Cookery School

Blackfriars’ Cookery School is one of the leading independent purpose-built culinary training facilities in Newcastle. Below are the types of events we run at the school.

Weekend Classes

Immerse yourself in a fabulous day of cookery whilst learning a whole pile of culinary tricks before sitting down for a communal feast.
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Weekday Classes

For home cooks who want to explore something new. Our cookery classes are relaxed, informative and fun, designed by our teaching chefs to give you skills and confidence in the kitchen.
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Boozy Socials

With a drink in your hand, you can enjoy the company of others while exploring new recipes and techniques. A great way to socialize, learn new skills, and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere with family or friends.
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Children's Classes

Drop your budding little Jamie Oliver off for a day making really fun (and mostly healthy!) things to cook. And don't worry, we'll clear-up the mess!
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Private Dining

Our ornate Cookery School dining table seats 14 guests.
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Chef's Table

Six courses of the finest local cooked by your own personal chef and served communally - no wonder these dinners are so popular!
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Let us make your corporate event one to remember at Blackfriars Cookery School. With events ranging from team-building and cookery socials to VIP dining theatre.
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Upcoming Events

BBC MasterChef finalist heads up our Cookery School!

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Anthony O’Shaughnessy has returned to his hometown to help thousands of people in the region to improve their cooking skills with weekday and weekend classes, private parties and corporate events at the Cookery School which is located above Blackfriars Restaurant.

He’ll now be teaching cooking styles from across the world including Vietnamese cooking, Chocolate making, Children’s cookery classes, Spanish tapas, French cooking, bread making, Thai cooking, Italian and Indian Street Food for beginners right through to more experienced chefs.

Prior to joining Blackfriars, Anthony worked for restaurants across the UK and was a former cookery tutor for Leeds Cookery School where he delivered cookery courses within Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. He took part in BBC’s MasterChef in 2018 and surprised the judges with his take on the North East classic, chicken parmo. He went on to reach the semi-finals cooking a US classic, Kentucky Derby and is now a regular guest judge on the programme.

Anthony, who now lives in Gateshead, will be working alongside the award-winning chefs at Blackfriars, which won the Taste of the North East accolade, has gained an AA Rosette and has listings in the Good Food and Hardens Guide’s.

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