- Slow cooking
- Pan Frying
- Mincing – elevate underutilised cuts with a myriad of new ideas
- Curing bacon – your own streaky bacon to take home
- Hot smoking – hot smoked chicken / seasonal game
- Making a stock from bones & creating a broth from this
This day long course is designed to give confidence mastering a variety of different meat techniques. The aim is that you will go home and be confidence to use these recipes time and again for family and friends.
- Lamb kofta’s with flat breads & hummus
- Bacon – your own streaky bacon to take home
- Hot smoked chicken / game and kale ceasar salad
- Slow cooked beef cheeks in soy, ginger & cider
- Seasonal broth full of flavour
Throughout the day you’ll stop to eat the food you’ve cooked in our private dining room and take some of it home. A chance to share your experiences in creating the dishes as well as great food and a glass of wine.
(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).
Your chef tutor
Tim Maddams, is a writer, presenter, private chef, cookery teacher, and an expert in cooking meat. Tim is well known for leading the River Cottage team at Axminster, alongside being in attendance at shows such as BBC Food and Drink. He is also a regular on channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Tim’s experience is highlighted through the many books he has written, from the compendious foodie bible ‘The River Cottage A-Z’, and the ‘River Cottage Game Handbook’. Tim is a true professional and is a great mentor too, his Mastering Meat course will allow you to experience is expertise first hand.
About your day
Our cookery courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.
You’ll be sitting down together during the day to eat the dishes you’ve created. We’ll also provide wine and soft drinks.
Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 10am.
Book your Place
No prior experience is necessary for this Best of British Meat course. This course is a wonderful experience, as you will be able to learn from a master, meet new people, and enjoy some delicious food and wine along the way. Book online or call us on 0123 711681.