One Week Cookery Courses

Our One Week courses provide you a great excuse to take time off, put your ‘out of office’ on and focus on your cooking for a whole week. You’ll be using the best of fresh Irish seasonal ingredients each day and will receive expert tuition from Lynda Booth and her team.

If you’re looking to take your cooking to the next level, our Chefs Skills and Patisserie Masterclass courses feature some of Ireland’s most exciting culinary talents as guest chefs.

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    Chef Skills (Featuring Guest Chefs)
    Mon 26th Jun - Fri 30th Jun
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on
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    This course is aimed at those who consider themselves competent and confident cooks and are looking to up their game to bring their cooking to the next level. Throw your imagination and passion into this week-long course and learn to create exquisite dishes presented to a restaurant standard. Throughout the week you will be joined by a couple of guest tutors (from top restaurants in the city) who will be teaching you the tricks of their trade and will be guiding you to strive for a professional polish in executing your dishes. A must for anyone who is looking to push their culinary boundaries.

    Read Delalicious’ review of our 2016 Chefs Skills course

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    Guest Chefs

    John Wyer

    John is one of the most skilled chefs in Dublin and also happens to be one of the best teachers having worked here at the school as a senior tutor from 2011 up until he opened his restaurant, Forest Avenue, in 2013. John’s undoubted talent was recognised shortly afterwards when Forest Avenue was voted ‘Best Newcomer‘ at the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards. More recently, John has been awarded the title of ‘Best Chef in Dublin’ at the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards and 2016 Food and Wine Magazine Awards, with Forest Avenue being named ‘Best Restaurant in Dublin’ at the same event.

    John and his wife (and business partner) Sandy Sabek met in a kitchen in Germany. After working in Spanish kitchens, they came back to Dublin and both found a home at L’Ecrivain – Sandy as Head Pastry Chef and John finishing as Head Chef by the end of their three years there. They took some time out to start a family but kept the fires burning with the Supper Club Project which saw them popping up in various venues (including the cookery school) and bringing their exquisite food along with them. Forest Avenue continues to go from strength-to-strength and just last year, Conde Nast Traveller described Forest Avenue as “Dublin’s most exciting foodie destination”.

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    Ciaran Sweeney

    Ciaran is one of the country’s most dynamic, forward-thinking chefs. Born in Donegal, he spent his formative years training at two Michelin-starred Le Champignon Sauvage in France. Following a stint at Thorntons in Dublin, his undoubted potential was nurtured at The Greenhouse, where he worked his way up to become sous chef to the masterful Mikael Viljanen.

    After three years under Mikael’s mentorship, Ciaran continued his development in some of the city’s other top kitchens, including James Sheridan’s Market Canteen and John Wyer’s Forest Avenue. John was quick to spot Ciaran’s talent and gave him the chance to showcase his new wave of Irish cuisine with a six week residency at the restaurant. When the time came for John and Sandy Wyer’s new venture, Forest & Marcy to open, it came as little surprise when Ciaran was handed the role of head chef.

    Since opening, Ciaran’s exciting food has received rave reviews from many of the country’s top critics with the Irish Times’ Catherine Cleary writing, “I’d stand in the rain to eat here again and by the looks of the happy eaters crammed in beside us, I wouldn’t be alone.”

    Cafe Cooking (4 Days)
    Tue 8th Aug - Fri 11th Aug
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    360.00 Add to cart

    We have extended this popular one day course to a fulfilling five days so you can be fully exposed to the expansive repertoire of recipes that we have amassed for Cafe Cooking. Satisfying soups, inventive salads, earthy pates, nourishing tagines, savoury tarts, breads and traditional baking – this course is about fresh, tasty food, much of which can be prepared in advance. Whether you’ve always wanted to run your own café or simply yearn for the skills to whip up satisfying food for friends and family, this is the course for you.

     

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    There will be a specific focus on the following techniques during the course:

    • Knife skills & filleting
    • Blanching, poaching, marinating
    • Use of herbs & spices
    • Working with sweet & savoury doughs and puff pastry
    • Food presentation
    • Kitchen hygiene & organisation

    Sample Recipes

    Starters:

    • Pea and Broad Bean Soup & Brown Yeast Bread with Seeds
    • Bran Muffins
    • Ham Hock Terrine

    Mains:

    • Pasta with Prosciutto & Cherry Tomatoes
    • Lamb Rolls with Harissa, Aubergine with Chermoula and Bulghur & Wild rice salad with red rice and cherries
    • Caramelised Onion Tart with Leeks & Feta, Tossed salad with Vinaigrette & French beans with Mangetout
    • Rump of Lamb with Salsa Verde & Olive Oil Crushed Potatoes

    Desserts:

