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  1. The Art of Afternoon Tea
    03rd May 2023 - 10:00am

    Our Afternoon Tea course is a firm favourite in our calendar, giving you the chance learn how to make delicious, show-stopping treats for teatime.

    After welcoming you to the Cookery School with a fresh tea or coffee our Tutors will guide you through a series of demonstrations before you start creating your own afternoon tea display including tarts, cakes, biscuits and savoury treats.

    The more challenging areas of baking, pastry-making and presentation will be covered and there will be plenty of opportunity to gain some inspiring and imaginative ideas from our experienced tutors. Using seasonal, fresh ingredients from our organic Farm and Market Garden, this is an afternoon which will be full of delicious flavour combinations and indulgent treats. At the end of the day, you will have plenty to take away so that others can enjoy the bounty too!

    * Please not this course is not suitable for those following a gluten-free diet

    £145.00
  2. Sustainable Seafood
    04th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Sustainable Seafood is one of our most popular skills based course, allowing our guests to gain a real insight into an area of cookery which can sometimes be a little tricky to master. Even though fish and shellfish are a firm favourite for many on restaurant menus, the preparation and cooking of these delicious, delicate ingredients can be a little intimidating.

    In this course we focus on how to select, prepare and cook an array of fish and shellfish, covering filleting, steaming, pan frying, sauces, accompaniments and lots more. We’ve designed the day so that guests have the chance to learn the essential principles of fish cookery, leaving the school confident enough to cook all sorts of varieties at home.

    With tips and advice about how to source the freshest possible fish, how to store it at home and some delicious flavour combinations, this is a comprehensive introduction to one of our favourite subjects in the kitchen. As you arrive, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made tea and coffee, before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions, to create your own dishes. Throughout the day you will have the chance to sit down to eat everything that you cook, accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our sister estate in Provence, Château Léoube.

    £210.00
  3. Cakes & Bakes
    05th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Our Cakes & Bakes course will teach you how to create a variety of delicious bakes, both savoury and sweet.

    You will enjoy a combination of demonstrations and hands-on cookery to help you on the way to becoming a master baker. Our tutors will teach key techniques and guide you as you explore different flavours and textures to create some truly impressive bakes. Expect tried-and-tested recipes, inspirational new ideas and mouth-watering flavour combinations – plus plenty of opportunities to taste cakes, biscuits and pastry items fresh from the oven, or take home to share with friends and family.

    Whether you are already an avid baker or simply an enthusiastic eater keen to discover more, this course will provide plenty of pleasure and fun.

    * Please not this course is not suitable for those following a gluten-free diet

    £210.00
  4. Seasonal Dinner Party
    06th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Ever popular, our Seasonal Dinner Party course will give you the confidence to cook delicious seasonal recipes for any occasion, that will impress your guests on all fronts with presentation, taste and timing.

    Our recipes focus on ingredients and preparation techniques that allow you to spend time with your guests rather than locked away in the kitchen. Using seasonal, organic produce from our Farm and Market Garden we will provide you with a repertoire of dishes for starters, main courses and puddings, each elegant and simple to prepare.

    We cover fish and meat cookery, vegetarian options, how to look after guests with special diets and will even talk a little about how to select the best wines to accompany your recipes back at home. As you arrive, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made coffee and tea, before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions, to create your own dishes. Throughout the day you will have the chance to try everything you make, accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our sister estate in Provence, Château Léoube.

    £210.00
  5. Coronation Chef's Table Supper
    06th May 2023 - 07:00pm

    See in the Coronation weekend with an unforgettable evening in the Cookery School at our very special Coronation Chef's Table Supper.

    Sit back and relax whilst our chefs create a feast fit for a king right in front of you, giving you the chance to taste our organic ingredients at their very best, having been crafted into an elegant 4-course tasting menu with plenty of trational British twists! 

