Pop-up Cafe
Jan
2
to Jan 1

Pop-up Cafe

POP UP CAFE

3 COURSES £9.95

2 COURSES £7.95

1 COURSE £6.95

We operate a pop up cafe on the first Tuesday of every month where we offer a mouth watering menu, planned, prepared and served by our trainees as part of their SQA Employability Training Programme.

Whether its just a quiet lunch, a family get together or a team lunch with your work colleagues there is something on offer for everyone. We also have delicious home baking and home made bread made fresh every day as well as speciality teas, coffees and soft drinks.

We have two 1 hour sittings available at 12 noon and 1.15pm. Take away is also available, you can either pop in and place your order or give us a call and we will have it ready for your arrival. 

AVAILABLE DATES:

  • Tuesday 6th February 2018 - 1.15pm FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday 6th March 2018
  • Tuesday 1st May 2018
  • Tuesday 5th June 2018
  • Tuesday 4th September 2018
  • Tuesday 2nd October 2018
  • Tuesday 2nd November 2018
  • Tuesday 4th December 2018

HOW TO BOOK:

ONLINE: Click add to cart and fill out our online booking form to reserve a table for your required date. No deposit is required.

PHONE: Give us a call on 01506 412819 to reserve a table or to place a take away order. 

 

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Fathers Day Parent & Child Cooking - Pizza and Pasta
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Fathers Day Parent & Child Cooking - Pizza and Pasta

TAKE DAD FOR LUNCH & MAKE IT WITH HIM 

Try something different for Fathers Day this year - Pizza and Pasta made by you and your dad; fun messy and tasty!  

A real classic and only for those looking for great fun with their Dad

On arrival you will be met by our chef who will give you an introduction to the day and a wee snack to keep you going until your home cooked food is ready.

You will make your own pizza and pasta from scratch before you sit down for a feast and a drink.

WHATS INCLUDED ON THE DAY? 

  • The expertise of our chef.
  • All ingredients
  • All equipment
  • Use of aprons
  • Lunch of pizza, pasta and salad
  • A soft drink for both.
  • A certificate of achievement for both
  • As much fun as you can handle!
I sent my hubby and 2 boys (aged 5 and 8) along for the father’s day cookery class and they loved it! They made pasta and pizza from scratch (the youngest now wants a pasta machine!) and enjoyed scoffing it! The staff were brilliant (the class ran over by an hour!) and so good with the children (and dads!) would thoroughly recommend. I’m now looking for a class I can attend! Xx
— Ruth Lough 19 June 2017

*Please note* price is based on 1 adult and 1 child.

For additional children please email courses@thelarder.org

100% OF PROFITS GO BACK INTO HELPING THE MOST DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE N WEST LOTHIAN INTO WORK

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Summer Cook School 9 Years +
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Summer Cook School 9 Years +

SUMMER COOK SCHOOL

MONDAY 13TH - 17TH AUGUST

9.30AM - 3.30PM

AGE 9 YEARS +

Our ever popular Holiday cook school returns for Summer 2018. Let us take care of the childcare and teach the kids a new skill for life whilst they have great fun. 

Each day will be split into 2 with the kids preparing and making their own breakfast and or lunch before sitting down to eat it together. They will then go on to make more delicious food to take home with them. 

They will learn how to prepare small snacks, soups, main meals and desserts, tray bakes and cakes.  

Each day is different but every day is fun.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All ingredients
  • Chefs paper hats
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Recipe booklet
  • Chefs certificate

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Carry home containers each day.  You will be advised what is being made the following day and what type of container will be needed.

 

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Japanese Cook & Dine
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

Japanese Cook & Dine

Kon'nichiwa rada ni yokoso

Due to popular demand our Chef has decided to create a fantastic Japanese Cook & Dine evening for all to enjoy!

This class is suitable for all cooking abilities as plenty of help will be on hand to guide you through things step by step.

Our Chef and The Larder staff will be on hand to guide you through the preparation of a range of Japanese dishes. 

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and homemade nibbles. Swiftly the cooking will begin.

WHAT WILL YOU BE MAKING?

