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

Spanish Tapas & Paella
Saturday 16th February
In the 'Spanish Tapas & Paella' course you'll take a gastronomic journey through Spain's diverse regional cuisine. We will prepare some famous Spanish tapas dishes using a range of authentic ingredients from the region.
Seafood
Monday 25th February
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. The course will involve demonstrations, instructions, guidance and hands-on experience.
Artisan breads
Tuesday 26th February
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. Demonstrations, instructions and guidance on how to make, shape and bake a wholemeal loaf, a rye loaf and brioche buns.
British Pies
Tuesday 5th March
Learn the tricks and techniques to make three classic types of pastry. You'll make suet pastry, short crust and rough puff pastry. you'll put them to good use creating three delicious dishes; a steak and onion pudding, a chicken and leek pie, posh sausage rolls and a double crust apple pie.
Indian Curry with Sandhya Oza
Wednesday 13th March
Learn how to cook your favourite Indian curry dishes. Sandhya helps learners understand the use of spices and helping them build up confidence in creating new dishes that suits their palates and level of spice.
Vegetarian Flavours
Friday 15th March
One of our most popular courses, where we cook dishes from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, using seasonal ingredients. Discover some little known gems from these regions, and build an impressive vegetarian repertoire.
Fish: how to prepare and cook
Saturday 16th March
In this course, you'll learn how to choose fish, prepare it and cook it. Based on what is seasonally available, we'll have two types of fish for you to fillet and cook, plus some seafood. The course involves demonstrations, instructions, guidance and hands-on experience.
Spanish Tapas
Monday 18th March
In the 'Spanish Tapas' course you'll take a gastronomic journey through Spain's diverse regional cuisine. We will prepare some famous Spanish tapas dishes using a range of authentic ingredients from the region. These include Gambas al pil pil, Albondigas and more.
Gluten-Free Advanced
Friday 22nd March
Learn how to make delicious gluten-free brioche, rough puff pastry and choux buns. There will be plenty of hands-on experience during the class, in which you will make some brioche buns, a savoury pie with rough puff pastry and chocolate profiteroles.
Introduction to Bread Making
Tuesday 26th March
Learn how to make, shape and bake three different types of doughs. You'll create a white loaf, a Focaccia bread and delicious Chelsea buns. You will take home the breads you have made during the workshop along with a recipe and method booklet.
Afternoon Tea
Thursday 28th March
The 'Afternoon Tea' course, you will learn to make your own afternoon tea, including a range of quintessentially British cakes, pastries and scones. The course will conclude with a sit down meal, enjoying the dishes we've made.
Easter breads
Monday 8th April
Learn how to make, shape and bake three different types of enriched doughs. You'll make a Neapolitan Easter bread flecked with salami, cheese and black pepper, an Easter almond and citrus filled wreath, and of course, hot cross buns.
Greek Spring Flavours
Saturday 13th April
Learn how to make some truly authentic dishes. You'll make Kalitsounia (Cretan soft cheese pasties), pittas (flat breads), tzatziki (yogurt and garlic dip), Kleftiko (Lamb shanks in a white wine sauce), lahanosalata (cabbage and carrot slaw) and Loukoumades (Honey and nut dough balls).
Easter cooking workshop for Teenagers
Monday 15th April
In the 'Easter cooking workshop' our teenagers (13-17 years old) will make pasties using a traditional Cornish recipe (vegetarian and meat option available), a coleslaw salad with homemade mayonnaise and an Easter chocolate cake to take home.
Children's Easter baking workshop
Wednesday 17th April
In the 'Children's Easter baking' workshop, our young chefs (8-12) children will make chicken fajitas with a bean and sweetcorn salsa and 4 Easter Chocolate cupcakes to take home. The children will have a sit down meal to enjoy together the food they've made.
Parent and child Easter baking
Thursday 18th April
A brilliant way to learn lots of useful skills whilst cooking as a team with family members. You will make fajitas (vegetarian and chicken options available) with bean and sweetcorn salsa and an Easter chocolate cake to take home and enjoy during the Easter weekend.
Flavours of the Middle East
Friday 26th April
Take a gastronomic journey through Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt and learn how to make some truly authentic dishes from the region including Pittas, Boreks, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tabouleh, Ta'miyya, Kofte and Baklava.
Introduction to Patisserie
Thursday 2nd May
In the 'Introduction to Patisserie' course, you'll learn how to create a selection of patisserie classics. During the five hour workshop, you'll make Profiteroles, Millefeuille with crème patisserie and Glazed fruit tarts.
Macarons & Marshmallows
Monday 13th May
As well as instruction on how to produce perfect macarons and marshmallows, this class aims to give you tips and tricks on how to introduce flavour variations giving a contemporary twist to your confectionery creations.
Healthy Family Meals (spring)
Friday 17th May
Focusing on good quality seasonal ingredients and home cooking techniques we'll show you how you can make nourishing and exciting meals for your family. Discover new healthy alternatives that will become part of your everyday meal repertoire.
Fish: how to prepare and cook
Wednesday 22nd May
In this course, you'll learn how to choose fish, prepare it and cook it. Based on what is seasonally available, we'll have two types of fish for you to fillet and cook, plus some seafood. The course involves demonstrations, instructions, guidance and hands-on experience.
Vegetarian Summer Flavours
Monday 10th June
Get some ideas for new flavours, or some great tasting alternatives to meat dishes. One of our most popular courses, where we cook dishes from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, using seasonal ingredients.
Greek Summer Flavours
Wednesday 12th June
Learn how to make some truly authentic Greek dishes. You'll make Tzatziki, Dolmades, Spanakopita, Greek salad, Moussaka and Galaktoboureko
Italian Bread
Friday 14th June
Learn how to make three classic Italian breads; Ciabatta, Focaccia and Grissini. You'll also be making a traditional Pizza dough. Make, shape and bake a selection of Italian breads using fresh yeast, dry yeast and a Biga (pre-fermented starter).
Spanish Tapas
Thursday 20th June
Take a gastronomic journey through Spain's diverse regional cuisine. We will prepare some famous Spanish tapas dishes including Gambas al pil pil, Albondigas, Romesco, Croquetas de Jamon, Patata bravas, Migas del pastor con espinacas, Pimientos de padron.
Summer Desserts
Tuesday 25th June
Learn how to use gelatine, make sweet shortcrust pastry, make mousse and meringues to make Pimm's and mixed berry jelly, chocolate cloud cake with Chantilly cream strawberries and praline, lemon mini tarts and a pistachio meringue roulade with raspberries and Coulis.
Vegan Summer Flavours
Thursday 27th June
Learn how to transform ordinary ingredients into delicious, comforting dishes. With influences from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, you can create some great tasting food to share with friends and family.
Indian Curry with Sandhya Oza
Saturday 29th June
Spend the day with Sandhya Oza and learn how to cook your favourite Indian curry dishes. Understand the use of spices and build up confidence in creating new dishes that suit your palate and level of spice.
Greek Mezze
Tuesday 6th August
Learn how to make some truly authentic dishes including Tzatziki, Melanzanosalata, Xtipiti, Xoriatiko psomi, Melitzanes and kolokythia tyganita, Ntakos, Garides saganaki, Spetsofai, Kolokithokeftedes and Karydopita.

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.