Evening Cookery Classes

We offer over 30 different Evening cookery class titles throughout the year for you to choose from. These classes cover a variety of different global cuisines including Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai and World Street Food.

We also run specialist Fish, Pasta, Baking, Chocolate, Breadmaking and Patisserie classes for those of you wanting to specialise in these areas. If you’d like to learn how to cook healthier meals, check out our ‘Good Food Fast’, ‘Modern Vegetarian’, ‘A Taste of the Middle East’ and ‘Get Inspired by Wholefoods’ classes.

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    Modern Vegetarian
    Mon 24th Apr
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on
    Sold outJoin Waiting List

    This popular course attracts vegetarians and non-vegetarians in equal numbers, eager for creative ideas and balanced eating. We often start with a single vegetable and then cheeses, oils, spices, herbs, grains, nuts and pulses are used to enhance its starring role in extraordinary ways. We have selected from our favourite vegetarian dishes so that you can perfect particular techniques that can then be used with other vegetables. A great course for all cooks who want to stretch their culinary imagination and for vegetarians proud to strut their stuff in any company.

    Cook Smart, Eat Smart
    Tue 25th Apr
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    We all need shortcuts to great tasting and nutritious food.  This course is designed to help you around the challenge of cooking a quick evening dish for yourself or rustling up a family meal. We’ll show you great ideas that you can slow cook and prepare in advance; rustle up quickly; have on stand-by; or bake to have treats you can enjoy and dish out when needed!  With a little know-how, learn to eat well and free up valuable time.

    Cooking for Beginners
    Wed 26th Apr
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Although all levels of cooks attend our courses, this course is designed with the complete beginner in mind. With the support of our tutors, start building your knowledge around a few staple recipes that will allow you to begin cooking with confidence. As with all our courses, recipes will be thoroughly demonstrated in advance before you move into the hands-on area to recreate the dishes. This course will be an invaluable starting point for your future culinary endeavours and will give you the know-how to start branching out and experimenting at home.

    Tapas
    Tue 2nd May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This is not a Spanish tapas course but tapas seems the best word, conjuring up informal social snacks staving off hunger rather than being a full meal in themselves. Drawing ideas from different countries, these are creative snacks. Put a few of them together and you have a meal, your very own tasting menu. In addition, we move away from the tired canapés and tapas that are churned out and come up with innovative and really tasty ways to get any party or casual get-together off to a flying start.

    The Spice Trail
    Wed 3rd May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    The essence of good Indian cooking revolves around the use of spices, not only combining them but drawing out several flavours from a single spice – by roasting, grinding or frying. This course will show you how to use them in different ways, drawing on recipes from different parts of India. After a short demonstration we will guide you through each step, before moving into the hands-on area, to ensure you can recreate these dishes at home.

    Thai Stir-Fries
    Mon 8th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Thai stir-fries are utterly different to other ways of using a wok. Heat control is more variable as you develop different pastes that will form the foundation of a great dish. Using ingredients readily available from an Asian market, we will be showing many key techniques so that you will be confident about what to add and when, and the depth of taste you are aiming for. The reward for all this extra wok-work? When you get it right, Thai stir-fries yield the most incredible complexity of flavour that builds in layers through the dish. We guarantee that it will become one of your staple dishes.

    Summer Entertaining
    Tue 9th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This course brings you fresh ideas incorporating the wonderful seasonal produce that’s on offer at this time of year. Simple and interesting flavour combinations, light dishes, little cooking time, vibrant colours and wonderfully presented – summer entertaining is all about relaxed and casual dining enjoyed with friends and family (hopefully al fresco and with a blast of sunshine).

    Knife Skills
    Wed 10th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Ask any chef which is the most important building block and they will inevitably single out knife skills.  Move away from your old slow, cumbersome ways and learn how to slice and dice like a pro over the course of an evening. Watch and understand each technique and then practice under a watchful, encouraging eye. You will soon be chopping with confidence. The ingredients are chosen so that your work builds towards a light supper on which to finish the evening. A skill for life with advice on buying, storing and sharpening knives thrown in.

