Media Release: The Cookery School in Glasgow will officially launch its new premises on Thursday the 27th of March


THE Cookery School in Merchant city has been a celebrated institution in the Scottish food industry since 2001.

Over 25,000 people have attended courses at the school. This month the school moved to The Jacobean Corsetry Building in Merchant City, offering double the space and expanding its programme of courses and activities.

Besides providing children, adults and corporate clients with cooking skills and activities, The Cookery School has now also become a hub for food bloggers, young aspiring chefs and foodies as well as a centre for activity breaks including crafts and hobbies.

The new premises offers a number of bespoke rooms allowing various courses and activities to happen at the same time. For example, a cookery class will run alongside a cake decoration and sugarcraft class upstairs, while downstairs children will be learning to make cupcakes or chocolates and adults will be learning to sew.

The launch will take place on Thursday the 27th of March from 5pm to 8pm. The school has prepared a number of activities to show new visitors what they have in store for 2014: from cooking and breadmaking to baking, sugarcraft, chocolate and cocktail making demonstrations.

Owner, Brian Hannan, was the youngest-ever editor of the hospitality industry bible Caterer & Hotelkeeper, where he won a PPA Award for Campaign of the Year and oversaw the largest issue of any weekly magazine, a whopping 524 pages.

He launched the country’s first food festival, the Scottish Food Proms in Perth (and later Glasgow) and set up the Scottish Chefs Association which, with the help of the country’s top chefs, organised training courses around the country to promote the wealth of Scottish culinary talent.

He was also responsible for the Scottish Food Map Project which educated secondary school children about wealth of produce in Scotland and personally organised the Dinner for the Opening of the Scottish Parliament.

Brian Hannan says: “This is a very exciting time for us, the new premises are fantastic and we are now able to cater for a much higher number of people. I feel very lucky to have such fabulous job, seeing people gain the confidence through cooking is very rewarding.”

Media professionals, members of the industry and  those interested in learning more about the school’s new programme of activities are invited to attend the launch.

Availability is limited so please email to confirm attendance.

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Contact: Brian Hannan
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