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News Release - Issued by Bettys Cookery School

Bettys Cookery School Offers Keen Cooks Michelin Star Tips from Frances Atkins

Bettys award-winning Cookery School is announcing an exclusive series of seasonal demonstrations with the Michelin-starred chef Frances Atkins of The Yorke Arms - nationally recognised as one of the country’s top restaurants.

Frances, a fellow of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, and one of only six female Michelin-starred chefs in the UK, will be presenting her first class with the support of tutors at the Harrogate-based School, on Tuesday March 24, 2015.

The demonstration, called “Cooking and Conversation with Frances Atkins – Spring,” will feature a Michelin-Star main dish with versatility, created with local, seasonal ingredients. Running between 10am and 2pm, the class includes lunch of a taster plate designed by Frances, followed by a Bettys dessert.

Head of Bettys Cookery School, Emma Wray said: “We are so proud and thrilled to offer all keen cooks countrywide this new, exciting and unique opportunity to gain new inspiration and techniques from Frances and the Bettys Cookery School team.

“With only 24 places available per demonstration, we are anticipating much interest and so we are encouraging early booking. To reserve a place or to receive a copy of our brand new annual Cookery School calendar out today (Wednesday January 28), please get in touch with us on 01423 814016 or via “

Frances Atkins added: “I feel very privileged to be working with Bettys Cookery School where quality, style and consistency are an inspiration and pleasure.”

The Yorke Arms, at Ramsgill in Nidderdale has been awarded a Michelin Star every year since 2003. As well as growing her own herbs and vegetables in the garden of the Restaurant, Frances is passionate about fresh, local seasonal produce.

Three further demonstrations are currently planned with Frances for Summer, Autumn and Winter at the School on June 23, September 15 and December 1, priced at £95 per person.

For further Press information, interviews with Frances/the Cookery School team, professional images or to discuss a place with compliments at one of Frances’ demonstrations, please contact Laura Crisp on 01423 814000 or at

For more information about The Yorke Arms, visit