The Square’s cookery classes help charity

Cookery class evenings - Harrogate chef, Darren Gladman of The Square Bar & Restaurant.
Cookery class evenings - Harrogate chef, Darren Gladman of The Square Bar & Restaurant.

As popular an eaterie as The Square is, it also devotes a lot of attention to raising money for charity through its cookery school and its intrepid chef Darren Gladman.

The latest result of these endeavours at The Square Bar & Restaurant at 11 Princes Square is a cheque for more than £1000 for The Young Carers, a charity that supports and mentors young children in the area.

Darren came up with this fundraiser formula as he wanted to support a project that helped the local community.

Darren said: “I’ve always wanted to help local charities and with my cooking, I can do this.”

To that end he set up a series of events covering a variety of cookery and baking skills and included light refreshments and supper.

The series of demonstrations last year included a Christmas school all about Christmas dinner parties, with tips and recipe ideas.

And The Square has more demonstrations with Darren planned this year on the last Friday of each month.

A new format sees guests enjoying a three-course dinner and wine with Darren demonstrating how each dish is cooked and presented.

The nights will be themed around seasons, local produce and modern to traditional trends.

For more information, visit www.thesquare-harrogate.co.uk