School of Rural Food

There can be no one in the world more deserving the title of Mr Pork Pie than Master Baker, Mr Stephen Hallam.

Celebrity baker Stephen managed the direction of Dickinson & Morris at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray for 25 years. He has a passion for food and is a true ambassador - not just for pork pies but for the town of Melton Mowbray too. He has an infectious enthusiasm and often appears on TV and radio waxing lyrical about the importance of Britain's regional food heritage; he now hosts 'Bakers Dozen', his own radio show on Food FM.

A baker by profession, he has quite literally worked his way around the world - three times! Having spent time as Head Pâtissier on the QE2, he has also worked in Germany and Spain.

He is Chairman of Judging at the World Bread Awards in both the UK and the USA, Past President of the British Confectioners' Association, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and a member of the British Society of Baking.

He has received the Country Land & Business Association's Award for Outstanding Service to the British Food Industry and won numerous industry awards including the prestigious City & Guilds Silver Medal for Breadmaking and, The Daily Telegraph once voted him 'The Nicest Man in England' … for Outstanding Customer Service.

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Cakes, Scones and Sweet Treats - 1 participant, 1 partner

£318.00 - 1 nights, 1 experiences - 2 adults + 0 children

August 13th -14th 2022 - 1 or 2 nights. Fancy yourself on the next episode of ‘Bake Off’ or just want to thrill your friends and family? Join us for this fun and informative course. Exploring the core techniques used by professional bakers you will leave with new skills, knowledge and some amazing cakes. This package is for 2 people sharing a twin or double room. 1 participating in the course with 1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal. 1 person 1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal. Add in Friday night ( price inclusive of dinner and breakfast) to make a 2 night break.

Perfect Pies - 1 participant, 1 partner

£318.00 - 1 nights, 1 experiences - 2 adults + 0 children

November 19th-20th 2022. Melton Mowbray Pork Pies are considered to be the pork pie against which all other pork pies are judged. This unique break includes making, baking and taking home your own pork pie, celebrates Melton Mowbray’s title as the Rural Capital of Food and gives an introduction to the best that Melton has to offer. This package is for 2 people sharing a twin or double room. 1 participating in the course with 1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal. 1 person 1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal. Add in Friday night ( price inclusive of dinner and breakfast) to make a 2 night break.

Perfect Pies - 2 participants

£469.00 - 1 nights, 1 experiences - 2 adults + 0 children

19th-20th November 2022. Melton Mowbray Pork Pies are considered to be the pork pie against which all other pork pies are judged. This unique break includes making, baking and taking home your own pork pie, celebrates Melton Mowbray’s title as the Rural Capital of Food and gives an introduction to the best that Melton has to offer. This package is for 2 people sharing a twin or double room, both participating in the course plus 1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal. Add in Friday night ( price inclusive of dinner and breakfast) to make a 2 night break.

Cakes, Scones and Sweet Treats - 2 participants

£469.00 - 1 nights, 1 experiences - 2 adults + 0 children

August 13th-14th 2022. Fancy yourself on the next episode of ‘Bake Off’ or just want to thrill your friends and family? Join us for this fun and informative course. Exploring the core techniques used by professional bakers you will leave with new skills, knowledge and some amazing cakes. This package is for 2 people sharing a twin or double room, both participating in the course plus 1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal. Add in Friday night ( price inclusive of dinner and breakfast) to make a 2 night break.
Terms & Conditions

Participant guidelines

•Minimum age: 18

•The experience content, equipment used, and restrictions may vary

Availability

Available on selected dates throughout the year as advertised.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability and minimum numbers per course.

What about insurance?

Leicestershire Promotions Ltd, the organisers and promoters and all venues used hold public liability insurance. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.