Celebrating 15 years at The School of Artisan Food

Celebrating 15 years at The School of Artisan Food

2024 marks the 15th anniversary of The School of Artisan Food, a not-for-profit school dedicated to inspiring and helping people from all walks of life to learn about healthy, sustainable and delicious food.

To honour the special occasion, the school has announced a special summer programme featuring over 40 short courses during July and August.



The highlight of this year’s line-up is a 4-week Artisan Summer School. Running from 29 July until 23 August 2024, the Artisan Summer School is suitable for home bakers and anyone with a love of artisan food. No previous experience is necessary as students will be guided by the school’s world-class tutors, Kevan Roberts, Sally-Ann Hunt and Martha Brown. During the Summer School, students will be taught in a small group in the School of Artisan Food’s specialist training rooms, gaining hands-on experience to develop their knowledge, techniques and confidence day by day.


Highlights of the course include:

  • Learning the basics of baking bread, making tinned loaves, bread rolls, brioche, pizza and sourdough;
  • Graduating to more advanced techniques, including creating gluten-free and buckwheat dough;
  • Making traditional English pies with hand-raised hot water pie crusts;
  • Studying artisan patisserie, producing raspberry and meadowsweet financiers, milk chocolate and sesame choux buns, and venison and wild garlic petivier;
  • In the School’s dedicated teaching dairy, make ice cream, butter and yoghurt;
  • Learning Viennoiserie, producing a range of sweet and savoury laminated pastries, including pain au chocolat, zaatar, gruyere croissants and Danish pastries;
  • Out of the kitchen, students will also enjoy a visit to a local flour mill to see first-hand how flour is produced, a foraging walk, a picnic by the boating lake, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the artisan producers based on the Welbeck estate, including Welbeck Bakehouse, Welbeck Abbey Brewery, DropWorks Rum Distillery, and Stichelton Dairy.

Discover more about the 2024 Artisan Summer School. For students wishing to enjoy a truly immersive experience, accommodation is also available on the Welbeck Estate, just yards from the school.