Mini Chefs - Spanish | Feb 24th | £30

Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 6-10 years|

Spanish: Tortilla; chorizo puffs; magdelanas

Vive Espana!  We  are bringing the vibrancy of this fabulous and exciting cuisine to the Mini Chefs and they will give you a taste (if you're lucky) when they bring their goodies home.  By helping youngsters explore a range of cuisine, we've found that they broaden their palate, as well as increasing their confidence and skill in the kitchen.

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the techniques and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cook, it is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Young Chefs - Spanish | Feb 24th | £30

Saturday 2.00pm-4.00pm 11-16 years| Led by Margaret Bryant

Spanish: Tortilla; Chorizo Puffs; Magdelanas

Vive Espana!  We  are bringing the vibrancy of this fabulous and exciting cuisine to the Young Chefs and they will give you a taste (if you're lucky) when they bring their goodies home.  By helping youngsters explore a range of cuisine, we've found that they broaden their palate, as well as increasing their confidence and skill in the kitchen.

Designed to increase competence, these sessions are FUN but we are serious about providing a good learning environment.  That is why all our tutors are well qualified and experienced chefs and teachers.

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Beginners in the Kitchen | Feb 28th | £60

Wednesday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led By Judy Dain

Would you, or someone you know, like to feel  more confident in the kitchen?  It's difficult to follow a recipe if you don't understand the terms that are used plus it would be nice to be able to 'rustle up' a meal without even having a recipe in front of you.  This session will help you develop some basic skills that will help you understand more about how to prepare simple, quick, nutritious meals that will make working in the kitchen and enjoyable and therapeutic experience, rather than a chore, and help you steer away from convenience foods with all those additives. 

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Basic Bread Making | Mar 3rd | £50

Saturday  10.30am-1.00pm | Led By Judy Dain 

Real, fresh bread straight from the oven – the way to impress your friends and your family and to know exactly what is in your daily bread. No additives, preservatives or flavour enhancers - just a few simple ingredients.

"Absolutely fantastic session baking bread. I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturday..."  Emma Guilfoyle

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Speedy Meals for Everyday | Mar 7th | £60

Wednesday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led by Jayne Annan

Thinking of something different to eat everyday is so boring.  So, if you're stuck in a rut of doing the same old dishes you've always done, here's a chance to be inspired to add a few more easy-to-make dishes to your repetoire. It will be a hands-on fun session with lots to take away and loads of ideas about livening up your everyday menus.  This is particularly suitable for those who may lack confidence in the kitchen. There will be loads of tips to help with preparing meals that are easier on the Cook and not just easy to cook!  

"Loved my class again. I will be back. Thank you Jayne and Jessica"  Lesley Escott

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Sharpen up your Knife Skills | Mar 8th | £45

Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Learn everything you need to know about choosing and using a French cook's knife.  This is the most worthwhile piece of equipment to invest in for your kitchen. Handling  knife correctly will help speed up your food oreparation time, improve flavour because you avoid bruising and improve the appearance of the finished dish.  Lots of chef's tips.

"Exactly what I needed! Very good instructions, plenty of practice ( very hands on ). Simply excellent!"

 

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Pasta with Peter | Mar 14th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm-9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

 Sorry but this is FULLY BOOKED.  Places still available on 16th May

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A Slice of Ireland | Mar 16th | £70

Friday 7pm - 10.30pm | Led by Jayne Annan

On the eve of St Patrick's Day what better way to improve your culinary repetoire than with some Irish classics AND have a lot of fun at the same.  Jayne Annan was born and brought up in Donegal and she will bring the authentic flavours of the beautiful Emerald Isle to this session.  Her mother, May, is making is making a special trip over to teach some Irish dancing to round off the evening.  How can you resist this!

"Good kitchen - great teacher - and a great result.  Will come back again ... Becky

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GF All in One (Stage 2) | Mar 17th | £120

Saturday 11am - 4.00pm |  Led by Linda Sankey& Judy Dain

Sorry but this has had to be CANCELLED.  Next sessions are Gluten Free Bread + Baking and Gluten Free Pastry 7th April

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Seafood Special | Mar 21st | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Kim Steevens

Originally from New Zealand, Kim has grown up eating and cooking seafood.  He has travelled the world, picking up techniques and flavours that compliment and enhance this wonderful ingredient.

