The Spinney Experience

Take a look at our exciting course calendar with its monthly changing themes. Once you have chosen your desired day, here is a little insight into what is in store.

Your day at the Spinney School of Fine Food begins at 10.00am with refreshments and homemade cakes or biscuits. The hands-on class of your choice will commence at 10.30 followed by mid-morning aperitifs and appetizers. Concluding with a three-course lunch served in the working kitchen or weather permitting on the terrace.

Lunch will usually consist of the demonstrated dishes or those prepared by the students and will always be accompanied by fine wine and homemade bread.

At the Spinney only the finest seasonal ingredients are used, locally sourced wherever possible including organic produce from the kitchen garden.

Ali Stevenson - The Spinney Experience


  • What a wonderful day! Excellent food, top notch tuition and good company. I'm definitely coming back to another course!

    Virginia Turner

  • If Cookery Schools gained Michelin Stars - 'The Spinney deserves one already'

    Ian Ramsden

  • Success! Never made an edible loaf before in my life. Thank you Ali - A miracle worker! Loved my day, can't recommend you enough!

    Charlotte Mawhood

  • Delicious Food! An Amazing Experience! Thank you so much! The fantastic wine we drank was just the icing on the cake of an already fantastic meal! I'm definitely going to persuade my husband to come along to one your days!

    Alison Jenner

  • Great Food - Great Wine - Great Company. What could be better?!

    John Lightwood

  • Wonderful - Fab - Great! Thank you so much for our fantastic day away from the office! See you next year!

    Secretaries at Biomedical Sciences – University of

  • Ali, What can I say?! I had such an amazing day! Thank you so very much I loved every minute of it! I wish cooking was always this relaxing! See you soon!

    Teresa Lees