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Course Dates

Flavours of the Middle East
21st February
Take a gastronomic journey through Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt and learn how to make some truly authentic dishes from the region.
French Bread
23rd February
Learn how to make three different types of French breads: a baguette, a Fougasse and a Pain aux noix (walnut bread).
Fish with Mike Keen
24th February
Mike will take you through the different stages of preparing and cooking a delicious 3 course fish lunch and let you into tricks of the trade.
Classic British Cakes
28th February
Learn the basic methods of cake-making to bake successfully a Victoria sandwich, a Chocolate Swiss roll and Gingerbread.
Effortless Seasonal Entertaining
7th March
Learn to prepare dishes using seasonal ingredients and simple cookery techniques.
Italian breads
9th March
Learn how to make three classic Italian breads; Ciabatta, Focaccia and Grissini. You'll also be making a traditional Pizza dough.
Afternoon Tea
10th March
Learn to make your own afternoon tea, including a range of quintessentially British cakes, sandwiches, pastries and, of course, scones.
One pot wonders
14th March
Learn to make some delicious informal meals, perfect for everyday dinning with friends and family.
Artisan Enriched breads for Easter
17th March
Learn how to make, shape and bake three different types of enriched doughs for Easter breads.
Greek Easter Flavours
21st March
Learn how to make some truly authentic dishes - Kalitsounia, pittas, tzatziki, Kleftiko, lahanosalata and Loukoumades.
Gluten Free Advanced
23rd March
Learn how to make delicious gluten-free brioche, rough puff pastry and choux buns.
24th March
Learn how to choose, prepare and cook with different types of seafood - prawns, scallops, clams or mussels, and calamari.
Chocolate Desserts
28th March
Learn 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.
Vegetarian Spring Flavours
25th April
Discover some little known gems from the Mediterranean and Middle East, and build an impressive vegetarian repertoire.
Artisan breads
26th April
Learn how to bake light wholemeal and rye loafs as well as sweet buns and how to enhance the flavour of your breads by using pre-ferments.

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.

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