About the Course
If you are unsure about the basics or want to refresh your existing skills, then what better way to start with our day course. You will be in a class of like-minded people who, like you, who want to learn the essential skills in the kitchen so they can cook with confidence. Cooking is a life skill and no matter what type of cook you are; traditional, natural talent or creative it can be easily learned if taught well. Our expert chef tutors will help you achieve more than you thought possible. The beginners’ course is entirely hands-on and is designed to teach you the fundamental skills covering the fundamental building blocks of cookery with preparation and cooking of meat, fish and vegetables as well as the seasoning of each dish. It’s not all heads-down cooking you’ll be rewarded with downtime to savour your efforts. You will leave you with a new self-confidence, armed with a wealth of inspiration and talent to continue your journey and enjoyment of cooking delicious dishes at home.
Full Day Class Structure
On arrival, we will introduce you to your day over freshly baked pastries and a cup of tea or coffee.
Your day will include of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by our team of chef’s. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and their individual teaching style.
Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your cookery experience. You will cook your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too!
You will be eating the food that you have cooked for lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine around the dining table. Classes that do not involve cooking lunch will include a delicious light lunch.
This course starts at 10.00am and finishes at approximately 3.00pm
Allergies and Intolerances
We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. We must speak to you before your visit if you have a severe allergy, mild allergy, severe dietary intolerance, or are unable to eat any meat or animal products. You can find out more information about our allergy and dietary restrictions here.
“We did the fish cookery class with Lee. It was amazing, lee is very patient and we really learnt a lot, we filleted and prepared many types of fish and mussels and then cooked them in a variety of ways and then had the joy of eating them.”Slyvia M
“This was my second time and this time I chose the British Classics class with Rosemary Shrager. It was an excellent course and we cooked really delicious food. Rosemary and her chef Iain explained everything brilliantly and was always on hand to give assistance and any answer questions you had. ”Donna Andy