Professional Cookery Courses

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Knife Skills | May 14th | FULL

Friday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry FULLY BOOKED.  Spaces available on Friday 11th June

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BBQ & Smoking| May 15th| FULL

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Kim Steevens

Sorry FULLY BOOKED. Spaces available this afternoon 2.30 - 5pm.

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BBQ & Smoking| May 15th| FULL

Saturday 2.30am - 5pm | Led by Kim Steevens

 Sorry FULLY BOOKED

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Speedy Meals | May 22nd | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Jayne Annan

Do your menus need a 'facelift'? It's hard to think of ideas of what meals to make day in, day out but here you will be inspired by easy to prepare dishes that will liven up those mid-week dilemmas and can be made either in advance or in next to no time. There will be loads of tips to help with preparing meals that are easier on the Cook and not just easy to cook!  

"Tasty food, well taught & very enjoyable!" Alexandra & Victoria Stevens

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Basic Bread | May 22nd | FULL

Saturday 2.30pm - 5pm | Led By Judy Dain 

Sorry FULLY BOOKED. Places available Sun 4th Jul

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Chocolate! | May 23rd PM | FULL

Sunday  2pm - 4.30pm | Led By Allan Davidson-Collier

Sorry FULLY BOOKED. Spaces available on morning session 10.30am - 1pm today.

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Indian Street Food | May 27th | FULL

Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry FULLY BOOKED.

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Mini Chefs - USA | May 29th | £30

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

USA: Buffalo chicken wings; Waldorf salad; American pancakes

Mini chefs is 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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Young Chefs - USA | May 29th | £30

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

USA: Buffalo chicken wings; Waldorf salad; American pancakes

Young chefs is 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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Pasta with Peter | Jun 9th | £60

Wednesday 7pm - 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 necessarily need a pasta machine because, during this evening, you will learn how to make successful pasta dough, with or without it.

The Pasta with Peter class was just brilliant. I loved every minute and it's stunning how much you can learn in an evening when it's delivered in such an enthusiastic and eloquent way. And of course the Pasta was amazing!!         Belinda Talbot

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Knife Skills | Jun 11th | FULL

Friday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry FULLY BOOKED.  New dates for Autumn/Winter on website soon.

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A Taste of Italy | Jun 10th | FULL

Thursday 7pm- 9.30pm | Led by Tom Dodd

Sorry FULLY BOOKED. More dates on website soon

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Sourdough Special | Jun 12th | £100

Saturday 11.00am-3.00pm | Led by Dave Buxton

Sourdough bread is becoming increasing popular for a variety of reasons.  It has a good proportion of firm, crisp crust to soft, light crumb and is full of holes.  Easier to digest, as it is made from cultured yeast, plus full of flavour and known to have health benefits. It contains more vitamins and minerals and is lower in sugars than other breads.  All you need is water, flour and salt plus some 'know-how' to make the long, slow fermentation process work.

"Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable day ... excellent detailed recipe / notes which I followed to the letter and produced some amazing bread. Husband is very impressed!" Lynn Plunkett

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Lebanese ... and more! | Jun 25th | £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, seeds, nuts, fruit and vegetables are used in a creative and delicious way..  

"Wonderful way to finish the week. Familiar ingredients put together in ways I didn't know were possible, to create wonderful flavours."  Elsie

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Speedy Meals | Jul 3rd | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Jayne Annan

Do your menus need a 'facelift'? It's hard to think of ideas of what meals to make day in, day out but here you will be inspired by easy to prepare dishes that will liven up those mid-week dilemmas and can be made either in advance or in next to no time. There will be loads of tips to help with preparing meals that are easier on the Cook and not just easy to cook!  

"Tasty food, well taught & very enjoyable!" Alexandra & Victoria Stevens

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Basic Bread | Jul 4th | £55

Sunday 10.30am - 1pm | 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 and some know-how.

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

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Steak Night | Sept 8th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

 

Having had a classical French culinary training through the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, then working in fine dining and Michelin star restaurants before opening his own restaurant, The Bistro, Devizes, Peter Vaughan knows that the most popular choice on a restaurant menu is steak.  Many people people say that they just can't seem to cook it properly at home. This session is on the programme by popular demand and you will learn all the tips and tricks that go towards creating this favourite dish with delicious accompaniments. 

