Monday, 1 December 2014

Foodie Gift Vouchers.

Foodie gifts are always appreciated.  What is there not to like? Hartingtons School of Food loves giving people gift vouchers for our extensive range of artisan food & drink & cookery courses.  It's the perfect gift for any foodie and person who loves to create their own wonderful tasting food or drink at home. 

Gift voucher options

We like to give you the choice of how you buy your gift vouchers.  We can present you with an open gift voucher for any amount or course; this can be done by just giving us a call or dropping us an email.  If you would prefer to carry out the whole process online, why not have a look at the vouchers available through Paypal.  If you want to personalise your foodie gift, why not let us prepare you a unique personalised gift letter.  We are ready and look forward to your e-mail or call, so just get in touch.

courses@hartingtons.com
Tel: 01629888586

Cookery course - gift vouchers

We're OPEN!

If you looking for a unique food experience for yourself, friends or family we are open all the way through Christmas & over New Year.  Whether you are looking for a gift voucher or to buy a cooking or food experience.

So if you are looking at picking up a new cooking skill in 2015 whether it be learning:

Bread making
Brewing beer
Cookery courses
Baking
Foraging

Don't hesitate to get in touch & give us a call to learn a new skill in 2015 on 01629888586 or drop us an email: courses@hartingtons.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Chris & Julie

Cookery & artisan food and drink courses

Friday, 28 November 2014

Bakewell Christmas Weekend 2014

Bakewell Christmas Weekend arrives this weekend.

A great free family day out with loads of food stores dotted throughout Bakewell.

Come along to Hartingtons School of Food to see free demonstrations as well as artisan food stores in the historic Rutland Mews forecourt and inside in the School of Food. On the day there will be free demonstrations giving a flavour of what goes on inside the School of Food in Bakewell including a baking session on Saturday from a former Masterchef finalist.





On Sunday we will have a pasta making demonstration showing people the finer points of Italian home pasta making. You will also be able to buy handmade pizzas and biscuits fresh from the oven.

The doors of Hartingtons will be open both days from 10am to 4pm on both days. We look forward to welcoming you to our School of Food in the heart of Bakewell and to sharing some Christmas cheer.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Carsington Water Autumn Food Fair & Chocolate Extravaganza

There's a nip in the air. It's the perfect time for chocolate & chocolate tasting.  Carsington Water's food fair returns on Sunday the 19th October with an array of artisan food producers and our own unique chocolate trail.  Follow the chocolate trail around the food fair to find out what fantastic and unusual things that can be produced with the help of the wonderful coccoa bean.  At the end of our chocolate trail enter our free prize draw to win a fabulous chocolate hamper provided by artisan chocolatier Naughty & Nice from Bakewell.  

Entry to the Carsington Water Food Fair is free and doors will be open from 10am until 4pm but get their early to make sure you get the biggest choice and before the producers sell out.  Supplies are strictly limited.  Our artisan food producers will include:

Sunflower Bakery(artisan bread and other delicious bakery products)
Dad’s Bees (honey)
Elcocoa (chocolates, bespoke cakes and truffles)
Really Good Cheese Company (artisan cheese)
Fruit and Herb Company (unique dressings, dips and oils)
Fudge Glorious Fudge (hand made fudge)
Coriander Garden (cookery demos and Indian delights)
Smith Hall Organics (artisan pork pies and other meat products)
Greenside Deli (award winning chutneys and preserves)
Home Made Delights (hummus, dips, quiches and pasties)
Staffordshire Savoury Eggs (wide selection of savoury eggs)
Chocolate Tailor (truffles and chocolates)
Cossack Cuisine (Russian sweet and savoury delights)
Cottage Delight (biscuits, jams, chutneys)
Jaquest Smokehouse (smoked meats, cheese, fish....)
Ethelbellys (cheesecakes)
Splatz (ice cream)
The Chefs Pantry (gourmet Italian food)
The Original Cake Company (gift boxed cakes)
Mrs Bishops Doggy Deli (food treats for man's best friend)
Mainsail Restaurant (delicious hot and cold food)
Hartingtons of Bakewell (Artisan Food and Drink Courses, proving baskets, breadmaking kits, dough scrapers, cheese moulds)

......and lots more!!

The chocolate trail will include delights such as:

"Will have some patterned chocolate boxes and chocolate shoes for unique gifts; Scottie dog lollies; freshly-made Amaretto truffles; freshly made Champagne truffles; dark chocolate chilli leaves; single origin 75% Tanzanian chocolate mini slabs; and lots of other chocolate treats including chocolate mice (as pictured).  More items being made tomorrow!"

"Anyway products that im bringing are all different flavoured truffles, (or chocolate treasures as I call them!) And a few christmassy bits and pieces. Also fancy diabetic chocolates, chocolate christmas puddings, and gourmet chocolate 'teacakes'.  "

"We will have Malteser cheesecake, Raspberry & white choc & mandarin & white choc cheesecakes. "
And even something for your pooch!

"We have Chocolate Eclaws on the stand on Sunday :-)" - Mrs Bishops Doggy Deli
  
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

'Funky' Preserving Course

It's the season when suddenly we have a glut of autumn fruits and vegetables in the garden, but winter approaches.  What do I do with all that lovely fresh produce?  The answer is simple...preserve the flavours and then enjoy all it's wonderful goodness later in the year.

Heat preserving course
We have a very different preserving course with internet  sensation Alexis Gabriel also known as the French Guy Cooking.  Alexis will show you how to use heat preserving to preserve a whole meal in a jar that can last up to a year in a jar.  Home cooked food in a jar that is ready to reheat.

Preserving Course



Thursday, 7 August 2014

Great British Bake Off - "Gets Baking"

The institution that is the Great British Bake Off returned for series 5 last night with it's cast of starry eyed amateur bakers being put through their baking paces.

Hartingtons has been fortunate to have had 2 contestants from the series to share their baking expertise with keen bakers.  Danny Bryden a semi-finalist in series 3 wowed the GBBO fans & Hartingtons with her savoury strudel and more recently Howard Middleton showed the great british public just what you can do with a range of innovative and gluten free products.

Howard fans and GBBO fans a like are invited to a days baking at Hartingtons and find out all about 'Custardgate' first hand and learn to bake some Fabulous Festive Bakes.

Baking with experts