Dates & times:
Mon 13th Aug - Fri 17th Aug9:30am - 4:30pmHands on

Cooking for Friends (5 Days)


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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


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


  • 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


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