Beginner Cookery Courses

We all know someone who wants to learn to cook. It might even be you. We run a great range of cookery courses for beginners from knife skills to producing a full meal. Our purpose built kitchens on the beautiful Catton Hall Estate, full of appliances you may use at home, are the perfect place to get confident about cooking delicious dishes from scratch.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the difference between roasting and baking. We will guide you through every stage in a friendly, non-judgemental environment. You’ll leave feeling proud at what you’ve achieved and with the confidence to repeat the dishes at home again soon.

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£165.00
This one day British meat masterclass is a celebration of the best of British meat.
  • Sat 23rd Nov 2019 10:15am Spaces Available
  • Sat 18th Jan 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£165.00

This fun one-day cookery course is designed for men who want to develop a sound repertoire of delicious, tasty dishes. If you are a man who rarely cooks, or if you know one, this course is ideal. It will help you to gain confidence in the kitchen and give you the building blocks for some great meals.

  • Sat 02nd Nov 2019 10:15am Spaces Available
  • Sat 01st Feb 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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NEW

£165.00
A one day vegetarian and vegan cookery course learning how to balance and blend spices throughout a range of different Indian dishes.  This course with leading Pakistani chef Sumayya Usmani includes biryani, curries, flatbreads, Indian chutneys and seasonal vegetable dishes. 
  • Thu 30th Jan 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£165.00
A one day cooking tour around the different regions and cooking styles of India under the expert guidance of Indian cookery tutor Nidhi.  
  • Thu 10th Oct 2019 10:15am 1 Space Left
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£165.00
A gluten free baking course full of delicious breads, baking and patisserie.
  • Sun 08th Sep 2019 10:15am 2 Spaces Left
  • Sun 19th Jan 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£175.00
We will show you some classic techniques aimed at adding sophistication to your bread making skills and a selection of bakes with which to impress your friends and family.
  • Sat 19th Oct 2019 9:45am 4 Spaces Left
  • Sun 02nd Feb 2020 9:45am Spaces Available
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£165.00
Get to grips with all kinds of fish and seafood on this one day course, learning how to clean, prepare and cook incredible seafood dishes.
  • Fri 11th Oct 2019 10:15am Spaces Available
  • Fri 31st Jan 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£85.00
Practice tasty macarons with some expert guidance from our chef tutor, Beca Lyne-Pirkis. You'll learn how to make fillings aswell as savoury and sweet macarons.  
  • Sat 09th Nov 2019 9:00am 1 Space Left
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£185.00
Join us for a brilliant baking course where you master the basics of baking under the guidance our expert chef, Beca Lyne-Pirkis
  • Sun 10th Nov 2019 10:15am 3 Spaces Left
  • Sat 15th Feb 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£175.00
Join Andrew Kojima, 2012 MasterChef finalist as he teaches the art of the wonderful Japanese cuisine. This wonderful world cuisine is perfect for those who want to explore the many culinary options available.
  • Wed 06th Nov 2019 10:15am Spaces Available
  • Wed 11th Mar 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£165.00
Learn how to completely transform a dish with a great sauce or stock. This one day course will unlock the secrets behind great sweet and savoury sauce making.
  • Fri 21st Feb 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£165.00
Discover the sunshine flavours of Spain on this one day cooking course from simple tapas dishes to tasty suppers.
  • Thu 26th Sep 2019 10:15am 2 Spaces Left
  • Wed 27th Nov 2019 10:15am Spaces Available
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£85.00
Learn how to make the most of your knife at home on this morning knife skills course with an expert chef
  • Sat 14th Sep 2019 9:00am 1 Space Left
  • Sat 22nd Feb 2020 9:00am Spaces Available
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£165.00
A fantastic one day course to introduce you to how to hot and cold smoke meat and fish at home under the expert guidance of Turan Turan.
  • Sun 13th Oct 2019 10:15am 4 Spaces Left
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£165.00
Join Andrew Kojima, 2012 MasterChef finalist as he teaches an introduction to the fragrant dishes of Thailand.  From quick Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup to green Thai curry and Satay sauce, this is a tasty day full of delicious Thai Food.  This wonderful world cuisine is perfect for those who want to explore the many culinary options available.
  • Thu 12th Mar 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£165.00
Join our excellent Indian chef, Rayeesa, to learn and create authentic Indian dishes that you can impress friends and family with at home.  

£125.00
Take on the wild side with Tim Maddams for a day of foraging, cooking and feasting in the beautiful surroundings of the Catton Hall Estate.
  • Sat 25th Apr 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
  • Sun 26th Apr 2020 10:15am Spaces Available
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£0.00
Solo Suppers - Cooking course for one If you cook for yourself and want some fresh inspiration for dishes that deliver on taste and a quick and easy to prepare then this course is for you.  Taught by Army wife & the queen of ‘solo suppers’ Beca Lyn Pirkis the day will include recipes to batch cooking and freeze for instant and nutritious ready meals as well as how to make quick & easy meals in minutes from store cupboard staples.

This culinary confidence, will include a variety of basic skills & dishes that can be used for easy entertaining, light lunches, cooking for one, two or feeding a family. The perfect course for building confidence in the kitchen & a repertoire of delicious recipes.