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!)

Andrew is a keen and qualified hunter and outdoorsman.He works as a gamekeeper on a local estate and provides us with a steady amount of local furred and feathered game for our menu and cookery skills classes.

The cooking days will take place in the farmhouse kitchen and our purpose built proffesional kitchen and is limited to maximum of 5 people on any of the courses. Most of our courses are run as private workshops for you and your family and friends.  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 2 night retreats

The main focus of the stay 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.



Deer in a day

24th September 2022 and 23rd October 2022 Understanding the native breeds of deer in the UK How to skin and joint a venison carcass and primal...

Bread course

29th & 30th Jan 2022 16&17th April 2022 8th & 9th October 2022 (SOLD OUT) (Private courses are also availiable for 2-4 people. Contact me to...

Wild food foraging and cooking

  28th and 29th May 2022 2nd and 3rd July 2022   Private courses for 2-4 people. Contact me to arrange a suitiable date. Course runs from April...

Game preparation and cookery

19th & 20th  November 2022  We have an abundance of local furred and feathered game on our doorstep. The weekend will include – Venison...