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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    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 Cooking
    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.