- KATSU PORK

- SALMON SUSHI 

- VEGETABLE TEMPURA 

- UDON NOODLE SOUP 

 

100% OF PROFITS GO BACK INTO HELPING THE MOST DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE OF WEST LOTHIAN INTO WORK

 

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2 Day Kids In The Kitchen 10+ Years
Feb
12
to Feb 13

2 Day Kids In The Kitchen 10+ Years

This 2 Day Course is Specially Designed For Older Children Aged 10+ Years

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th February

 9:30am-3:30pm

Each of the two days will offer your young person the chance to prepare and cook a range of dishes some of which they will get to proudly bring home and some of which they will eat for lunch with the other young people attending.

Expert tuition will be provided by the Larder team and plenty of help will be on hand. 

This course is suitable for all ability levels.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All ingredients
  • Chefs paper hats
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Recipe booklet
  • Chefs certificate

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Carry home containers each day.  You will be advised what is being made the following day and what type of container will be needed.

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work

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Kids In The Kitchen Aged 5-9 Years
Feb
9
2:30 PM14:30

Kids In The Kitchen Aged 5-9 Years

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

2.30 PM TO 5.00 PM

AGE 5 TO 9 YRS

Bring the kids along and let us teach them a new skill for life whilst they have great fun. The kids will prepare delicious food to proudly bring home.

Expert tuition will be provided by the Larder team and plenty of help will be on hand. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All ingredients
  • Chefs paper hats
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Chefs certificate

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Carry home container

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work or training

 

 

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Chocolate Cake Make, Bake & Takeaway Workshop
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

Chocolate Cake Make, Bake & Takeaway Workshop

CHOCOLATE CAKE WORKSHOP

ARE YOU A CHOCOLATE LOVER WITH A SWEET TOOTH? OR DO YOU JUST FANCY LEARNING HOW TO MAKE & BAKE A CHOCOLATE CAKE?

Join us here at The Larder and create a beautiful Chocolate Cake from scratch at this Chef lead baking workshop. This session is suitable for all ability levels offering plenty of hep for beginners and freedom to develop for the more seasoned bakers amongst you.

You will be greeted by a Breakfast Roll, made with a roll freshly baked on the premises and filled with a choice of high quality fillings.

Whats Included?

- All Ingredients

- Expert Chef Tuition

- Recipes to take away

- Use of equipment & aprons

- A filled roll on arrival

100% OF PROFITS GO BACK INTO HELPING THE MOST DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN WEST LOTHIAN INTO WORK OR TRAINING

 

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Healthy Eating 4 Part Cookery Course
Jan
8
to Jan 29

Healthy Eating 4 Part Cookery Course

Over Indulged Over The Festive Season?

Kick Start Your 2018 Health Drive With This 4 Part Healthy Eating Cookery Course With Us Here @ The Larder

Join us for 4 consecutive Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm from 8th-29th January

Suitable for all ability levels this Chef lead course is full of delicious cookery opportunities.

We have a 4 part programme lined up including starters, main courses, desserts and side dishes. There is plenty of help on hand to guide you step by step through our cookery programme.

This course will inspire a new healthy eating focus to start your new year off well.

Whats Included:

- All Ingredients

- Use of all equipment and aprons

- Recipes to take home

100% OF PROFIT MADE AT THIS EVENT WILL GO BACK INTO HELPING WEST LOTHIAN'S MOST DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE INTO WORK OR TRAINING

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Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years
Dec
23
1:30 PM13:30

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years

SUPER CUTE CHRISTMAS SUGAR CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH STELLA PUMPKIN

LOOKING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE KIDS?

Bring the kids along to our fun packed course we have available with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin. Kids can make some fun tasty treats for themselves or as a little Christmas Eve surprise for Santa coming to town.

A great way to spend the last days before Santa arrives and for you to get that last minute shopping or wrapping done.

Each child will make their own edible candy cane hearts and decorate 4 themed Christmas Cup cakes, all wrapped up for giving..

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Take away boxes and gift wrapping
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • A certificate of achievement from Santa

So bring them along to join the fun and leave the mess to us. 