    • Pecan & Coconut Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Chocolate & Pistachio Cake
    • Cardamom Set Yoghurt with Pistachio Shortbread

     

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    Cooking for Friends (1 Week)
    Mon 14th Aug - Fri 18th Aug
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    450.00 Add to cart

    A wonderful way to spend five days in the summer is to do our one week cookery course. We expect you to have high expectations and we expect to meet them. Previous participants have commented on how relaxing it is being in our great premises with like-minded people, totally focused on cooking and switched off from the rest of the world. It is a course where those with more experience can feel challenged and those with less can feel their confidence soar. You will be exposed to great new recipes every day and will have each step clearly demonstrated to you. You will then work in our hands-on kitchen area to recreate the dishes with expert guidance at hand. You will improve your knife skills, develop confidence to taste and adjust flavours and cook a wonderful range of dishes. A relaxed lunch in our dining room each day provides the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labour. A perfect break that will leave you inspired to entertain your friends and family effortlessly.

     

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    There will be a specific focus on the following techniques during the course:
    • Knife skills & filleting fish
    • Blanching, roasting, braising, baking, working with yeast
    • Sauces & chutneys
    • Working with chocolate & gelatine
    • Use of herbs & spices
    • Food presentation
    • Kitchen hygiene & organisation

    Sample Recipes

    Starters:
    • Roast Red Pepper Salad with Chorizo & Poached Egg
    • Gnocchi with Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella
    • Mackerel with Shaved Fennel Salad & Preserved Lemons

    Mains:
    • Pork in Milk with Chilli & Sage, Roasted Potatoes with Herbs & Cavolo Nero with Lemon Zest
    • Hake Persiana, Couscous & Mograbiah with Dried Apricots
    • Koftas with Tahini, Pitta, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Beetroot with Spices

    Desserts:
    • Passion Fruit Mousse with Pistachio Shortbread & Glazed Blueberries
    • Loaf Cake with Oranges, Sherry & Raisins
    • Pain Perdu with Caramelised Apples & Greek Yoghurt Ice Cream

     

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    Cooking for Friends (1 Week)
    Mon 28th Aug - Fri 1st Sep
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    450.00 Add to cart

    A wonderful way to spend five days in the summer is to do our one week cookery course. We expect you to have high expectations and we expect to meet them. Previous participants have commented on how relaxing it is being in our great premises with like-minded people, totally focused on cooking and switched off from the rest of the world. It is a course where those with more experience can feel challenged and those with less can feel their confidence soar. You will be exposed to great new recipes every day and will have each step clearly demonstrated to you. You will then work in our hands-on kitchen area to recreate the dishes with expert guidance at hand. You will improve your knife skills, develop confidence to taste and adjust flavours and cook a wonderful range of dishes. A relaxed lunch in our dining room each day provides the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labour. A perfect break that will leave you inspired to entertain your friends and family effortlessly.

     

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    There will be a specific focus on the following techniques during the course:
    • Knife skills & filleting fish
    • Blanching, roasting, braising, baking, working with yeast
    • Sauces & chutneys
    • Working with chocolate & gelatine
    • Use of herbs & spices
    • Food presentation
    • Kitchen hygiene & organisation

    Sample Recipes

    Starters:
    • Roast Red Pepper Salad with Chorizo & Poached Egg
    • Gnocchi with Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella
    • Mackerel with Shaved Fennel Salad & Preserved Lemons

    Mains:
    • Pork in Milk with Chilli & Sage, Roasted Potatoes with Herbs & Cavolo Nero with Lemon Zest
    • Hake Persiana, Couscous & Mograbiah with Dried Apricots
    • Koftas with Tahini, Pitta, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Beetroot with Spices

    Desserts:
    • Passion Fruit Mousse with Pistachio Shortbread & Glazed Blueberries
    • Loaf Cake with Oranges, Sherry & Raisins
    • Pain Perdu with Caramelised Apples & Greek Yoghurt Ice Cream

     

    Chocolate Brownie

    Cooking for Friends (1 Week)
    Mon 6th Nov - Fri 10th Nov
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    495.00 Add to cart

    A wonderful way to spend five days in the autumn is to do our one week cookery course. We expect you to have high expectations and we expect to meet them. Previous participants have commented on how relaxing it is being in our great premises with like-minded people, totally focused on cooking and switched off from the rest of the world. It is a course where those with more experience can feel challenged and those with less can feel their confidence soar. You will be exposed to great new recipes every day and will have each step clearly demonstrated to you. You will then work in our hands-on kitchen area to recreate the dishes with expert guidance at hand. You will improve your knife skills, develop confidence to taste and adjust flavours and cook a wonderful range of dishes. A relaxed lunch in our dining room each day provides the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labour. A perfect break that will leave you inspired to entertain your friends and family effortlessly.