- Cooking with Lamb
- The Versatile Chicken
- Cooking with Beef
- Slow Cooking Methods
- Preparing and Cooking Fresh Fish
- Super Salads
- Home Made Pasta and Sauces
- Rice Dishes
- Canapés and Hors d'Oeuvres
Cooking with Lamb
Mastering the preparation and cooking of Lamb - we will prepare:
- olive smoked rack
- a deconstructed roast leg
- make some lamb and rosemary sausages
The Versatile Chicken
How many different styles and recipes can you concoct from a chicken? The list is endless and we will show you how to dissect and use the bird to make many different dishes including curry, stir-fry, healthy grilled and more.
Cooking with Beef
Learn the different cuts and the quality points to look for when buying beef. We will braise, grill, roast and even make some carpaccio to show you the versatility of this popular meat.
Slow Cooking Methods
We will select a variety of ingredients, both meat and vegetables, best suited to this method of cooking and using both modern slow cookers and the timeless cast iron braising pots to make very tasty dishes which can be served for any occasion.
Preparing and Cooking Fresh Fish
Learn how to shop for good quality fish, both fillets and whole. We will teach you to scale, fillet and cook the fish using different methods of cookery. We will also make fish dumplings (quenelles) as well as sashimi and curing the fish.
What makes a fantastic salad? Learn to identify suitable ingredients to make great combinations and a range of dressings to complement each salad.
Home Made Pasta and Sauces
Learn how to make fresh pasta and gnocchi and the accompanying sauces to make them into a delicious meal.
We will make lasagna, ravioli, fettuccini and pumpkin gnocchi so don't eat before class.
Learn how to make a delicious creamy Italian risotto, tasty Spanish paella, a French pilaf, Asian steamed rice and some Japanese sushi. How is that for a trip around the world?
Canapés and Hors d'Oeuvres
Get your dinner party off to a great start with some sashimi, bruschetta, blinis, carpaccio, tartar or arancini – or many other canapés which you will learn in this class.
You will prepare three different base mixtures and decorate them with different fillings such as butter cream, fresh cream and ganache. We will also teach you the art of chocolate piping to decorate your cakes into masterpieces.
Learn the art of making delicious cupcakes and how to decorate them for all types of special occasions.
Learn how to make a selection of beautiful light macaroons with delicious chocolate ganache filling and decorations to make them extra special.
We will make a selection of soufflés, sponge puddings, strudel and a pear tartin. What better way to finish a meal than with a beautiful hot dessert.
Pies and Tarts
Learn how to make delicious short crust and form it into a beautiful pie or fruit flan without it breaking up in your hands. We will also make some delicious savoury pies and quiches.
We will prepare a selection of mousses, brulees, fruit based desserts and some homemade ice cream to accompany them. The perfect timing with summer just around the corner.
Experience the class of fine dining in your own home once you can make delicate pastries, scones and exquisite finger sandwiches all set with the fine china and silverware to complete the experience.
No more buying commercial cakes, mince pies and puddings – you will learn how to make all of these and more and have them matured, ready for your special Christmas dinner.
Traditional Cake Decorating
Get ready for your Christmas cakes or that special occasion cake. Learn how to cover your cake and make a selection of decorations to go with it.
Breakfast to brunch
A great time to entertain, especially in summer. Learn how to prepare a beautifully presented selection of dishes which allow you the time to sit, dine and relax with your guests. We will make the traditional egg dishes, hotcakes, profitges, rosti and many more.
BBQ Boot Camp
Learn the skill of outdoor entertaining without burning the sausages or overcooking the steak. We will also cover Charcoal Kettle Cooking and outdoor Pizza.