Hunters Academy of Food

Hunters is a family narrative where a passion for Norfolk, the culinary arts and hospitality merges with a devotion to learning, sustainability and food.

Cookery Skills Classes

Chocolate Courses

Patisserie classes

Bakery Classes

Welcome to our cookery school in the heart of rural Norfolk. Gary Hunter has run one of the world’s leading culinary schools for two decades based in central London, it boasts lots of celebrated alumni such as Jamie Oliver and Andrew Wong, and now Gary is bringing his expertise and experience to North Norfolk.

Hunters Academy of Food is dedicated to inspiring and guiding people to learn about hospitality, quality and sustainable ingredients to create delicious food. We offer a wide range of courses taught by outstanding tutors, in a unique environment within the grounds of our beautiful Home Farm House in North Norfolk.

Our courses are designed to suit the novice as well as advanced home cooks and professionals. If you want to take your culinary skills to another level, we have a course for you.

Gary and Nichola Hunter, Co-Founders & Directors.

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Cookery Courses

Come and join Gary as you make all you will need for those extra special Christmas baking treats.  This class will be a truly celebratory day of learning to bake all that is wonderful about a Norfolk Christmas.
This one-day practical Christmas Day lunch preparation course will have you planning and preparing the biggest celebratory meal of the year by creating the main preparation points for the day.
Have you ever dreamed about making chocolates? Come and join us on this full day course where we will cover the basic techniques that will provide you with the confidence to create your own personalised range of chocolate products.
The next stage of handmade chocolates is moulding. On this natural progression day, Seminar 1.1 will continue to establish the innovative techniques that will provide you with the knowledge to create your own personalised range of moulded chocolate products.
Learn how to prepare moulded and filled chocolate bars and snacking bars. Developed by Gary, this Introduction to Chocolate Bars recaps on tempering chocolate, preparing elegant moulded and hand dipped chocolate bars, adding flavours and textures, and hand dipping techniques.
Master professional chocolatier skills at Hunters Academy of Food. Designed by Gary, this two-day practical chocolate course builds upon the skills taught in the Introduction to Chocolate Seminars 1.0 and 1.1.
Try this energy-boosting course in making your own Granola to start your day. Packed with heart-healthy oats, seeds, nuts and berries, it's sure to taste good and make you feel good.
Try this sweet toothed half day course in making your own perfect macarons. Packed with tips to make the perfect confection every time, so that they are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, with delicious fillings and decorations.
The skill of artisan breadmaking is one of the most satisfying elements of the kitchen. And mastering the basic skills of bread making, learning about the ingredients and the skills in carefully kneading, proofing and shaping the dough is what this introduction to breadmaking is all about.

Our partners

Our current partners work closely with us for the benefit of our students and guests. They share our vision and philosophies for food, personal development and hospitality.