Attending Your Course

Booking Confirmation

On booking a course we will send you confirmation details and directions for your course booking by email.

Attending Your Cookery Course

What To Wear

You should wear casual, comfortable clothes and flat-soled, close-toed shoes for your course.


We ask all students to arrive no more than 10 minutes before their start time for tea or coffee and to meet their fellow students. The chef tutor will run through the menu and goals of the day with you before you move into the kitchen to don your apron and start cooking.


You will be assigned your own workstation with hob, oven and sink access, apron, knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, as well as all the ingredients you will require for the day. You will also be provided with a course folder with course notes and recipes that you can take home after the course.


We use local, seasonal and organic produce wherever possible, which means that the course recipes listed on our website may vary on occasion based on the availability of seasonal ingredients.

No Washing Up!

A kitchen assistant works throughout each course day to assist the Chef and wash-up as the course progresses, allowing you to fully focus on your cookery.


On longer courses the dishes you will make during a course day will form part of your lunch menu.

End of the course

At the end of each course day there will be a chance to discuss the day’s learning with the Chef Tutor and your fellow students.

You will take away the food you have made at the end of the course and recyclable food containers are provided, although you may wish to bring your own containers and a bag for them as well.

Course Type Course Times Typical Day
Cook-To-Go Courses 3pm to 6pm These fast paced courses are all about immersing yourself in a cuisine to work towards a delicious take-away meal for you to leave with at the end of a fun 3 hour session.
Half-Day Courses AM: 10am to 1.30pm
PM: 2.30pm to 6pm
These courses are morning or afternoon sessions. You will take home any dishes or ingredients you have prepared. Tea and coffee is provided but no sit down meal.
1 Day Courses 9.30am to approx 4.30pm You will break for a lunch featuring dishes you have prepared yourself from the course menu. Wine is available with the meal.
Weekend Courses Saturday:
9am to approx. 4.30pm
9am to approx 3pm

On Saturday you will have a light lunch featuring the recipes you will have worked on during the day. At the end of the day you will also take home some dishes that have been completed during the day.

On Sunday you will work through until 3.00pm with lunch featuring dishes you have prepared and an opportunity for a course round-up with the Chef Tutor.

5 Day Courses
and longer

Mon to Thur:
9am to approx. 5pm
9am to approx 3pm

You will break for a lunch featuring dishes you have prepared yourself from the course menu. At the end of each day, you will be able to take home any dishes that have been completed during the day for dinner.

Course Categories


Cook-To-Go Cooking Classes

These fast-paced 3 hour cooking classes are all about cooking an authentic meal with the freshest ingredients and taking home a delicious meal for two to enjoy at home. The best take-away ever.


Half-Day Classes

These fun morning or afternoon courses are focussed on teaching you an achievable skill-for-life. They are a popular gift-voucher choice as they make a perfect gift for foodies.


One Day Cookery Classes

A full day to work on a chosen cuisine or cookery skill. One day classes are the ideal way to build your skills. You will enjoy a lunch with wine featuring dishes you have prepared yourself from the course menu.


Weekend Cookery Courses

Take a deep dive into a cuisine and with extra exploration of culinary techniques with your chef tutor. Enjoy a relaxing stay at Ashburton Court B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights.


5 Day Courses

Our week long courses are all about taking your current cookery up a level. By the end of the week you will have covered a huge amount of new skills and confidence in the kitchen.

4 weeks+

Chefs Academy

Go from home cook to qualified chef with our Chefs Academy courses in the Culinary Arts and Patisserie.

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Throughout December

Christmas Cookery

Make this Christmas extra special with our festive classes...