Friday Night Supper Club
We think that it’s great tradition to make at least one Friday night a month a delectable social affair full of good music, good drinks, and fab food.
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These supper clubs are one of our favourite classes because they’re so cheerful and festive and it generally feels like we’re hosting friends. So come on over! This night is your official excuse to lighten your workload and put your stresses aside (until Monday at least). When you arrive you can expect to be fortified with a glass of sparkling followed by a light and lively demonstration of the evening’s unique menu. After this, we’ll usher you into the hands-on kitchen and of course get you involved in the best bits. We’ll then have you sit down in our cozy dining room where you can rest your weary feet and enjoy some delicious food and (delicious) company at leisure. Be sure to make your reservations early as this monthly affair often books out many weeks in advance. Our supper clubs are highly suitable for both groups as well as those flying solo. Trust us when we say that you just never know who you might meet in your travels here as our kitchen has sparked many a happy friendship indeed.
"A truly enjoyable evening."
I really enjoyed the evening, we learned some simple tips on how to make lovely food at home with ease . . . Overall a truly enjoyable evening.
Louisa, Friday Night Supper Club Participant
"Meal + company + atmosphere most enjoyable."
(We) thoroughly enjoyed our evening last Friday . . . Meal + company + atmosphere most enjoyable. All staff very helpful & friendly. Venue superb. What I enjoyed also was that the whole evening was not just a passive demonstration but the fact that we participated ourselves made it delightful. Will definitely be back & will spread the gospel!
Anonymous, Friday Night Supper Club Participant
"This was an absolutely amazing night"
This was an absolutely amazing night and we'll definitely be back. I've been telling everyone!!
Lizzie, Friday Night Supper Club Participant
Frequently asked questions
- What level of cooking experience do I need?
The beauty of how we design all of our courses is that anyone of any level can join us and learn heaps. While someone new to the kitchen will find support as they maneuver through new techniques, the more seasoned cooks in our group will thrive on all the pointers we offer for further improvement. Our personalized approach allows for really healthy breathing space in terms of suitability because we always teach our course material in a layered way and we know how to quickly adapt to a moving room. Constant, open-ended learning is one of the things we love the most about being in the kitchen and our tutors' enthusiastic teaching style and patience is a testament to that.
- Who typically takes this course?
We have both a wonderful community of regulars and constant stream of new students joining our classes. On any given course, you can expect a group of great diversity in both background and experience, many locals, and a good few travelers. What everyone seems to have in common though is that they are eager to eat and learn and be in good company.
- Is there a discount to booking onto more than 1 course?
Look no further because it sounds like our Cook's Club is perfect for you. Check out
https://www.dublincookeryschool.ie/cooks-club for more info!
- Is there an age requirement?
If you are interested in courses for young ones, we have a Growing Gourmet series (for 12-16 year olds) that you should check out! Otherwise, all courses are designed for adults. Our minimum age requirement for someone coming on their own is that they are at least 16 years old. If your child is younger than this and you think that he or she would enjoy the course, we'd love to have them on but they must be accompanied by an adult. Please alert us within the comments section of your online booking if this applies to you; note that our course fees apply to each participant, regardless of age.
- Should I eat something before I come?
Something light to help you start off with steady hands should suffice! Keep in mind that while you will indeed be sampling a little bit of everything we make throughout the class, it takes time to whip up what we've planned and the focus is always on the teaching and learning. (A fantastic exception to this would be our fab Pop-Up Restaurant Nights which you should definitely check out.) All food cooked in the school is intended to be eaten on the premises. For health and safety reasons, no savoury or unapproved items may be taken home.
- What do I need to bring?
Please bring your own apron as well as 1 tea-towel. Also come with a pen ready at hand - while we provide individual recipe packs for you to take home, the gold lies in what we teach beyond the recipes and the notes you take based on your experience in your practical sessions. One more thing to note -- please wear sensible shoes! While these courses are certainly lively and sociable, we're still bustling around a working kitchen that's essentially in full swing and things can get hot and slippery. Other than that, we've got your back. Our Evening 1 Day and 1 Week courses are all-inclusive experiences.
- What if I have a food allergy or dietary restrictions?
Keep in mind that all of our recipes are guidelines and very adaptable so as long as it has been made clear at the time of booking, we should be able to accommodate your dietary needs with a delicious adjustment (a note can easily be included when you book online). Be sure to highlight if your food allergy is life threatening and if it is, you must bring an Epi-pen. Please also note that we are a busy school environment and while every care will be taken to provide a safe and enjoyable cooking experience for all students, the allergin(s) you are affected by may have been handled at some point previous to your arrival and there is always the risk of cross-contamination.
- What if I can't make it to a course or dining event that I've booked?
If you can't come, you should send someone in your place! There's no extra cost for this so just give us a buzz and let us know who to expect and we'll take good care of them. If this can't be arranged and you need to cancel your place, please take a look at our Terms and Conditions to see what rules apply to you. Please note that if you are booked on as a Cook's Club Member, the membership is non-transferrable and therefore your place on the class is non-transferrable. For our full Terms & Conditions, go to https://dublincookeryschool.ie/terms.
- What is parking like in the area?
There is plenty of free parking along the curb outside the school around the corner on Sweetmans Avenue or Carysfort Avenue. There are also a few parking spaces available right outside the school that are free on both weekday evenings (after 7PM) and weekends (all day). For daytime parking during the work week, the cost is €5 for the full day. Please resist from parking outside the houses on Brookfield Terrace and Brookfield Place. Please also don't park on the grass verges opposite the school or on the double yellow lines in the area. For more info, go to https://dublincookeryschool.ie/find-us.
Your course itinerary
|06:45 PM – 07:00 PM||
Everyone is encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the course start-time. After we sign you in, we’ll lead you to a comfortable seat in our modern, mirror-lined Demo Kitchen where you’ll have a few minutes to get to know your fellow students before we begin. Our lucky Friday Night Supper Club students will have the option of easing into the night's cookery demonstration with a glass of sparkling in hand.
|07:00 PM – 09:30 PM||
This evening class is unique as it comprises of just 1 Demo session and 1 Hands-On session before we switch into full hospitality mode! In our practical session, we organize ourselves so that everyone works in pairs. (Don’t worry if you’re flying solo on the night, we’ll find you a partner in crime!) Expect to get involved in preparing a few wonderful tidbits from the menu, after which point we’ll take over and usher you into our dining room. There, you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour and relax, complimentary glass of wine in hand, as we serve the rest of the menu to you restaurant-style.
This is when we say our goodbyes. Be sure to check out our shop on your way out. Many tools and goodies we like to have close at hand in the kitchen are available at the school and we’d be happy to help you out with your decision making. While our time together was short, we always enjoy having you, appreciate all feedback, and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!