at l'école des gourmands heureux – the school of happy eaters!

We offer regional French and Tuscan cooking, plus pizza-making in our wood-fired oven. There will also be special workshops showcasing regional produce and great Hunter Valley chefs and winemakers, as well as guest chefs from around the country who will teach a variety of cuisines and techniques.

Classes are for groups 8 to 20 and commence at 10.00am with a glass of breakfast wine or coffee if you so desire. A hands on demonstration by our leading chef's will take you course by course through the preparation of our lunch, focusing on local produce fresh on the day.

We prepare four courses and sit for lunch around 1.00pm ready to feast on our mornings work.

The school caters for private and corporate groups, weekends and weekdays can easily be arranged, and menus and matching wines can be designed to suit everyone.

The classes can be as fun or as serious as you like, and are also perfect for team building and groups of friends who just want to enjoy a great day in the Hunter Valley.

Organising a class for family, friends, or work colleagues couldn't be easier. To discusss your individual requirements, drop us a line [email protected] or call on 02 9569 0418.


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"the best staff party ever".......

was the unanimous decision by the Team at Penrith Personnel.


"After 21 years in the business, we have hosted scores of functions for our staff but have never had a reaction like we did after taking them to the Millfield Hall Cooking School. The entire team thoroughly enjoyed their day and are still talking about it weeks later! It was really amazing to see how such a diverse group, with varying levels of culinary expertise, had such a wonderful time creating a meal that could only be described as outstanding. We worked in pairs, with each 'station; cooking a course. however, we also had the opportunity to observe critical stages at other stations so that we were able to recreate the meal at home."

"We throughly recommend this as a fun, informative, value for money experience in a glorious location in the Hunter Valley. We will definitely go back."

Nicki Kite

Managing Director

Penrith Personnel


"Millfield Hall Cooking School was the best staff function I have ever been to. We were made to feel at home and the recipes were easy to follow, and tasted better than any restaurant meal I have ever had, and we cooked it!"