If you hear lively conversation and laughter, and smell something utterly delicious, it means Cooks School of Food is open for business.
Found in the house’s original kitchens, this is the place where food is seasoned, seared, served and celebrated.
The fabulous kitchen, spacious and superbly equipped, comes complete with larder, a special game preparation area, and a bakery and pastry kitchen. Here acclaimed chefs host courses and masterclasses on everything from Malaysian curries to cakes and bakes.
With wine tastings and chocolate making, street food celebrations and bread baking, there is something for everyone. Learn to grow, cook, photograph or write about food. It is also the perfect place for a private celebration with a tasty twist.
The kitchen was by far one of the most important rooms of the house; the belly of the household. Carlton Towers’ kitchens were no different. They were manned by a large army of servants, who kept everything running smoothly. Conjure up images of the kitchens from Downton Abbey and you’ll have a good idea of what it was like at Carlton Towers.
Today, the school’s kitchens and facilities at Cooks are a careful merge of the beautifully restored original kitchens of the house and state-of-the-art facilities including AEG steam ovens and inductions hobs.
Chic and elegant, the Duchess’s Dining Room is the setting for a fine dining experience that you and your guests will long remember.
With room around the beautifully dressed table for 20 people, the exclusive and intimate atmosphere lends itself to conviviality and conversation.
Soak in the atmosphere of our English country house over drinks in the warm and inviting Housekeeper’s Sitting Room.
Enjoy a morning coffee and a magazine here or warm yourself in front of the fire with an after-dinner drink. It is the place to top and tail a perfect day at Carlton Towers.