Intermediate Cookery

Take your cookery to the next level

Aimed at home cooks that wish to expand their general cookery skills the Intermediate cookery week is all about mastering the core cookery skills required to build your confidence and competency in the kitchen.

Meat, poultry, fish, sauces, dressings, vegetables, garnishing, bread, pastries, ice creams, sorbets and desserts with a range of dishes and a fusion of flavours from around the world all condensed into five days!

Each day on this structured course, you will be working with fantastic local produce and you will be guided by our experienced chef tutors through a wide range of dishes to build your repertoire. Each day you will enjoy one of the dishes you have made for lunch that day with the afternoon spent bringing other dishes together which you will be able to take-away for dinner.

At the end you will have learned a broad range of essential intermediate cookery skills, concepts, recipes and organisational techniques. will leave the course with good skills, and bags of confidence and passion to recreate the many recipes and ideas that you have learned on family and friends.

Course Content


Whole Baked, Boneless Lemon Sole
with Linguini, Clams, Chilli & Coriander, Lemon and Garlic Oil.

Dark Chocolate Fondant
with Peanut Butter Ice Cream.

Pan Roasted Duck Breast
with Beetroot and Potato Rosti, Butternut Squash Pureé, Pancetta Beans and Earl Grey Tea Jus.

Classic French Style Cassoulet

Ginger and Cardamom Poached Pears
with Rose Scented Set Yoghurt and Pistachio Shortbread.

Whole Stuffed Baby Squid with Chorizo
with Tomato and Chermoula Stew and Nduja Bread.

Sweet Crusted Choux Buns
Filled with Chocolate Mousse.

Lamb Neck and Vegetable Biryani
with blackened, Tandoori-style Rump and Sag Aloo.

French country style bread

Lemon, Raspberry and Basil Meringue Tart
with Raspberry Sorbet.

Lemon and Garlic Crumbed Mackerel
with Tomato and Herb Salad, Red Wine Vinegar Dressing.

Sea Salt and White Pepper Chicken Breast
with Ramen Style Broth.

Flourless Whole Orange Cake
Spiced Orange Segments and a Vanilla and Cinnamon Cream Cheese.


  • Butchery and meat cookery.
  • Filleting flat and round fish.
  • Fish cookery.
  • Preparation and cooking of vegetables and salads.
  • Preparation and cooking of sauces and dressings.
  • Artisan Breads.
  • Pastries, cakes and desserts.
  • Sorbets and ice creams.
  • Plating skills.
  • Modern British cuisine with a fusion of flavours from around the world.


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
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