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Hands On Practical Classes

The best way to learn is to get involved, and our hands-on practical classes offer you the chance to do just that.

You’ll develop your kitchen skills, learn new techniques, gain hands-on experience, improve your cooking confidence and have lots of fun in our purpose-built cookery school kitchen. At our classes, you’ll learn the best methods to get the best results as you work alongside a chef with four decades of experience who knows how to make cooking simple.

You’ll be able to ask as many questions as you like in a relaxed home-from-home atmosphere and you can cook, eat, drink and laugh along with Richard, who really does have an anecdote for every occasion! We believe good cooking is all about confidence: we cook together, learn together and, because we’re passionate about sharing our love of food with everyone, our students come back for more every year.

Students are given expert tuition and recipe sheets with step-by-step instructions as they cook at their own work stations on a central aisle. Once the hard work is over, it’s Richard and the team’s turn to cook and serve you lunch or afternoon tea, as you relax and reflect with your fellow students over a glass – or two - of wine.

You then get to take all the fruits of your labour home to share with loved ones (after all, the proof is in the pudding. Or the starter. Or the main course…!).

Course dates are often repeated, so even if you can’t make a specific date, it’s always worth calling us or checking the website to see if we’re staging a re-run!

Students arrive at 9.30am and after a short introduction, head into the kitchen. After tuition, lunch or afternoon tea follows and your day ends at 3pm when you can collect the goodies you’ve made and head off home to take the plaudits!