Feedback

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 ...it 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.
Jackie

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

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

Italian Bread
Monday 24th June
Learn how to make three classic Italian breads; Ciabatta, Focaccia and Grissini. You'll also be making a traditional Pizza dough. Make, shape and bake a selection of Italian breads using fresh yeast, dry yeast and a Biga (pre-fermented starter).
Summer Desserts
Tuesday 25th June
Learn how to use gelatine, make sweet shortcrust pastry, make mousse and meringues to make Pimm's and mixed berry jelly, chocolate cloud cake with Chantilly cream strawberries and praline, lemon mini tarts and a pistachio meringue roulade with raspberries and Coulis.
Vegan Summer Flavours
Thursday 27th June
Learn how to transform ordinary ingredients into delicious, comforting dishes. With influences from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, you can create some great tasting food to share with friends and family.
Indian Curry with Sandhya Oza
Saturday 29th June
Spend the day with Sandhya Oza and learn how to cook your favourite Indian curry dishes. Understand the use of spices and build up confidence in creating new dishes that suit your palate and level of spice.
Greek Mezze
Tuesday 6th August
Learn how to make some truly authentic dishes including Tzatziki, Melanzanosalata, Xtipiti, Xoriatiko psomi, Melitzanes and kolokythia tyganita, Ntakos, Garides saganaki, Spetsofai, Kolokithokeftedes and Karydopita.
Baking for Teenagers
Monday 19th August
In this class aspiring young chefs, 13-17 year old will learn how to make three classic bakes. They will make soft bread rolls, shortcrust pastry (they then use it to make mini quiche Lorraine) and brownies. The course will conclude with a sit down meal, enjoying some of their bakes.
Middle Eastern Vegetarian for Teenagers
Wednesday 21st August
In this class aspiring young chefs, 13-17 year old will cook vegetarian dishes inspired by the Middle Easter cuisine. Using a range of authentic ingredients from this region, they will cook, Spinach Boreks (Turkish filo parcels), Pittas (flat breads), Hummus (chickpea and tahini dip), Ta'miyya (Egyptian falafel made with split Fava beans), Tabouleh (a Lebanese herb salad studded with bulgar wheat and tomatoes) and Tulumba (Turkey's version of the spanish Churros).
Children's Summer Baking Workshop
Friday 23th August
In this class our young chefs, 8-12 year old will learn how to make a quick cheese bread, sausage rolls and mini meringue baskets with fresh cream and fruit of their choice. The course will conclude with a sit down meal, enjoying some of their bakes.
2 day Artisan Bread Making
9th and 10th 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.
Vegetarian Indian Curry
Wednesday 11th September
Spend the day with Sandhya Oza and learn how to cook Authentic Vegetarian Indian curry dishes. Sandhya believes that teaching Indian cooking is about 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.
Macarons & Marshmallows
Thursday 12th September
In this course, we'll make some beautifully coloured French macarons and will create some delicious marshmallows in various flavour combinations. 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.
Introduction to Patisserie
Saturday 14th 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.
British Pies
Monday 23rd September
Learn the tricks and techniques to make three classic types of pastry - suet pastry, short crust and rough puff pastry. Then use them to create three delicious dishes; a steak & kidney pudding, a chicken & leek pie, posh sausage rolls and a double crust apple pie.
British Breads
Thursday 26th September
We are showing our love for British food with one of the nation's most favourite foods, the bread. Learn how to make an artisan cottage loaf, a buttery, also known as a rowie, or Aberdeen roll, English muffins and a Bara brith (a yeast bread enriched with dried fruit).
Glorious British Apples
Friday 27th September
We are showing our love for British food with nation's favourite autumn fruit. 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.
Seasonal Family Meals
Tuesday 8th October
Focusing on good quality ingredients and home cooking techniques we'll show you how you can make nourishing and exciting meals for your family. Come and get new ideas that will become part of your everyday meal repertoire.
Indian Curry
Wednesday 9th October
Learn how to cook your favourite Indian curry dishes. Teaching Indian cooking is about 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.
French Bread
Thursday 10th October
Learn how to make three different types of French breads: a baguette, a Fougasse and a Pain aux noix (walnut bread). Instructions and guidance on how to make, shape and bake a selection of French breads using fresh yeast, pate ferment and a poolish.
Fish: how to prepare and cook
Monday 14th October
In this course, you'll 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.
Autumn Flavours of the Middle East
Saturday 19th October
Take a gastronomic journey through Turkey, Marocco and Egypt and learn how to make some truly authentic dishes from the region including Lavash, Moroccan Lamb tajine, Grilled fish Chermoula, Abergine Imam bayildi, Persian Pilaf and Cherry & pistachio cake.
Introduction to Gluten-Free Baking
Tuesday 22nd October
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.
Halloween baking for young chefs
Monday 28th October
In this class aspiring young bakers, 8-12 year old, will learn essential baking and decorating skills. They'll learn how to make unearthly pizzas, witches fingers, spooky sausage rolls and eyeball mini cakes.
Halloween cooking and baking for Teenagers
Tuesday 29th October
Aspiring young chefs, 13-17 year old, will create Halloween themed party dishes with four savoury spooky treats and two sweet centerpieces. Designed to boost confidence and develop teenager's culinary skills and knowledge of cooking.
Parent & Child Christmas Cooking & Baking
Wednesday 18th December
Learn lots of useful skills whilst cooking as a team with family members. Make sausage rolls, turkey fillets parmigiana with spaghetti and a Christmas yule log to take home (vegetarian substitutions available).

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.