Seasoned was founded in 2010 by Clare Major, and is located in the beautiful grounds of the privately owned, Catton Hall Estate.

We work with over 15 freelance chefs, all with different culinary expertise. Their passion and drive for their respective cuisines allows all those who attend a course to get some great tips and tricks.

Alongside the fabulous chefs, there is also a small team of administration, marketing staff and ‘kitchen fairies’ working to make your day seamless.

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Our Chefs

We work with chefs from across the UK, all whom share our ethos and have different culinary specialities.

This allows us to bring you a range of different cuisines taught with flair and passion.  Learn more about our chefs here.

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Clare Major

Clare Major

Clare is the founder of Seasoned Cookery School. Clare is passionate about inspiring people with food and creating memorable experiences for everyone who passes through the Seasoned door.

Clare focuses on running the marketing side of the business. However Clare can always be relied on to be chief taster, tea & coffee maker and swaps her computer for her washing up gloves at the drop of a hat!

chocolate pudding made by Beca Lyne-Pirkis

Angela Stevens

Angela joined the team in 2020 as Office Manager. As a full-time member of the team, she looks after all our bookings and customer enquiries.

She can also be found helping out on course days and is always happy to be a taster.

Tania Spooner

Tania Spooner

Tania started working for Seasoned in 2013 and has now established herself as queen of the kitchen!

Tania hosts course days looking after chefs and customers with enthusiasm and keeps the Seasoned kitchen looking spotless throughout the year.

Bowl of Chocolate Macarons

Beth McGuckin

Beth joined the Seasoned team, to host course days, back in 2019.

In her previous life she was a chef at the Fig & Olive so brings with her a wealth of food knowledge and an enthusiasm to ensure our days are delivered well.

Caroline Westcott

Caroline Westcott

Caroline started working for Seasoned in 2015.

She is now a vital member of the ‘kitchen fairy’ team looking after all of our customers with enthusiasm, ensuring everyone has a fun filled day

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Louise Sims

Louise joined Seasoned in 2018, and works part-time looking after our marketing and website.

As a keen foodie she loves sharing the fun customers have on course days through our social media channels.

Seasoned course days are supported by a fabulous team of Kitchen fairies.

Seasoned specialises in inspirational courses taught by friendly, passionate chefs. Why not come along and meet the team on one of our courses. Each course at Seasoned aims to teach customer new skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Whether you are cooking steak for the first time or wanting to perfect your patisserie skills, there is a course for everyone.

In addition to cookery courses Seasoned also offer Private parties, cookery team building days and kitchen hire to food companies. With easy access to the M1, M6 and M42 Seasoned is close to Lichfield, Birmingham and Derby: making the most of superb transport links and ample free parking whilst being in a rural pocket of tranquility.