Gourmet cooking at its best under the watchful eye of French chef and baker Richard Bertinet, these courses in his purpose-built cookery school in beautiful Bath are sure to be a hit.
A renowned chef and baker, Richard's recent book, 'Dough' won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year 2006 and The Julia Child Award for best first book. His second book 'CRUST - Bread to get your teeth into' was published in September 2007. The school was opened in September 2005 and is superbly situated in the centre of beautiful and historic Bath.
The cookery school hosts an exciting menu of classes presented by local and nationally known guest chefs and food writers, offering diverse and specialist masterclasses. From learning the basics of sauces to the most renowned signature dishes from Michelin starred chefs, there is something for every talent and taste bud!
You will be certain to relax, taste the food and enjoy a glass of wine or two while you hone your skills and gain cooking confidence, allowing you to enjoy time spent making simple meals for the family or entertaining in style!
This is a full day gourmet course, usually running from10:00 to 15:30. There is at least three to three and a half hours of hands on cooking, dependent on the class. Afterwards a lunch with a glass of wine will be served and is included in the cost of the day. Maximum class size is 14 and there is one teaching chef and one assistant chef for 14 students. We also offer a selection of alternative venue
on our main cookery page as well as an amazing range of family friendly
, just perfect for you.
The cookery classes operate on regular weekdays and Saturdays throughout the year. Places are in high demand and are currently booking up to three months ahead.
Situated in central Bath and is easily accessible by train or road, however, parking near the venue is difficult. The cookery school can recommend nearby accommodation options if required.
Minimum age 18, as alcohol is served. As the classes are hands on, please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear, aprons are provided and may be purchased if you would like to take them home with you.
Disabled access is available at this venue. The activity is not suitable for spectators.
Below is a sample list of courses, new exciting courses are added each month . When you purchase this gift you don't need to choose a particular course, you leave that to the lucky recipient of the voucher!
Desperate Housewives & Hapless Husbands - cooking for the culinarily challenged
Aimed at those who are a bit clueless in the kitchen this fun class will teach you enough to make simple family suppers without resorting to ready meals or the freezer section at the supermarket. Includes lunch with wine.
The Best of French Country Cooking
Wonderful earthy flavours and traditional regional French dishes - fabulous for relaxed weekend entertaining with family or friends. Includes lunch with wine.
Secrets of the Professional Kitchen (Incorporating Knife Skills)
A fascinating skills class in which you will learn many of the tricks of the trade used by top professional kitchens including how to get the best out of key kitchen equipment, tips for preparing ahead and what to do when things go wrong.
Learn how to make delicious pastry, both sweet and savoury and ensure you never have a soggy bottom ever again! Includes lunch with wine. This class is suitable for vegetarians but please let us know when booking.
Cupcakes with Sara Stanley
Sara has created cakes and gateaux for some of the biggest names in the business. In this hands on class you will make a fantastic range of deliciously flavoured cupcakes. Then Sarah will guide you through expert techniques from piping cream cheese and mallow frostings, to creating sugarpaste flowers and enrobing with chocolate to decorate your creations so they look just like the ones in the smart London bakeries that have made them so fashionable. Includes lunch with wine.
Making fresh pasta is fantastically good fun and so simple once you know how - including ravioli, tagliatelli and a selection of fresh sauces. Includes lunch with wine.
Stylish Indian Entertaining with Monisha Bharadwaj
Indian cuisine is popular the world over and nowadays every self-respecting cook treasures their rows of delicate herbs and exotic spices that contain the secret to their aromatic masala pastes. In this hands on class, Monisha shows you how to cook stylish dishes the authentic way. Includes lunch with wine.
Perfect a range of versatile sweet and savoury sauces including classic hollandaise, port veloute, proper mayonnaise, creme anglaise and many more that will add a new dimension to your cooking.
Classic Bistro Cooking
Richard guides you through a range of classic French dishes that will become dinner party favourites for years to come. Includes lunch with wine.
Gastro! Simple Modern British with Charlie Digney
Charlie is the owner of the King William Pub and dining rooms and the Garricks Head Pub in Bath, now well recognised for their fantastic organic seasonal cooking and in this hands on class he will guide you through a range of delicious modern British classic. Includes lunch with wine.
How to cook Fish & Seafood
We will show you the art of buying, how to prepare it and lots of ideas for recipes with different fish as well as how to cook perfect seafood at home. Includes lunch with wine.
Eat the Week - Spring
One shopping list and recipes to create seven meals to see you through the week plus lots of extra hints and tips. In these days of spiralling food prices and greener living, this course will show you how to extract the maximum from your ingredients, making what you buy go further and cutting waste. Planning the week's meals in advance is quicker than nipping to the supermarket after work every day and starting with a substantial meal on Sunday our week of recipes will help you create healthy and tasty meals every night of the week. Includes lunch with wine.
Classic Patisserie with Ghalid Assyb
Ghalid was the founder chef of Ottolenghi, the fantastic London bakery. Join him for this hands on class as he introduces you to some of the most classic patisserie including macaroons, millefeuille, opera and chocolate and vanilla financier.
Classic Italian Cooking with Giancarlo Caldesi
A wonderful feat of Italian dishes with TV chef Giancarlo who will take you through a delicious Tuscan Spring lunch menu. Includes lunch with wine.