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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    Chefs Skills with Guest Chefs
    Mon 21st May - Fri 25th May
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    595.00Add to cart

    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.

    Stephen Gibson

    Stephen Gibson started his culinary career in Paris at the renowned Michelin two-starred restaurant and brasserie Fauchon before returning to Dublin to work briefly with Paul Flynn in Balzac. Following a spell at Nico’s on Park Lane, he then moved to Gothenberg, Sweden for a couple of years and arrived back in Dublin to work at L’Ecrivain with Derry Clarke for 9 years. Wanting to create his own place, serving the kind of fabulous and simple food that he loves to eat when dining out, led Stephen to open up Pichet in 2009 with his long-time friend, Nick Munier. Pichet has already been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.

    We are delighted that Stephen is making a reappearance at Dublin Cookery School as one of our Guest Chefs for the Chefs Skills course, and look forward to what no doubt will be a fantastic day of technique, cooking and presentation.

     

     

     

    Sunil Ghai

    Sunil has garnered an impressive array of fans and awards for his bold, contemporary cooking style. The foremost Indian chef in Ireland, Sunil won Food & Wine’s Chef of the Year award in 2009. Born in Gwalior in central India, Sunil gained experience with the world famous Oberoi group before coming to Ireland to join the Jaipur group in 2001, working as the head chef of Ananda in Dundrum. In February 2016, Sunil opened his own restaurant, Pickle Eating House & Bar, on Dublin’s Camden Street, and more recently the critically acclaimed “Tiffin” in Greystones, Co.Wicklow. Sunil teaches regularly at Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School.

     

    Growing Gourmets (4 Days)
    Tue 5th Jun - Fri 8th Jun
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    Hands on

    250.00Add to cart

    The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity to improve cookery skills. Teenagers open to challenge and tastes will find this absorbing and satisfying as they master new techniques and a range of ingredients. They’ll boost their confidence and build an interest to get cooking at every opportunity. If you want to come home and find supper on the table, this might be a great investment. (For ages 12-16).

     

    Sample Recipes:

    • Brown Soda Bread
    • Butternut Squash Soup
    • Turkish Flat Brads
    • Thai Meatballs
    • Chicken with Peas & Salsa Verde
    • Pitta Bread
    • Pizzas
    • Baba Ghanouj
    • Fish en Papillote & New Potatoes
    • Focaccia
    • Gnocchi
    • Lemon Drizzle Cake with Pomegranate Seeds
    • Biddy’s Apple Cake
    • Chocolate Eclairs
    Cafe Cooking (5 Days)
    Mon 11th Jun - Fri 15th Jun
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    495.00Add 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, nourishing one pots, savoury tarts, breads and 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.

     

    Growing Gourmets (5 Days)
    Mon 18th Jun - Fri 22nd Jun
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    Hands on

    295.00Add to cart

    The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity to improve cookery skills. Teenagers open to challenge and tastes will find this absorbing and satisfying as they master new techniques and a range of ingredients. They’ll boost their confidence and build an interest to get cooking at every opportunity. If you want to come home and find supper on the table, this might be a great investment. (For ages 12-16).

     

    Sample Recipes:

    • Brown Soda Bread
    • Butternut Squash Soup
    • Thai Meatballs
    • Biddy’s Apple Cake
    • Chicken with Peas & Salsa Verde
    • Pitta Bread
    • Baba Ghanouj
    • Fish en Papillote & New Potatoes
    • Chocolate Eclairs
    • Focaccia
    • Gnocchi
    • Lemon Drizzle Cake with Pomegranate Seeds
    Cooking for Friends (5 Days)
    Mon 25th Jun - Fri 29th Jun
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hands on

    495.00Add to cart

    Growing Gourmets (4 Days)
    Mon 30th Jul - Thu 2nd Aug
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    Hands on

    250.00Add to cart

    The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity to improve cookery skills. Teenagers open to challenge and tastes will find this absorbing and satisfying as they master new techniques and a range of ingredients. They’ll boost their confidence and build an interest to get cooking at every opportunity. If you want to come home and find supper on the table, this might be a great investment. (For ages 12-16).

     

    Sample Recipes:

    • Brown Soda Bread
    • Butternut Squash Soup
    • Thai Meatballs
    • Biddy’s Apple Cake
    • Chicken with Peas & Salsa Verde
    • Pitta Bread
    • Baba Ghanouj
    • Fish en Papillote & New Potatoes
    • Chocolate Eclairs
    • Focaccia
    • Gnocchi
    • Lemon Drizzle Cake with Pomegranate Seeds
    Cafe Cooking (4 Days)
    Tue 7th Aug - Fri 10th Aug
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    395.00Add to cart

    We have extended this popular one day course to a fulfilling four days so you can be fully exposed to the expansive repertoire of recipes that we have amassed for Cafe Cooking. Satisfying soups, inventive salads, nourishing one pots, savoury tarts, breads and 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    • Knife Skills
    • Blanching, Sauteing, Grilling and Marinating
    • Use of herbs & spices
    • Working with exciting ingredients
    • Food presentation
    • Food Pairing & Creative Menu Planning

    Sample Recipes

     

    Turkish Flat Bread with Bean Chilli, Red Cabbage Salad

    Pan Fried Sea Bream with Fennel and Apple Salad

    Wild & Basmati Rice with Cranberries, Almonds and Pistachios

    Warm Squash and Chick Pea Salad with Tahini

    Carrot, Cumin, Coriander & Pomegranite Salad

     

    Lamb Tagine with Raisins, Almonds & Green Couscous

    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

    Pecan & Coconut Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream

    Chocolate & Pistachio Cake

    Cardamom Set Yoghurt with Pistachio Shortbread

    Cooking for Friends (5 Days)
    Mon 13th Aug - Fri 17th Aug
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    495.00Add 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.

     

    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
    Cafe Cooking (5 Days)
    Mon 27th Aug - Fri 31st Aug
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    495.00Add to cart