Ashburton Cookery School Residential Break for Two

Ashburton, Devon

  • Two days of cookery classes in Devon
  • Two night stay is included for you
  • Teaching from expert chef tutors
  • Lots of culinary themes to choose from


What's Included

  • Two day weekend hands-on cookery class for two people
  • Two nights accommodation including breakfast at the partner B&B Ashburton Court 
  • Accomodation is based on double occupancy with two single or one double bed available
  • All rooms have en suite bathrooms, televisions, tea & coffee making facilities and free wifi access
  • Expert demonstrations from Chef Tutors
  • Enjoy lunch featuring the dishes you have cooked during the morning session on both days served with a glass of wine
  • At the end of each day's cooking you will take home any dishes you have made
  • All ingredients and equipment along with a course folder with notes and recipes are provided
  • Certificate from the Ashburton Cookery School upon completion of this course
  • Foundation courses: No previous experience of cookery required. You will learn all the fundamental skills and techniques required
  • Intermediate courses: Aimed at the typical home cook. You should be familiar with common cookery concepts such as frying, baking, grilling and be able to follow a recipe
  • Your choice from the following courses (see menu for further recipe details on each course)

Artisan Bread Weekend   (Intermediate)

  • The course is is designed to teach you the traditional artisanal bread-making techniques that result in delicious, nutritious bread

Baking Weekend  (Foundation)

  • Learn the core skills and techniques of baking and learn to make a wide range of baked goods at home

Beginners Cookery Weekend  (Foundation)

  • Cover essentials such as baking, basic sauces, cooking meat and fish correctly and how to make puddings

British Plus   (Intermediate)

  • A celebration of the very best British ingredients, combined with a fusion of flavours, modern cooking and presentation styles

Chef Skills Plus  (Intermediate)

  • Focus on the essential skills that professional chefs employ in a restaurant kitchen

Dinner Parties Plus  (Intermediate)

  • Learn techniques to deliver a fantastic, three-course dinner party menu quickly and effectively. With a focus on presentation, and quality ingredients

Fish & Seafood Plus  (Intermediate)

  • You will be taught the best ways to prepare, cook and serve fish & seafood.  learn the secrets to selecting the freshest fish, and how to easily prepare it including scaling, gutting, and filleting

Indian Plus  (Intermediate)

  • Learn the fundamentals of Indian cookery, covering the concepts, history and skills required to understand this hugely varied and vibrant cuisine

Patisserie Plus  (Intermediate)

  • This course combines the best Patisserie and Viennoiserie into one weekend

Thai Plus  (Intermediate)

  • A chance to explore this exotic cuisine in depth and learn to cook authentic Thai dishes

What Can I Expect

Treat yourself to a residential cookery course in Devon! Be the guest at Ashburton Cookery School for a weekend of cooking, eating and relaxing with like-minded people.

These packages are a superb way to combine a weekend away in lovely Devon, with lots of hands-on cookery teaching from experts. There are many chef tutors on the books at Ashburton and they have taken different culinary journeys, but one thing unites them all. And that is their love of good cooking.

Over the weekend, you'll spend lots of time in the school's kitchens. It's brilliant to be learning from passionate and motivated chefs. It'll reignite your love of cooking. It'll teach you new things. And it'll introduce you to new flavours and presentation skills too.

All courses are themed and there are lots to choose from. From ‘foundation' courses for those who are just starting to get into cooking at home, to classes that explore more in-depth culinary skills. Whichever course you do, the result is the same. That's to say delicious food!

As well as the two days of teaching, these residential cookery courses include a two night stay on the Friday and Saturday nights. An en suite room in the cookery school's partner B&B will be reserved for you, with a continental breakfast included. There are single and twin/double rooms available in the Grade II listed house.

As well as free wifi, TV, tea and coffee facilities and daily cleaning, you'll also be treated to a lovely continental breakfast. Featuring West country cheeses and hams, with free-range organic eggs cooked however you like them, it's a great way to start your day.

If you are into your cooking and fancy making a proper weekend out of it, we highly recommend these residential cookery courses at Devonshire's Ashburton Cookery School. 


  • Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year
  • Dates are subject to availability of your chosen course and accommodation availability
  • Accommodation arrival : Friday 16:00 -18:00. Checkout Sunday by 11:00.
  • Cookery course Saturday: 09:00-16.30 & Sunday: 09:00-15:00
  • Participants should arrive 10 minutes before the start time for tea and coffee


  • Ashburton, Devon
  • Conveniently located just 1 minute from the A38/M5 motorway

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Participants should wear sensible footwear with non-slip soles and covered toes
  • Long hair needs to be tied back; and it is advised you wear comfortable clothes
  • Any food allergies or special diets must be detailed at the time of booking
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