Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan
Exhibitors - The Artisans and Producers Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2018

Book tickets to one of our amazing School of Artisan Food Adult Sessions. Please note: Adult tickets are £5 per Person with a limited number of tickets available, so make sure you do not miss out. Minimum age for the Adult session is 18 (for online bookings a one-off transaction fee of £2 applies).

School of Artisan Food Childrens sessions are bookable on the day only – Places allocated on a first come first served basis –  Limited spaces available we strongly advise booking early on the day.

The School of Artisan Food Adult Sessions

Adult sessions – £5 per session max. Limited spaces available.
Location: – The School of Artisan Food Marquee in the Market Place

Saturday 21 April

Sunday 22 April

10:30 am

Sausage making
with Farmer Sharp

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10:30 am

Sausage making
with Farmer Sharp

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11:45 pm

Cheese tasting
with Katy Fenwick

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11:45 pm

Cheese tasting
with Katy Fenwick

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1:00 pm

Steak cuts and tasting
with Farmer Sharp

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1:00 pm

Steak cuts and tasting
with Farmer Sharp

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2:15 pm

Cheese & butter making
with Katy Fenwick

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2:15 pm

Cheese & butter making
with Katy Fenwick

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3:30pm

Pizza making
with Ameena Nur

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3:30pm

Pizza making
with Ameena Nur

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The School of Artisan Food Kids Sessions

Children’s sessions – £1 per session max. Limited spaces available.
Location: – The School of Artisan Food Marquee in the Market Place

Saturday 21 April

Sunday 22 April

10:30 am Cheese making Katy Fenwick 10:30 am Cheese making Katy Fenwick
11:45 pm Pizza making Ameena Nur 11:45 pm Pizza making Ameena Nur
1:00 pm Ice cream making Katy Fenwick 1:00 pm Ice cream making Katy Fenwick
2:15 pm Dough balls Ameena Nur 2:15 pm Dough balls Ameena Nur
3:30pm Sausage making Farmer Sharp 3:30pm Sausage making Farmer Sharp
Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Meet the artisans
Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Ameena-Nur School of Artisan

Ameena Nur – Armed with a degree in Illustration, Ameena left Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art & Design in 2012. Since then she has worked for various companies, mostly taking on responsibilities that didn’t correspond to her degree. Two years ago, she decided to merge her love of sculpture and food and headed to The School of Artisan Food. Since graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking, Ameena has launched her micro-bakery in Scotland; Jeju’s Bakehouse- a venture supported by The Prince’s Trust. She aims to draw people together for their love of good food and to teach her skills to the next generation of bakers.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Farmer Sharp School of Artisan

Farmer Sharp – Having grown up on a farm in Cumbria, Andrew’s enthusiasm for artisanal butchery began at the age of 13 when he worked for a butcher who had his own farm and abattoir. During his career, he has run his own British Retail Consortium approved cutting plant selling Herdwick lamb and mutton, Galloway beef, naturally reared pink veal and air dried mutton to the UK, the EU and Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the Mutton Renaissance Campaign, inspired by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Katy Fenwick School of Artisan

Katy Fenwick – After ‘accidentally’ finding a job on Selfridges’ cheese counter after university, Katy moved quickly to run the cheese counter at the Manchester store. Following this, she found her niche amongst the best of British farmhouse cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy. What began as a ‘quick fix’ temporary job has since become an obsession. Katy has a wealth of dairy and British cheese knowledge which she shares through her teaching at The School of Artisan Food.

The School of Artisan Food Adult Sessions

Adult sessions – £5 per session max. Limited spaces available.

Location: – The School of Artisan Food Marquee in the Market Place

Saturday 21 April and Sunday  22 April

10:30 am

Sausage making
with Farmer Sharp

BOOK TICKETS

11:45 pm

Cheese tasting
with Katy Fenwick

BOOK TICKETS

1:00 pm

Steak cuts and tasting
with Farmer Sharp

BOOK TICKETS

2:15 pm

Cheese & butter making
with Katy Fenwick

BOOK TICKETS

3:30pm

Pizza making
with Ameena Nur

BOOK TICKETS

The School of Artisan Food Kids Sessions

Children’s sessions – £1 per session max. Limited spaces available.
Location: -The School of Artisan Food Marquee in the Market Place

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

10:30 am

Cheese making

Katy Fenwick

11:45 pm

Pizza making

Ameena Nur

1:00 pm

Ice cream making

Katy Fenwick

2:15 pm

Dough balls

Ameena Nur

3:30pm

Sausage making

Farmer Sharp

Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Meet the artisans
Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Ameena-Nur School of Artisan

Ameena Nur – Armed with a degree in Illustration, Ameena left Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art & Design in 2012. Since then she has worked for various companies, mostly taking on responsibilities that didn’t correspond to her degree. Two years ago, she decided to merge her love of sculpture and food and headed to The School of Artisan Food. Since graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking, Ameena has launched her micro-bakery in Scotland; Jeju’s Bakehouse- a venture supported by The Prince’s Trust. She aims to draw people together for their love of good food and to teach her skills to the next generation of bakers.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Farmer Sharp School of Artisan

Farmer Sharp – Having grown up on a farm in Cumbria, Andrew’s enthusiasm for artisanal butchery began at the age of 13 when he worked for a butcher who had his own farm and abattoir. During his career, he has run his own British Retail Consortium approved cutting plant selling Herdwick lamb and mutton, Galloway beef, naturally reared pink veal and air dried mutton to the UK, the EU and Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the Mutton Renaissance Campaign, inspired by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan, Katy Fenwick School of Artisan

Katy Fenwick – After ‘accidentally’ finding a job on Selfridges’ cheese counter after university, Katy moved quickly to run the cheese counter at the Manchester store. Following this, she found her niche amongst the best of British farmhouse cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy. What began as a ‘quick fix’ temporary job has since become an obsession. Katy has a wealth of dairy and British cheese knowledge which she shares through her teaching at The School of Artisan Food.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival - The School of Artisan

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD

Based on the beautiful Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire, The School is a registered charity dedicated to teaching skills in all aspects of sustainable and artisan food production.

From one-day taster sessions to advanced level masterclasses, courses cover subjects including baking and patisserie, cheesemaking, butchery and charcuterie, preserving and pickling, food business start-up, chocolate making and ice cream making.

For those wishing to become professional artisan bakers, the School offers a six-month, full-time Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking which is an externally accredited Food and Drink Qualification (FDQ). This course equips students with the essential baking skills and business knowledge needed to launch a successful artisan bakery, work in the baking industry or manage a bakery enterprise.

As a charity, the School works with voluntary organisations, schools and colleges, and community groups to provide opportunities to inspire and teach artisan food production skills.