Food Stories with Samira Effa: ‘Strong-minded, determined, and hardworking. I definitely don’t think I would have got so far in the industry if I wasn’t like that’

The Box Tree Restaurant in Ilkley, owned and managed by Simon and Rena Gueller has quite the reputation when it comes to incredible food and talented chefs. From the likes of Michael Lawson to Marco-Pierre White, the Box Tree has seen many famed faces walk through its doors, with the most recent being Samira Effa,…

A Grand Day at The Grand Cookery School

After only opening its doors two weeks ago for a series of pre-opening classes, The Grand Cookery School ran by head tutor Andy Dixon is already creating quite the buzz. The cookery school which is situated in The Grand Hotel in York is a purpose-built space with state-of-the art equipment and a number of work…