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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Marl College Summer School | July - Aug

8th July - 4th August - 1 week x half-day cooking courses  Mon - Fri

During this period we will be running 1 week x half-day courses for Marlborough College Summer School for 13 to 17 year olds.

For more information and to book

https://summerschool.co.uk/young-peoples-courses/teenagers/course-393 

Young Chefs Academy (10 - 16) | Aug 9th | £75

Thursday  10.00am - 3.00pm for 10- 16 year olds 

 

Our Saturday Cooking Clubs for youngsters are very popular but there is only so much you can cook (and learn) in two hours so here is a day course during the school holidays where there will be the chance to build on their skills and knowledge - and have some fun in the process. They will learn how to use knives safely, handle ingredients correctly, timings and food know how.   This is REAL cooking - an essential skill for life.

"What a lot (a brother and sister) they learned in such a short space of time and I'm loving that they're so able to translate it into everyday cooking." Yzanne Martin Hallett

During the course  they will learn the principles behind the dishes they create.

On the menu today:

  • Beautiful Bread
  • a Scintalling  Salad
  • a Delicious Dinner
  • a Perfect Pudding

After lunch there will be a Baking Challenge - just like GBBO, but without the cameras and the stress!

The class is a busy hands-on session.  All ingredients, equipment and aprons will be provided PLUS we will do the washing up!

Whatever the youngsters skill level, the small group size (maximum 10) will enable them to get plenty of attention, whether they want to be helped or stretched.  They will be working in a frendly and sociable environment.

There will be regular breaks for refreshments plus lunch and there will be plenty of impressive goodies to take home.

The session can be made suitable for vegetarians - let us know when you book.

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More Speedy Meals | Sept 5th | £60

Wednesday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led by Jayne Annan

Our Speedy Meals sessions have been very popular and Jayne's menus a great hit.  She has come up with some fresh ideas of quick and easy meals to liven up your repetoire of midweek suppers that you will enjoy making.  It is suitable for anyone who feels stuck in a culinary rut and the nature of the dishes, plus the skill of her teaching, means that even those who don't have confidence in the kitchen will learn a lot amd gather some 'signature' dishes that will help to develop their skills. It will be a hands-on lively session with lots to take away and loads of ideas, tips and wrinkles that will be a great help in making the preparation of your food fast, fun and fabulous!  

Great food and cooking tips that Jayne makes easy for everyone. Very skillful teacher who explains the recipes really well and in a fun way.                    Summer Bourne ‘ The Camper Cookie’.

 

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Lebanese .... and more! | Sept 7th | £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.  This evening's menu doesn't contain any meat but gives you some creatuve and delicious ways to make full use of the plentiful supply of seasonal vegetables available at this time of year.  

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

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Seafood Special | Sept 12th | £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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Basic Bread Making | Sept 15th | £55

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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Butchery Skills | Sept 19th | £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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Vegetarians and Vegans | Sept 26th | £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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Mini Chefs - Harvest | Sept 29th | £30

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

Harvest: Menu to be confirmed

At this time of year we have lots of seasonal locally grown fruits and vegetables so it makes sense to use them and also help youngsters become aware of what we grow in this country and when it is available. Fresh, natural ingedients always taste better, as well as being kinder to the environment, not havng flown halway round the world!

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 - Harvest | Sept 29th | £30

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

Harvest: Menu to be confirmed

At this time of year we have lots of seasonal locally grown fruits and vegetables so it makes sense to use them and also help youngsters become aware of what we grow in this country and when it is available. Fresh, natural ingedients always taste better, as well as being kinder to the environment, not havng flown halway round the world!

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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Bake Your Own Showstoppers | Sept 30th | £120

Sunday 11am- 4pm | Led by Christine Wallace

She's back!  A legend from the Great British Bake Off, Christine was a quarter finalist in 2013.  It may seem a long time ago, but she still has her culinary sparkle and has gained more through all the interesting projects she's been involved with since. 

With a gentle, patient and calm teaching style, everythng is explained very clearly with lots of tips and tricks to help.  You will come away from this session with three lovely showstoppers that will WOW your friends and family, plus the skills, knowledge and confidence to do it all over again at home.

If you are a Bake Off fan, the added bonus is all the 'behind the camera' tales that Christine relates as you bake.  It provides a real insight into what the process is to get on to the programme, how it is filmed and what it is really like.  Most unexpected question she's been asked so far is "What does Paul Hollywood smell like?" 

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Gluten Free Bread + Baking | Oct 14th | £60

Sunday 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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Mexican - Night of the Dead | Oct 31st | £60

Wednesday  7pm-9.30pm | Led By Peter Vaughan

Celebrate a truly amazing  Night of the Dead with Peter Vaughan. It's the biggest of all the festivals in Mexico and quite rightly so. A time to honour the ancesters, which involves feasting and partying for three days. The Day of the Dead festival featured in the opening sequence of James Bond 'Quantum of Solace'.

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Lebanese .... and more! | Oct 26th | £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 - Halloween | Oct 27th | £30

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

Halloween: Menu to be confirmed

This time of year it is always fund to make something that sounds ghoulish but tastes delicious! 

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 - Halloween | Oct 27th | £30

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

Halloween: Menu to be decided

A change to make delicious tastiing dishes with ghoulish titles!

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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Dinner Party Desserts | Nov 18th | £120

Sunday 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 dessert 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 delicious dishes but also creating other tasty treats to delight your friends and family.  Presentation of the finished product will be a key element.

"I had wonderful day. Brittany was very professional and made us feel relaxed. The atmosphere was informal and very enjoyable. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed.".  Ann

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Mini Chefs - Christmas Gifts | Nov 24th | £30

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

Christmas Gifts:  Menu to be confirmed

Everyone loves to receive a handmade gift and it is a good way to practise culinary skills and make lovely presents on a low budget - but with high impact!

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 - Christmas Gifts | Nov 24th | £30

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

Christmas Gifts:  Menu to be confirmed

Everyone loves to receive a handmade gift and it is a good way to practise culinary skills and make lovely presents on a low budget - but with high impact!

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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Gluten Free Christmas Treats | Dec 2nd | £60

Sunday 10.30am - 1pm | Led by Linda Sankey

Christmas is a time when people who are avoiding gluten miss out.  Linda Sankey has been cooking without gluten for some considerable time and brings her knowledge and expertise - plus some great recipes - to this session.  Having experimented with many different methods and ingredients, she can help you understand more about creating tasty treats that are gluten free and your friends and family won't even notice the difference.

"Presented really well and all the instructions were very clear and we had fantastic results."

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Dinner Party Desserts | Feb 2nd | £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 dessert 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 delicious dishes but also creating other tasty treats to delight your friends and family.  Presentation of the finished product will be a key element.

"I had wonderful day. Brittany was very professional and made us feel relaxed. The atmosphere was informal and very enjoyable. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed.".  Ann

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