"A superb session. Kim was fantastic, very informative and patient – the food was amazing!"  M Russell

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Mini Chefs - French | Mar 24th | £30

Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 6-10 years| Led by Margaret Bryant

French: Croque Monsieur (posh ham and cheese toastie); Tarte Tatin (upside down apple tart)

Classic French cuisine has formed the basis for so many popular dishes that children love to eat. Here they will learn how easy it is to recreate two favourites and learn some transferable skills in the process

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the techniques and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cooka, it is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Young Chefs - French | Mar 24th | £30

Saturday 2.00pm - 4.00pm 11-16 years| Led by Margaret Bryant

French: Quiche Lorraine; Tarte Tatin (upside down apple tart)

Classic French cuisine has formed the basis for so many popular dishes that children love to eat. Here they will learn how easy it is to recreate two favourites and learn some transferable skills in the process.

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cooks. It is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Japanese with Wakako | Mar 25th | £120

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm | Led by Wakako Guppy

Wakako Guppy, a licensed chef from Japan, will guide you through authentic Japanese cooking as practised by good cooks in the homes and restaurants of her homeland. Her aim is to make the food of Japan accessible by giving you the confidence, as well as the skills, to repeat at home what you learn in her classes.  Her courses at Marlborough College Summer school are very popular and she is an engaging teacher whio can introduce you to some amazing tasting food.

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A Taste of Spain | Mar 28th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm- 9.30pm | Led by Tom Dodd

Sorry but this session is FULLY BOOKED.  Watch this space for next date to be posted shortly.

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Gluten Free Bread + Baking | April 7th | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1.00pm | Led by Linda Sankey

Making gluten free bread and baked products taste and feel like the gluten based regulars is a real challenge. Linda Sankey has been cooking this way for a number of years and she will help de-mystify gluten free baking so that you understand the principles behind producing delicious bread, cakes and biscuits that everyone can enjoy.

 "My mum and I both really enjoyed it and came away with lots of ideas. Linda was brilliant and very knowledgable. We thought the pace and content of the session was excellent and we really enjoyed our pizza at the end." Lindsay Spencer 

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Gluten Free Pastry| April 7th | £60

Saturday 2pm - 4.30pm | Led by Judy Dain

Master the making of gluten free shortcrust, flaky and choux in order to create a wide range of delicious gluten free dishes.  It is a challenge but we are confident that no-one will know that your profiteroles don't contain gluten .  In fact your friends and family will be delighted with the taste and texture of all that you take home. 

"We had a great afternoon. A very good mixture of of clear instruction and practical baking as before, with your very encouraging manner." Debbie Hunt

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Speedy Meals for Everyday | April 14th | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Jayne Annan

Sorry but this session is FULLY BOOKED.  Next one with spaces March 7th

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Cooking to Impress | April 15th | £120

Sunday 11.00am-4.00pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Today the focus is on fish - a beautiful ingredient but easily ruined.  This is a good opportunity to get some fresh ideas and polish up your culinary skills and Peter will help you by sharing some of the secrets of how the best people in the catering industry makes everything look and taste so good, even when they are preparing food on a vast scale.

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Thai Kitchen | April 18th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Peter's mentor when he was an apprentice in London, the late Peter Kromberg, spent many years as Head Chef in Siam Intercontinental in Bangkok.  He learnt all about how to use spices and aromats in a way that would produce the balanced, light, aromatic flavours of Thai cusine that is so popular today.  He has also worked with Thai chefs during his career and so this evening he will help you to understand and use what he has learnt.so that you can create them in your own kitchen.

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Lebanese .... and more! | April 20th | £70

Friday  7.00pm - 10.30pm | Led by Wafaa Powell

Prepare yourself for an evening of FUN.  Middle Eastern cuisine is BIG in London and we are delighted to welcome Wafaa Powell to introduce you to Lebanese food, which is healthy, fresh, tasty, aromatic and versatile.  Plenty of whole grains, fruit and vegetables are used in a creative and delicious way.  

