We get some lovely feedback from people who attend our cookery days. We thought we would share a few with you...

Thank you for a great day with the excellent Mike Keen,today on your seafood cookery day is my first time on a foodie course and hopefully not my last.Thanks to Mike who was excellent not just his chef skills but also his ability to communicate that!!...thank you and Minnie for your huge contribution too!! thanks see you soon at the Game !!
Mike Freeman

Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the Cookery Class yesterday. Excellently organised , a great chef, very friendly colleagues and , of course fine food. What more can you wish for !!!!
Jill Knott

I had a ball yesterday on the Chocolate Desserts course. My mind was abuzz for hours! Illia structured the course so well and used the time to teach us the mechanics and important tips 100% effectively for me. I loved the whole day.
Liz Gordon

Had a great day on the Fish Supper day today with Mike Keen. A very relaxed and enjoyable day with a fabulous lunch at the end of it. This is the best birthday present I have ever had and would highly recommend it.
Julie Longstaff

Thank you for making our team day such an enjoyable one! Third visit for us and you just keep making it better, even our growing numbers didn’t spoil the day and the marquee meant even an English summer didn’t spoil anything for us – thank you to you and your team, a well organised and very enjoyable day.
The MicroScooter team.

Thank you ever so much for providing such a wonderful day out yesterday. It was absolute cooking heaven! I have already been shopping for all of the ingredients to make everything (except for the octopus but I would love to give that a go one day). Tonight I'm going to have a go at making pasta and pesto to go with salt baked bream so let's hope it goes well...Please thank David also. I will definitely attend another course in the very near future (and will demand another birthday gift!) so I wish you every success with the business.
Katie Slattery

What a wonderful day I've just spent with Rose & Amanda on the Spring lunch cookery course! I've learnt to correct some long-standing culinary errors; been cured of a fear of curdling cream; met interesting people and ate a superb lunch. Thank you for such a lovely day.
Susan Devereaux

Thank you for a very enjoyable day yesterday. Mike certainly knows his stuff and is very good at communicating it and you were the perfect host.
Good luck with the business, and perhaps I will attend another course in the future.
Reg Whiteman

First of all thank you for a wonderful day, I really, really enjoyed the course. It was such a lovely relaxed atmosphere and Mike was a wonderful teacher. I especially enjoyed eating what we had all cooked.

Thank you for a great day yesterday!  Been talking about it all day!

What a wonderful experience. The stage was set and everything came together nicely. The environment was just 5 star. I just await my next visit. I can only recommend everyone to enjoy this time with class hands on. Forget what you see on the telly and come and enjoy.
Alan Milne


