Does your cookery school offer a unique experience?

GREATEST BRITISH Cookery School Experiences‘ create unique gifts for aspiring gourmands who are seeking a memorable event for themselves or their loved ones.

Promoted via GREATEST BRITISH ‘GourmetXperiences’,  leading gift providers to corporates and gourmet consumers UK wide. Exclusive providers of experiences to Lakeland Retail LTD 600K+ myLakeland members; Take Time Business Gifts 1m+ subscribers; alongside our own ‘’ members totalling over 10K high end lifestyle consumers.

Working closely with some of the leading hospitality providers UK wide, including cookery schools, each partner must deliver exceptional experiences, which are in turn promoted to our high-end aspiring consumer focused customer base. Creating unique ‘GourmetXperiences’ – one of the fastest growing gift markets in the UK.

‘GREATEST BRITISH Cookery School GourmetXperiences‘ make unique gifts for aspiring gourmands who are seeking a memorable event for themselves or their loved ones.

Selecting only those cookery school destinations who create and deliver a unique, immersive and memorable experience with a focus on excellence, underpinned by practicing and promoting sustainability, seasonal ingredients and fresh, British produce. We work in association with our partners at the Independent Cookery School Association “ICSA’ who are the only official accreting body for private cookery schools in the UK, operated as a Not-for-profit membership body.

Our highly competitive membership packages are designed to connect your cookery school with our extensive customer base of aspiring cooks and gourmands, as well as giving you access to our range of hospitality marketing services, and exclusive events hosted at your own school or at our partner destinations including Lakeland Retail Stores UK wide,. Supported by our media partner opportunities with titles including Delicious Magazine, Food & Travel, The Sunday Express and The Telegraph.

Membership packages available, including zero commission on sales.


What is a ‘Cookery School GourmetXperience’?

At Greatest British we celebrate the diversity of British produce, chefs, skills and hospitality.
A ‘Cookery School GourmetXperience’ is one that best reflects and represents your business, pushing the boundaries to create your ultimate ‘signature experience’. Not just a cookery course, but one of exception which celebrates the best of British food, hospitality and diversity of cuisines, bringing something extra to the table. Adding a metaphorical ‘ingredient’ to create an experience that ‘informs, educates or inspires’ the recipient, creating memories for life. For example:

  • Chef Table interactive experience, matched with wines hosted by your Head Chef tutor or guest chef
  • Fully immersive skills based/Masterclass course with interactive lunch/dinner.
  • Guest chef course with TV/Masterchef/Bake-off Winner.
  • Overnight residential course with an educational and fun gourmet experience.
  • Half/or full day ‘signature courses’ which capture your cookery schools specialisms.

Greatest British Collection 2020: Cookery School
Throughout this year, we will be drawing together a collection of the best of British hospitality, focusing on cookery experiences.
Operated by selection only on a ‘membership’ basis, partnering with ICSA, the Independent Cookery School Association.
Each member receives extensive support across our lifestyle media network. Including:

  • Cookery School profile on our consumer website, celebrating your unique elements, written by a professional food writer.
  • Experience profile and product listings on
  • Social media promotion across our dedicated Greatest British Cookery Schools channels.
  • National press and media.
  • Membership Packages include zero commission options on all GourmetXperience redemptions
  • Promoted to over 1/4 million foodie consumers!
  • % of profits donated to industry & public charities chosen by contributors.
  • Accreditations via ICSA for academic and lifestyle based courses.
    Cookery Schools who also host academic courses alongside residential and professional qualifications, can also be accredited via our parters at ICSA.

Supported by: The Daily Express, Daily Telegraph and Metro along with ‘S’ Magazine reaching millions of readers. On-going support from delicious Magazine, Food and Travel Magazine, GREAT BRITISH Guide,  Lakeland retail amongst others on-line.

Pro-active National marketing support as part of you schools’ membership.

Greatest British Cookery Schools also benefit from being part of the ‘’ consumer membership exposure and added benefits. See separate tab.

Enquire about Greatest British Cookery School selection here


Exclusive access to our aspiring consumer members is achieved via our GREATEST BRITISH Lifestyle Gourmet Club.

Consumer members receive access to exclusive cookery courses, experiences, chefs table evenings as well as overnight learn and stay experiences.
Supported by leading brands including: Lakeland Retail, Take-Time-Out, Robert Welch Design. Delicious Magazine. Best Loved Hotels. CKBK recipe platform et al.

As a member of the Greatest British Cookery Schools collection, you are able to promote additional content to our membership via regular E-newsletters, and our twice yearly printed members magazines.

Loadable Gift Cards & Gift Certificates: Accepted by all members, encouraging additional spend by consumers, with zero % commission on redemptions made at member schools. Ask for details.

Our aims are simple. We celebrate and support Greatest British lifestyle businesses, focusing on accredited* cookery schools, chefs, restaurants, hotels and lifestyle brands – each encompassing the diversity of British Hospitality.


Deliver increased exposure to your cookery school and lifestyle business activities.
Grow overall consumer awareness of your unique offerings.
Drive new sales to members across all media channels.
Support the diversity and sustainability of British hospitality, producers and related charities.


Sourcing regionally
✔Support British produces & suppliers.
Showcasing high animal welfare and organic farming.
✔Service Standards ‘beyond the standard’
Focusing on ‘exceptional experience led customer services’.

*Industry recognised by awards, guides and consumer recognition. 

The Greatest British Cookery Schools Collection


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