One Day Cookery Classes

We offer over 20 different One Day cookery class titles throughout the year for you to choose from. These classes cover off a variety of different global cuisines including Italian, Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian and World Street Food.

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

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    A Taste of the Middle East
    Sat 24th Jun
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 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 one day 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!

    Café Cooking
    Sat 1st Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    One of our most popular courses, Café Cooking allows you to get to grips with satisfying soups, inventive salads, savoury tarts, inspiring mains, bread and baking. This course is about fresh, delicious food, much of which can be prepared in advance. You don’t need to have professional aspirations to do this course, it will suit anyone yearning for the skills to whip up satisfying food for friends and family. Whether you are looking for ideas to add to your café menu or looking to be inspired around the joy of casual dining, this course is for you. As with all our one day courses, you’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch along with a glass of wine.

    Summer One Pot Wonders
    Sat 8th Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    Expect great ideas for suppers and dinners, 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 day class is just the inspiration you’ll need to get you fired up for a summer full of seasonally specific dishes.

    BBQ
    Sat 15th Jul
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    The BBQ is the most social way to share food with friends and is seldom used with imagination.  This course is brimming with ideas offering a wide range of interesting marinades for all sorts of fish and meat from the smallest prawn right through to a butterflied leg of lamb. We will bring you through all the techniques of preparing and cooking on your barbecue and then we will go outdoors where you will assist in the preparation of the food. After preparing salads, salsas and other side dishes, we will all sit down in the dining room to sample all the wonderful fare over a few glasses of wine. Get inspired for the summer.

    Modern Vegetarian
    Sat 22nd Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    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 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.

    A Taste of Italy
    Sat 29th Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    Italian cooking is about so much more than pizza and pasta – although there is something very special about whipping up your own dough and rolling your own pasta. On this ever-popular one day Italian extravaganza, we’ll show you the secrets to producing these larder staples fresh from a few basic ingredients, before taking you on a tasting tour through some of our favourite regional dishes. The secret to Italian cooking is simple but clever flavour combinations, and the joy is that these dishes are as accessible as they are moreish. After your morning spent at the stove fashioning up an Italian feast, you will adjourn to our bright dining room to do what Italians do best: eat, drink and be merry! Buon Appetito!

    Get Inspired by Wholefoods
    Sat 12th Aug
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    Another one of our very popular evening courses that we have extended to a full day course. 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.

    A Taste of the Middle East
    Sat 19th Aug
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 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 one day 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!

    Focus on Fish
    Sat 26th Aug
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    It is 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. The course will help you to move on to some more sophisticated dishes, learning the importance of sauces and other accompaniments. The day is structured around short demonstrations and immediate hands-on cooking so that you can confidently grasp the techniques involved. There are tastings along the way but we do finish off by sitting down for a leisurely meal. It is important that you taste what you have created and celebrate your accomplishments with a glass of wine.

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Sat 2nd Sep
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    150.00 Add to cart

    Due to popular demand, we have expanded this evening course title into a one day course. This is all about 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 an elaborate 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 one day course will be practical, fascinating and great fun. As with all our one day courses, a wonderful lunch and couple of glasses of wine complete the day.

    One Pot Wonders
    Sat 9th Sep
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    Expect great ideas for suppers and dinners, 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 day class is just the inspiration you’ll need to get you fired up for a spring full of seasonally specific dishes.

    Thai Stir-Fries, Curries & Salads
    Sat 16th Sep
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    Thai food is one of the specialties of Dublin Cookery School. We have had strong links with David Thompson, the first chef to get a Michelin star for Thai food, and his head chef Matthew Albert, who was a regular visitor over the years. Lynda has been over many times to Nahm, David’s restaurant in London, to perfect her understanding of authentic Thai salads, curries and stir fries. This course is the perfect opportunity to find out where to buy fresh Thai ingredients and how to use them to produce extraordinary dishes. A full Thai meal and a couple of glasses of wine will round off the day.

    Café Cooking
    Sat 23rd Sep
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    One of our most popular courses, Café Cooking allows you to get to grips with satisfying soups, inventive salads, savoury tarts, inspiring mains, bread and baking. This course is about fresh, delicious food, much of which can be prepared in advance. You don’t need to have professional aspirations to do this course, it will suit anyone yearning for the skills to whip up satisfying food for friends and family. Whether you are looking for ideas to add to your café menu or looking to be inspired around the joy of casual dining, this course is for you. As with all our one day courses, you’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch along with a glass of wine.

