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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.”

January 2020

beginners cookery course

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…

Course date: 19th January 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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March 2020

beginners cookery course

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…

Course date: 7th March 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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April 2020

Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

This two-day Fly Fishing Course will give you the full lake to plate experience, beginning with a day’s fly fishing under the guidance of expert instructor Neil Keep, followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to really make the most of fresh fish as an ingredient, covering everything from key preparation skills to delicious recipes. Lunch is included on both days. Day One: Fly Fishing Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often…

Course dates: 25th April 2020 - 26th April 2020

Price per person: £350

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

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vale-house-kitchen-fish-course-mackerel

Fish Cookery Course

Fresh fish is a truly wonderful ingredient to work with in the kitchen, but can often be a little intimidating if you don’t cook it regularly, with quite a few pitfalls to avoid. This Fish Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence you need to whip up fabulous fish dishes, covering everything from sustainable sourcing, to basic preparation skills, to delicious recipes. Skills • Fileting • Quick cooking • Scaling • Skinning • Smoking and curing The course…

Course date: 26th April 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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June 2020

Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

This two-day Fly Fishing Course will give you the full lake to plate experience, beginning with a day’s fly fishing under the guidance of expert instructor Neil Keep, followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to really make the most of fresh fish as an ingredient, covering everything from key preparation skills to delicious recipes. Lunch is included on both days. Day One: Fly Fishing Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often…

Course dates: 6th June 2020 - 7th June 2020

Price per person: £350

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

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vale-house-kitchen-fish-course-mackerel

Fish Cookery Course

Fresh fish is a truly wonderful ingredient to work with in the kitchen, but can often be a little intimidating if you don’t cook it regularly, with quite a few pitfalls to avoid. This Fish Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence you need to whip up fabulous fish dishes, covering everything from sustainable sourcing, to basic preparation skills, to delicious recipes. Skills • Fileting • Quick cooking • Scaling • Skinning • Smoking and curing The course…

Course date: 7th June 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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