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Learn to cook

Introduction to home cooking

Learn to cook for family and friends

Our Absolute 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 three 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. At the end of each class you will sit down and try everything you have made as well as recap the recipes with the chefs.


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. 


You will be amazed at how many dishes are based on the principle of a basic stew. You will learn how to make a classic Bolognese, and one of the following: lamb tagine, or a chicken cacciatore, or a mixed bean ragout.


Once you have mastered a classic roast, your Sundays will never be the same! You will cook one of the following: crispy roast chicken, herby roast lamb, a traditional roast beef accompanied by roast root vegetables and whole roast potatoes.


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 sauces and dressings

Delicious salads, sauces and dressings will become part of your repertoire. Learn how to make delicious dressings – balsamic, mustard, Asian and herb. 


With the emphasis on ‘5 a day’ and being encouraged to eat a diet filled with pulses and green, leafy veg, we will showcase our favourite vegetable recipes using seasonal veg. You will learn some of the basics of cooking vegetables; steaming, boiling, braising, roasting.


Learn how to make perfect chocolate brownies, mini meringues, apple crumble and scrumptious spiced butter biscuits. Making delicious desserts is so much easier than you think and you can wow your friends with your new baking skills!

What's Included?

  • Aprons

  • All ingredients

  • All equipment

  • Home baking and hot drinks on arrival

  • Recipe cards to take away with you

  • A glass of wine or soft drink with your meal

Please note that you won't make all of the above but a selection from each range.


Earlier Event: 4 February
FREE - 50+ Men Only Cooking Course
Later Event: 15 February
After School Cooking Club