Food Safety & Hygiene - RSPH| Nov 13th | FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 9.30am - 4.00pm | Led by Catherine Maxwell

Sorry FULLY BOOKED. Next one Tues 11th Feb

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Indian Street Food | Nov 13th | FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry but FULLY BOOKED.  Watch this space for next date

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Seafood - Asian Style | Nov 16th | FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Kim Steevens

Sorry but FULLY BOOKED.  Next available dates Feb 8th or Mar 21st

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South West Chef's Table | Nov 22nd | £50

Friday 7pm - 10pm | Led by Aimee Applegate With Peter Vaughan

 Showcasing ingredients from the South West - blackberries

Tonight Aimee Applegate, currently on the prestigious 3 year Specialised Chefs course at Bournemouth & Poole College, in conjunction with Peter Vaughan, will cook for you an inspiring three course meal using ingredients from this part of the country. These dishes will form part of her final Royal Academy of Culinary Arts exam next summer.

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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A Taste of Spain | Nov 23rd | FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 10.30 am- 1pm | Led by Tom Dodd

Sorry - FULLY BOOKED.  Next session on Jan 23rd 

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Norwegian Christmas Baking | Nov 24th | £120

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm | Organised by Becky's Bakeri

Becky Pearson is proud of her Norwegian heritage and first worked in Oslo when she was 17 years of age as an au-pair. More recently Becky worked for Children’s Services in Bydel Grorud, Oslo helping to develop their foster care services. Becky is now based in Wiltshire and travels to Oslo regularly. Becky’s Bakeri was launched in July 2019 bringing a taste of Norway to Wiltshire.’

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Festive Knife Skills | Nov 28th | £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.  This festive version of Peter's popular Knife Skills class will include chef's tips on carving a turkey.

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Mini Chefs - Christmas | Nov 30th | £30

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

Christmas: Turkey Curry, Christmas Stars

This is an exciting time and the festive treats that go with the celebrations are very important.  Many youngsters love to be involved with the preparation of food and, if they help to cook a dish, they have a vested interest in eating and enjoying it, as well as getting positive feedback from family and friends.

 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 - Christmas | Nov 30th | £30

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

Christmas: Turkey Curry, Perfect Rice, Christmas Stars, Christmas Puddings

This is an exciting time and the festive treats that go with the celebrations are very important.  Many youngsters love to be involved with the preparation of food and, if they help to cook a dish, they have a vested interest in eating and enjoying it, as well as getting positive feedback from family and friends.

Young Chefs is designed to give your child a firm foundation that will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to grow into a competent and confident cook. It is also lots of FUN and they will bring home the results of the session to share with everyone.

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Christmas Chef's Table | Dec 6th | £50

Friday 7pm - 10pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

From Nazareth to Bethlehem: the backpackers' culinary journey 

Well-known for offering an interesting alternative to the traditional British Festive menu at his restaurant in the past, Peter Vaughan has applied his creative ideas to this pre-Christmas Chef's Table  and will present a menu with a difference. Instead of turkey and mince pies, he will take you on an interesting culinary journey 'From Nazareth to Bethlehem', at this unique dinner party, where you will learn about and consume the sort of street food dishes that you might be likely to experience on a journey in the Holy Land..

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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Steak Night! | Jan 9th | £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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Basic Bread | Jan 11th | FULLY BOOKED

Saturday  10.30am - 1pm | Led By Judy Dain 

Sorry but FULLY BOOKED.  Next available dates Thurs 27th Feb or Sat 21st March

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Pasta with Peter | Jan 11th | £60

Saturday 2.30am-5pm | 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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A Taste of Italy | Jan 15th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm- 9.30pm | Led by Jonathan Williams

A highly qualifed and experienced chef who is passionate about Italian food, Jonathan has travelled extensively in the country, picking up tips and recipes along the way. The dishes appear to be simple and use a range of quality ingredients but, knowing the tips and techniques are what transform these two elements into an amazing meal. He finds the contrast in regionality from Venice to Tuscany, the Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Naples, Rome etc, each one with their own signature dishes, he finds fascinating.

As Executive Head Chef of Bath Racecourse, Jonathan has an imaginative and creative flair with a unique style of presentation.

 " ... possibly one of the most enjoyable cooking classes I have attended. A Taste of Italy was run by Chef Jonathan, assisted by Tom and Philippa.  Being new to the cooking world, I left with an excellent meal & full of confidence." Michael Flaherty 

 

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Vegan Variety | Jan 16th | £60

Thursday  7pm - 9.30pm | Led By Tom Dodd

If yu need some ideas for 'Meat free Mondays" in Veganuary, this, is where you will find them!  The amount of meat we eat in the West and the effect it has on the planet, farming methods and our health is horrifying. Suitable for anyone who wants to reduce or eliminate their meat intake, whether for ethical or health reasons.