    Friday Night Supper Club
    Fri 12th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on
    Sold outJoin Waiting List

    It’s Friday night and time for a change of scene – not to mention some delicious food, convivial company and a well-deserved glass of wine. Because we know you’ve all had a long week, we’ll arm you with a glass of wine before guiding you through some of our favourite recipes. Then, once your appetite is well and truly piqued, we’ll move to the hands-on area to recreate the dishes before adjourning to our dining room for our own private dinner party. Whether you want to come with a bunch of pals or travel solo, this is a lively and social evening out.

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Mon 15th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    How to fool your friends with the simplest of recipes. No real cheating involved but there are great tips and shortcuts for reaching the level of fine dining without spending all day at the stove. We will show you how to prepare a four course meal with the minimum of effort so you can feel quite professional. As our Senior Tutors have worked in cutting edge up and coming restaurants, here and abroad, this evening will be practical, fascinating and great fun.

    Mediterranean Flavours
    Tue 16th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This evening course is timed to take advantage of the ingredients bursting on to our shelves at this time of year. It uses inspiration from southern Italy, Spain, France, Morocco and the Middle East, to come up with fresh, healthy eating and incredible deep flavours. Many of these ideas are suited to quick preparation, while some bubble away quietly for longer periods for great food at the weekend. An inspiration for the summer ahead.

    Healthy Eating Made Easy
    Wed 17th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    From broadening your horizons around wholegrains grains and pulses, teaching you how to add a nutritional punch to meat, fish and vegetarian dishes using seeds, nuts, herbs and spices – learn how to make smarter choices around the foods that you eat. Along with tips on alternatives to refined sugar, portion size, how to read food labels and how to plan meals for the week ahead, we’ll show you recipes that are full on taste and flavour, many of them easy to prepare and adapt. This is a wonderful time of year to start thinking about how you can change the way you eat – let us help you find the way!

    Summer Curries
    Mon 22nd May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Summer curries are all about being light enough not to knock you out – full of freshness and vitality. With an abundance of fresh ingredients at this time of year, this is the perfect time to expand your repertoire for learning to create intensely flavoured, vibrant and zingy dishes, punctuated with pungent spices and herbs. Whether it’s a meal for one or a serving bowl of enticing aromas for a crowd, this Summer Curries course will steer you towards a path of newly inspired ideas for the season ahead.

    A Taste of the Middle East
    Tue 23rd May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Middle Eastern cuisine is full of colour and gutsy flavours. Spices bring depth to dishes, lentils and pulses bring versatility and there are lively salads, flatbreads and dips to give you great new ideas for healthy fast food. Their use of vegetables is inspiring. There is so much to discover about Middle Eastern cooking: join us on this evening course and we will set you on that road of discovery. We will give you lots of personal guidance during your hands-on cooking and we’ll make sure you leave well fed too!

    Bistro Cooking
    Wed 24th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    While ‘French Bistro’ conjures up timeless dishes prepared in a classical French way – top restaurants and eateries worldwide take a completely modern approach to their style of bistro cooking. Dishes are brought to life using bold flavours that explore the depth of both regional and cultural influences. Emphasis is placed on seasonality and supporting local producers. The fun in having a modern take on a classic bistro is enjoying interesting culinary twists, stunning combinations and a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to experience it.

    Summer One Pot Dishes
    Mon 29th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    With a summer seasonal twist, expect great lunch and dinner ideas, radically different but all sharing the benefit of very little to wash up! A one pot ­dish can be the source of a meal for many friends and family, and one quick and easy recipe can become the inspiration for many variations. This fun and accessible evening class is just the inspiration you’ll need to get you fired up for an autumn full of seasonally specific dishes.

    World Street Food
    Tue 30th May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Street food is the latest trend and one area that has become a huge focus recently. Dishes served outdoors are being stepped up a notch and street vendors are no longer seen as a pitch on the road to rush past and grab something quick from, but as somewhere to pick up delectable cuisine from all over the world – you only have to visit your local food and farmers market to witness it. The concept of street food is very much a social one, a flexible type of cuisine and can fit in with people’s busy day to day lives. From the flavours of Latin America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East to the pungent spices of the Far East, there is something to appeal to every palate.

