Course Overview

Discover that there’s more to Spanish food than paella with this one-day exploration of the flavours and recipes of Spain. Jenny Chandler is your expert guide through the day, who has written several books on Spanish food. Her Spanish cooking class is a great chance to learn new cooking methods and recipes and is also a great social occasion with like minded people.

Recipes learnt

  • Spanish Tortilla Omelette
  • Aromatic butterfly leg of lamb
  • Butter beans with Piquillo peppers and garlic 
  • Empanada de Atun
  • Moorish spiced Aubergine
  • Pan con Tomato with Serrano Ham
  • Almond soplillo meringues with PX sherry raisins

Throughout the day you’ll stop to eat the food you’ve cooked in our private dining room with everyone else. 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

  • How to balance spices and flavours across a range of traditional Spanish and Mediterraneandishes
  • How to make a range of starters, main courses and tapas style dishes, perfect for easy entertaining at home
  • How to make a traditional Spanish Empanada

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

The expert chef teaching this Spanish cooking class, Jenny Chandler, has published two books on the subject of Spanish food. She has a history of travelling the Mediterranean, eating in the name of research and good food. Jenny has worked as a chef on a yacht, a food picker, a restaurant consultant, restaurant manager and eventually food blogger, writer and instructor. Jenny is keen to share her knowledge and passion for Spanish cuisine.

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

This course is perfect for anyone who wishes to learn and master the flavours and techniques of Spanish cooking.

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.

Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4 pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 10 am.