    After introducing your menu over a welcome drink with nibbles, our chefs will explain more about what we do here at Daylesford and why our organic ingredients taste as good as they do. With numbers limited to 12, during dinner you will have the best seat in the house, offering you the opportunity to learn some of the methods and techniques that have gone into preparing the evening meal.

    Each dish will be accompanied by fine wines from our cellar, chosen to perfectly complement your menu. We regularly host private Chef’s Table Suppers these evenings are perfect for groups of friends or family who want to do something special together or to celebrate a special occasion. Simply give us a call on 01608 731 620 for more information.

    £125.00
  6. Family Cooking Together
    07th May 2023 - 10:00am

    Food and cookery is a wonderful way to bring families together in the kitchen, but this time you won’t have any washing up to worry about! Throughout the course there will be a selection of delicious, inspiring recipes for you to enjoy creating together with us, as well as back at home.

    You will enjoy a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on cookery to create your own delicious dishes, which everyone will sit down to enjoy together. Accompanied by a glass or two of wine for the grown ups and delicious, organic juices for the children. There will of course be chance to explore our 28-acre organic Market Garden and see first hand where our seasonal, organic produce is grown.

    Suitable for families with children aged between 5 - 16 years.

    £95.00
  7. Floristry & Cooking Experience
    10th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Join the Cookery School and Garden Room teams for this fun-filled course combining two of our favourite activities – floristry and cookery.

    As you arrive to the Cookery School, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made coffee and tea, before you head off with our Head Floristry Tutor to learn how to create a beautiful, seasonal hand-tied posie using natural materials and flowers - yours to take home at the end of the day.

    Mid-way through the morning, we’ll escort you back to the Cookery School for a demonstration and hands-on cookery session, creating delicious dishes using organic, seasonal ingredients from our Farm and Market Garden. Before you leave your dishes will be served for lunch, accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our sister estate, Château Léoube.

    With lots of tips and techniques from both our tutors and florists this is a great introduction to seasonal cookery and flower arranging, giving you plenty of ideas and inspiration to take home.

    £210.00
  8. The Italian Kitchen
    11th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Go beyond pasta with this hands-on course that celebrates regional Italian cuisine. You will learn how to make popular and lesser-known dishes from scratch, whatever your experience.  Menus will change throughout the year and will always be inspired by the seasons.

    £210.00
  9. Artisan Bread Making
    12th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Join us to learn some of the secrets behind our delicious loaves from sourdoughs to seeded loaves, rolls, multi-grains and enriched doughs.

    Using traditional, artisan methods and purely organic ingredients we will cover texture, kneading, proving and of course the all important baking, so that you can leave us confident to be able to recreate delicious homemade loaves. We pay special attention to the importance of good quality ingredients and age old traditions which set artisan bread apart from preservative-laden commercial breads.

    Any questions relating to your own baking will of course be answered, and we’ll give you some sourdough starter to take home with you, aiming to inspire the start of your home-baking journey. On arrival, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made tea, coffee and a selection of pastries from our bakery before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions to create your own loaves. Throughout the day you will be seated around our central kitchen island to sample each bread accompanied by a glass or two of wine.

    * Please not this course is not suitable for those following a gluten-free diet

    £210.00
  10. Daylesford Chef's Table Supper
    12th May 2023 - 07:00pm

    Join us for an unforgettable evening in The Cookery School at our Chef's Table Supper. Sit back and relax whilst our chefs create a delicious, seasonal tasting menu right in front of you, giving you the chance to taste our organic ingredients at their very best, having been crafted into elegant, imaginative dishes.

    After introducing your menu over a welcome drink with nibbles, our chefs will explain more about what we do here at Daylesford and why our organic ingredients taste as good as they do. With numbers limited to 12, during dinner you will have the best seat in the house, offering you the opportunity to learn some of the methods and techniques that have gone into preparing the evening meal. Each dish will be accompanied by fine wines from our cellar, chosen to perfectly complement your menu.

