Cookery School

Blackfriars' Cookery School is one of the leading independent purpose-built culinary training facilities in Newcastle.

See our full list of events here.

Our cookery classes include:

- Seasonal Dinner Party Cooking
- Various Beginners' Cooking classes
- Desserts masterclass
- Bread Making (Artisan and Beginners)
- Vegetarian & Vegan classes
- Cooking on a budget (ideal for students)
- Pizza and Prosecco or cocktail making evenings
- World foods – Thai, French, Italian, Spanish. Vietnam Curry etc
- Children's Cookery Classes (for ages 7-15)
- Fish, meat and game masterclasses

Regular cookery classes are held most evenings and weekends as well as private or corporate events or private dining for up to 14 people. What better way to have fun and learn a new skill with friends, colleagues, or clients!  All events can be purchased as gifts from our online Shop.

COOKERY SCHOOL LEVELS (Applies to evening and weekend classes)

Beginners - This workshop is suitable for people with zero or limited cooking knowledge. For those wanting to learn basic dishes and techniques.

Intermediate - This workshop is suitable for those with some cooking knowledge or previous workshop visits. Suitable for people wanting to learn the next level of food, different cuisines and better techniques.

Intermediate+ - This workshop is suitable for people with a good knowledge of cooking. For those wanting to learn a higher level of food, professional techniques and dishes.

All evening and morning cookery classes are suitable for Beginners who want to learn, Intermediate who want to improve and will be a comfortable workshop for Intermediate +


The School is ideally located in the centre of Newcastle, 5 minutes' walk from Newcastle Central, Metro and Bus Stations and a 15-minute taxi or metro ride from Newcastle airport. It is also located close to many hotels from budget to 5*.

Please email us for more information or call us on 0191 261 5945.

Here are our Cookery School procedures.