"A great evening and I’m leaving with recipes that I’ll try again."  Karen and John

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Dinner Party Desserts | April 21st | £120

Saturday 11am- 4pm | Led by Brittany Manning

From the Michelin starred Red Lion in East Chisenbury, Brittany Manning is a well-qualified, highly experienced pastry chef who has worked in top establishments all over the world.  We are very lucky that she chosen to set  up a fantastic restaurant in Wiltshire with her husband, Guy.  Everyone loves a good desserts and three classics have been chosen for today's session.  You will learn a varety of tips and techniques that will help you increase your skills - not only in deliverng these delcious desserts but creating other tasty treats to delight your friends and family.  Presentation of the fnished product will be a key element.

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Butchery Skills | April 25th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Fred Swift

Do you ever feel that you would benefit from some more information and techniques that will help you prepare meat better?  On MasterChef it seems to be a key skill and now you too can learn from someone who has had a lifetime in the industry.

"Fred's knowledge is amazing and explained the techniques in a very easy and understandable way, just wish I had a video camera to recall bits ..."

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Mini Chefs - Chinese | April 28th | £30

Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 6-10 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

Menu: Chicken Chow Mein; Sweet & Sour Chicken; Choi Sum Salad with Pineapple Dressing

Chines cuisine is so popular in the UK ad it is a good way to introduce children to new tastes and flavour, as it doesn't have the 'heat' of other cuisines.  Catherine will be teaching them how to produce these tasty dishes quickly and easily and they will learn some transferable skills in the process

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the techniques and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cooka, it is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Young Chefs - Chinese | April 28th | £30

Saturday 2pm - 4pm 11-16 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

Menu: Chicken Chow Mein; Sweet & Sour Chicken; Choi Sum Salad with Pineapple Dressing

Chinese cuisine is so popular in the UK and it is a good way to introduce youngsters to new tastes and flavour, as it doesn't have the 'heat' of other cuisines.  Catherine will be teaching them how to produce these tasty dishes quickly and easily and they will learn some transferable skills in the process

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the techniques and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cooka, it is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Vegetarians and Vegans | May 2nd | £60

Wednesday  7pm - 9.30pm | Led By Judy Dain & Peter Forrester

Many of our sessions can be made suitable for vegetarians and vegans, particuarly those led by Peter Vaughan and Judy Dain.  However, we have had requests to run something specifically for this group or people who want interesting ideas for reducng their meat intake for ethical or health reasons.  With long time vegetarian friend as consultant and co-tutor, Peter Forrester, this evening will offer you some quick, easy but delicious ideas for your everyday menus.

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Indian Street Food | May 9th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

True Indian food is very different from that served in many Indian takeaways and restaurants in Wiltshire and beyond. The authentic article is extremely healthy, not greasy, satisfying and packs a really exciting explosion of flavour and aromatics, without ever being too spicy or hot - you can adjust both these elementswhen creating your own dishes.

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Pasta with Peter | May 16th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm-9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Home made pasta is simply delicious, packed full of essential protein and a far cry from what you buy in a supermarket.  A lovely sauce or accompaniment turns this into a fantastic meal.  You don't necessariky need a pasta machine because, during this evening, you will learn how to make successful pasta dough, with or without it.

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Mini Chefs - British | May 26th | £30

Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 6-10 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

British: Menu to be decided

Classic British favourites - we've got a few and they always go down well.  Here's a chance for your youngsters to begin to take pride in the cuisine of Britain - it is worth promoting.  By helping them explore a range of cuisines, we've found that they broaden their palate, as well as enjoy being in the kitchen.

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the techniques and knowledge they need to grow into competent and confident cook, it is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Young Chefs - British | May 26th | £30

Saturday 2pm - 4pm 11 - 16 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

British: Menu to be decided

Classic British favourites - we've got a few and they always go down well.  Here's a chance for your youngsters to begin to take pride in the cuisine of Britain - it is worth promoting.  By helping them explore a range of cuisines, we've found that they broaden their palate, as well as enjoy being in the kitchen.

Designed to give your youngster a firm foundation that will provide them with the knowledge & skills they need to grow into competent and confident cook, it is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with the family.

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Japanese with Wakako | May 27th | £120

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm | Led by Wakako Guppy

Wakako Guppy, a licensed chef from Japan, will guide you through authentic Japanese cooking, as practised by good cooks in the homes and restaurants of her homeland. Her aim is to make the food of Japan accessible by giving you the confidence, as well as the skills, to repeat at home what you learn in her classes.  Her courses at Marlborough College Summer school are very popular and she is an engaging teacher whio can introduce you to some amazing tasting food.

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