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 day. Food and Company can accommodate “up to thirty guests” so there is a great opportunity to mingle with others throughout the day.

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.

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Courses and Events

  • Cook Now, Eat Later!

    From: £45.00

    Updated Course

    Recipes for busy people to prepare ahead of time, then heat and eat later!


    • Fri 26th April 2019
    • Wed 1st May 2019
    • Fri 3rd May 2019

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

  • A Feast of Fish with Fyne Fish of Cockermouth

    From: £45.00

    Sharon is back with another net of fresh fish for us to cook and serve.


    • Wed 15th May 2019

  • The Great British Tea Party

    From: £35.00

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

    Homebaking competitions, also tips and secrets from an expert home baker and judge Gillian Potts.


    • Wed 26th June 2019

  • Vegetables Galore & Historic House

    From: £45.00

    Updated course

    Tasty vegetarian dishes, salads and much more, using seasonal vegetables.

    After lunch enjoy the opportunity to visit the historic Mirehouse.


    • Wed 10th July 2019
    • Wed 17th July 2019

  • Ladies who Lunch with Shill’s of Cockermouth

    From: £60.00

    A tutored wine tasting of “New Trend” wines followed by a two course vegetarian lunch. Designated driver advisable.


    • Fri 19th July 2019

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

  • Hot & Spicy!

    From: £45.00

    Recipes which bring a little heat to the table.


    • Thu 19th September 2019
    • Fri 20th September 2019

  • Continental Confectionery: From a city on the Rhine in Switzerland

    From: £45.00

    Bob Winterflood and John Bryson demonstrate wonderful torten, patisserie and truffles.


    • Fri 27th September 2019

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

  • Eastern Flavours with Jah Powell

    From: £45.00

    Delicious canapes and small bites for casual entertaining.


    • Fri 11th October 2019

  • Historic Ice Creams & Jellies with Ivan Day

    From: £45.00

    Join food historian Ivan Day on a remarkable day of recreating spectacular historical jellies and ice creams.


    • Fri 25th October 2019

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

    From: £60.00

    A tutored wine tasting by Shill's of Cockermouth. Specially selected wines to enjoy with a Festive style tapas lunch.


    • Sun 3rd November 2019

  • A Magical Christmas Afternoon Tea Party

    From: £40.00

    Enjoy a new demonstration of seasonal flowers and festive recipes, plus a fabulous afternoon tea.


    • Thu 14th November 2019
    • Fri 15th November 2019
    • Fri 22nd November 2019
    • Fri 29th November 2019

  • Christmas Door Garlands in the Garden Hall

    From: £80.00

    Make a beautiful door garland for the Festive Season.


    • Fri 24th May 2019

  • Gift Voucher £45


    Indulge someone special with a food experience to remember!

  • Coming Up in 2020

    • The Great British Tea Party
    • Taste of Cumbria
    • Summer Wines & Lunch

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