Feedback

We get some lovely feedback from people who attend our cookery days. We thought we would share a few with you...

Thank you for a great day with the excellent Mike Keen,today on your seafood cookery day ...it is my first time on a foodie course and hopefully not my last.Thanks to Mike who was excellent not just his chef skills but also his ability to communicate that!!...thank you and Minnie for your huge contribution too!! thanks see you soon at the Game !!
Mike Freeman

Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the Cookery Class yesterday. Excellently organised , a great chef, very friendly colleagues and , of course fine food. What more can you wish for !!!!
Jill Knott

I had a ball yesterday on the Chocolate Desserts course. My mind was abuzz for hours! Illia structured the course so well and used the time to teach us the mechanics and important tips 100% effectively for me. I loved the whole day.
Liz Gordon

Had a great day on the Fish Supper day today with Mike Keen. A very relaxed and enjoyable day with a fabulous lunch at the end of it. This is the best birthday present I have ever had and would highly recommend it.
Julie Longstaff

Thank you for making our team day such an enjoyable one! Third visit for us and you just keep making it better, even our growing numbers didn’t spoil the day and the marquee meant even an English summer didn’t spoil anything for us – thank you to you and your team, a well organised and very enjoyable day.
The MicroScooter team.

Thank you ever so much for providing such a wonderful day out yesterday. It was absolute cooking heaven! I have already been shopping for all of the ingredients to make everything (except for the octopus but I would love to give that a go one day). Tonight I'm going to have a go at making pasta and pesto to go with salt baked bream so let's hope it goes well...Please thank David also. I will definitely attend another course in the very near future (and will demand another birthday gift!) so I wish you every success with the business.
Katie Slattery

What a wonderful day I've just spent with Rose & Amanda on the Spring lunch cookery course! I've learnt to correct some long-standing culinary errors; been cured of a fear of curdling cream; met interesting people and ate a superb lunch. Thank you for such a lovely day.
Susan Devereaux

Thank you for a very enjoyable day yesterday. Mike certainly knows his stuff and is very good at communicating it and you were the perfect host.
Good luck with the business, and perhaps I will attend another course in the future.
Reg Whiteman

First of all thank you for a wonderful day, I really, really enjoyed the course. It was such a lovely relaxed atmosphere and Mike was a wonderful teacher. I especially enjoyed eating what we had all cooked.
Jackie

Thank you for a great day yesterday!  Been talking about it all day!
Carol

What a wonderful experience. The stage was set and everything came together nicely. The environment was just 5 star. I just await my next visit. I can only recommend everyone to enjoy this time with class hands on. Forget what you see on the telly and come and enjoy.
Alan Milne

 