    £125.00
  11. Quick & Simple Suppers
    13th May 2023 - 09:30am

    If you’re short on time, but don’t want to compromise on delicious evening meals, this is the perfect course for you. Using organic, seasonal produce from our Farm and Market Garden we will create wonderful dishes that you will look forward to preparing, no matter how busy you are.

    Focusing on accessible, simple recipes, which can be easily adapted to use ingredients you might have to hand, this course will give you a repertoire that is simple, nutritious and satisfying so that you leave us inspired to create your own dishes at home. Over the course of the day we will cover meat and fish dishes as well as recipes for sauces, accompaniments and vegetarian alternatives or replacements for anyone with special dietary requirements.

    As you arrive, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made tea and coffee, before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions, to create your own dishes. Throughout the day you will have the chance to sit down to eat everything that you cook, accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our sister estate in Provence, Château Léoube.

    £210.00
  12. Effortless Canapés
    14th May 2023 - 10:00am

    Ever popular, our canapé classes at The Cookery School are always a sell out. Whether to kick off a dinner party or as the main event to accompany drinks, canapés are the first morsel your guests will try and a great chance to make an impression.

    Throughout this fun morning, we will arm you with skills and ideas to create delicious, effortless bites that you can easily recreate at home for your guests, as well as lots of recipe suggestions, time saving tips and presentation ideas. Our seasonal, organic produce from the Farm and Market Garden will be used to maximum effect to prepare delicious nibbles that would be perfect for any occasion.

    At the end of the morning, after creating your own platters of canapés, we will finish by pouring you a glass or two of Prosecco and sampling everyone’s creations.

    £145.00
  13. Pasta Masterclass
    17th May 2023 - 10:00am

    We love sharing our knowledge and passion with masterclasses such as this half-day course all about pasta. Our tutors will cover three different pasta dough techniques, the shaping process, regionality and of course delicious, simple sauces to accompany them.

    Over the course of the morning, you will enjoy a series of demonstrations as well as hands-on cookery sessions. This course will provide plenty of tips, inspiration and confidence for you to take home to your own kitchens.

    Our tutors will also explain the importance of the flours, how to knead the dough and how to finish and plate them beautifully to restaurant standard. Towards the end of the morning everyone will enjoy lunch together, trying some of your delicious creations, accompanied by a glass of wine from our sister estate, in Provence.

    * Please note this course is not suitable for those following a gluten-free diet.

    £145.00
  14. Eat To Be Healthy: Body & Mind
    18th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Eating well has a profound effect on how we feel and how our brains and bodies function. This course explores the relationship between good nutrition and our wellbeing, examining which foods can help us to function at our best.

    We will look at the roles of fat, protein, vegetables, grains and sugar in our diets and how best to create delicious meals and recipes which will help you feel balanced and well.

    Designed in collaboration with our resident nutritionist Rhaya Jordan, this course will include plenty of expert advice on how to include the vital nutrients in your eating and cooking at home. Throughout the day you will enjoy recipe demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions to create delicious, nourishing dishes, using the freshest ingredients in season from our organic farm and Market Garden. As you arrive, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made tea and coffee before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions, to create your own dishes.

    £210.00
  15. Journey Through Provence
    19th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Provencal cookery is rich with warm, summery flavours and recipes created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. We are lucky enough to have a glut of some of these wonderful vegetables and herbs in our organic Market Garden come summer, as well as delicious ingredients from our sister estate in the South of France, Château Léoube.

    From olives, capers and herbs to beautiful fish, lamb and poultry, our Cookery School team will guide you through a series of classic flavour combinations and recipes, created to bring out the best of each ingredient we use.

    With the chance to explore our Market Garden as well as sample our own olive oils, tapenades and wines from Château Léoube, our Journey Through Provence class will inspire you to incorporate French flavours and techniques into your own cookery at home. On arrival, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made tea and coffee, before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions, to create your own dishes. Throughout the day you will have the chance to sit down around our central island to try everything you make, accompanied by a glass or two of wine.

