Beginners Cookery Week

Start your journey into cookery

Our five day Beginners Cookery Course is ideal for those with little cooking experience who want learn the core skills that will help them to start cooking with confidence.

This course will give you a broad range of skills to become a competent cook, starting with the basics and moving on to more complex areas.

You will be with like-minded people with the same level of skill, and the course is a lot of fun as you work your way through a wide range of recipes each day enjoying a lunch and bringing a range of dishes together in the afternoon to take-home for dinner. You will be amazed at how much you accomplish during this course.

This course is aimed at:

  • Adults that have not had the time to develop kitchen skills.
  • Home cooks that want to improve their range of recipes and core skills.
  • Gap year students or those off to university that need survival skills.

Course Content

Day 1

    Skills You Will Learn

    • Knife skills
    • Poultry preparation
    • Marinades
    • Dressings
    • Rolling pastry
    • Simple baking
    • White bread dough
    • Chocolate

    Day 2

      Skill You Will Learn

      • Focaccia bread
      • Homemade pizza
      • Poultry cooking
      • Char grilled vegetable cookery
      • Spiced potato wedges
      • Cooking grains
      • Tomato sauce
      • Tiramisu

      Day 3

      Skills You Will Learn

      • Preparing and lining pastry
      • Granary bread dough
      • Cheesecake
      • Lamb curry
      • Spiced lamb cottage pie
      • Roasted vegetables
      • Mashed potatoes
      • Cooking fragrant rice

      Day 4

      Skills You Will Learn

      • Tortilla dough
      • Pickling vegetables
      • Crushed potatoes
      • Beef koftas
      • Salsa
      • Fish filo pie
      • Sponge pudding
      • Homemade custard

      Day 5

      Skills You Will Learn

      • Homemade granola
      • Cooking quiche
      • Cooking pasta
      • Cooking fish
      • Prawns
      • Pesto


      You will enjoy a sit-down lunch with wine featuring some of the dishes you have prepared during the day.

      Take Home

      You will be able to take away the additional items you make in the afternoon to enjoy at home. Recyclable containers are provided.

      A Comfortable Stay Awaits

      B&B Accommodation

      A bedroom at Ashburton Coirt
      Customer Service Lady Shape

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      Throughout December

      Christmas Cookery

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