Dudwell Cookery School
Dudwell Cookery School

Welcome to Dudwell School

Dudwell School is set in the heart of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It is run by Caroline Waldegrave,  the founding Principal, and former Managing Director and co- owner of Leiths School of Food and Wine, on whose board she remains. Caroline is the author of many cookery books including the Leiths Cookery Bible which was written with Prue Leith. Many of the recipes cooked will be taken from the Leiths Bible.

Dudwell farm

Dudwell Field Farm is the Waldegrave family home and you are warmly invited to join Caroline in her purpose built brand new professional kitchen for a week learning how to cook for pleasure. You will acquire this essential life skill, and have fun at the same time. The course runs for five days and is designed both for guests with little cookery experience and for those who want to refresh or develop their cooking skills. You will learn the basic techniques and how to use them to produce a range of interesting and delicious recipes.

The plan is that we cook in the morning, eat the lunch we have made, enjoy the afternoon relaxing and then cook supper from 4.30 or thereabouts. The afternoon can be more constructive if preferred and we can arrange bridge, tennis, painting, snooker and creative writing classes for a small extra cost. We will eat our meals together in the summer house.

We also offer short bespoke courses as requested. These can be for a group wanting to learn a specific skill such as game cookery, working with chocolate, fish, sauces or knife skills. They can be for anything from a morning through to 5 days and can take place during the week or at weekends. Simply e-mail Caroline to discuss your ideas.

Recipe packs, aprons and all equipment will be provided.


Dudwell School Ltd
Dudwell Lane  
Nr Bath



Company number 07769954


07860 123 827

Butternut Squash Salad
Salmon with new potatoes
Dudwell School is a founder member of the Independent Cookery School Association
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