brian mellors harthill cookery school

Harthill Cookery School named Best Small Cookery School UK 2014 

Harthill Cookery School in Tattenhall, Chester has been named Best Small Cookery School 2014 at this year's British Cookery School Awards.

The second-time finalists were pitched against hundreds of other cookery schools across the country, and having been awarded by discretion the 'highly commended' prize in 2013, this year they were going for a win.

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Brian Mellor is an award winning Master Chef of Great Britain, former Head Chef at BBC and Executive Chef at Granada TV. He has been involved in almost everything to do with food from cooking privately for celebrities and royalty to overseeing dozens of chefs in busy restaurants.

Passionate about passing on skills, Brian opened his cookery school in Cheshire, North-West in the old Harthill Village School, previously left closed and empty. The building's doors were unlocked as part of a rural regeneration project, bringing the 150-year-old school back to life.

The grade II listed building has been carefully renovated to retain its character and keep its place at the heart of the community: a place for learning, meeting artisans and discovering tastes. It is ideal for leisure cookery classes during weekends, team-building activities during the week and development days for chefs.