of your usual working environment.

We are only a 15-minute drive from the M1 and just 20 minutes from the A1, but it feels far from anywhere. It makes for a great central meeting point for management away days, team meetings, training seminars, and conferences.

What's more, we have plenty of space. We have a range of practical training spaces and meeting rooms available to hire. All spaces include refreshments and wifi. Lunch and evening meals are available at an additional charge. 

Explore the world of artisan food with one of our tasting courses, or roll up your sleeves and get creative with our practical workshops. With the flexibility to choose from our range of courses or the option to create your own, the possibilities are endless. 

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Rooms for Hire


“The Worshipful Company of Bakers has been delighted to work with the School of Artisan Food to organise a week of training for bakery students and trainees to give them some intensive experience of sourdough and Viennoiserie production. The course has been expertly taught by award winning tutors Wayne Caddy and Jimmy Griffin, who made their subjects accessible and engaging for our young bakers. Learning to bake in such beautiful surroundings; and with such friendly and supportive staff; has been very encouraging for them as they have got to grips with the topics of the course. The whole experience has been immensely rewarding and the students have gone away simply buzzing with inspirational ideas.”

I thought you might like to see the photobook I prepared with the photos we took of the recent student group visit to the School of Artisan Food – the link below should take you there.


Sara Autton, Worshipful Company of Bakers

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole team at The School of Artisan Food, Welbeck, for making this an incredible day. A special thank you to David for his patience the entire day and for sharing some of his vast knowledge with us. To Sally for her help, outstanding lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Also to Joe for organising it all. 

Artisan Bread Baking Class, June 2021 for PSP Awareness

The Stevens Family

Working with the School of Artisan Food has really helped our residents to understand the importance of food in terms of working together, building relationships and understanding different cultures. It is difficult to engage homeless young people due to the chaotic nature of their lifestyles, but this programme has inspired them to be more creative and show an interest in learning about food from different backgrounds.The tutors have really bonded with diverse groups of young people – from unaccompanied asylum seeker children to young people with multiple and complex needs – and provided positive role models. We have noted a marked improvement in participants’ confidence and self-esteem, alongside life skills necessary to promote independent living.We have really enjoyed the programme thus far, and look forward to seeing how this will continue to inspire change in the lives of disadvantaged young people. Thank you to all at SAF!

Sarah Rogers, Project Lead and Housing Development Manager


We have used The School of Artisan Food a number of times this year. As event hosts and as delegates, the venue is perfect for our conferences, it offers a very flexible space for delegates to network and the lecture theatre is ideal for around 80 attendees in theatre style. The refreshments and lunch provided are always fabulous with such an amazing choice of locally sourced food and drink produce.

A huge THANKS to you and the SAF team for helping put on a fabulous event, for helping with the organisation, the speakers and just generally for being so good at what you do.  You make putting events like that on so easy, you plug the gaps where there are gaps, make a difference where it's needed and just get the job done by helping us to do the thinking also. We really appreciate the lengths they go too and we know the food is always the highlight of any of your events.

Trudi Waldram, Food & Drink Forum 28/09/22