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Rapeseed oil producer marks 10 years with prize to win cookery school course

Rapeseed oil producer marks 10 years with prize to win cookery school course


A Thixendale based rapeseed oil producer is celebrating its tenth anniversary by launching the ninth of 10 competitions that are running throughout the year.


To help the artisan oil producer to celebrate the milestone anniversary, the team at York Cookery School has donated a prize of a half day course worth £95.


The competitions have been organised by Marcelle Tisserant, part of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's marketing team, who said that they are delighted to mark their anniversary year with a prize from York Cookery School: "We have had some fantastic prizes donated by great Yorkshire businesses for our anniversary competitions and this generous prize from our friends at York Cookery School is no exception.


"One lucky winner will be able to choose from a host of courses including an introduction to vegan cookery, Thai, Malay & Indonesian cuisine, chocolate making with expert chocolatier, Andrew Thwaite or a Christmas bread making course, to name but a few."


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Facebook followers can enter the free prize draw fromnow until midnight on Sunday 11 November.To enter, simply like and share Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's competition post on facebook, and comment who you would practise your newly honed cookery skills on.


York Cookery School is owned and run by husband and wife team, Kate and Fraser Clarkson. The duo decided to build on the success of Kate's bespoke cake design company, York Cakes, in late 2012. Relishing the opportunity to expand their existing business by bringing a broad range of cooking experiences to a wider audience, they set up the cookery school in November 2012.


Of the anniversary competition, Fraser said: "Part of our ethos with York Cookery School is to raise awareness of local food producers and suppliers and this is a great way to highlight the great producers that we have in our region. Good luck to everyone, and we look forward to meeting the winner."


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 by Adam and Jennie Palmer on their farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. They now produce a range ofoils, dressings and mayonnaisebased on their award-winning rapeseed oil that is produced exclusively from home. Their Yorkshire Wolds grown rapeis pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm. 


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil products are available online and from farmers' markets, farm shops, delis and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire and food festivals and selected retailers nationwide.




Photo: The prize in the latest competition is a course at York Cookery School Win a course at York Cookery School


For more information or to arrange an interview withMarcelle Tisserant,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, please visit can also keep up with the latest news and updates from the business onTwitter,Facebook,Pinterestand on theirblog.
  2. For more information about York Cookery School, please visit
  3. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 when Adam and Jennie Palmer began cold-pressing their own oil seed rape and taking it to farmer's markets. They call North Breckenholme farm their home, situated on the edge of Yorkshire Wolds and on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire village Thixendale, close to Malton.
  4. The cold-pressed oil is extracted using a natural and chemical-free method, and is extra virgin as it is put through the presser just once. This means it retains all its taste, colour and health benefits, with a balance of omega 3, 6 and 9.