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Tim Maddams

Vale House Kitchen are delighted to have Tim teaching a wide variety of courses covering game, butchery, fish and vegetarian cookery.
Tim is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher living in the south west of England.
Food is ‘in the blood’ as some say, as Tim’s grandfather was a master butcher and restaurateur. His parents followed suit, running various successful catering ventures during Tim’s childhood in Wiltshire. There, he also spent a lot of time on his aunt and uncle’s farm, gleaning a close understanding of farming and fostering a love of the great British countryside, wild food and quality produce which would form the cornerstone of his culinary ethos and later, his career.

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September 2019

Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

Join us for this fantastic hands on Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course. Anyone who loves to cook will find that studying butchery is fantastic for helping you to make the most out of your ingredients, upgrade your knife skills, get a little more creative in the kitchen and feel more confident about sourcing and purchasing the best high-welfare meat. Skills • Butchery • Primal Cuts • Knife Skills • Seam Butchery • Trimming and sorting • Offal – the fifth…

Course date: 11th September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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October 2019

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The Shooting Experience – 2 day Course

Our 2 Day Shooting Experience aims to fully introduce you to both Game Shooting and how to put Game on the menu at home. On Day 1, we will meet at Award winning Shellards Shoot where after a few breakfast bites you will be given a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors before enjoying a morning clay-pigeon shooting. After lunch we will cover the subjects of driven game shooting, etiquette, tipping and the countryside code and then head off…

Course dates: 5th October 2019 - 6th October 2019

Price per person: £625

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

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Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills to delicious recipes, under the guidance of expert game chef Tim Maddams. Skills • Boning • Butchery • Fast cooking and smoking • Gutting • Hanging • Plucking •…

Course date: 6th October 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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November 2019

Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience Pheasants

The Driven Game Experience – 2 Day Course

We're hosting The Driven Game Experience bringing you a unique opportunity to spend two full days with two of the South West's most inspiring Gamesmen, Tim Maddams and Frank Shellard. This two-day course is all about the complete field to fork experience, beginning with a day at Shellard’s Shoot on a 100-120 driven bird shoot, followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to put game on the menu at home, with all the necessary preparation techniques and some…

Course dates: 16th November 2019 - 17th November 2019

Price per person: £775

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

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Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience-Game-Butchery-course

Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills to delicious recipes, under the guidance of expert game chef Tim Maddams. Skills • Boning • Butchery • Fast cooking and smoking • Gutting • Hanging • Plucking •…

Course date: 17th November 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Course

The British countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, but all too often it’s missing from the menu. We know that it can be intimidating to cook with game (and that venison can often be a little more expensive, so you don’t want to get it wrong) so this Venison Butchery and Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence to serve up delicious venison dishes at home. Skills • Butchery • Knife Skills • Boning • Identifying…

Course date: 22nd November 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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December 2019

Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience-Game-Butchery-course

Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills to delicious recipes, under the guidance of expert game chef Tim Maddams. Skills • Boning • Butchery • Fast cooking and smoking • Gutting • Hanging • Plucking •…

Course date: 8th December 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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January 2020

Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience Pheasants

The Shooting Experience – 2 day Course

This two-day course is all about the complete field to fork experience, beginning with a day at Shellard’s Shoot that incorporates both clay pigeon shooting and a couple of game drives. This is followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to put game on the menu at home, with all the necessary preparation techniques and some delicious recipes. Lunch is included on both days. Day One: Introduction to Game Shooting On day one, we’ll meet at the award…

Course dates: 11th January 2020 - 12th January 2020

Price per person: £625

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

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Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience-Game-Butchery-course

Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills to delicious recipes, under the guidance of expert game chef Tim Maddams. Skills • Boning • Butchery • Fast cooking and smoking • Gutting • Hanging • Plucking •…

Course date: 12th January 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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