 

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Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Year
Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Year

SUPER CUTE CHRISTMAS SUGAR CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH STELLA PUMPKIN

LOOKING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE KIDS?

Bring the kids along to our fun packed course we have available with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin. Kids can make some fun tasty treats for themselves or as a little Christmas Eve surprise for Santa coming to town.

A great way to spend the last days before Santa arrives and for you to get that last minute shopping or wrapping done.

Each child will make their own edible candy cane hearts and decorate 4 themed Christmas Cup cakes, all wrapped up for giving..

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Take away boxes and gift wrapping
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • A certificate of achievement from Santa

So bring them along to join the fun and leave the mess to us. 

 

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Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years
Dec
22
1:30 PM13:30

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years

SUPER CUTE CHRISTMAS SUGAR CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH STELLA PUMPKIN

LOOKING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE KIDS?

Bring the kids along to our fun packed course we have available with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin. Kids can make some fun tasty treats for themselves or as a little Christmas Eve surprise for Santa coming to town.

A great way to spend the last days before Santa arrives and for you to get that last minute shopping or wrapping done.

Each child will make their own edible candy cane hearts and decorate 4 themed Christmas Cup cakes, all wrapped up for giving..

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Take away boxes and gift wrapping
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • A certificate of achievement from Santa

So bring them along to join the fun and leave the mess to us. 

 

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Adult & Child Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec
16
9:30 AM09:30

Adult & Child Gingerbread House Workshop

Looking for a fun Christmas activity with the kids? Have you ever wanted to make & decorate your own Gingerbread House for your Christmas display? Well now you can!

The Larder will be holding a Funtastic Gingerbread House Workshop where you and your child can design and decorate your own Gingerbread House.

This Christmas why not start your own family tradition and create your very own magical Gingerbread House . What better way to get into the holiday spirit than spending the afternoon creating and decorating a gingerbread house with your little elf.

In this class, Dereick our Chef will be there to guide both of you with your construction and provide expert advice when it comes to putting the house together.

The Larder will provide all the freshly baked gingerbread pieces, for you to construct and decorate your own house, using Royal icing and a variety of different sweets (providing you don't eat them all first) to enhance your decoration.

Let your imagination go wild!

WHO CAN COME?

1 child aged 5+ accompanied by an adult

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All ingredients
  • Use of equipment & aprons
  • Certificate for your child
  • Gift wrap for your gingerbread house
  • Fun 

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work or training

 

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Easy Entertaining Cook & Dine - Christmas Edition
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Easy Entertaining Cook & Dine - Christmas Edition

Easy Entertaining at Christmas with our Chef Dereick Rushton.

Looking to cook a family festive meal? Not really sure what your doing? Take the stress out of entertaining this Christmas at The Larder Cook School.

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and homemade nibbles then it really is just Easy Entertaining.

Dereick will be on hand to guide you through the preparation and will demonstrate how to cook a festive 3 course meal without the stress. Giving you tips to make home entertaining easier it really will be an evening of unforgettable fun without even having to do the washing up!

Afterwards sit down in a relaxed dining area to enjoy the food you have just made, with a complimentary glass of wine.

WHAT WILL YOU BE COOKING?

- Cheese Souffle

- Beef Wellington

- Chocolate Fondant

WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED?

- Home made nibbles

- All ingredients

- Use of equipment & aprons

- Expert Chef Tuition

- A glass of wine with your meal

100% of profit made goes back into helping the most disadvantaged young people of West Lothian into work

 

 

 

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Christmas Cake Decoration Class - Beginners
Dec
4
to Dec 11

Christmas Cake Decoration Class - Beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn Sugar Craft/Cake Decorating but didn't know where to start?

Now is your chance!

Come along and decorate your own Fruit Cake for Christmas under the expert tuition from our Award Winning Chef and Sugar Craft Tutor Dereick, who has been involved with cake decorating for almost 40 years. 

This is a 2 part course

Week 1  Monday 4th December 2017 6.30pm-9.00pm - Learn how to prepare your cake for covering in marzipan, then coat the cake. Prepare and coat the marzipaned cake with sugar paste, then crimp the edges to start the decoration. Dereick will then discuss the design for the decoration of the cake.

