A new cookery school is scheduled to open in March 2019 at the luxurious The Grand Hotel York, located a few minutes’ walk from York station. Described as ‘a place to relax, have fun, make friends and learn something new’, this new culinary venture promises to cook up a storm in the north. Guests will learn how to prepare authentic dishes, with fresh local produce at the heart of each creation. As well as corporate days, there will also be academy classes for those looking to advance their skills. Even the kids will have an opportunity to get involved with bespoke classes during the holidays. Perfect for developing cooking knowledge or to spend time with friends or family, the classes will be designed to appeal to all abilities, from novice to those looking to give Nigel Slater a run for his money. Sessions will range from £65 for a half-day to full day courses from £145 led by expert tutors.