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Course Dates

Chocolate Desserts
Thursday 12th October
Build a repertoire of impressive chocolate desserts by learning how to make bitter chocolate mousse with cherry sauce, chocolate fondants with salted caramel sauce and individual rich chocolate tarts with orange and hazelnuts praline.
Seafood
Friday 13th October
In this Seafood course, you'll learn how to choose, prepare and cook different types of seafood. We'll prepare and cook dishes with prawns, scallops, clams or mussels, and calamari.
Curing and Smoking
with Mike Keen
Sunday 15th October
Learn how to make your own cured and smoked meats and fish. Mike will guide you through the process of curing, hot and cold smoking, and how to build your own smoker at home.
Vegetarian Autumn Flavours
Monday 16th October
Whether you are a vegetarian wanting to get some ideas for new flavours, or just looking for some great tasting alternatives to meat dishes, discover some gems from the Mediterranean and Middle East, and build an impressive vegetarian repertoire.
Introduction to Bread Making
Tuesday 17th October
In the 'Introduction to Bread Making' course, you'll learn how to make, shape and bake three different types of doughs. With these skills you'll be creating a white loaf, a Focaccia bread and delicious Chelsea buns
Pastry
Thursday 19th October
Learn the tricks and techniques to make three classic types of pastry. During the workshop, you'll make shortcrust pastry, pate sucre and flaky pastry. You'll put them to good use creating a Leek and Gruyere tart, a Salmon en Croute and a Lemon Tart.
Halloween cooking and baking for Teenagers
Wednesday 25th October 10am-2pm
In this class aspiring young chefs, 13-17 year old, will create a Halloween themed party buffet with four savoury spooky treats and two sweet centrepieces.
Halloween baking for young chefs
Thursday 26th October
10am-1pm
In this class aspiring young bakers, 8-12 year old, will learn essential baking and decorating skills. They'll be taught how to make swiss rolls and then they will use them to create a haunted house.
Halloween baking for young chefs
Thursday 26th October
2pm-5pm
In this class aspiring young bakers, 8-12 year old, will learn essential baking and decorating skills. They'll be taught how to make swiss rolls and then they will use them to create a haunted house.
Learning through cooking; 'A Monster Creation'
Friday 27th October
9.30am-12.00pm
Learning through cooking is back for Halloween with 'A Monster Creation' lesson. In this lesson your child will have the opportunity to practice writing through the process of designing and decorating monster biscuits
Learning through cooking; 'A Monster Creation'
Friday 27th October
1pm-3.30pm
Learning through cooking is back for Halloween with 'A Monster Creation' lesson. In this lesson your child will have the opportunity to practice writing through the process of designing and decorating monster biscuits
Stocks and Sauces
Friday 10th November
In the 'Stocks and Sauces' course, we will learn what makes a great sauce and how to choose the right sauce that will complement your meal.
Christmas Cakes and Puddings
Monday 13th November
In the 'Christmas cakes and puddings' course, you'll make and take home (allowing them to mature) for you to enjoy on Christmas day, a Christmas pudding, a Christmas cake and traditional mincemeat.
Game with Mike Keen
Tuesday 14th November
Mike will take you through the different stages of preparing and cooking Game and let you into tricks of the trade.
Gluten-free Christmas baking
Thursday 16th November
In the 'Gluten-free Christmas baking' course, you'll learn how to make a delicious frangipane topped mincemeat and pear tart, a yule log and ginger nut biscuits that are perfect as Christmas gifts.
Greek Winter Flavours
Friday 17th November
In the 'Greek Winter Flavours' course you'll learn how to make some truly authentic dishes. With our guidance you'll make Skordlia, Bakaliaro, Pantzarosalata, Papou salad, Stifado and Ravani.
Italian Pasta
Monday 20th November
In the 'Italian Pasta' class you will learn how to make pasta dough and how to roll, cut, fill and cook fresh pasta. With these skill you will make and cook spinach and ricotta ravioli, pappardelle with a beef ragu sauce and a black pepper linguini with salmon gravlax.
Pastry for Christmas Entertaining
Tuesday 21st November
In the 'Pastry for Christmas Entertaining' course, you'll learn how to make two of the most fundamental pastries for creating festive dishes made to impress.
Artisan breads
Monday 27th November
In the 'Artisan Breads' course, you'll learn how to bake light wholemeal and rye loafs as well as sweet buns. You'll also learn how to enhance the flavour of your breads by using pre-ferments such as biga and sponges.
Sausages with Mike Keen
Tuesday 28th November
Mike Keen will guide you through the process of selecting the meat and spices to make and fill a selection of sausages. You'll then use them to cook some winter comfort dishes with a twist or two.
Seasonal Festive Entertaining
Thursday 30th November
Prepare and cook some festive dishes designed for elegant entertaining. You will prepare pre-dinner canapes with aperitif and a 3 course meal for the festive season using seasonal ingredients and classic cookery techniques.
One-pot wonders
Monday 4th December
In the 'One-pot wonders' course, we'll be cooking some delicious informal meals, perfect for everyday dining with friends and family.
Christmas baking
Monday 11th December
Join Ilia Makri for a day, preparing and cooking some traditional Christmas fayre. In this class you'll learn the techniques involved in making a Yule log, a Christmas Stollen and some festive biscotti that are perfect as gifts.
Christmas Canapes with Mike Keen
Tuesday 12th December
Mike will take you through the process of designing a selection of canapes for the festive season and let you into tricks of the trade. Under his guidance you will cook and plate at least 9 delicious canapes.
Vegetarian Christmas
Wednesday 13th December
In the 'Vegetarian Christmas' course, you'll find some great tasting vegetarian dishes for entertaining during the festive season. We'll cook with seasonal ingredients to create dishes that will look and taste delicious so that Christmas lunch is special for everyone.

Children's Parties

If you fancy doing something a bit different for your child's party why not try a Cooking Party?

Parties can be booked Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm.

For more information please contact us.