Week 2 Monday 11th December 2017 6.30pm-9.00pm - Learn different techniques and ideas for decorating your cake. The design can either be your own or follow Dereicks design. We will also introduce you to Royal Icing for piping both an inscription and a simple design on the side of the cake.

All you need to bring is a sense of fun.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Tuition from our Award Winning Chef
  • 1 x 6" round fruit cake
  • 1 x 8" cake board and box
  • All Ingredients
  • Use of equipment & aprons

 

 

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Christmas Party Treats
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Party Treats

Get Yourself Ready For Entertaining This Christmas With This Unique Cookery Class @ The Larder.

Suitable for Beginners to more experienced Cooks, our Chef Dereick will guide you step by step through the creation of a range of finger foods to impress your family and friends this Christmas.

Once you have made all your creations there will be time after the cookery workshop to sit and relax in our open dining room and eat your creations or you can package them up and take them home to enjoy the choice is yours!

WHAT YOU WILL MAKE

Caponata (V)

Spinach & Feta Rolls (V)

Falafel with a Greek Yoghurt Dip (V)

Prunes wrapped in Bacon

Cheese Beignets (V)

Smoked Mackerel Pate with Melba Toast 

(sample menu)

WHATS INCLUDED

All ingredients

A welcome soft drink

Recipes to take home

Use of aprons and all other equipment

 

100% of profits go back into helping the most disadvantaged young people n West Lothian into work

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Thai Cook & Dine Evening
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Thai Cook & Dine Evening

A fabulous evening of Thai cookery from scratch with Chef Dereick Rushton

This class is suitable for all cooking abilities as plenty of help will be on hand to guide you through things step by step.

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and homemade nibbles. Swiftly following the cooking will begin. Dereick and The Larder staff will be on hand to guide you through the preparation of a range of Thai dishes.

What Will You Be Cooking?

- Red Thai Prawn Curry

- Grlled Pork in Lemongrass Stalks

- Jasmine Rice

What Will Be Included?

A welcome soft drink and homemade nibbles

All Ingredients

Use of equipment & aprons

Expert Chef Tuition

A glass of wine or a soft drink with your meal

Folder of recipes to take home

 

Soft drinks and tea and coffee will be on sale throughout the evening

 

100% of profit made goes back into helping the most disadvantaged young people of West Lothian into work

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Pop-up-Cafe
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Pop-up-Cafe

Our monthly Pop-up-Cafe is a fabulous opportunity to join us and taste our exceptional menu of dishes created for you by The Larder team lead by Chef Simon Preece.

There is a choice of 3 dishes in each of our 3 courses and you can join us and eat here or take your lunch away if you are tight for time.

The table service is delivered by our 15 and 16 year old hospitality students as part of their SQA Employability Training Programme.

Tables can be booked at 12 noon and 1:15 and takeaway orders taken by emailing courses@thelarder.org or by calling 01506 412 819.

The price is also fabulous at only:

£9.95 for 3 Courses  £7.95 for 2 Courses  £6.95 for 1 course

Soft drinks and speciality teas and coffees are also on sale

 

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Friday Night Is Bistro Night
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Friday Night Is Bistro Night

JOIN US FOR A DELIGHTFUL EVENING AND ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL AT OUR FABULOUS COOK SCHOOL ACCOMPANIED BY THE HOSPITALITY OF THE LARDER TEAM.

WE HAVE A DELICIOUS MENU PLANNED FOR YOU BEING CREATED BY YOUR CHEF FOR THE EVENING. PLEASE BYOB OF YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE JUST TO ADD EVEN MORE FUN TO THIS EVENING EVENT.

You will love our unique open kitchen and dining room and enjoy the ambience of our Bistro. Tables can be booked from 6:30 til 9pm to suit your diary.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we serve here at The Larder and cant wait to welcome you for a relaxing evening of good food, good company and good times.

