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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 highlights include working with Michael Caines at the Royal Marriot Hotel and ‘no-mean-feat’ appointment as head chef of Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse & Grill.
This gifted foodie now plans to share his unique culinary vision, knowledge and expertise with keen amateurs here at Vale House Kitchen.

Personal tuition can transform home cooks into semi-professionals. I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm for food with people who want to become more skilled in the kitchen.”

April 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: 27th April 2019 - 28th April 2019

Price per person: £350

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

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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

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May 2019

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

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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

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vale-house-kitchen-fish-course-mackerel

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

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July 2019

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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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September 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: 7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019

Price per person: £350

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

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vale-house-kitchen-fish-course-mackerel

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: 8th September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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