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April 2019


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: 28th April 2019

Price per person: £195

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


May 2019

advanced bread making course

2 day Bread Masterclass

This 2 Day Bread Masterclass takes the home-baker on to more advanced products including Croissants and Pain au Chocolate, French and Italian breads, Challah bread, German/Scandinavian style soft-grain Rye bread (pumpernickel style) and of course Sourdough Bread. We aim to teach you how to use natural yeasts and how to maintain a sourdough starter so that you can continue your sourdough baking journey when you get home. There will be a starter to take away with you as well. Good…

Course dates: 11th May 2019 - 12th May 2019

Price per person: £320

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

Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

This all day session will give you practical experience in baking a range of British and Continental breads from scratch. You will be shown, and then practise, how to mix and knead soft Continental dough and also tighter British doughs. We mix and knead by hand in order for participants to get the ‘feel’ of the dough as it develops. This can be tiring but very worthwhile and our course members always go home tired but smiling and with an…

Course date: 12th May 2019

Price per person: £160

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

Foraging Course

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

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

This 1 day introduction to Fly Fishing course starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before we head out with renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. After mastering the art of casting and learning about which flies will tempt the trout we will spend the day fishing and hopefully land a fair few for the table!…

Course date: 8th June 2019

Price per person: £180

1 day - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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