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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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. 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.
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.
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.
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!
For anyone with an interest in spices, this course with Sunil Ghai & Lynda Booth promises to be an extraordinary event. Sunil was head chef at the award winning Ananda restaurant in Dundrum before opening his own restaurant Pickle, earlier this year, to rave reviews, in Dublin city centre. He has been a regular guest chef at Dublin Cookery School; we value his contribution not just for the vast knowledge and experience he brings to the school, but also because he is a skilled, patient and experienced teacher. He has garnered an impressive array of fans and awards for his bold, contemporary cooking style. Sunil and Lynda have collaborated together many times over the years and this is an opportunity to learn the art of Indian cooking and of mixing spices, as well as seeing some of the secrets behind his great food.
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.
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.