Dudwell Cookery School
Dudwell Cookery School

Welcome to Dudwell School


Dudwell Cookery School has been offering residential cookery courses in the heart of the beautiful Mendip Hills in Somerset, near Bath, since 2013.  It is owned and run by Caroline Waldegrave, the founding Principal, former Managing Director and co-owner of Leiths School of Food and Wine.


The emphasis at Dudwell is on having fun, while also learning an essential life skill.  Taking place in a purpose-built professional kitchen beside Caroline’s stunning family home, the school specialises in short residential cookery courses (non-residential option is also available).

You will benefit from Caroline’s vast knowledge, experience and passion for food as she teaches you an array of fundamental cookery techniques.  Participants not only create interesting and delicious dishes to share, but also enjoy a relaxing break in an idyllic country setting near Bath, with plenty of recreational activities available for when you are not in the kitchen.


We are also delighted to be able to offer our professional kitchen for hire, to event caterers or those wishing to host their own cookery classes.

Click on the links below to find out more.


Scheduled Courses


Dudwell School’s main offering is a 3 or 4 day practical cookery course.  Several dates are scheduled for 2024 which you can book now.  The course is designed for guests with little cookery experience, as well as for those wanting to refresh or develop their cooking skills. 


Maximum 8 participants, residential or non-residential.


Bespoke Courses


Caroline can also tailor a completely bespoke course around specific skills you'd like to master, such as making bread, fresh pasta, fish and seafood amongst many others.  Courses can take place on a weekday or weekend, and for between a morning to five days.


For groups of up to 8 people - all ages are welcome.


Kitchen Hire


We are now able to offer Dudwell School’s fully-equipped professional kitchen for hire to event caterers or for external cookery lessons (up to 8 people, residential or non-residential). 


Hiring the kitchen can be done on a weekly, weekend, day or half-day basis.




Dudwell School Ltd, Dudwell Lane, Chewton Mendip, Bath, Somerset BA3 4ND  Ι  Tel: 07860 123827

www.dudwellschool.com  Ι  bookings@dudwellschool.com  Ι  Company Number 0776954

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