    Focus on Fish
    Wed 31st May
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    It’s time to develop real confidence in cooking with fish. It is so easy to throw a fillet on a pan and rustle up a nutritious, delicious supper in minutes – as long as you know how to judge freshness, how to fillet a fish and the keys to enhancing flavour. This evening is structured around a short demonstration and immediate hands-on cooking so that you can confidently grasp the techniques involved.

    Get Inspired by Wholefoods
    Tue 6th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This course is all about fabulous, delicious food that also provides great health benefits.  Designed to give you lots of ideas of how to feed your friends and family, these nutritious recipes will use a variety of wholefoods: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, legumes, lean meats and fish, natural sugars and good quality fats, that will be of wide interest to anyone who wants to cook with an eye to healthy living. Cook better, feel better.

    Chocolate Masterclass
    Wed 7th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Join us for this hands-on evening class as we focus on our true passion and everyone’s guilty pleasure – chocolate. Under our expert tuition, you’ll learn how to make delicious biscuits, cakes and desserts as well as show-stopping finishing techniques using tempered chocolate. You’ll also experience using different percentage chocolates across the different recipes that you’ll cover off, along with tastings of those percentages to allow you to gauge your use of chocolate for recipes going forward.

    Friday Night Supper Club
    Fri 9th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    It’s Friday night and time for a change of scene – not to mention some delicious food, convivial company and a well-deserved glass of wine. Because we know you’ve all had a long week, we’ll arm you with a glass of wine before guiding you through some of our favourite recipes. Then, once your appetite is well and truly piqued, we’ll move to the hands-on area to recreate the dishes before adjourning to our dining room for our own private dinner party. Whether you want to come with a bunch of pals or travel solo, this is a lively and social evening out.

    Good Food Fast
    Mon 12th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This course is all about getting to grips with learning how to make seasonal, fresh and wholesome meals that are quick to prepare, full of flavour and deliver on taste. Pick up tips on choosing the best ingredients, learn handy shortcuts and let us guide you towards acquiring the skills to prepare good food fast.

    A Taste of Italy
    Tue 13th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    At its best, Italian cooking is essentially good home-cooking, focusing on seasonal ingredients and this course has always been one of our most popular with its deep gutsy flavours. The evening will celebrate this style as we prepare dishes on the night which will range from starters and pasta dishes through to main dishes, and of course, dessert! This promises to be a very enjoyable night, leaving you inspired with everything you need to know to recreate the perfect Italian meal at home. Buon Appetito!

    Thai Stir-Fries
    Wed 14th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Thai stir-fries are utterly different to other ways of using a wok. Heat control is more variable as you develop different pastes that will form the foundation of a great dish. Using ingredients readily available from an Asian market, we will be showing many key techniques so that you will be confident about what to add and when, and the depth of taste you are aiming for. The reward for all this extra wok-work? When you get it right, Thai stir-fries yield the most incredible complexity of flavour that builds in layers through the dish. We guarantee that it will become one of your staple dishes.

    Cooking for Friends
    Mon 19th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    On this occasion the ever popular Cooking for Friends is being run as a ‘one-off’ evening course. Everyone wants to be able to invite their friends over for great food. What better way to learn than watch a chef demonstrate some key techniques and then be guided through each stage in the hands-on kitchen. This course offers plenty of exposure to seasonal ingredients. Look forward to entertaining your friends effortlessly.

    Pasta Masterclass
    Tue 20th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This evening course looks at Italy’s most important dish – Pasta. Nothing is more comforting and it has no boundaries. It will accompany most ingredients without overwhelming them and can be transformed from the everyday to the sublime.  Learn how easy it is to make your own pasta and then learn a selection of outstanding sauces to accompany it. The only issues to be considered are which shape to make and which sauce to use. Then let your taste buds be the guide.

