Basic Bread Making | Sept 9th | £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.

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Speedy Meals for Everyday | Sept 13th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 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!  

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Pasta with Peter | Sept 14th | £60

Thursday 7.00pm-9.30pm | Led by Peter Vaughan

Sorry but this course is FULLY BOOKED.  Next one January 10th 2018

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Gluten Free Bread | Sept 16th | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1.00pm  Led by Judy Dain

Making gluten free bread taste and feel like the gluten based products that form such an import part of our Western diet is a real challenge. However, after 15 years of making our own gluten free alternatives in our restaurant, The Bistro in Devizes, we have had brilliant feedback such as " this is the best (GF) bread I've ever tasted". 

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Gluten Free Pastry | Sept 16th | £60

Saturday 2pm - 4.30pm | Led by Judy Dain

Master the making of gluten free shortcrust, sweetcrust, 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.

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Seafood Special | Sept 20th | £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.

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Sharpen up your Knife Skills | Sept 27th | £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  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!"

"Thank you for teaching me not to cry when cutting onions; thank you for teaching me not to chop my fingers off when using a sharp knife and I will never use the Julienne peeler ever again….I will just get a proper knife."

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Mini Chefs - Pasta | Sept 30th | £30

Saturday 2pm - 4pm 6 - 10 years| Led by Catherine Maxwell

Pasta: homemade tortellini with delicious accompanying sauce

We're never afraid of teaching even our Mini Chefs some challenging techniques.  They will have seen pasta being made on television so why not have a go?  The end result tastes so much better than the dried stuff and the process of making it is very enjoyable.

These sessions are 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 - Pasta | Sept 30th | £30

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

Pasta: homemade tortellini with delicious accompanying sauce; tiramisu

We like to challenge our Young Chefs and they will have seen pasta being made on television so why not have a go?  The end result tastes so much better than the dried stuff and the process of making it is very enjoyable.

These sessions are 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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Cooking to Impress | Oct 1st | £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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A Taste of Spain | Oct 4th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm- 9.30pm | Led by Tom Dodd

If you are fascinated with Spanish cuisine and culture, but would like to learn more than just paella and sangria, then this class is ideal for you.Tom Dodd is Chef at our restaurant,The Bistro, Devizes, which is well known for its authentic Spanish speciality nights. Tom is 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. 

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Butchery Skills | Oct 11th | £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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Juanita's Kitchen - M/Chef 16 | Oct 8th |£120

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm| Led by Juanita Henessey

Following the success of Juanita's Dinner Party Ideas, we are delighted that she is now offering this delicious sounding menu AND you get to use a blowtorch!  If you are a fan of Masterchef you will remember Juanita, one of the four finalists who consistently produced fabulous tasting dishes (according to John Torode and Greg Wallace!) that looked amazing on the plate.  We are fortunate that she lives in Wiltshire and is passionate about local produce.

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Basic Bread Making | Oct 12th | £50

Thursday 7pm - 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.

Read more ...

Gluten Free All in One | Oct 14th | £120

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

We've combined our knowledge and skills in the area of gluten free baking, built up over 17 years, and put them into one busy, hands-on day where we cover bread, pastry, cakes and biscuits and you leave with lots of recipes, tips, confidence - and a bag of goodies! 


"Very instructive. GF pastry that tasted just like normal pastry, or even better! Fantastic!

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Make Your Own Sushi | Oct 18th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm |  Led by Kim Steevens

It looks as if it is difficult to make but here's your chance to find out just how easy it is, once you know the tips. Don't worry, there will be no raw fish, wriggling tenticals or Fugu (Poisons puffer fish).  You will learn the art of cooking sticky sushi rice plus knife skills to help you make different types of beautiful looking sushi. Delicious, nutritious and interesting, this will help you wow your family and friends plus cheer up your packed lunches!


"What a fantastic evening.  Relaxed, fun and we learnt so much."  Amy Miskell

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Mini Chefs - Halloween | Oct 28th | £30

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

Halloween: Freaky Fingers, Slimy Sludge, Hellfire Spread, Spider's Web Cakes

Last year this course was mentioned in The Guardian's top things to do for Halloween!  What a great opportunity to make something a bit different - we all love a theme! 

This session 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 - Halloween | Oct 28th | £30

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

Halloween: menu details coming soon

Last year this course was mentioned in The Guardian's top things to do for Halloween!  What a great opportunity to make something a bit different - we all love a theme! 

