Course Overview

For the busy days when you want a simple but not basic dinner, these one pot wonders will be just the thing. This one-day cookery course will show you how to create fuss-free tasty dinners, all in one pot. Covering everything from prep and leave slow cooking to quick fifteen-minute start to table meals, this is perfect for busy cooks. You’ll leave the day with a repertoire of new dishes and recipes to enliven your cooking at home. Lunch is provided during the course, and throughout the day you’ll be able to enjoy all the dishes you’ve cooked, as well as sampling the chef’s demonstration dishes.

Recipes learnt

  • Seasonal vegetable & herb risotto with parmesan crisp & pesto
  • Thai Noodle Soup
  • Mushroom and Gruyère frittata with toasted sourdough bread
  • Smokey pork and Boston beans
  • Vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis

Throughout the day you’ll stop to eat the food you’ve cooked in our private dining room with everyone else, along with the dishes the chef has demonstrated. 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).

Techniques learnt

  • Tips to make the perfect risotto
  • How to make parmesan crisps
  • A simple ceviche dish – simple to prepare but very impressive
  • How to slow cook belly pork to achieve crispy crackling and tender meat
  • Creating a smooth panna cotta

This day long course is designed to give you total confidence in using all of these techniques. The aim is that you can go home and repeat the recipes for family and friends time and again.

Your chef tutor

This one pot wonders course is taught by one of our team of expert local chefs. With many years of experience between them, covering everything from top restaurant service to catering for royalty, you’ll be in the hands of experts. They are all passionate about teaching aspiring chefs and home cooks and make the day a fun and vibrant experience. If you’re looking to learn professional tips and techniques for simple but not basic dinners, these are the experts to learn them from.

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 One Pot Wonders 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.