Gretchen Winter’s lifelong dream of a cookery school at the farm where she grew up became a reality in 2016. The impressive result can be put down to her combined experience of running restaurants & events plus teaching children to cook in schools through her company Jack & Maddie.
Located at Netherstreet Farm, home to her family since 1889, it’s a beautiful space in a rural setting. ‘I want to make cookery classes affordable – a place for people rather than chefs. It’s all about demystifying cooking and using ingredients that are readily available locally.’
The spacious cookery school has 8 stations fitted with domestic appliances, so it feels like a home from home. There’s a dedicated demo room and two conference rooms with a smaller breakout room. Perfect for off-site meetings, team building or large parties.
‘We have classes focusing on global flavours like Indian, Moroccan, Spanish, Italian or Korean and ‘Cook from Scratch’ is perfect for beginners. A popular event is ‘Cook & Dine’ where people get help cooking their meal & then stay and enjoy it without needing to wash up. Holiday clubs and Birthday Parties are also in demand.’
At £25 for a demo and starting from £35 for a class including your meal it’s a steal!
Gretchen and her husband Matthew are also focusing on Galloway Beef Production and the meat is now available at www.netherstreetfarm.co.uk
I grew up in Netherstreet and our backdrop was the beautiful rolling hills of Roundway which my family farmed as part of the Crown Estate. After spending time working abroad and in London I returned to Devizes in the early 2000’s and it really felt like I was coming home. Now I have actually moved back into the farmhouse with my own family I get to work on the farm and in my cookery school and the view is once again the backdrop to my life.
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Both Adults and Children's classes are held regularly. As well as Holiday clubs. See website for more details
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