Artisan Summer School - Part One

  • Time

    9:30  Arrival, registration and refreshments
    10:00  Course starts
    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
    17:00  Course finishes

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

  • Tutor

    Kevan Roberts
    Sally-Ann Hunt

A unique opportunity to learn some of the skills and techniques involved in artisan food production.

Do you want to spend two-weeks having the most amazing introduction to artisan baking, patisserie and viennoiserie? Wrapped around with cultural and food-related visits? Then this is the summer school for you.

The School of Artisan Food is in the middle of 15,000 acres of rolling parkland on the Welbeck Estate, at the edge of Sherwood Forest. You will spend four weeks learning a range of traditional food production skills, including baking bread, patisserie and viennoiserie, pizza making, outdoor cooking and cheesemaking.

You will be taught in a small group by world-class tutors in our specialist training rooms, and there you will develop skills, technique and confidence. You will also form invaluable connections with other people who are passionate about traditional food.

This course is suitable for beginners and people with some experience of baking and cooking.

Week 1 - Introduction to Artisan Baking

On day 1, you will visit local flour mills, looking at how our key ingredients are produced.

The next 4 days will be spent going through bakery fundamentals with The School of Artisan Food's Head of Baking, Kevan Roberts.

You will:

  • Learn about wheat and other grains, including heritage grains
  • Make woodfired pizzas
  • Make tinned loaves and bread rolls
  • Make brioche
  • Be introduced to sourdough making, including preferments and starters


Week 2 - Advanced Baking Techniques, Foraging and Proper Pies

Kevan will build on the skills and techniques acquired in week 1, graduating to more advanced recipes including:

  • House sourdough
  • Rye and seeded sourdoughs
  • Sourdough with inclusions
  • Seed soaker
  • Gluten-free buckwheat and gruyere straws
  • Chia and linseed boule
  • Japanese milk bread

On day 5 of week 2, we will take you on a foraging walk around the diverse and fascinating environment of the Welbeck Estate, where The School of Artisan Food is based.

You will also then join The School of Artisan Food tutor, Sally-Ann Hunt, who will show you how to make traditional English pies, including how to make hand-raised hot water pie crusts.


What does my course fee cover?

  • World-class tuition in a small group in purpose-built training rooms
  • Access to all the recipes covered during the course
  • All products made to take away
  • A School of Artisan Food Apron and bag
  • Healthy and delicious lunch daily, prepared by our in-house hospitality team
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • 10% off at Welbeck Farm Shop


Our £2499.00 price includes student-style shared, self-catered accommodation is available on the historic Welbeck Estate. The lodges sleep 2 – 3 people and rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis at booking. All within a short walking distance from The School of Artisan Food

A weekly hamper of locally sourced food and drinks, is included.

The process is simple, just book your place with accommodation and then email for further details and confirmation.

Alternatively, Welbeck Estate has a range of holiday lets a short distance from the School and there are several local B&Bs and hotels. Please refer to the Where to stay section on our website for more information.

With Accommodation - £2499.00

Without Accommodation - £1999.00

Check-in is available between 2 pm and 6 pm on the Sunday before your course starts. Please depart from the property before 11 am on the Saturday after your course ends.

Our Summer School is made up of two independent programmes, each lasting two-weeks. You can enjoy either of them on their own, or join us for the full Summer School experience for a month. If you would like to join us for the full experience we are happy to offer you a 10% discount!

For Artisan Summer School - Part Two, click here.

Artisan Summer School - Part One

29 Jul 2024 (2 Weeks) - Good availability


Artisan Summer School - Part One

29 Jul 2024 (2 Weeks) - Good availability