Artisan Summer School - Part Two

  • 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 3 - Introduction to Artisan Patisserie, Afternoon Tea and Icecream

Days 1 to 3, will be focused on the fundamentals of artisan patisserie, where you will make a selection of patisserie items from start to finish.

On day 4, we will take you on a tour of the fascinating artisan producers and growers on the Welbeck Estate. Kevan will then be back to help you create the makings of a British afternoon tea, which you will then take down to the lake for an idyllic picnic, along with a tour of the Welbeck Artisan Producers

You will make

  • Profiteroles
  • Classic scones
  • Lavender shortbreads
  • Goats cheese and caramelized onion swirls

On day 5 you will visit Stichelton Dairy, where a local but world-renowned cheese is made. You will also be making ice cream, butter and yoghurt in our own dedicated teaching dairy with Sally-Ann Hunt.

See our 'Our Neighbours' page for more details.


Week 4 Viennoiserie & BBQ

On days 1 to 4, Kevan will be introducing you to the art of lamination and teaching you how to make a range of delicious viennoiserie products.

You will make:

  • A variety of sweet and savoury laminated pastries including croissants, pains au chocolat and pains au raisin
  • Zaatar and gruyere croissants
  • Danish pastries

On day 5, to round off your stay, and to celebrate your achievements, you will help Sally-Ann create a lavish barbecue in the courtyard, a unique experience in a unique setting.


Throughout your time at The School of Artisan Food you will be supported by our team of technicians and hospitality staff. Weekends can be spent enjoying the many sightseeing opportunities in the surrounding area or simply relaxing and taking it all in.

Spaces are limited as the Summer School is designed for a small group to get the absolute best from The School of Artisan Food environment.


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 One, click here.

Artisan Summer School - Part Two

12 Aug 2024 (2 Weeks) - Good availability


Artisan Summer School - Part Two

12 Aug 2024 (2 Weeks) - Good availability