Meet our team of professionals

Our experienced tutors combine a wealth of knowledge with a friendly, easy-going manner. Together with a great support team behind the scenes, we work hard to make each one of our courses a real delight.

Lisa Bennison

Lisa Bennison

Senior Course Tutor

With her artistic flair, Lisa loves creating beautiful dishes for the photography on our website and course calendar.

Lisa has worked for Bettys for over 25 years in every corner of the business and no one is better placed to share Bettys secrets! She was awarded Bettys Craftsperson of the Year in 2011.

Amy Callin

Amy Callin

Senior Course Tutor

As a passionate food writer, Amy loves the challenge of writing our recipes.

Amy graduated from Leith's School of Food and Wine and has worked as a freelance chef for some of London's top caterers and restaurants. Since joining Bettys she has trained with our expert chocolatiers.

Michael Vanheste

Chris Taylor

Course Tutor

Chris brings 30 years of experience and knowledge to the Cookery School and loves learning all that is new in the culinary world.

Chris joins us having spent the last 15 years as Head Chef at a local country house hotel where he cultivated his own kitchen garden. We are delighted to share in his classical cookery experience and passion for bringing home grown produce from garden to table.

David Haynes

David Haynes

Course Tutor

David believes that there's a budding chef inside everyone!

After 10 years as a chef in a number of luxury hotels and restaurants around the world, David brings a wealth of knowledge and innovation to the school. He is particularly passionate about Italian cuisine having trained with a top Italian chef.

Melissa Hudson

Melissa Hudson

Trainee Course Tutor

An enthusiastic globetrotter, Melissa loves to cook dishes from her travels for family and friends.

Over the last 5 years, Melissa has worked in a number of quality restaurant kitchens including Bettys Harrogate, and as a caterer. She is passionate about researching new recipes and experimenting with different flavours and techniques.

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