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About Us

The School of Artisan Food is an award-winning charity, dedicated to enthusing and helping people from all walks of life to learn about healthy, sustainable - and delicious - food.

Offering a wide range of over 80 hands-on courses taught by world-class award-winning tutors, we’ll get you truly fired up about the art and business of sustainable artisan food production. From baking and patisserie to cheese-making and butchery; pie-making to brewing, preserving and pickling to foraging or ice cream making; our courses cater for all levels, whether you are a complete beginner or a professional.

Experience a warm welcome as one of our 4,000 course participants each year from home brewers and bakers to heritage cheese makers; young people at local colleges to career-changers and industry experts. Whether you fancy getting stuck in to a two-hour taster experience, improving your skills on a day or week-long course, or enrolling on our six-month Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking, our award-winning set-up offers unrivalled expertise and support in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere: we want to help you learn about creating sustainable, cost-effective, tasty food from scratch, but we also want you to enjoy the experience, experiment, and have fun!

Based on the beautiful Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, the School is unique to the UK food industry; a hidden gem of specialist skills and knowledge, state-of-the-art facilities, and a heartfelt belief in the power of healthy, sustainable food.

We offer bursaries and subsidies to make artisan food accessible to all; we work closely with local schools, colleges, voluntary organisations and social enterprises; we offer practical routes into employment in the artisan food sector; we preserve traditional methods of food production which might otherwise be lost.

Alongside firing your personal flair for food through our courses, we also aim to inspire the wider community: offering bursaries and subsidies to make artisan food more widely accessible; and working closely with local schools, colleges, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. By working with us you’re helping people launch meaningful careers, and preserving traditional methods of food production which might otherwise be lost.

Above all, at The School of Artisan Food we hope to change lives for the better – encouraging confidence, raising aspirations, and improving attitudes to delicious, sustainable food.

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