An Introduction To Cooking Class

Overview

Lack of cookery skills holding you back? Does sweating and sautéing send you into a spin?

Cookery is an essential life skill that can be learnt any stage in life. Whether your newly single, or just embarking on cooking for yourself, we’ll teach you how to cook with confidence. The class is entirely hands on and taught in small sized groups, so you develop and practice with guidance from our expert chefs and produce your own meals that you can share with your family and friends.

You will learn fundamental skills such as chopping, slicing and dicing, get to know your brunoise to your batons and confidently use knives to make cooking easy. You will make a number of delicious yet simple dishes to create a portfolio of recipes you can use on a weekly basis.

You will be cooking with a variety of meats, vegetables, pulses and grains to broaden your experience of all food types and flavours. You will learn a range of techniques, such as boiling, poaching, frying, roasting, steaming. Even experienced cooks struggle with mastering the art of cooking even ‘apparently’ simple dishes such as rice, so in this class you will learn to cook perfect rice in 10 minutes – steamed, boiled or stir-fried. You will also learn to cook other dishes such as a sizzling stir fry, chilli con carne, a tomato, olive, garlic pasta sauce and a tasty bread and butter pudding to complete your three courses.

This one day Introduction to Cooking class will help you become a confident and competent cook or even a budding chef! Let this new cookery journey change your life and discover your hidden talents.

Discover your hidden talents and change your life by starting your cookery journey.

Itinerary

You’ll learn to cook a wide range of exciting dishes using fresh easy-to-buy ingredients with great nutritional value. You’ll also discover the many medicinal benefits of herbs and spices.

  • Tailored to meet particular requirements including special diets or food to heal ailments
  • Maximum of five people per course
  • Includes lunch (cooked by you!) and wine, beer or soft drinks
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment. All you need to provide is you!
  • Suitable for both inexperienced and experienced cooks
  • Suitable for vegetarian dietary requirements
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FAQs

I’m a complete beginner, is this the right class for me?

Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on most of our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, this class would be the one for you.

Is lunch provided in this class?
Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?
Yes, you will need to bring some tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?
Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

Can I bring a spectator with me?
I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?
Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, Spanish Tapas and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?

In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 11+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

 

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?

We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please email us at cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

Will I eat the food I make?

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?

Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?

You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Book onto a class: £190

Great if you have a date in mind

1 place available
Fri 29 Sep
(10:00 - 16:00)
5 places available
Sat 13 Jan
(10:00 - 16:00)

Buy an open dated voucher:

Can be used on any date, or perfect as a gift!

Book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions

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