Barny Haughton - chef, food educator, teacher

Founding director as Square Food Foundation, Barny’s programme of Masterclasses subsidise Square Food’s community cooking workshops. Barny believes cooking can change your life and that everyone has a place at the table.


  • The Glenfiddich Food and Drink Independent Spirit Award, May 2006*
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement, Bristol Good Food Awards, June 2013*


Food education

Barny has taught food and cookery education since 1998 when he founded Quartier Vert Cookery School. He is now Founder and Head Teacher at Square Food Foundation, The Park in Knowle West, Bristol

Barny teaches at The University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy and is a consultant in sustainable catering systems.

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First thing to say is that we had a ball, it was really good fun, we learnt so much and we both said what an absolutely fantastic time we had. The second thing to say is that I cannot believe quite how many recipes and tips we got from the class, it’s so useful to have that instant feedback on any questions, you pick up so much knowledge and the food always turns out brilliantly, it was just an amazing experience. I’ve already raved about it to friends and family, all of whom I have recommended taking a class or giving a class as a present for Christmas or birthdays and we are eagerly planning our next round of classes where we can pick up even more ideas. Georgina, Student, All about Meat