Rick Stein’s Cookery School

“I really think everyone cooks better at my cookery school”

Rick Stein
Join us at Rick Stein’s Cookery School where you’ll learn to cook with the freshest fish and other locally sourced ingredients to create culinary wonders here in Padstow.

Enjoy demonstrations from our expert chefs, hands-on cookery, and plenty of time to enjoy the fruits of your labour with unmatched views over the Camel Estuary, we’ll teach you how to create impressive dishes by Rick’s classic recipes and inspiration from his travels around the world.

We offer a range of cookery experiences, from one dish workshops and tasting evenings to four day courses and private courses or events for special celebrations and corporate get-togethers.

New Courses for 2024

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Private Events

Treat your guests to a private demonstration and dining experience.

Private Cookery Courses

Private cookery experiences for you and your guests to enjoy as a group.

Cookery School Gift Cards

Let friends and family choose their perfect cookery course with a Rick Stein gift card.

Where it all started

Rick started the Cookery School to give the chefs from The Seafood Restaurant a bit more intensive training, preparing and cooking fish and shellfish. As time went on we started running a few courses for aspiring cooks, which was an instant success with the public but the principle remains the same, teaching by chefs who really know what they’re doing.

Our recently refurbished kitchen from Howdens, designed with Jill Stein, ensures you still work with the very best equipment and learn new skills during your visit.


South West Tourism Awards

  • Gold for Best Learning Experience 2019
  • Silver for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience 2018
  • Silver for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience 2017
  • Silver for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience 2016
  • Bronze for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience 2015

Food Magazine’s Readers Awards

  • Best Cookery School 2016
  • Best Cookery School 2015

Rick Stein cookery school

Meet Nick Evans, our Head Chef Lecturer

Nick first joined our team in 2001 and what he doesn’t know about fish isn’t worth knowing. After working his way up to Head Chef at St Petroc’s Bistro, including a good few years as Sous Chef at our flagship, The Seafood Restaurant, he took the lead at our cookery school in 2016. His passion for seafood cookery is truly infectious.