    A Taste of Morocco
    Wed 21st Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This is one of the most exciting and accessible of the African food cultures. Slow cooked tagines with the sweetness of fruits (apricots, raisins, even dates) accompany meat and vegetables to create incredibly easy and tasty dishes. Include spicy couscous with nuts and fresh herbs and flat breads to complete the meal.  Expect really practical, delicious ideas in what promises to be a wide ranging and fascinating evening.

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Mon 26th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    How to fool your friends with the simplest of recipes. No real cheating involved but there are great tips and shortcuts for reaching the level of fine dining without spending all day at the stove. We will show you how to prepare a four course meal with the minimum of effort so you can feel quite professional. As our Senior Tutors have worked in cutting edge up and coming restaurants, here and abroad, this evening will be practical, fascinating and great fun.

    Mediterranean Flavours
    Tue 27th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This evening course is timed to take advantage of the ingredients bursting on to our shelves at this time of year. It uses inspiration from southern Italy, Spain, France, Morocco and the Middle East, to come up with fresh, healthy eating and incredible deep flavours. Many of these ideas are suited to quick preparation, while some bubble away quietly for longer periods for great food at the weekend. An inspiration for the summer ahead.

    The Spice Trail
    Wed 28th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    The essence of good Indian cooking revolves around the use of spices, not only combining them but drawing out several flavours from a single spice – by roasting, grinding or frying. This course will show you how to use them in different ways, drawing on recipes from different parts of India. After a short demonstration we will guide you through each step, before moving into the hands-on area, to ensure you can recreate these dishes at home.

    Friday Night Supper Club
    Fri 30th Jun
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    It’s Friday night and time for a change of scene – not to mention some delicious food, convivial company and a well-deserved glass of wine. Because we know you’ve all had a long week, we’ll arm you with a glass of wine before guiding you through some of our favourite recipes. Then, once your appetite is well and truly piqued, we’ll move to the hands-on area to recreate the dishes before adjourning to our dining room for our own private dinner party. Whether you want to come with a bunch of pals or travel solo, this is a lively and social evening out.

    Summer Curries
    Mon 3rd Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Summer curries are all about being light enough not to knock you out – full of freshness and vitality. With an abundance of fresh ingredients at this time of year, this is the perfect time to expand your repertoire for learning to create intensely flavoured, vibrant and zingy dishes, punctuated with pungent spices and herbs. Whether it’s a meal for one or a serving bowl of enticing aromas for a crowd, this Summer Curries course will steer you towards a path of newly inspired ideas for the season ahead.

    Petite Patisserie
    Tue 4th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Bite sized cakes, individual tartlets and mini desserts. When it comes to dessert, we all have trouble choosing. On this course, we teach you how to create small bites so that no one has to choose. Come with us on a journey through patisserie as we introduce you to delicate little desserts for entertaining or nibbling all on your own.

    Cook Smart, Eat Smart
    Wed 5th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    We all need shortcuts to great tasting and nutritious food.  This course is designed to help you around the challenge of cooking a quick evening dish for yourself or rustling up a family meal. We’ll show you great ideas that you can slow cook and prepare in advance; rustle up quickly; have on stand-by; or bake to have treats you can enjoy and dish out when needed!  With a little know-how, learn to eat well and free up valuable time.

    Baking with Chocolate
    Mon 10th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This hands-on evening class focuses on everyone’s guilty pleasure – chocolate. Learn how to make delicious biscuits, cake and desserts as well as various techniques to ensure perfect results. We’ll introduce you to, and offer you tastings of, different percentage chocolates to educate your palate so you can best decide which varieties will work best for you. Aside from the enviable opportunity of an evening snacking on chocolate, we’ll keep your hunger at bay with some non-chocolate snacks.

    Focus on Fish
    Tue 11th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    It’s time to develop real confidence in cooking with fish. It is so easy to throw a fillet on a pan and rustle up a nutritious, delicious supper in minutes – as long as you know how to judge freshness, how to fillet a fish and the keys to enhancing flavour. This evening is structured around a short demonstration and immediate hands-on cooking so that you can confidently grasp the techniques involved.

