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Our summer programme has landed!

From fresh fish, crab and lobster to sourdough, sauces and pastry, and our most popular class, A Taste of Norfolk.... we have so much for you on our cookery school menu. Whether you're a novice, enthusiastic amateur cook or professional chef, we have the course for you. I can't wait to get back into the kitchen, I do hope you'll join me.

Hughes Cooking? You can be!

Welcome to the Richard Hughes Cookery School

When you learn to cook at the Richard Hughes Cookery School, you’re learning from the very best: we won the top prize at the first-ever national British Cookery School Awards!

Judges were bowled over by our hands-on, friendly, enthusiastic and fact-packed courses and praised us for the wide variety of courses we offer that are suitable for home cooks of all ages and abilities.

We cook together, learn together, laugh together and - because we’re passionate about sharing our love of food with everyone - our students keep coming back for more.

So if you’ve visited us before and would like a repeat visit, you can be sure that our courses will be packed with all-new content and recipes, plus a chance to cook with our new experts joining us at the school.

Our stunning school – overlooking the famous fountain at The Assembly House and in a room filled with vintage kitchenalia and French copper pans – also gives us the space to offer a host of personalised events.

From corporate team-building days to hen parties, birthday parties to baby showers or just a really memorable night out for a select group of friends, we can add a flavour of something really spectacular to your special occasion.

We’re sure you will find the perfect course for you, or a wonderfully tasteful gift for a loved one in. We’d love to see you in our kitchen this year – Hughes cooking? You are!

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A nation that taught us all to eat, and the food that chefs love to cook…and eat!Simple food that offers huge flavours. Country style terrine, homemade pickles, Pain de Campagne, classic Coq au Vin bl...
One of our favourite cuisines, full of flavour made for impressing and sharing, and as an added bonus, this class is all vegetarian!Learn how to make the perfect risotto milanese, potato gnocchi, toma...
Learn how to make your own afternoon tea, including a set of fabulous fondant fancies, and the secrets behind Mark's spectacular scones (they're so good he makes over 100,000 of them for us every year...
The triumphant return of our Tuesday evening mastersclass!With a collection of some 1000 cookbooks Richard takes us on a literary journey through his culinary library. Talking of the influence and ins...