Skill Levels

Courses to suit your skill level

When you select a cookery course, it is important that you select one that matches your current skill level. Our courses are graded across 3 skill levels to reflect the level of cookery experience you should have to enter the course.

Our foundation level is aimed at those with no prior experience of cooking whilst our intermediate level courses are suitable for the enthusiastic home cook, and our advanced level is for those that wish to take their cooking to a restaurant level.

Please note, these are entry level requirements not the final skill level you will achieve.

If you are unsure of your skill level or would like some assistance please contact us and we will be pleased to help.

You can search for courses by skill level here.

Entry Level Requirements


No previous experience of cookery required. We will teach you the fundamental skills and techniques required to enjoy your cookery with confidence.

View Beginner Courses


Aimed at the typical home cook. These courses will build your confidence in all areas of the kitchen. You should be familiar with common cookery concepts such as frying, baking, grilling and be able to follow a recipe. No other special skills are required.

View Intermediate Courses


For those looking to cook to a fine-dining level, these courses offer intricate cookery techniques and a strong focus on refining your palate and presentation skills. You should be a confident cook, with good knife skills and have some prior experience of basic butchery (such as deboning a chicken leg), fish filleting, sauces and pastry. You should be comfortable working at a fast pace.

View Advanced Courses

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...