Dale House Barn, Dalehead Farm, Dalehead, Slaidburn, Nr. Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4TS.

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Our cooking days and  retreats will take place in our beautiful farmhouse situated in the Forest of Bowland AONB and very close to Gisburn Forest, Stocks reservoir and the Yorkshire dales.

Dominique has worked professionally as a chef and primarily as a pastry chef for over 25 years. Her background in cooking has taken her to some of the best kitchens in the UK. Some of these include, the Roux brothers, Terence Conran’s flag ship restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour, The Houses of Parliament and Aiden Byrne. She has competed nationally and was part of the team to win the Grand Prix award at the Salon Culiniaire at Hotel Olympia in 2010 as well as holding the trophy for the best Eccles cake, (not bad for a southerner!)

The cooking days will take place in the farmhouse kitchen and is limited to maximum of 4 people on any of the courses. We will chat, cook and eat our way through the day. Some of the cooking will be demonstration based, but you will have plenty of opportunity to get involved on a practical level too. Full recipes and methods will be supplied to each person. Our cooking courses are available as either a course only price or as a full weekend retreat which includes full board accomodation and delicious evening meals.

Our weekend retreats

The main focus of the weekend will be on the cooking but we want you to relax and enjoy the some peace and quiet and the local area, so you can also choose to join us on an optional nature walk if you wish, or relax in your room with a fabulous view.

Before dinner you can opt to relax in your room, in the garden or join one of us on a nature walk in the local area.


Private cooking weekends available for a minimum of 4 people to suit your date preference (subject to accommodation availability)

Bread weekend

Dates TBC The course will cover the following Brioche Sourdough Crumpets Pitta breads Walnut bread Focaccia or ciabatta A really decent Gluten...

Pastry Weekend

Dates TBC To include Making Choux pastry - profiteroles and craqulin. Making Puff pastry – Tart Tatin  Making Hot water pastry  Making Short...

Wild food weekend

Dates TBC for 2021 Depending on what is in season, we will pick from the local hedgerows or meadows and then create fabulous tasting food from some of the...

Game preparation and cookery

6th -  8th November 2020  We have an abundance of local furred and feathered game on our doorstep. The weekend will include – Venison butchery...

ESSE 990 ELX baking day

Stand-alone day for a minimum of 2 people. £80pp Inc. lunch weekdays only I’m very fortunate to have a beautiful ESSE range cooker in my kitchen and this day...