Yorkshires’ most unique cookery school opens

A cookery school in Yorkshire, which is claiming to be the region’s most unique, has launched.

Leeds Cookery School, based at the The Old Fire Station in Gipton, may be the perfect destination for foodie’s eager to optimise their culinary skills in a venue ‘like no other’.

The team of resident expert chefs and diverse programme of classes are set to have visitors firing on all cylinders, as they perform like professionals in the high spec kitchen.

The school welcomes both groups and individuals and many of the original features of the venue are still intact. The team are hoping these features will inspire students as they retain a sense of energy, bravery and faith, traits they encourage new recruits to discover through their cooking accomplishments.

Susie Brown, chief executive of Zest Health for Life, said: “Our aim is to provide a range of both premium specialty classes and affordable beginners classes as the cookery school evolves over the next few months. We’ll be using fresh, sustainable and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients whilst at the same time generating income to support our community work across East Leeds.

“We aim to provide a varied programme which is fun and rewarding to home cooks and food-loving people from across the region, and want to challenge people to enhance their skills and cook like a professional. We already have a great programme of TV chefs and local experts lined up alongside our resident chefs, with more to be announced in the coming months.”

Leeds Cookery School is a social enterprise and trading subsidiary of Zest-Health for Life, a charity that intends to donate 100% of the profit to projects that help vulnerable people and those living in disadvantaged areas of Leeds.

The School is located just off the A64 York Road.