Welcome to The Castle Dairy

Cookery School

The School

Founded by Head Chef Chris O’Callaghan, our school is located in Kendal’s oldest inhabited building. We offer guests the unique opportunity to soak up the latest tricks and knowledge from Chris and his team.

Chris is an experienced chef, with over 18 years’ experience at 3AA rosette and Michelin starred hotels and restaurants across the UK.

We host chef demonstrations, seasonal events, private dining at our Chef’s Table and a variety of hands-on courses designed to enhance the skills of experienced cooks and beginners alike.

The Courses

Informative, creative (and lots of fun!), our courses are designed to appeal to all kinds of cooks – from absolute beginners to experienced cooks. Courses take place on Mondays and aim to offer something for everyone.

Our courses are run by Head Chef Chris, who is on hand to deliver lots of personal tuition and advice. Our group sizes are small and we involve our guests in all aspects of cooking from preparation to washing up!

The Castle Dairy is passionate about seasonal produce and we use locally sourced produce, wherever possible. Our aim is to create an enjoyable learning experience that will leave you inspired to try your new found skills at home.


BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW ON 01539 814756

Please note a £25pp deposit will be required when booking.

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