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Bread making

All about Christmas Day (Timings and the Perfect Turkey and Sauce)

10.00am - 3.00pm

Take the stress out of your Christmas day lunch. Join us for this pre-Christmas course where we will inspire you and teach you some tricks of the trade, to ensure that your Christmas day lunch is a pleasure for all. Course includes cooking a festive starter, a festive dessert and a yule log, as well as how to make the vegetables and trimmings more exciting and a perfect accompaniment to serve with your turkey or goose.

Running order and all recipes will be available to take away on the day, guiding you through all preparations, and ensuring minimal cooking and maximum enjoyment on the big day.

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Best Simple Classic - Beef Wellington

10AM – 12NOON | £85 PER PERSON

Join us to create a classic dish that will soon become a firm favourite. This time it is beef wellington, made from scratch, with homemade puff pastry, perfectly cooked beef fillet and rich velvet red wine sauce.Perfect for a tasty dinner for two, make with us and take home with you to enjoy for dinner.

Woodspeen cookery school

Sunday Roast made easy

10AM – 2.30PM | £145.00 PER PERSON

Sunday lunch is often a gathering of family and friends and sometimes it can also be the only time during the week for a family to sit down together and take time to enjoy a meal.  It can definitely be the highlight of the week, so making it a pleasure to cook and tasty to eat is essential.

Sunday lunch

Winter Seasonal Cooking

9.30AM – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

We teach you three amazing seasonal dishes, how to prepare them in advance with fail-safe measures which are sure to delight. This way you will spend more time with your guests enjoying your party and less time stressing in the kitchen. Your guests will marvel at the ambitious dishes you've created for them, and not believe you don't have a professional chef in your kitchen whilst you enjoy a glass of fizz with them.

Autumn Seasonal Cooking

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

Festive Gifts and Treats

10.00am - 1.00pm

This session is sure to get you in the Christmas mood. Enjoy a tea or coffee and warm mince pie and other festive treats with us whilst watching a festive masterclass. We will show you some creative and tasty ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the festive season or to create as perfect and unique Christmas gifts.

Treats for Christmas

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

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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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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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

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

Game

9.30am – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

Using some of Berkshire’s finest produce we’ll show you how to prepare and cook various types of game, highlighting its versatility and health benefits. Before long you’ll be ‘breaking down’ a haunch of venison, using pheasants in different ways and cooking game birds to perfection.

Game

Winter Warmers

9.30AM – 3PM | £150.00 PER PERSON

The backbone of British cuisine in the colder months, toe warming stews and casseroles bring friends and family together tucking in to these one pot wonders. Find out how to build flavour, master ‘cloud fluffy’ dumplings and pickles to accompany your rich stews.

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