Tom Dodd, Head Chef - Events, has been influenced by all that he has heard and read recently and has adopted a vegan diet. He has paid more attention to plant based dishes and has discovered the exciting and varied tastes and textures that it offers.   "Amazing stuff! Has given me the belief that I can actually cook from scratch." From a self-confessed junk food vegetarian

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Indian Chef's Table | Jan 17th | £50

Friday 7pm - 10pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

 Indian Thali

In the dark cold depths of a British winter, why not come and experience the light fresh flavours of India and imagine that you are surrounded by colour, warmth and light.  Peter Vaughan is fascinated by the amazing range of lovely spices that can blend together and produce so many different levels of flavour. Having travelled in India, he is lucky to have experienced some of the traditional cuisine first hand, particularly in Goa where he picked up ideas, tips and recipes from the locals. The dishes in this part of india tend to be light, fresh and healthy  He is also passionate about local and seasonal ingredients, so this evening will be his chance to bring the exotic flavours of India and marry them with the bountiful produce for which Wiltshire (the county in which he was born) is famous.

'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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Speedy Meals for Busy People | Jan 18th | £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!  

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Lebanese .... and more! | Jan 24th | £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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Deeper into Spain | Jan 23rd | £60

Thursday 7.00pm- 9.30pm | Led by Tom Dodd

This is a chance to delve further into this fabulous cuisine with Tom Dodd, Vaughan's Kitchen Head Chef - Events. We know that those of you who have already attended his very popular A Taste of Spain want to do more and so here is his new,exciting menu to try. Of course it may be your first time to experience Tom's exploration of Spanish cuisine - whichever way, we can guarantee that you will not only learn a lot, but you will have a thoroughly enjoyable evening into the bargain. A well qualified and experienced chef with a passion for Spanish cuisine, he has an engaging teaching presence plus lots of skills, tips and recipes to use again in the future.

"Tonight's cooking class was an excellent diversion from our normal routine.  The chef was personable and led us clearly through the intricacies of preparing a Spanish meal.  This has been an evening well spent." Bob Kling (U.S.A)

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Young Chefs -Thai | Jan 25th | £30

Saturday  2.00pm-4.00pm 11-16 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

Thai: Thai green chicken curry; sweet coconut rice

Young 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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Mini Chefs -Thai | Jan 25th | £30

Saturday  10.30am -12.30pm.00pm 6 - 10 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

Thai: Thai green chicken curry; sweet coconut rice

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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Moroccan Kitchen | Jan 30th | £60

Thursday 7.00pm- 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

 Probably one of the earliest 'fusion' cuisines, the use of spices in Moroccan dishes gives them vibrancy and so commonplace ingredients can become exciting and flavoursome.  If you want to learn more about how to create vibrant dishes that taste and smell and taste amazing and learn how to make sure you never serve stodgy, tasteless couscous, this is the class for you.

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Sharpen up your Knife Skills | Feb 6th | £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 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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Seafood - Asian Style | Feb 8th | £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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Food Safety & Hygiene - RSPH | Feb 11th | £50

Tuesday 9.30am - 4.00pm | Led by Catherine Maxwell

 

We are delighted to be able to offer Level 2 Award in Food Safety & Hygiene validated by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Catherine Maxwell is a regular tutor at Vaughan's Cookery School. She is a well qualified chef and experienced teacher who has been delivering this course for a considerable amount of time.

It is an essential qualification for anyone in a role where they handle food.  It is valid for three years.

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Valentine: Cooking Together | Feb 14th | £100 (per couple)

Friday 7.00pm - 10.00pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Last year this evening booked up very quickly so, if you like the idea of cooking a beautiful Valentine's meal together, as well as learning some new dishes and getting thebenefit of Chef's tips and tricks, don't hang around but make a booking NOW. Romantic and fun at the same time. Drinks are included in the price.

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Sourdough Special | Feb 15th | £100

Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm | 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. 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 fermentatiion process work.

Dave Buxton has been successfully making sourdough bread in his domestic kitchen on a weekly basis for over 10 years.  We are delighted that he has agreed to share what he has learnt with you..

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Spanish Tapas | Feb 22nd | £60

Saturday 10.30am- 1pm | 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.

