Cookery courses -
'Simply Cooking in Harmony '
Harmony House Cookery
School approx 6 miles south of York in
North Yorkshire in the rural village of
Stillingfleet provides cookery days for
individuals, families, friends and
businesses of all ages and abilities. A
simple approach to cooking and
entertaining with confidence is our
Hilary Finney opened Harmony House
Cookery School in 2008 and developed the
'Simply Cooking'. style of cooking.
Hilary was trained at the Cordon Bleu
School of Cookery in London and has over
30 years experience cooking, catering
and teaching. This experience includes
cooking for celebrities, and corporate
events and at venues such as York
Minster, Carlton Towers, Selby abbey and
Mulgrave Castle. Cookery courses,
workshops and special days including hen
parties are all held by Hilary, so
students benefit directly from Hilary's
As a trained cook Hilary’s approach is
more familiar to a domestic or home
cooking background than to a chef in a
restaurant environment. The ‘Simply
Cook’ style uses basic recipes which can
be easily tweaked and adapted. Visitors
and students to Harmony House learn how
to produce stylish food, that is
deceptively easy to cook, for both
everyday meals and fine dining at home.
Why choose us?
We are different! Our students work
together around a large island, not in
individual units, cooking a variety of
dishes. This is more informal, less
intimidating and more fun. Cooking
together in this way means students see
other dishes being prepared, share new
ideas and recreate dishes they would not
want to attempt on their own.
As well as cookery workshops we hold
workshops with other specialist tutors
on a range of ‘lifestyle’ topics. This
includes flower arranging, cake icing &
patisserie, beauty therapists,
confidence coaches and craft skills to
beautify your home.
our course diary to find more
information on courses.
So that you can easily recreate the
dishes you learn to cook at Harmony
House we use easily found domestic
kitchen equipment and our surroundings
are a specially adapted country kitchen.
The perfect end to your time at Harmony
house Cookery School is sharing and
enjoying the dishes you have prepared
Harmony House Video
Individual courses and
workshops on various topics from
beginners cookery to fine dining,
all to cook and eat together and on most
courses take home the rewards.
days for a get together with friends or
Cook then share a meal together
sharing recipes and ideas. A mid week
day or evening booking has a minimum
number of 4 persons * . Curry, pasta and
Chinese cookery evenings are popular
with men, other options include
combining a food demonstration with
flower arranging or crafts. Special days
available at Harmony House or
One to One
tuition either at Harmony House
or at your own venue.
and business fun days can be
canapés and cocktails, baking, afternoon
tea (with china cups and saucers),
chocolates and cupcakes - at Harmony
House or an alternative venue.
Corporate away days for clients or teams
to produce a meal in a ready
steady cook style or pre - choosing
their dishes and then cooking and eating
Our bed & breakfast accommodation
allows people to travel from all areas
of the country to attend a course or
meet up for a special day.
We are an
approved food safety training
centre with CIEH or RSPH
for any businesses who need their staff
certified to handle food and can train
on site or off site
All the ingredients and refreshments are
included in the cost of the day, and you
will go away with a memento of your
experience. Then all you have to do is
sit back and enjoy and share the dishes
you have cooked in the peaceful
surroundings of Harmony House. We
guarantee you a memorable time.