    A Taste of the Middle East
    Wed 12th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Middle Eastern cuisine is full of colour and gutsy flavours. Spices bring depth to dishes, lentils and pulses bring versatility and there are lively salads, flatbreads and dips to give you great new ideas for healthy fast food. Their use of vegetables is inspiring. There is so much to discover about Middle Eastern cooking: join us on this evening course and we will set you on that road of discovery. We will give you lots of personal guidance during your hands-on cooking and we’ll make sure you leave well fed too!

    Gourmet Pizza Masterclass
    Mon 17th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    At Dublin Cookery School we take pizzas very, very seriously. We start with a great dough which needs good technique to perfect. Then we move to sauces, just enough to cover the base. And then to the toppings. This is where we get creative, not by piling high but by working out some stunning combinations – original gourmet toppings: candied shallots, confit of garlic, homemade ricotta, herb oils, a variation of pestos, oven roasted tomatoes and many more. Master all the elements of pizza-making and you will have the confidence to develop your own unique recipes.  After this course, we promise that you will never think of pizza in the same way again.  We can almost smell those wonderful aromas already!

    Tapas
    Tue 18th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This is not a Spanish tapas course but tapas seems the best word, conjuring up informal social snacks staving off hunger rather than being a full meal in themselves. Drawing ideas from different countries, these are creative snacks. Put a few of them together and you have a meal, your very own tasting menu. In addition, we move away from the tired canapés and tapas that are churned out and come up with innovative and really tasty ways to get any party or casual get-together off to a flying start.

    Summer Entertaining
    Wed 19th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    This course brings you fresh ideas incorporating the wonderful seasonal produce that’s on offer at this time of year. Simple and interesting flavour combinations, light dishes, little cooking time, vibrant colours and wonderfully presented – summer entertaining is all about relaxed and casual dining enjoyed with friends and family (hopefully al fresco and with a blast of sunshine).

    Friday Night Supper Club
    Fri 21st Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    It’s Friday night and time for a change of scene – not to mention some delicious food, convivial company and a well-deserved glass of wine. Because we know you’ve all had a long week, we’ll arm you with a glass of wine before guiding you through some of our favourite recipes. Then, once your appetite is well and truly piqued, we’ll move to the hands-on area to recreate the dishes before adjourning to our dining room for our own private dinner party. Whether you want to come with a bunch of pals or travel solo, this is a lively and social evening out.

    Healthy Eating Made Easy
    Mon 24th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    From broadening your horizons around wholegrains grains and pulses, teaching you how to add a nutritional punch to meat, fish and vegetarian dishes using seeds, nuts, herbs and spices – learn how to make smarter choices around the foods that you eat. Along with tips on alternatives to refined sugar, portion size, how to read food labels and how to plan meals for the week ahead, we’ll show you recipes that are full on taste and flavour, many of them easy to prepare and adapt. This is a wonderful time of year to start thinking about how you can change the way you eat – let us help you find the way!

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Tue 25th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    How to fool your friends with the simplest of recipes. No real cheating involved but there are great tips and shortcuts for reaching the level of fine dining without spending all day at the stove. We will show you how to prepare a four course meal with the minimum of effort so you can feel quite professional. As our Senior Tutors have worked in cutting edge up and coming restaurants, here and abroad, this evening will be practical, fascinating and great fun.

    World Street Food
    Wed 26th Jul
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Hands on

    €70.00 Add to cart

    Street food is the latest trend and one area that has become a huge focus recently. Dishes served outdoors are being stepped up a notch and street vendors are no longer seen as a pitch on the road to rush past and grab something quick from, but as somewhere to pick up delectable cuisine from all over the world – you only have to visit your local food and farmers market to witness it. The concept of street food is very much a social one, a flexible type of cuisine and can fit in with people’s busy day to day lives. From the flavours of Latin America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East to the pungent spices of the Far East, there is something to appeal to every palate.