Welcome to The Olive Tree Cookery School
Set in the beautiful Purbeck hills of Dorset, The Olive Tree Cookery School is ideally located for those wishing to combine culinary instruction, with a relaxing break. Just a few miles from the historic village of Corfe Castle and the stunning Jurassic coastline, there are opportunities for sightseeing and invigorating coastal walks for those with enough energy after a day in the kitchen! Local stables can organise hacks over the heath and evening rides on the beach.
If you've received a gift voucher for the cookery school, & are still choosing your course, the 2024 timetable is now available to view on the course page. We bring together the best local, fresh ingredients along with brilliant tuition. Our courses are hands-on and intimate, with a maximum of 6 students per course, and if there isn't a date to suit you, just let us know & we can add another!
Giuseppe is available as a 'private' chef for party catering, whether it be in your own home or for a 'Chef's Table' at the cookery school. Please call for menus, prices & availability.
Should you wish to stay overnight, we have carefully hand-picked some local accommodation to suit everyone's taste.
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