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Bread making

Barbecues made easy

9.30am – 2pm | £145 PER PERSON

We all love to throw a sausage on the ‘barbie’ but if you are up for more than this, join us to learn how to prepare in advance for a barbecue. How to marinade your meat, make your own burgers, inventive salads and dressings, and homemade pitta & hummus. 

Barbecues made easy

Seasonal Cooking

9.30am – 3.30pm | £185 PER PERSON

This course changes with the seasons. We teach you three amazing seasonal dishes you can prepare in advance with fail-safe tips which are sure to delight - so when entertaining, you can spend more time with your guests and less time stressing in the kitchen. Your guests will marvel at the ambitious dishes you've created for them, and won't believe you don't have a professional chef in your kitchen.

Summer Seasonal Cooking

Jams, Chutneys and Pickles

9am – 1pm | £75.00 PER PERSON

Summer is the time to be harvesting for one of the oldest traditions in the kitchen, preserving fruits and vegetables for the winter store. Learn how to make delicious jams, versatile chutneys and pickles to be enjoyed now or for a store cupboard treat to be enjoyed later or even to be given as presents.

Jams, Chutneys and Pickles

Summer Stocks, Sauces & Soups

10AM - 3PM | £165 PER PERSON

In the Woodspeen kitchen, we consider the secret to a great sauce, gravy or soup is the stocks.  Stocks form the foundation of all great kitchens and add a depth of flavour to your dishes.  This course teaches you to understand the importance of stock and how a sauce can impact your cooking. Once you have a great stock, fresh soups, sauces and risottos are quick and easy to make.

Wild garlic soup, bacon and olive oil

Healthy Summer 2019

9.30am – 3.30pm | £185 PER PERSON

An insight into what your body requires. We'll cover breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas as well as snack-type fillers. You'll learn about juicing, smoothie making and pro-biotic beverages - as well as healthy fats, proteins, carbohydrates and nutrients.

Healthy eating

What I Cook at Home (with John Campbell)

9.30am – 3pm | £175 PER PERSON

Ever wondered what a Michelin star chef cooks at home? Join John (Campbell) in the school where he’ll show how to make classic hero dishes that are the go to for any occasion. Simple dishes made well is an art and mastering them will give you greater confidence to make the simple perfect.

Cookery courses

Very Vegan

9.30am to 3.30pm - £185.00

The vegan movement is gaining much momentum, and our course is here to help you create wonderful meals for the entire family. Our course is starch based emphasising on this traditional food of our elders. We will cover dishes which are simple to create, nourishing and healthy. Learn simple alternatives to replace those convenience junk foods available in the supermarkets. 

Cooking well without meat

Pastry and Dessert

9.30am – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

Traditional cakes and desserts are at the heart of good home cooking. We’ll focus on the techniques you need to make pastry and desserts, while our tips on creative presentation will transform you into a star baker.  Our hands-on day will give you the opportunity to learn many techniques whilst making several desserts.

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All about Cupcakes

9.30am - 1.30pm | £65.00

An indulgent morning baking and decorating cupcakes with Anna Adams from Kintbury’s Kennet House Cake Company. Cupcakes can have it all – beautiful to look at and to eat and all in a ready-portioned serving so there’s no mess or sharing involved. However there are definitely cupcakes and cupcakes….. We are passionate about cake and look forward to sharing with you how easy it can be to create cakes that both look and taste amazing. We will pack as much as we can into this short class to ensure that you go away with techniques for baking and decorating that apply to all cakes large and small; as well as answering any of those frustrating baking questions that have been preventing your cakes from stopping shows. No previous experience is required, and we think that even experienced bakers will pick up some new tricks

All about Cupcakes

Introduction to Bread & Enriched Dough

9.30am – 1.30pm | £135 PER PERSON

Learn the basics with us, and before you know it, you’ll be whipping up classic and modern breads, from traditional soda bread to shortbread. Or if you’ve already mastered those, you might like to try our Advanced bread, sourdoughs and sweet dough course.

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Advanced Bread – Sourdough & Sweet Dough

9.00AM – 4.30PM | £195 PER PERSON

When you’ve got the hang of the basics, try this more advanced course. 

We’ll talk about different flour types and give you some practical tips on how to make sourdough, ferments, and different shaped breads.

Advanced Bread - sourdough and sweet dough

Steak Night

6PM – 9PM | £95 PER PERSON

Discover the secrets to cooking the perfect steak and chips. We’ll show you how to pick the best cuts and share tips on how to keep your steak tender, juicy and full of flavour. Then it’s over to our Kitchen Table, where you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. 

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Curry Night

6PM – 9PM | £95 PER PERSON

Learn robust techniques on Indian and Thai curry making. You will cook a variety of dishes to easily replicate at home. Techniques on marinating and alternative cooking methods will be covered in this course. 

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Burgers & Bubbles

6PM – 9PM | £95 PER PERSON

A fun evening where you’ll create the ultimate burger, served classically on a brioche bap, with relish, chips, onion rings and a choice of beer or Champagne. 

Burgers and bubbles

Weekend Kitchen

10AM – 2PM | £135 PER PERSON

This course will inspire you to get in your kitchen at the weekends, giving you the skills and tips to make your own bread, as well as seasonal dishes to wow your friends and family.

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The Best Simple Classic – Lasagne

10AM – 12NOON | £65 PER PERSON

The Best Simply Classic is a new addition to our cookery school calendar and will run regularly throughout the year with a different classic each time. This time join us to create a classic dish that will soon become a family favourite – lasagne, made from scratch, with homemade pasta, a thick rich bolognese sauce and a smooth creamy cheese Béchamel sauce.

You can be sure your family will be home in time for tea this evening, as you will take your dish home with you to enjoy together.

Pasta making

Butchery

9.30AM – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

Our butchery course is very hands-on. We believe that having a good grasp of traditional butchery skills gives cooks an advantage when it comes to getting the most from each cut. 

Butchery

Woodspeen Classics

9.30AM – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

Love our restaurant? Learn how to recreate our most popular starter, main course and dessert of the season at home, in your own kitchen.

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Cooking Well Without Meat

9.30AM – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

More and more of us are consuming less meat, whether it be for health or ethical reasons – the trend towards reducing meat consumption is growing. Learn to make equally satisfying dishes using vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts and grains. Learn the changes you need to make in your shopping to achieve excellent results every time. 

Cooking well without meat

A Taste of Italy

10AM - 3PM | £145 PER PERSON

Italian food is the ultimate in social food, and what could be better than gathering a group of friends or family around the table for homemade Italian specialties. Join us for a day where we will teach you to prepare this Italian feast.

Pasta making

Fish & Shellfish

9.30am – 3.30pm | £185 PER PERSON

Know what great fish looks like? We'll show you how to identify quality fish, ensure you know what to buy, when and how you want it. This course will teach you preparation and cooking techniques of flat and round fish, shellfish and molluscs; ensuring maximum eating quality and flavour.

Fish and Shellfish

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes

9.30am – 1.30pm | £65 PER PERSON

A morning of end to end cake with Anna Adams from Kintbury’s The Kennet House Cake Company You will be baking fresh cupcakes and decorating them with edible art – delicate, piped, buttercream flowers.

Buttercream Flower Cupcakes