Classic Culinary and Cookery Skills – Two-day

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Cook with greater confidence, master culinary techniques and develop a deeper knowledge of flavours and ingredients with this intensive two-day class.

This hands-on class is essential for keen home cooks, or anyone, wishing to learn fundamental culinary techniques to enhance their cooking repertoire.

With the expert guidance of Cordon Bleu trained chef, Justine Kanter, you will produce a selection of recipes as you also learn about seasonality and sourcing.

Over two days you will cover a range of classic techniques including:

Using mirepoix

Using alcohol in sauces

Reductions and deglazing

Making the perfect stock

Understanding soup and stews

Making the perfect gravy

Maximising flavour in classic dishes

Being confident in preparing and cooking fish

Selecting cuts of meat

Seasonal recipes produced during this class include:

Day One

Chicken stock

Honey roasted butternut squash soup

Rack of lamb with a herb crust and lamb jus

Chicken with Pernod, clementines and fennel


Day Two

Monkfish skewers with pancetta and rosemary

Roasted cauliflower and hazelnut salad

Dauphinoise potatoes

Roasted halibut with salsa verde served with baby spinach and vine cherry tomatoes

Tea smoked beetroot, tarragon and mascarpone salad

No previous experience is necessary; just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills.

The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1.

A selection of the dishes you make will be will be available for you to take home and enjoy. The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. Students are welcome to bring their own containers to transport their food home.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day as well as freshly prepared, seasonal lunches. All ingredients, equipment and recipes are provided by the School.


We are committed to the promotion of good food, good health, local employment, a sustainable environment and a safe supply chain
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