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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    Man in the Kitchen
    Sat 6th Jan
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on
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    180.00Add to cart

    Men are welcome on all courses but this ‘men only’ course has its own distinct atmosphere. It has to be hands-on, there has to be plenty of opportunity for questions and the results must be wildly impressive. Dishes have been selected so that a wide range of techniques can be mastered effortlessly. Bring an apron and expect to get stuck in from an early point. Look forward to a stunning lunch with a glass of wine and clear recipes to take home. It’s a winning combination.

    Indian Masterclass with Lynda Booth
    Sat 13th Jan
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on
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    -

    180.00Add to cart

    For anyone with an interest in spices, this course with Lynda Booth promises to be a great day. Having collaborated with award-winning Sunil Ghai many times over the years, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn the art of Indian cooking. We’ll take you through the use of spices and how to combine them in a variety of dishes, so you will begin to master and understand complex flavours. Moving from demonstration to hands-on cookery, and drawing on recipes from different parts of India, you’ll get a great insight into the spirit of Indian cuisine with recipes that can be easily replicated at home. As with all our one day courses, enjoy a delicious lunch and glass of wine as part of your day.

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Sat 20th Jan
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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 27th Jan
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    Malaysian Masterclass with Guest Chef Norman Musa
    Sat 3rd Feb
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    Born in Penang, Malaysia, Norman opened up his first restaurant Ning in Manchester in 2006. In 2010 he decided to further his career, cooking for the Formula One Lotus team around the world. On his travels, he noticed the opportunity to promote Malaysian cuisine. He has travelled all over the UK to participate in food festivals, pioneering Malaysian cuisine. He has featured on Masterchef Malaysia, BBC’s Tom Kerridge Best Ever Dishes, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and has been in numerous magazines in the UK and Malaysia.

    ​In 2015, Norman was appointed as the Kuala Lumpur Food Ambassador by the KL Mayor. In the same year he curated the inaugural food festival, the KL Big Kitchen Festival, and handpicked the local and international chefs to run cooking demonstrations and cookery classes.

    ​Norman has written 3 cookbooks – the self-published Malaysian Food, Resipi Chef Norman (in the Malay language) and most recently Amazing Malaysian published in the UK in 2016.

    We are delighted to welcome Norman to Dublin Cookery School, in what promises to be an incredible day of Asian cookery. He’ll take you through some of his favourite recipes, along with tips and techniques, giving you a special insight into his country’s vibrant cuisine in what promises to be an energetic and eye-opening workshop for all Asian food enthusiasts. As usual a wonderful lunch and glass of wine will form part of your day.

    Breadmaking
    Sat 10th Feb
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    Man in the Kitchen
    Sat 17th Feb
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    Men are welcome on all courses but this ‘men only’ course has its own distinct atmosphere. It has to be hands-on, there has to be plenty of opportunity for questions and the results must be wildly impressive. Dishes have been selected so that a wide range of techniques can be mastered effortlessly. Bring an apron and expect to get stuck in from an early point. Look forward to a stunning lunch with a glass of wine and clear recipes to take home. It’s a winning combination.

    A Taste of Italy
    Sat 24th Feb
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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!

    Baking
    Sat 3rd Mar
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    Bake and enjoy something special this winter. 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. After a wonderful lunch, expect to be back at the oven in the afternoon so that you can go home with cake, biscuits, breads and a determination to get baking at every opportunity.

    Focus on Fish
    Sat 10th Mar
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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, herbs, spices 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 Taste of the Middle East
    Sat 17th Mar
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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!

    Man in the Kitchen
    Sat 24th Mar
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    Men are welcome on all courses but this ‘men only’ course has its own distinct atmosphere. It has to be hands-on, there has to be plenty of opportunity for questions and the results must be wildly impressive. Dishes have been selected so that a wide range of techniques can be mastered effortlessly. Bring an apron and expect to get stuck in from an early point. Look forward to a stunning lunch with a glass of wine and clear recipes to take home. It’s a winning combination.

    The Modern Sunday Roast
    Sat 31st Mar
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    One of life’s greatest pleasures is sitting around a table with family or friends enjoying wonderful food. And with us all leading busy lives, Sunday often presents the perfect opportunity to indulge and catch up. This one day course will take you through our twists on traditional favourites; Fennel Crusted Loin of Pork Wrapped in Crackling with Apple & Thyme Sauce & Madeira Jus; Roast Chicken with Spiced Onions; Leg of Lamb, Spiced Yoghurt with Carrot & Sultana Raita; Sea Bream Roasted with Salt Crust and Olive & Tomato Salsa. Along with imaginative sides dishes and tips on how to carve and present your dishes – be it sharing platters where everyone can help themselves or individually served – these lunch ideas will mark the ideal end to your week before the next one begins.

    Modern Bistro Cooking
    Sat 7th Apr
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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 Taste of Italy
    Sat 14th Apr
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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 21st Apr
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    Due to demand, this is another one of our hugely popular evening courses that has been transformed 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 Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Cooking
    Sat 28th Apr
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    BBQ
    Sat 5th May
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    Thai Stir-Fries, Curries & Salads
    Sat 12th May
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    Focus on Fish
    Sat 19th May
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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, herbs, spices 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.

    Modern Vegetarian
    Sat 26th May
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    BBQ
    Sat 2nd Jun
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    A Cheat’s Guide to Gourmet Powder
    Sat 9th Jun
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    Indian Masterclass
    Sat 16th Jun
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    For anyone with an interest in spices, this course promises to be a great day. DCS has collaborated with award-winning Sunil Ghai many times over the years, so this is a wonderful opportunity to learn the art of Indian cooking. We’ll take you through the use of spices and how to combine them in a variety of dishes, so you will begin to master and understand complex flavours. Moving from demonstration to hands-on cookery, and drawing on recipes from different parts of India, you’ll get a great insight into the spirit of Indian cuisine with recipes that can be easily replicated at home. As with all our one day courses, enjoy a delicious lunch and glass of wine as part of your day.

    A Taste of the Middle East
    Sat 23rd Jun
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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!

    Cafe Cooking
    Sat 30th Jun
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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.

    Get Inspired by Wholefoods
    Sat 7th Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    This is another one of our hugely popular evening courses that has been transformed to a day course due to demand. 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.

    BBQ
    Sat 14th Jul
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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 21st Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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 28th Jul
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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!

    Focus on Fish
    Sat 11th Aug
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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, herbs, spices 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 Taste of the Middle East
    Sat 18th Aug
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add 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!

    Get Inspired by Wholefoods
    Sat 25th Aug
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    180.00Add to cart

    This is another one of our hugely popular evening courses that has been transformed to a day course due to demand. 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.