With a wide choice of dishes for each course and every one of them made from scratch here on the premises from fresh ingredients, the £25 price is sure to offer excellent value. 

To secure your table please book online. 

Supplements may apply to certain dishes specified on the menu.

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Greek Demo and Dine
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Greek Demo and Dine

Cook Real Mediterranean Food With our Chef Dereick.  

Learn from our professional chef how to cook the perfect Mediterranean feast. Once you’ve prepared it all you will get chance to sit down and enjoy eating your creations with a glass of wine in our relaxed dining area.

On the night you will be welcomed by our Chef, Dereick. You will be offered a light snack to start and you will be able to buy a drink if you would like one. 

In this session we will be making:

  • Tzatziki and Pita- A traditional Greek dip made with fresh Greek yogurt and garlic, served with pita bread. 
  • Spanakopita- A homemade spinach pie with feta cheese and herbs, baked in flaky philo pastry.
  • Lamb shank- Braised in tomato and cinnamon sauce on a aubergine puree served with Mizithra (Greek Cheese)
  • Traditional Crispiest Greek Lemon Potatoes (Patates Lemonates)
  • Baklava- A  Greek dessert made with walnuts pistachios and philo pastry baked in the oven and soaked in honey syrup.

What's included on the night:

  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Recipes to take home 
  • Aprons
  • Expert tuition from our Chef 
  • A glass of wine or a bottle of beer with your meal
  • A certificate of achievement

All you have to do is come along and have fun.

 

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Beginners Cookery Course
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Beginners Cookery Course

INTRODUCTION TO HOME COOKING

LEARN TO COOK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Our Beginners cooking course runs one evening a week for 4 weeks.

Our cooking course for beginners will take you from novice to good home cook and teach you the skills you need to cook with confidence. Over the Four sessions of this course we’ll teach you how to cook a wide variety of different styles of food and give you a great repertoire of recipes and techniques to use every day.

 

Soups

Learn to make some delicious soups. Once you can make one soup, the possibilities are endless. Delicious and nutritious, soup is the ultimate comfort food and great to whip up for a simple lunch or a dinner party starter.

Stews

You will be amazed at how many dishes are based on the principle of a basic stew. You will learn what types of meat are best for stewing, while ensuring maximum flavour and discovering different spices to develop those flavours and discover new dishes.

Roasting

Once you have mastered a classic roast, your Sundays will never be the same! Master the art of using this method to showcase your new found cooking skills, make the ultimate Yorkshire pudding and ban Aunts Bessie’s to the freezer.

Bread

We bust the myth that bread making is tricky. You will learn to make a two different breaks during the course leaving you with understanding of how to make, shape and bake a good basic bread.

Salads and dressings

Delicious salads, and dressings will become part of your repertoire so that you can whip up a healthy lunch or side dish.

Vegetables

With the emphasis on ‘5 a day’ and being encouraged to eat a diet filled with pulses and green, leafy vegetables, we will use recipes using seasonal vegetables to make sure we cook them using the best way to maximise their nutritional benefits.

Baking

Learn how to make a variety of different cakes, biscuits and simple desserts that you can impress your family and friends with.  You could be the next Mary Berry!!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Use of equipment & aprons
  • All ingredients
  • Home baking and hot drinks on arrival
  • Recipes cards to take away with you

100% of all profit goes back into helping the most disadvantaged young people into work

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Children's Halloween Cupcake Decorating Class
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Halloween Cupcake Decorating Class

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Looking for a Halloween treat for your little one? Bring them along for some spooktacular fun @ The Larder Cook School

Let your little one join in on the Halloween fun decorating some fantastic spooky cupcakes this Halloween. 

In this class, delivered by our Chef Dereick an Accredited British Sugar Craft Guild Demonstrator, the children will decorate 6 cup cakes, going wild with their imaginations to create the spookiest designs they can come up with.

As well as having fun they will learn new skills in cake decorating, sugar crafts and icing.

WHO CAN COME?

Kids Aged 5+ 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 6 decorated cupcakes to take away
  • All ingredients
  • Apron
  • All equipment
  • Certificate 
  • Fun 

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work or training

 

 

 

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