    Breadmaking
    Sat 30th Sep
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    Water. Flour. Salt. Yeast. From such a simple list of ingredients comes a multitude of possibilities, depending on how we combine those basic variants and what choices we make in the core bread-making steps of mixing, kneading, proving and baking. In this one-day course we will arm you with the skills to make a basic white dough – and then add to that the confidence to shape and tweak that basic dough into everything from crusty rolls to flavoured breads (think pesto, caramelised onion or sundried tomato) and multigrains. We will look at the mysteries of working with yeast and the wonderful world of using starters and overnight doughs to add a new dimension to your creations.

    There is something very special about making your own bread; master the basic techniques in this one-day class and you’ll have opened up a whole new world of discovery in the kitchen.

    Focus on Fish
    Sat 7th Oct
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    It is 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. The course will help you to move on to some more sophisticated dishes, learning the importance of sauces and other accompaniments. The day is structured around short demonstrations and immediate hands-on cooking so that you can confidently grasp the techniques involved. There are tastings along the way but we do finish off by sitting down for a leisurely meal. It is important that you taste what you have created and celebrate your accomplishments with a glass of wine.

    Baking
    Sat 14th Oct
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    Bake and enjoy something special this autumn. As you would expect at DCS, there are wonderful recipes, putting a flourish on even simple ideas. The clear, precise instructions make many of the ideas very straightforward but there is challenge, too, as we move to ways of working with yeast and pastry. Savoury tarts and quiches with homemade bread form the basis of a great lunch. In the afternoon expect to be back at the stove so that you can go home with cake, biscuits and muffins and a determination to get baking at every opportunity.

    Modern Vegetarian
    Sat 21st Oct
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    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 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.

    A Taste of the Middle East
    Sat 28th Oct
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 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 one day 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!

    Modern Bistro Cooking
    Sat 4th Nov
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    This course assumes a modern take on classic bistro cooking – food that has the taste and directness of a bistro but has interesting twists and stunning combinations to make it so much more. This is a crossover course between the professional and domestic kitchen – a little bit more challenging and technical, showcasing some hugely impressive recipes. This will be a great day’s cooking with a sit down lunch to match any in the city

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Sat 11th Nov
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    Due to popular demand, we have expanded this evening course title into a one day course. This is all about 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 an elaborate 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 one day course will be practical, fascinating and great fun. As with all our one day courses, a wonderful lunch and couple of glasses of wine complete the day.

    Petite Patisserie
    Sat 18th Nov
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    This is another one of our popular evening courses that has been extended to a one day course, allowing us to develop so many more ideas to share with you. 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.

    Cooking for Christmas
    Sat 25th Nov
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    We at DCS believe that cooking should be pleasure rather than pressure. We will be covering some traditional menu ideas with lots of interesting creative variations. With that in mind our team will lead the way demonstrating clear recipes, tips and time-frames, showing you what you can cook in advance to ensure that you will set to the task with a clear plan and a feeling of confidence. As with all our one day courses, a wonderful lunch and a couple of glasses of wine round off your day.

    Cooking for Christmas
    Sat 2nd Dec
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    We at DCS believe that cooking should be pleasure rather than pressure. We will be covering some traditional menu ideas with lots of interesting creative variations. With that in mind our team will lead the way demonstrating clear recipes, tips and time-frames, showing you what you can cook in advance to ensure that you will set to the task with a clear plan and a feeling of confidence. As with all our one day courses, a wonderful lunch and a couple of glasses of wine round off your day.

    Entertaining Over the Holiday Season
    Mon 4th Dec
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    When it comes to entertaining, Christmas is the time of year to really go all out! Perhaps you want to try something new, or maybe you’ve been invited to someone else’s house and have been asked to bring along a dish. Whether you’re hosting a gathering big or small, let us help you inject new ideas into your cooking. From starters through to dessert, aim to feel inspired and organised for what promises to be a much anticipated culinary season ahead.

    Modern Vegetarian for Christmas
    Mon 11th Dec
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    This course was hugely popular last year, attracting vegetarians and non-vegetarians in equal numbers, eager for creative ideas over the festive season. Christmas menus can seem so focused on meat dishes, that we forget about all the wonderful vegetarian food to be enjoyed at this time of year. And lets face it, even if we may not actually describe ourselves as vegetarian, it can be so refreshing to veer away from the traditional offerings and experience something new. At DCS we often start with a single vegetable and then cheeses, oils, spices, herbs, grains, pulses and nuts 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 of your choice. A great course for all cooks who want to stretch their culinary imagination and for vegetarians proud to strut their stuff in any company.

    Edible Gifts for Christmas
    Tue 12th Dec
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    160.00 Add to cart

    What could be better this season? Rather than traipse the streets looking for expensive presents that nobody wants, give something that will be hand-made, personal and hugely welcome. You can package them individually or make a hamper that will be truly remembered. One this one day course, the team will present a host of ideas for outstanding biscuits, chocolates, relishes, curds and marinades. You will leave with many great presents ready to gift and ideas for many more.