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May 2019


Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative Introduction to Foraging Course. Come with us on a wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with…

Course date: 16th May 2019

Price per person: £140

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

beginners cookery course

Beginners Cookery Day

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Day 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…

Course date: 19th May 2019

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


June 2019

Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

The first day of this 2-day experience starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep takes you out to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. The day ends with a fishing session, when hopefully you’ll land a fair few for the table! Lunch is included. Skills About the tackle, what it does and how to set it…

Course dates: 8th June 2019 - 9th June 2019

Price per person: £350

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fish Cookery Day

Our one day fish cookery course starts with a brief introduction and talk on freshness, quality and how to buy the best fish. You’ll then get cooking, with a series of demonstration-led cookery lessons to give you the skills you need not only to prepare, but cook this wonderful food. Fish is one of the most exciting, challenging and delicious foods to cook with, but it’s also the easiest to get wrong. With that in mind, this course is designed…

Course date: 9th June 2019

Price per person: £195

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course

Come and join us on our Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course. Join us for this lovely summery course that focuses on traditional methods of preserving the season’s best soft fruits. You’ll learn how to make the most of their gorgeous flavours with classic jams, jellies and cordials that’ll preserve a taste of the sunshine well into the autumn and winter (provided you can resist them that long). Skills • Preparing ingredients • Simmering and boiling ingredients • Potting jam…

Course date: 30th June 2019

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


July 2019


BBQ and Outdoor Eating

One of the very best things about summer is the chance to enjoy some fabulous al fresco feasts – so, we’re bringing you a mouth-watering course all about outdoor cooking and making the most of your BBQ. Led by professional chef Kieran Lenihan, this course will cover everything you need to know for a fantastic summertime gathering, from showstopping main dishes to scrumptious sides and a whole lot more. Skills • Choosing the right equipment & how to BBQ safely…

Course date: 14th July 2019

Price per person: £150

One Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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