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

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Middle Eastern Mezze | 25th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

In this session Peter will reveal the secrets of some of  the Middle Eastern dishes that have proved to be a great success when he had his restaurant, The Bistro, Devizes.  Inspired by traditional Middle Eastern recipes, he has given these classics his own 'twist' and produced some popular and delicious items, all of which you can re-create at home quite easily

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Basic Bread | Feb 27th | £55

Thursday 7 - 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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Mini Chefs - Japan | Feb 29th | £30

Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 6-10 years| Led by Peter Vaughan

 Japan: Sushi; Tofu Cheesecake

This year we will be exploring a range of global cuisines that will stretch the children both in their culinary skills and their palates.  Sushi rolling is great fun and making your own has the advantage that you can put things you like inside. Everyone loves a cheesecake and this one uses tofu - a great source of protein.

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Young Chefs - Japan | Feb 29th | £30

Saturday 2pm - 4pm 11-16 years| Led by Peter Vaughan

Japan: Sushi; Tofu Cheesecake

This year we will be exploring a range of global cuisines that will stretch the children both in their culinary skills and their palates.  Sushi rolling is great fun and making your own has the advantage that you can put things you like inside. This older group will make a variety of different sushi. Everyone loves a cheesecake and this one uses tofu - a great source of protein.

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Pasta with Peter | Mar 4th | £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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Sharpen up your Knife Skills | Mar 7th | £45

Saturday 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 Italy | Mar 14th | £60

Saturday 10.30am- 1pm | Led by Jonathan Williams

 Jonathan Williams, Executive Head Chef of Bath Racecourse, is a highly qualifed and experienced chef who is passionate about Italian food. He has travelled extensively in the country, picking up tips and recipes along the way. The dishes appear to be simple and use a range of quality ingredients but, knowing the tips and techniques are what transform these two elements into an amazing meal plus Jonathan brings his imaginative and creative flair. He finds the contrast in regionality fascinating. From Venice to Tuscany, the Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Naples, Rome etc, each area has their own signature dishes. 

"Jon was fabulous, really enjoyed his class - great value for money.  Bring loads of tupperware!" G Mowatt

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Seafood - Asian Style | Mar 21st | £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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Basic Bread | March 21st | £55

Saturday  2.30am - 5pm | 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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Mini Chefs - Brazil | Mar 28th | £30

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

Brazil: Pal de queue (cheese bread); Mosque a baiina (fish stew); mango/papaya cream

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 - Brazil | Mar 28th | £30

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

Brazil: Mosque a baiina (fish stew); pal de queue (cheese bread); Salpicao (salad); Payapaya/mango cream

Cooking is a great skill to invest in for the future and starting early means that the youngsters are more likely to enjoy cooking for the rest of their lives.  We all need to eat plus it is a way of sharing with friends and family that gives pleasure to both the cook and the consumer.

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Lebanese .... and more! | Apr 24th | £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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Mini Chefs - Poland | Apr 25th | £30

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

Poland: Pierogi (stuffed dumplings); Nalesniki z seem I woo aim (sweet cheese & fruit crepe)

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 - Poland | Apr 25th | £30

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

Poland: Pierogi (stuffed dumplings); Nalesniki z seem I woo aim (sweet cheese & fruit crepes); Jalblecznik (apple cake)

 Cooking is a great skill to invest in for the future and starting early means that the youngsters are more likely to enjoy cooking for the rest of their lives.  We all need to eat plus it is a way of sharing with friends and family that gives pleasure to both the cook and the consumer.

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Sourdough Special | May 2nd | £100

Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm | 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. 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 fermentatiion process work.

Dave Buxton has been successfully making sourdough bread in his domestic kitchen on a weekly basis for over 10 years.  We are delighted that he has agreed to share what he has learnt with you..

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BBQ & Smoking | May 9th| £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Kim Steevens

Kiwis and Ozzies are famous for their BBQs so who better to teach you some of the Antipodean secrets than Kim Steevens, who was born and brought up in New Zealand and probably learnt the skills as soon as he could walk!  Cooking on a BBQ is second nature to him and he'll show you how to make delicious marinades and rubs, plus all the vibrant accompaniments that help to make a meal outdoors (in the sunshine, we hope) all the more enjoyable and exciting.  He will also introduce you to the techniques of smoking as a way of enhancing flavour.

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Mini Chefs - Spain | May 30th | £30

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

Spain: Paella; Creme Catalan

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 - Spain | 30th | £30

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

Spain: Paella; Coco Malaquena (Spanish version of pizza); Creme Catalan

 Cooking is a great skill to invest in for the future and starting early means that the youngsters are more likely to enjoy cooking for the rest of their lives.  We all need to eat plus it is a way of sharing with friends and family that gives pleasure to both the cook and the consumer.

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