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Beginners Cookery Course

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Course is the perfect course for you – complete novices absolutely welcome. Professional chef Kieran Lenihan will guide you through all the basic skills you need to start making simple, delicious meals with fabulous local and seasonal ingredients. From basic knife handling and the preparation of meat and fish, to the secrets of perfect seasoning. Kieran will also share some of his favourite recipes and his top tips for handling the perfect dinner party, so by the end of the day, you’ll be ready to impress friends and family alike with everything you’ve learnt.

Basic butchery
Basic knife handling and chopping
Cooking techniques to save time
Fish/meat and vegetable preparation
Local seasonal ingredients
Seasoning tips and simple sauces

Our cookery courses are held in the picturesque village of Timsbury, near Bath in the South West of England. If you’re interested in staying locally overnight, you can find recommendations on places to stay nearby on our accommodation page.


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March 24
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kieran Lenihan

Kieran Lenihan is an inspirational modern chef with a career as rich and varied as the Mediterranean and British influences that inform his reputation as a burgeoning British Talent. Born in Weston-super-Mare, Kieran’s love of local seafood, and passion for creating dynamic plates from locally-sourced and seasonal produce, have cemented his reputation as popular head chef in the south west. As returning customers testify, Kieran’s cool-head and creative combinations are making a real splash on the local dining demographic. Career…

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