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

Tuesday  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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Indian Street Food | Nov 1st | £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 bothese things when creatung your own dishes.

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Lebanese .... and more! | Nov 3rd | £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.  

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Speedy Meals for Everyday | Nov 4th | £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!  

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Middle Eastern Mezze | Nov 9th | £60

Thursday 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 in his restaurant The Bistro, Devizes.  Inspired by traditional Middle Eastern recipes, he has given these classic 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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Gluten Free Cakes and Biscuits | Nov 11th | £60

Saturday 2.00pm - 4.30pm | Led by Linda Sankey

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 sweet treats that are gluten free.

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Seafood Special | Nov 22nd | £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.

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Mini Chefs - Christmas Gifts | Nov 25th | £30

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

Christmas gifts: lots of ideas for edible presents for family and friends

Everyone likes to receive something nice to eat and a gift that has been made with love just can't be beaten.  A great way to find favour with grandparents, parents, siblings - and anyone who loves food.

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 - Christmas Gifts | Nov 25th | £30

Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 11-16 years| Led by Margaret Bryant

Christmas gifts: lots of ideas for edible presents for family and friends

Everyone likes to receive something nice to eat and a gift that has been made with love just can't be beaten.  A great way to find favour with grandparents, parents, siblings - and anyone who loves food.

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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Festive Knife Skills | Nov 29th | £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 versions of Peter's popular knife skills session will include chef's tips on carving a turkey.

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Edible Christmas Gifts | Dec 6th | £60

Wednesday 7pm - 9.30pm | Led by Jayne Annan

People love to receive a home-made gift, especially an edible one!  If you can have some fun in the process, what better way of spending an evening than learning some quick and easy items that would make delightful Christmas presents?  It will help you tick off some things on your festive list or give you something different to take to the host at a party.  They are not very expensive but will give a lot of pleasure to the recipient.

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Pasta with Peter | Jan 10th | £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 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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Juanita's Kitchen - M/Chef 16 | Jan 14th |£120

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm| Led by Juanita Hennessey

Following the success of Juanita's Dinner Party Ideas, we are delighted that she is now offering this delicious sounding menu AND you get to use a blowtorch!  If you are a fan of MasterChef you will remember Juanita, one of the four finalists who consistently produced fabulous tasting dishes (according to John Torode and Gregg Wallace!) that looked amazing on the plate.  We are fortunate that she lives in Wiltshire and is passionate about local produce.

Read more ...

Basic Bread Making | Jan 11th | £50

Thursday  7pm-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.

Read more ...

Gluten Free Bread | Jan 13th | £60

Saturday 10.30am - 1.00pm  Led by Judy Dain

Making gluten free bread taste and feel like the gluten based products that form such an import part of our Western diet is a real challenge. However, after 15 years of making our own gluten free alternatives in our restaurant, The Bistro in Devizes, we have had brilliant feedback such as " this is the best (GF) bread I've ever tasted". 

Read more ...

Gluten Free Pastry | Jan 13th | £60

Saturday 2pm - 4.30pm | Led by Judy Dain

Master the making of gluten free shortcrust, sweetcrust, 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.

Read more ...

Seafood Special | Jan 17th | £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.

Read more ...

Butchery Skills | Jan 18th | £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 ..."

Read more ...

Lebanese .... and more! | Jan 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.  

Read more ...

Gluten Free All in One | Feb 3rd | £120

Saturday 10am - 3.00pm |  Led by Judy Dain and Linda Sankey

We've combined our knowledge and skills in the area of gluten free baking, built up over 17 years, and put them into one busy, hands-on day where we cover bread, pastry, cakes and biscuits and you leave with lots of recipes, tips, confidence - and a bag of goodies! 


"Very instructive. GF pastry that tasted just like normal pastry, or even better! Fantastic!

Read more ...

Make Your Own Sushi | Feb 7th | £60

Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm |  Led by Kim Steevens

It looks as if it is difficult to make but here's your chance to find out just how easy it is, once you know the tips. Don't worry, there will be no raw fish, wriggling tenticals or Fugu (Poisons puffer fish).  You will learn the art of cooking sticky sushi rice plus knife skills to help you make different types of beautiful looking sushi. Delicious, nutritious and interesting, this will help you wow your family and friends plus cheer up your packed lunches!


"What a fantastic evening.  Relaxed, fun and we learnt so much."  Amy Miskell

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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