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Speedy Meals for Everyday | Sept 11th | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | 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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Lebanese ... and more! | Sept 17th | £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, seeds, nuts, fruit and vegetables are used in a creative and delicious way..  

"Wonderful way to finish the week. Familiar ingredients put together in ways I didn't know were possible, to create wonderful flavours."  Elsie

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Mini Chefs - Harvest | Sept 25th | £30

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

 HARVEST: Honey glazed chicken; Beetroot and sweet potato chips/wedges; pear and almond tart.

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Young Chefs - Harvest | Sept 25th | £30

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

 HARVEST: Gorgonzola baked apples with balsamic glaze; honey glazed chicken; beetroot and sweet potato wedges; pear and almond tart.

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Spanish Tapas | Sept 30th | £60

Thursday 7- 9.30pm | Led by Tom Dodd

 

Do you want to remember that fabulous holiday in Spain or just fascinated with Spanish cuisine and culture? This class is ideal for you. Tom Dodd, our Chef responsible for Events, has a passion for the food from this part of Europe and is a fan of the award winning Spanish restaurant Barrafina in London. This Michelin star Soho restaurant does not take bookings. Queues snake out of the front door and along the street every lunch and dinner service. 

"Fantastic - learned lots and laughed a lot! Thank you."   Simon Childe

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Simply Fish | Sept 29th | £60

Wednesday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

 

One of Peter Vaughan's roles after qualifying was as chef de partie poissonier in a Michelin starred restaurant.  As you will have seen if you watch Professional MasterChef, anyone who can cook fish perfectly receives respect from other professionals in the industry because it is a skill that requires understanding and practice. This evening is a no nonsense approach to improving your skill of prepping, cooking and presenting one of nature’s incredible ingredients . 

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Cooking with Confidence | Oct 9th | £60

Saturday: 10.30am - 1pm | Led By Jayne Annan

As a well-qualified and experienced tutor, Jayne is able to explain everything clearly and put everyone at their ease.  All her instructions and recipes are completely reliable, which means that success is guaranteed every time. 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.

Jayne is a wonderful tutor and so patient.  It is incredible how much can be learned in a short time.  Will definitely recommend this to friends - CAS

Lots of useful tips and advice and transferable skills - plus delicious food - Philip

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Mini Chefs - Halloween | Oct 30th | £30

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

Halloween: Stuffed spooky carved peppers; pumpkin muffins.

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Steak Night | Nov 3rd | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Having had a classical French culinary training through the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, then working in fine dining and Michelin star restaurants before opening his own restaurant, The Bistro, Devizes, Peter Vaughan knows that the most popular choice on a restaurant menu is steak.  Many people people say that they just can't seem to cook it properly at home. This session is on the programme by popular demand and you will learn all the tips and tricks that go towards creating this favourite dish with delicious accompaniments. 

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Spanish Tapas | Nov 11th | £60

Thursday 7- 9.30pm | Led by Tom Dodd

Do you want to remember that fabulous holiday in Spain or just fascinated with Spanish cuisine and culture? This class is ideal for you. Tom Dodd, our Chef responsible for Events, has a passion for the food from this part of Europe and is a fan of the award winning Spanish restaurant Barrafina in London. This Michelin star Soho restaurant does not take bookings. Queues snake out of the front door and along the street every lunch and dinner service. 

"Fantastic - learned lots and laughed a lot! Thank you."   Simon Childe

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Speedy Meals for Everyday | Nov 17th | £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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Lebanese ... and more! | Nov 19th | £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, seeds, nuts, fruit and vegetables are used in a creative and delicious way..  

"Wonderful way to finish the week. Familiar ingredients put together in ways I didn't know were possible, to create wonderful flavours."  Elsie

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Get Ahead for Christmas | 4th Dec | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Jayne Annan

This exciting new class does exactly what it says in the title!  It helps you with preparation for what is always a busy period, and then you can spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen. You will make a starter and a dessert that can be stored, and then brought out for your Christmas festivities.  Not only will you learn tips and tricks, get some interesting ideas to adapt, but also take some of the pressure off your shoulders because you'll have a decent amount of work done towards your Christmas meal.  If storage is a problem then we will store your items for you and you pick up nearer to when they will be needed.

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