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School of Artisan Food

In a Pickle

Posted on October 19, 2011

Seasons come and go, and so do their unique flavours, but with a sprinkling of sugar and a few glugs of vinegar (and a small amount of time)...

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Job offers on the table for The School of Artisan Food students

Posted on April 17, 2013

The reputation and calibre of students trained at the School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire has helped secure seven job offers for the e...

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Becoming a Baker

Posted on August 21, 2014

It's been a while since our last post so we thought why not hand over our blog to one of our former students? Ian Waterland it's all yours.....

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Bakery and Patisserie students make the grade

Posted on March 15, 2016

We were delighted to host a three-day baking course for bakery and patisserie students from Cheshire-based Reaseheath College. The 17 Founda...

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Artisan Baking Diploma Makes The Grade

Posted on August 09, 2016

The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire has secured national recognition for its Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking. FDQ, the special...

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Food for Thought Weekend

Posted on August 09, 2016

The School of Artisan Food’s annual Food for Thought lectures are a thought-provoking and entertaining two days with an impressive line-up o...

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Discover Nottingham’s School of Artisan Food

Posted on November 22, 2016

Earlier this month (November 2016) The School of Artisan Food had the honour of hosting The Grand Tour symposium.More than 50 guests, includ...

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The Secrets of Cider

Posted on December 18, 2016

Artisan cider has seen a real boom in popularity over the past couple of years, which means it is now no longer the exclusive preserve of th...

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Welbeck Couple Receive Royal Recognition

Posted on November 21, 2017

Alison Swan Parente and William Parente from the Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire have been presented with their respective Honours t...

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Shortlisted for a ‘Rural Oscar’

Posted on December 18, 2017

The School of Artisan Food is delighted to have been shortlisted for a ‘Rural Oscar’ as part of the Countryside Alliance awards. Now in its...

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An engaging, interactive & fun event for young aspiring cooks

Posted on April 06, 2018

If you want to learn to cook from scratch using fresh, organic and exciting foods of all types of flavours then this is the course for you....

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The Welbeck Estate Up For Two Rural Oscars After Winning Regional Titles

Posted on April 03, 2018

The School of Artisan Food and the Welbeck Farm Shop have been announced as the Midlands winners of the Countryside Alliance Awards making i...

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School Founder Alison to Star in BBC Series

Posted on April 16, 2018

In exciting news for the School, founder Alison Swan Parente MBE will appear on new BB2 programme ‘Top of the Shop’ this week. The series b...

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Founder of The School of Artisan Food in East Midlands Makes TV Debut

Posted on April 17, 2018

BBC Two’s new series Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge, gives enthusiastic kitchen table producers an opportunity to showcase their produce...

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The School Wins National Title at the Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars

Posted on April 27, 2018

The School of Artisan Food is delighted to have been honoured with the Clarissa Dickson Wright Award at the Countryside Alliance ‘Rural Osca...

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Big ideas win awards for small food producers

Posted on May 04, 2018

The cream of Britain’s small food producers are toasting their success having taken the top awards for their produce at this year’s national...

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The School of Artisan Food Will Deliver a Celebration of Summer at RHS Chatsworth

Posted on May 22, 2018

A celebration of summer food and drink will be on offer from The School of Artisan Food at this year’s RHS Chatsworth with seasonal ice crea...

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Help Dad Brush Up His BBQ Skills this Father’s Day at The School of Artisan Food

Posted on June 13, 2018

Helping Dad to brush up his BBQ skills for summer and learn the ancient secrets of cooking with fire and smoke could be the perfect gift thi...

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New partnership will teach skills in artisan food production

Posted on September 11, 2018

Students will learn all aspects of artisan bread-baking, cheese-making, butchery, charcuterie and patisserie creation, thanks to a new Found...

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Enjoy a Festive Foodie Getaway at The School of Artisan Food and Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

Posted on September 28, 2018

The award-winning School of Artisan Food and Ye Olde Bell, a beautiful 17th century hotel and spa, are offering the perfect foodie getaway t...

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