The Bronte Country hotel Holdsworth House has teamed up with the world-class Cooking School at Dean Clough, Halifax to offer colleagues of Yorkshire businesses the chance to take part in Masterchef style cook-offs.
Through the innovative new partnership, companies will be able to add a unique team building element to meetings, which will not only test their mental and physical stamina but also their taste buds and culinary skills – and support the Cooking School, which is a registered charity.
As part of a meetings package at Holdsworth house, guests can visit the nearby Dean Clough Cooking School and, over a 5-hour or full day event, be put through their paces – creating dishes that will be judged by the School’s top chefs until a winner is crowned.
Holdsworth House, on the urban fringe of Halifax, is well known for weddings and is keen to now show how the Jacobean manor house is equally adept at tailoring meetings and events to the requirements of the modern venue booker.
Holdsworth House General Manager Shane Williams said: ‘Holdsworth House offers something completely different to a modern, corporate hotel, which is why we’re also popular as a wedding destination. But we also offer the mod cons – like free wifi and parking and a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant – often at a fraction of the price of most chains. By partnering with the Cooking School we’re showing that something special can be created on the doorstep for most Yorkshire-based businesses whilst supporting an fantastic charity at the same time.’
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “It’s great to see two excellent tourism businesses working this closely together to complement each other – and is also another way of contributing to Yorkshire’s ever expanding business tourism offer.”
Not all hotels can accommodate teambuilding activities, but Holdsworth House is lucky. It not only has the celebrity-endorsed Cooking School less than 3 miles away, it has extensive grounds that are ideal for activities such as duck-herding, segways and archery – available through their professional partners, G3 Events. Holdsworth House can also offer a myriad of indoor team building sessions and event theming, putting it firmly on the map of top Yorkshire event venues.
Barbara Govan, Manager of The Cooking School commented “We are excited about working closely with Holdsworth House to offer a truly unique experience to conference delegates. Our state-of-the-art facility allows companies to build their team in a unique and fun way.”
Holdsworth House has 4 meeting rooms for up to 120 delegates. Master Chef events can be tailored for clients’ individual needs and timings. The hotel is also offering Cooking Breaks to tie in with the Cooking School’s excellent annual program of celebrity chef and family orientated cooking courses.
For more information on the Master Chef Corporate Activities visit the website for Holdworth House Hotel here or call 01422 240024.
Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant is a Jacobean manor built in 1633 and has been owned and run by the Pearson family since 1963. Current owners, sisters Gail Moss and Kim Wynn have built the hotel into a successful 3 star property in stunning, secluded gardens, just three miles north of Halifax in the heart of West Yorkshire’s dramatic and varied landscape. Holdsworth House is West Yorkshire’s highest AA merit scored 3 star hotel with an 86% rating, and is number 1 on Tripadvisor for the area. There are 39 bedrooms and meeting facilities for up to 120 guests. There is free wifi throughout, free parking for 60 cars and outdoor teambuilding areas of around 2 acres. For more information contact: Holdsworth House 01422 240024, Halifax HX2 9TG.
Visit the website for Holdworth House Hotel here.
The Cooking School is a state-of-the art facility, equipped with the latest technology for a modern cooking experience. Used for courses it allows 20 participants to learn practical cooking with a demonstration and dining area. All profits from The Cooking School go into the charity Focus on Food; getting kids and communities cooking.
Contact Barbara Govan, Manager, The Cooking School at Dean Clough, Design Dimension, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX. Tel: 01422 383191. Visit the website for The Cooking School here.
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