Hilary Finney was trained at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and has over 30 years’ experience of cooking and teaching, and has run courses at Harmony House for 10 years. The kitchen in Harmony House has been specially adapted to create a homely relaxed learning environment you can identify with and cooking around a large central island allows you communicate together share ideas and have fun.  

Our cookery activity workshops are designed for you to come as a private group of between 4 and 12 persons and you will cook together around a large central island in a homely and relaxed atmosphere. You can choose your own date, time, fellow students and dishes to cook. You can either eat the food together in our conservatory or take it home to eat later. Weekday classes only have a minimum of 4 persons and weekends 6 persons

The activity workshops can cover specific themes such as baking pastry and bread making which you will take home, or can be meals in minutes, novice, Curries and Chinese, pasta making and Italian, vegetarian or men’s cookery which you can eat together as a buffet or take home. You can also choose your own menu of dishes you always wanted to cook but never had the confidence. Workshops last approximately 3 hours and include all ingredients, recipe packs and light refreshments. 

You can also book an activity session for a children’s party, hen or stag day, business away day or work with us and personal development company for a management leadership event.  

Home tuition is also available for one to one or groups at a venue of your choice

Harmony House is situated in the small rural village of Stillingfleet 6 miles south of York where you will find the perfect antidote to City life.

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