Nigel holds these exclusive classes in his very own cookery school kitchen so you can enjoy the pleasure of cooking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All the equipment we use is similar to what you will find in domestic kitchens up and down the country so whatever you learn you can recreate in your own home.
We limit our class size to a maximum of 8 so it doesn’t matter whether you’re an accomplished cook or can only switch on a kettle, we have the time to teach everyone some new skills and give you the individual attention you deserve.
All our courses, whether it be a half day session or a full day course with lunch, are fully hands-on and at the end of the class you can take your dishes to enjoy at home.
The academy can be found nestled at the foot of the Humber Bridge in Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, within a Grade II listed building known as The Ropewalk. Hall’s Barton Ropery was an international name of excellence in the shipping and many other industries for 200 years. Hall’s Ropes made on the Barton site were used on all the major shipping lines and for the first ascent of Everest.
The factory was closed in 1989 and lay dormant until April 2000 when one fifth of the building was restored and opened as an arts centre housing 2 galleries, artists workshops, picture framing business and a Heritage Display. The centre currently attracts in excess of 20,000 visitors per year and is run by The Waterside Artists Co-operative.
In September 2005 the rest of the building was restored and is now home to 12 artist’s studios and 18 units being used for creative industries including digital, media, design and other related industries including a fantastic coffee shop and The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy.
The Academy is easily accessible by car, roughly an hours’ drive from Lincoln, Leeds, York and Sheffield with plenty of free parking. You can also reach us by train or bus, our nearest bus/rail station is Barton and the academy is a short walk away.
5 Ultimate Michelin Star Magic
8 Know Your Knives Full Day
10 East Meets West Full Day
10 Bitesize Basics Indian Takeaway 2 hour evening class
15 Pudding and Pie Full Day
16 Meat, Poultry and Game Galore Full Day
17 Hand Raised Pies, Pates and Terrines Full Day
19 Saturday Cookshop Full Day
22 Signature Fish Dish Half Day
23 Fish and Shellfish Extravaganza Full Day
5 Ultimate Michelin Star Magic
6 Traditional Italian Pasta Half Day
16 Saturday Cookshop Full Day
19 Italian Full Day
27 Chocolate and Sugarwork Full Day
28 Meat, Poultry and Game Galore Full Day
4 Hand Raised Pies, Pates and Terrines Full Day
5 Pudding and Pie Full Day
17 East Meets West Full Day
17 Bitesize Basics Indian Takeaway 2 hour class
18 Meat, Poultry and Game Galore Full Day
24 Know Your Knives Full Day
25 Signature Fish Dish Half Day
26 Fish and Shellfish Extravaganza Full Day
8 Ultimate Michelin Star Magic
11 Saturday Cookshop Full Day
14 Traditional Italian Pasta Half Day
15 Italian Full Day
16 Chocolate and Sugarwork Full Day
21 Meat, Poultry and Game Galore Full Day
The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy
Barton upon Humber