For the second of our ‘Weekend With’ series, we are delighted to be welcoming Nina Parker, food writer, author and chef to The Cookery School this summer.

Nina draws her inspiration and unique style from the Mediterranean, having spent a large part of her childhood in the south of France. Her debut book, ‘NINA St Tropez – recipes from the South of France’ was published in 2014 and her second book, ‘NINA CAPRI – recipes from Italy’s Amalfi Coast’ follows in June this year. Nina’s food and style of cookery is classically Mediterranean: simple plates which celebrate only a few ingredients in each. Her bright, modern dishes follow a healthy, Italian-inspired ethos and are often found to be gluten and dairy free.

Having recently worked in some of London’s most prestigious restaurants including; L’Anima in Liverpool Street, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, The Ledbury, Locanda Locatelli and Bocca Di Lupo’s Gelupo, a weekend spent in The Cookery School with Nina promises to be full of fabulous flavours and inspiring cookery, while making the most of our organic summer produce from the Farm and Market Garden.

What is Involved?

FRIDAY: Check in to one of our beautifully restored Cotswold Holiday Cottages. Either take advantage of the hamper that awaits or we can book you in to our Farmshop Café for supper.

Please note that staying in our Daylesford accommodation is optional, while both the Saturday and Sunday activities are bookable both separately and as a package. Please click HERE for alternative rates.

SATURDAY: The day will start at 9.30am and will involve delicious cookery, demonstrations from Nina and of course the chance to eat together over a glass, or two, of wine from our sister estate CHÂTEAU LÉOUBE in Provence. Saturday evening is your own to make the most of, whether you might like to have supper at THE WILD RABBIT, in our Farmshop Café or simply relaxing in your cottage.

SUNDAY: Begin with a late morning guided walk around our Market Garden and Farm before joining Nina and the team at The Cookery School for a celebratory Sunday lunch ‘Chef’s Table’. After being welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, take a front row seat while Nina cooks a four-course menu of seasonal dishes, each showcasing the best organic produce from our Farm and Market Garden. Finish your day feeling relaxed by booking in for a treatment in our BAMFORD HAYBARN SPA.

Guests are welcome to stay with us on the Sunday evening, should your schedule allow.


  • £295pp: includes a full-day class and Sunday Chef’s Table
  • £495pp: includes a full-day class, Sunday Chef’s Table and twin/double occupancy
  • £595pp includes a full-day class, Sunday Chef’s Table and single occupancy

Tickets are available to book online here.

Although the cottages are shared, each bedroom enjoys its own bathroom.

Online bookings are for a full weekend, single occupancy. Should you wish to book either as a couple or for Cookery School activity only, please call us on 01608 731 620 or email The Cookery School at

Nina Parker Recipes

Nina Parker Daylesford Cookery School