Now the entire family can learn to bake with Michelin star style and finesse

Northcote, a boutique hotel with a Michelin star restaurant and award-winning Cookery School, located in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, has launched its first ever cookery school class aimed at families.

The fun and informative ‘Family Bake Off’ course provides an exclusive opportunity for families to step into the shoes of master chefs, whilst discovering the inner workings of Northcote’s Michelin-star kitchen.

The course, billed as ‘the perfect family day out’ for budding chefs of all ages, will guide attendees through a number of recipes, while sharing invaluable tips and tricks that encourage parents, grandparents and their little ones to have plenty of fun, while learning new baking techniques.

Highly experienced chef tutors, Rick Ogden and Ben Hinchcliffe, bring years of know-how and passion to the table, guiding learners through each recipe with patience and flair. They will instruct on how to bake a range of delicious, elevated, savoury and sweet treats, including:

  • ‘Brookies’ (brownie/cookies)
  • Red velvet cupcakes
  • Sausage rolls
  • Plus, the grand finale, mini show-stopper bake-off

*Please note, recipes on the day may vary depending on market availability.

Also included is morning tea and coffee served with light breakfast, a family-style buffet lunch in the Cookery School, a Northcote Cookery School Apron and bag, the recipe pack from the day and all the food prepared to take home and enjoy.

Northcote, which is one of few Michelin star restaurants to welcome children into the dining room, says it has launched the course, partly because of the growing trend towards multigenerational travel. Speaking of the driver behind the new cookery school course, Rachel Crook, general manager at Northcote said:

“We have a lot of regular customers who are grandparents and parents, who want to introduce their family to the things they love – food, travel and cookery. We get a lot of grandparents bringing their older grandchildren in to celebrate things like leaving high school, passing exams or graduations, but we’ve never really offered anything for the younger children until now.

We do of course allow children to dine here at Northcote, but for the younger ones, a five – eight course tasting menu isn’t often the best way to introduce them to Michelin star cookery. This was our way of giving a practical, hands-on and very fun introduction to elevated cookery. And who knows, it may just inspire the next generation of Michelin star chefs who want to follow in Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s footsteps.” 

Multi-award-winning chef and TV personality, Lisa Goodwin, who oversees the entire F&B operation at Northcote added:

“Cooking with children is really fun and it’s a great life skill to learn, whether they have aspirations to become a chef or not. What a brilliant place to start your cooking journey! I have a son, who is eight now and I love cooking with him, so I’m really pleased that we’ve added this course to our Cookery School timetable.”

The Family Bake Off cookery school course costs £250 for one adult and one child, 8+ years with classes on July 26th and 27th, August 8th and 9th, October 29th and 30th.  Visit to book

When booking, select one place, which will include an adult and child. When booking for a family of four, please book two spaces. Alternatively, call 01254 240555 and speak with a member of the Northcote reception team.




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