“This book, like the Lake District out of which it comes, is in a class of its own.”


A wonderful experience for food lovers, bringing you a fabulous journey through workshops, with real down to earth, unpretentious, practical recipes and ideas. A chance to take time out with family or friends and enjoy a culinary pamper.

Food and Company demonstrators, Joan and Margaret will guide you through this unique day which begins with coffee at 10.30 am followed by the cookery demonstration at 11.00 am. Throughout the demonstration you will have an opportunity to taste lots of delicious foods relating to the theme of the day, together with the dishes we produce and there will be a specially compiled recipe card for you to take home. Afterwards you can relax in the beautiful surroundings of Mirehouse with an aperitif, followed by a freshly prepared buffet lunch.

Please note the times may vary on some courses, please check individual days. Crossed out dates, like this, are fully booked.

All of the new course dates are now available to book online or with the downloadable booking form. Margaret and Joan are looking forward to a new season of demonstrations and to welcome everyone back to the Garden Hall, Mirehouse.

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Find out more on all our courses below.
Book online or give us a ring.

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Or download and print our PDF programme.
With postal booking form attached.

Courses and Products

  • The Food & Company Cook Book


    All about real honest cooking, drawing on years of experience in catering and cookery demonstrations alongside a great appreciation for local Cumbrian produce. With seasonal ideas to take you through a year of cooking, The Food & Company Cook Book is a font of knowledge for home cooks of all ages.

  • Kitchen Suppers

    From: £50.00

    Updated Course

    Create reliable and stylish no fuss, flavoursome favourite dishes for family and friends alike.


    • Wed 27th April 2022
    • Fri 29th April 2022

    Course fully booked, to join the waiting list please contact us.

  • Fish – No Bones!

    From: £50.00

    Keep fish on the menu with these seasonal recipes and no fuss approach to quick and tasty dishes.


    • Fri 20th May 2022

  • The Great British Tea Party

    From: £40.00

    Join us at this unique Tea Party with a glass of fizz and afternoon tea.

    Home-baking competitions, also tips and secrets from an expert home baker and judge Gillian Potts.


    • Wed 29th June 2022

  • Ladies who Lunch with Shill’s of Cockermouth

    From: £70.00

    A tutored wine tasting of Italian wines by Nick Shill, followed by a “Cicheti” style summer lunch.

    Designated driver advisable.


    • Fri 1st July 2022

    Course fully booked, to join the waiting list please contact us.

  • Hot and Spicy!

    From: £50.00

    Recipes which bring a little heat to the table.


    • Thu 8th September 2022

  • Taste of Cumbria

    From: £50.00

    Great recipes & a celebration of flavours based on some of Cumbria’s finest produce.

    A collection of firm favourites.


    • Wed 14th September 2022
    • Fri 16th September 2022

    Course fully booked, to join the waiting list please contact us.

  • Zuppa – A Celebration of Soups

    From: £50.00

    A day to extend your repertoire & discover the versatility of homemade soups with the addition of easy recipes for delicious yeast free breads.


    • Wed 5th October 2022

  • Bread Making Day with Food Historian Ivan Day

    From: £50.00

    Join historian Ivan Day on a remarkable day of ancient breads.


    • Fri 28th October 2022

  • Christmas Wines with Small Plates by Shill’s of Cockermouth


    Nick and Wendy Shill have chosen another super six Christmas Wines to enjoy with a Festive tapas style lunch.


    • Sun 6th November 2022

    Course fully booked, to join the waiting list please contact us.

  • A Magical Christmas Afternoon Tea Party

    From: £45.00

    Joan & Margaret will demonstrate a few of their favourite things. Festive recipes & seasonal flowers plus a fabulous afternoon tea.


    • Thu 10th November 2022
    • Fri 11th November 2022
    • Wed 16th November 2022
    • Thu 17th November 2022
    • Wed 23rd November 2022
    • Fri 25th November 2022

    Course fully booked, to join the waiting list please contact us.

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