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Course Dates

Introduction to Patisserie
Friday 7th September
In the 'Introduction to Patisserie' course, you'll learn how to create a selection of patisserie classics. During the five hour workshop, you'll make Profiteroles, Millefeuille with crème patisserie and Glazed fruit tarts.
Fish: how to prepare and cook
Monday 10th September
Learn how to choose fish, prepare it and cook it. Based on what is seasonally available, we'll have two types of fish for you to fillet and cook, plus some seafood. The course involves demonstrations, instructions, guidance and hands-on experience.
Macarons & Marshmallows
Tuesday 18th September
As well as instruction on how to produce perfect macarons and marshmallows, this class aims to give you tips and tricks on how to introduce flavour variations giving a contemporary twist to your confectionery creations.
Indian Curry
Wednesday 19th September
Spend the day with Sandhya Oza and learn how to cook your favourite Indian curry dishes. Helping learners understand the use of spices and helping them build up confidence in creating new dishes that suits their palates and level of spice.
2 day Artisan Bread Making
20th & 21st September
In the 'Artisan Bread Making' course, you'll learn how to enhance the flavour of your breads by using pre-ferments such as biga, poolish and sponges, how to create, look after and use sourdough starters and how to bake wholemeal, rye and enriched breads.
Introduction to Gluten-Free Baking
Monday 24th September
In the 'Introduction to Gluten-free baking' course, you will learn how to make delicious gluten-free bread, pastry and cakes. This workshop includes demonstrations, instructions and guidance on how to achieve good results with gluten-free ingredients.
Healthy Family Meals
Tuesday 25th September
Focusing on good quality ingredients and home cooking techniques we'll show you how you can make nourishing and exciting meals for your family. Discover new healthy alternatives that will become part of your everyday meal repertoire.
British Pies
Monday 1st October
Learn the tricks and techniques to make three classic types of pastry - suet pastry, short crust and rough puff pastry. Then create three delicious dishes; a steak and kidney pudding, a chicken and leek pie, posh sausage rolls and a double crust apple pie.
Glorious British Apples
Wednesday 3rd October
We are showing our love for British food with the nation's favourite autumn fruit. In this class you'll learn how to make apple crisps, apple chutney, mackerel with apples and beetroot, a casserole of apple, cider and pork, and an apple snow pudding with gingernut biscuits.
British Breads
Thursday 4th October
As part of the British Food Fortnight initiative, learn how to make an artisan cottage loaf, a buttery, also known as a rowie, or Aberdeen roll (a savoury Scottish bread roll), English muffins and a Bara brith (a yeast bread enriched with dried fruit).
Autumn Flavours of the Middle East
Monday 8th October
Take a gastronomic journey through Turkey, Morocco and Egypt and learn how to make some truly authentic dishes from the region.
Chocolate patisserie
Tuesday 9th October
Build a repertoire of impressive chocolate confectionery, cakes and desserts by learning how to make chocolate truffles, salted caramel chocolate cake and chocolate tart with orange and hazelnuts praline.
Monday 15th October
In this Seafood course, you'll learn how to choose, prepare and cook different types of seafood. We'll prepare and cook dishes with prawns, scallops, clams or mussels, and calamari.
Vegetarian autumn flavours
Tuesday 16th October
Get some ideas for new flavours, or just some great tasting alternatives to meat dishes. Discover some little known gems from the Mediterranean and Middle East, and build an impressive vegetarian repertoire.
Introduction to Bread Making
Thursday 18th October
In the 'Introduction to Bread Making' course, you'll learn how to make, shape and bake three different types of doughs. With these skills you'll be creating a white loaf, a Focaccia bread and delicious Chelsea buns.
Friday 19th October
In the 'Pastry' course, you'll learn the tricks and techniques to make three classic types of pastry - shortcrust pastry, pate sucre and flaky pastry. You'll then put them to good use creating three delicious dishes; a Leek and Gruyere tart, a Salmon en Croute and a Lemon Tart.
Halloween baking for young chefs
Monday 22nd October
In this class aspiring young bakers, 8-12 year old, will learn essential baking and decorating skills. They'll learn how to make mummy sausage rolls, Frankenstein pizzas, witches fingers and chocolate witches huts.
Halloween cooking and baking for Teenagers
Tuesday 23rd October
For aspiring young chefs, 13-17 year old. Create a Halloween themed party dishes with four savoury spooky treats and two sweet centerpieces. The workshop is designed to boost confidence and develop teenager's culinary skills and knowledge of cooking.
Stocks and Sauces
Tuesday 6th November
Learn what makes a great sauce and how to choose the right sauce that will complement your meal. You'll make, Brown chicken stock, Fish stock, Chicken and thyme jus, White wine and tarragon sauce, Hollandaise, Mayonnaise, Salsa Verde, Crème Anglaise
Fish: how to prepare and cook
Thursday 8th November
Learn how to choose fish, prepare it and cook it. Based on what is seasonally available, we'll have two types of fish for you to fillet and cook, plus some seafood. The course involves demonstrations, instructions, guidance and hands-on experience.
Christmas Cakes and Puddings
Tuesday 13th November
Make and take home for you to enjoy on Christmas day, a Christmas pudding, a Christmas cake and traditional mincemeat. We'll also make a mincemeat and pear tart with amaretto cream that you can cook for your guest some time during Christmas.
Gluten-free Christmas baking
Friday 16th November
In the 'Gluten-free Christmas baking' course, you'll learn how to make a delicious frangipane topped mincemeat and pear tart, a yule log and ginger nut biscuits that are perfect as Christmas gifts.
Pastry for Christmas Entertaining
Thursday 22nd November
In the 'Pastry for Christmas Entertaining' course, you'll learn how to make two of the most fundamental pastries for creating festive dishes made to impress. During the five hour workshop, you'll make puff pastry and choux pastry.
Artisan breads
Friday 23rd November
In the 'Artisan Breads' course, you'll learn how to bake light wholemeal and rye loafs as well as sweet brioche buns. You'll also learn how to enhance the flavour of your breads by using pre-ferments such as biga and sponges.
Seasonal Festive Entertaining
Thursday 29th November
Prepare and cook some festive dishes designed for elegant entertaining. The aim of this workshop is to prepare pre-dinner canapes with aperitif and a 3 course meal for the festive season using seasonal ingredients and classic cookery techniques.
Vegetarian Christmas
Friday 30th November
In the 'Vegetarian Christmas' course, you'll find some great tasting vegetarian dishes for entertaining during the festive season. We'll cook with seasonal ingredients to create dishes that will look and taste delicious so that Christmas lunch is special for everyone.
Gluten-free Christmas baking
Monday 3rd December
In the 'Gluten-free Christmas baking' course, you'll learn how to make a delicious frangipane topped mincemeat and pear tart, a yule log and ginger nut biscuits that are perfect as Christmas gifts. The Yule log and the tart can be frozen and served at a later date.
One pot wonders
Tuesday 4th December
We'll be cooking some delicious informal meals, perfect for everyday dinning with friends and family. During the workshop we'll make beef bourguignon with herb dumplings, basil and garlic baked chicken, a Fish stew with garlic rouile and the ultimate sticky toffee pudding.
Christmas Baking
Tuesday 11th December
Join Ilia Makri for a day, preparing and baking some traditional Christmas cakes and breads. In this class you'll learn the techniques involved in making a Yule log, a Christmas Stollen and some festive biscotti that are perfect as gifts.

Children's Parties

If you fancy doing something a bit different for your child's party why not try a Cooking Party?

Parties can be booked Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm.

For more information please contact us.