There are some new faces at the Richard Hughes Cookery School this year…

To celebrate the introduction of their new guest teachers, Richard and his team at the Richard Hughes Cookery School have a very special offer to members of Norfolk Food and Drink…

Firstly, the lovely Kate Barmby needs no introduction to Norfolk Food and Drink.

Our newest NFAD Champion, Kate brought a distinctly local flavour to Great British Bake Off in 2016. Watched by millions, her passion for local, seasonal food was evident as she championed the fantastic produce Norfolk has to offer by using local meat, oils, flour and fruit in her Bake Off recipes. Kate's classic home cooking is influenced by her farming background and family life, but her showstopping skill is her creative baking, demonstrated by her gorgeous sugarcraft, pastry art and bread sculptures.

Bake Off may have given Kate the chance to take-off with a whole new strand to her career, but she remains delightfully grounded, reluctant to chase fame or fortune but instead is relishing the opportunity to carry on cooking and share her love with others. And as a guest teacher at the Richard Hughes Cookery School she will be offering a whole host of fabulous classes for grown-ups and children alike.

Joining Kate as the newest addition to the school is The Assembly House Master Patissier, Mark Mitson. With a career which incorporates Swiss patisserie training, lengthy stints at The Connaught, Claridges, and as Head Pastry Chef for the Mayfair Intercontinental, Mark has a CV that reflects his passion, dedication and skill and makes him one of the leading pastry chefs working in the UK today. So this is a great opportunity to learn some of his top secrets as he opens up his recipe book to share with students.

Saturday March 10th
Children’s Mother's Day Cake Class with Kate Barmby
Make a traditional Simnel cake for Mother's Day. A beautiful thank you to the best Mum in the world! For children aged eight years and over.
Includes a mini afternoon tea.
10am - 1.30pm

Sunday March 25th
Adults Easter Baking Class with Kate Barmby
A traditional time for baking biscuits, cakes and cookies.
Includes The Assembly House famous afternoon tea.
10am - 3pm

Saturday February 24th
Traditional Afternoon Tea Pastries Hands On Class with Mark Mitson
Learn how to make your own afternoon tea and the secrets behind Mark's spectacular scones (they're so good he makes 80,000 of them
for us every year!).
Includes The Assembly House famous afternoon tea
9:45am - 3pm

Tuesday May 1st
Afternoon Tea Pastry Demonstration and Supper with Mark Mitson

And The Assembly House are very kindly offering a 20% discount on these prices for Norfolk Food and Drink Members so just mention Norfolk Food & Drink when you book to take advantage of this fabulous offer!

Contact The Assembly House on 01603 626402 for more information.