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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    Growing Gourmets (4 Days)
    Mon 30th Jul - Thu 2nd Aug
    10:00am - 3:30pm
    Hands on
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    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
    Café Cooking (5 Days)
    Mon 27th Aug - Fri 31st Aug
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    495.00Add to cart

     

    Cooking for Friends
    Mon 15th Oct - Fri 19th Oct
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    Hands on

    495.00Add to cart

    Think of this ‘week-away’ as your carefully crafted, all-inclusive culinary getaway, no packing required!

    What’s included? You’ll enjoy 5 fully immersive days where you can work on your kitchen chops with an inspired team of chefs at your elbow. For one full week, our home will be your home, our gorgeous, state-of-the kitchen your personal studio. With daily gourmet lunches to look forward to and like-minded folks joined on and cooking by your side, you’re bound to leave inspired. Each day we’ll incorporate a unique and well-rounded menu that you can easily weave into your current repertoire, dishes perfect for entertaining and sharing in a relaxed merriment. You’ll not only fill up with delicious food but you can expect to come away with your fair share of memorable stories and certainly a few new friends.

    So whether you fancy a week off from the demands of your regular job or perhaps just need a little shift from your regular routine, we understand the importance of carving out dedicated, creative ‘me’ time and the happy surprises that come with it. Go on now and treat yourself to a week with us. Leave the luggage at home because everything you need is here. All levels (very) welcome!