Mini Chefs - American | Mar 30th | £30

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

American: Meat Loaf; Rocky Road

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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Basic Bread Making | Mar 27th | £55

Wednesday  7.00pm - 9.30pm | 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.

"What an amazing experience!  Really informative and we all left with our surpisingly impressive creations."  Michael Jones

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Young Chefs - American | Mar 30th| £30

Saturday 2pm - 4pm 11 - 16 years| Led by Margaret Bryant

American: Meat Loaf; Waldorf Salad; Mississippi Mud Pie

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 what they make to share with the family.

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Thai Kitchen | Apr 3rd | £60 - FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry FULLY BOOKED.  Next available date 4th July

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Lebanese .... and more! | Apr 5th | £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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Middle Eastern Chef's Table | Apr 12th | £45 - FULLY BOOKED

Friday 7pm - 10pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry FULLY BOOKED.  Next Chef's table 24th May

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Mini Chefs - Austrian | Apr 27th | £30

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

Austrian: Knodel; Sachertorte

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 - Austrian | Apr 27th| £30

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

Austrian: Knodel; Sachertorte

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 what they make to share with the family.

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Sharpen up your Knife Skills | May 1st | £45

Wednesday 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 your knife correctly will help speed up your food preparation 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!"

 "Peter brought great energy to the session - really put the group at ease and gave us the confidence that we could cook to the same grade!" Pete T

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A Taste of Spain | May 2nd | £60

Thursday 7.00pm- 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. Not only a well qualified and experienced chef, Tom has an engaging teaching presence and you will have a really good evening, as well as coming away with skills and recipes you can use over and over again.

"A fantastic evening - learned lots and laughed a lot! Thank you."   Simon Childe

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Butchery Skills | May 9th | £60

Thursday 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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Pasta with Peter | May 15th | £60 - FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 7.00pm-9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry FULLY BOOKED.  Places available on 16th May

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Pasta with Peter | May 16th | £60

Thursday 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 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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Beginners in the Kitchen | May 11th | £120

Saturday 11th: 11am - 4.00pm | Led By Jayne Annan

Jayne is a very patient and understanding tutor with a wealth of experience.  She explains clearly and puts everyone at ease.  All her instructions and recipes are completely reliable and mean 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. This session will help you develop your culinary skills in a supportive environment, working at a gentle pace. The day will help you understand more about how to prepare simple, quick, nutritious meals that will make working in the kitchen an enjoyable and therapeutic experience, rather than a chore, and help you steer away from convenience foods with all those additives. 

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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Basic Bread Making | May 18th | £55

Saturday  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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Vegetarians and Vegans | May 22nd | £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.

"Great night, lots of information & fun!" Dawn Galbraith

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Spanish Chef's Table | May 24th | £50

Friday 7pm - 10pm | Led by Tom Dodd

A Taste of Barcelona & Catalonia

Watch your food being prepared in front of you - see raw ingredients transformed into delicious dishes right before your eyes. 

'Chef's Table' is a popular trend in London and has become a feature of upmarket restaurants.Customers book a table in the kitchen, where they can see their food being cooked and hear the Chef's anecdotes, hints and tricks; whilst enjoying fantastic food and wine. Enjoy a Chef’s Table evening at Vaughan’s Cookery School with Tom Dodd, a highly experienced and well qualified chef who is Head Chef (Events) at Vaughan's Kitchen. He will prepare authentic dishes from the region of Spain that boasts over 55 Michelin star restaurants.  The Catalan Region sees itself as a separate entity from the rest of Spain and is proud of its capital city, Barcelona. 

Lots of tips and wrinkles from a professional that will help you enjoy the food more and perhaps improve your culinary skills.

Wonderful food that is cooked in front of you. Came home with some great ideas an tips on how to cook better and have less waste.   Ian Drew

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Mini Chefs - Greek | May 25th | £30

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

Around the Globe - Greek: Tzatziki; Greek Salad; Chocolate Yoghurt Dessert

Mini chefs is designed to give your child 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 - Greek | May 25th | £30

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

Greek: Pitta; Tzatziki; Greek Salad; Chocolate Yoghurt Dessert

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 what they make to share with the family.

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Seafood - Asian Style | June 1st | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Kim Steevens

Originally from New Zealand, Kim has grown up eating and cooking seafood. In that part of the world, Asian flavours are very popular and the style of cuisine is known as Pacific Rim.  It is growing in popularity in the UK nowadays, as the delicate balance of tastes that Asian spices and aromats bring to dishes are delicious.   He has travelled the world, picking up techniques and flavours that compliment and enhance all the dishes on the menu for this session. 

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

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Thai Kitchen | July 4th | £60

Thursday 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 so was able to learn from a top chef 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.

If you prefer just to eat whilst someone else does the cooking try Thai Chef's Table 5th July

"Thank you - great teacher. Informal but informative! Hope to come again."  Sophie and Becky

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Thai Chef's Table | July 5th | £50

Friday 7pm - 10pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

 One night in Bangkok

Peter Vaughan's Thai cookery classes are always very popular.  His Executive Chef and Mentor when he was training, Peter Kromberg, had been Executive Chef at Siam Intercontinental in Bangkok for many years so, not only knew a lot about Thai cusine, but also employed quite a few high end Thai chefs in his 'brigade' who Peter enjoyed learning from. It is a country with a long history of unbroken independence so, unlike many other cuisines, it remains true to it's historic roots with a delicate balance of spices and aromats that help make Thai food interesting and popular.

'Chef's Table' is a popular trend in London and has become a feature of upmarket restaurants. Now it has come to Devizes!  Watch your food being prepared in front of you - see raw ingredients transformed into delicious dishes right before your eyes. Hear Chef's anecdotes, hints and tricks whilst enjoying fantastic food and wine. Peter is the perfect chef to host a Chef’s Table as he will share his infectious enthusiasm for all things edible! 

Wonderful food that is cooked in front of you. Came home with some great ideas an tips on how to cook better and have less waste.  Ian Drew

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Japanese with Wakako | July 6th | £120

Saturday 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 who can introduce you to some amazing tasting food.

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