Bread making

What I Cook at Home

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 sharing favourites like cottage pie, lasagne and quiche are an instant hit, mastering them will give you greater confidence to make the simple perfect.

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Introduction to Bread & Enriched Dough

9.30am – 1.30pm | £120 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

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

The Best Simply Classic - Fish Pie

10.00am – 12noon | £65.00 PER PERSON

Join us to create a classic dish that will soon become a family favourite. This time it is fish pie, made from scratch; teaching you not only how to make this dish but also techniques useful when making other dishes.

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.

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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. 

More dates coming soon.

Butchery

Autumn Seasonal Cooking

9.30AM – 3.30PM | £185 PER PERSON

When entertaining, the aim is to spend more time with your guests enjoying your party and less time stressing in the kitchen. We teach you three amazing seasonal dishes you can prepare in advance with fail-safe tips which are sure to delight - so 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.

Autumn Seasonal Cooking

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 and risottos are quick and easy to make.

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Pastry & Dessert

9.30am – 3.30pm | £185 PER PERSON

Cakes and desserts are the heart of home cooking. We’ll focus on the techniques you need to make several pastries and desserts, with tips on presentation that’ll transform you into a star baker. 

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Beginner's Guide to Modelling Birthday Cakes

9.30am – 1.30pm | £75 PER PERSON

A comprehensive morning of cake decorating with Anna Adams from Kintbury’s The Kennet House Cake Company. This is a packed half-day course to introduce you to multiple techniques, which will really enhance your birthday cakes.  

Beginner's guide to modelling birthday cakes

All about Cupcakes

9.30am - 1.30pm | £70.00

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

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.

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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

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

Healthy 2018

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

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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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

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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Fish & Chips

6pm – 9pm

A British favourite! We’ll teach you the key quality points to look for when buying your fish and show you how to prepare and fillet it. We’ll also be sharing our tips for the perfect crispy batter and how to make triple-cooked chips, even down to the importance of choosing the right potato. The tutor will make delicious accompaniments for your fish and chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, which help balance a beautiful British classic.

Fish n Chips

Bangers and Mash

6pm – 9pm | £95 PER PERSON

Ever made your own sausages from scratch? Not many people have, it’s really fun and we’ll show you how. Along with this we will be sharing our secret to the perfect mash potato, smooth and creamy and ever so moreish. Before you know it this will be your signature dish and your friends and family will love you for it!

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