    £210.00
  16. Mastering the Barbecue
    20th May 2023 - 09:30am

    This full-day course is designed to inspire you with confidence and ideas to take your Al Fresco eating to the next level, cooking and sampling organic meat and vegetables from our Farm and Market Garden.

    Cooking on the barbecue can often be a daunting task, with many people apprehensive about going beyond burgers and sausages. Whether you’re cooking fillet steaks, delicate fish, vegetables or even puddings, we’ll teach you failsafe techniques and skills that you can use at home. As well as advice on choosing the perfect cuts of meat and fish to pop on the grill, we will also cover a number of marinades, salads and accompaniments to make sure you can approach your next barbecue with confidence.

    On arrival, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made tea and coffee, before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions to create your own dishes on the barbecue. Throughout the day you will have the chance to sit down to try everything you make, accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our sister estate in Provence.

    £210.00
  17. Daylesford Seasonal Salads
    21st May 2023 - 10:00am
    The large platters heaped with tempting, colourful seasonal salads are always a favourite on our food to go counters and café menus. Join us for this half-day course to create delicious salads inspired by the produce grown at Daylesford all year round!
    £145.00
  18. B Balanced: Cookery & Spa Day
    24th May 2023 - 09:15am

    Created in conjunction with the Bamford Wellness Spa, our B Balanced days are designed to relax, restore and revive with 90 minutes of yoga, a cookery session and a relaxing massage treatment. Begin the day by enriching both your body and mind with a 90 minute yoga class in the spa's beautiful loft studio. You will then be guided back to The Cookery School where we will welcome you with a reviving juice and herbal teas.

    After an introduction from our tutors, everyone will have the chance to cook a nourishing, healthy lunch, getting hands on preparing a number of dishes designed to reflect the holistic, wholesome approach to food we have at Daylesford.

    Focusing on our wonderful organic ingredients, with recipes designed to make you feel your best, we’ll create a series of delicious and nutritious dishes which will be enjoyed together for lunch.

    After your cookery session we’ll escort you back to the Bamford Wellness Spa for a 45-minute back, neck and shoulder massage giving you the chance to completely unwind before your day with us comes to an end.

    B Balanced Timings 

    9:15am | Arrival at The Cookery School for a cup of tea or coffee

    9:30am | Yoga in the Bamford Wellness Loft Studio

    11:00am - 2:00pm | Cookery School course

    2:15pm - 4:15pm | 45-minute massage in the Bamford Wellness Spa

    £250.00
  19. Fusion Cooking
    25th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Take inspiration from around the world as you learn how to combine flavours from different cultures and continents with this new course in the Cookery School calendar.

    Guided by our tutors, you will explore the origins of fusion cooking, such as how historic trade routes led to ingredients being introduced and used in new ways. You will discover how an open-minded approach to making food can enhance your appreciation for unfamiliar ingredients, boost your confidence in the kitchen and elevate your cooking skills.

    £210.00
  20. Curry Night
    26th May 2023 - 07:00pm

    Nothing enlivens the senses like a curry night. Join us in the Cookery School for a very special evening of feasting, inspired by fragrant spices and classic Indian dishes.

    You will be able to relax and enjoy a selection of curries prepared by our tutors that showcase the delicious organic ingredients grown and produced at Daylesford. As the meal comes together, our tutors will talk guests through mastering the art of balancing spices and key techniques to inspire your own cooking, before everyone shares a feast of curries, infused rice dishes and plenty of colourful sides and freshly made condiments.

    With a relaxed setting, a wide variety of delicious food and drinks from our cellars, this dining evening is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a busy week. Our Curry Nights make for a wonderfully alternative way to spend the evening dining with friends and loved ones or as a relaxed Friday night treat.

    £75.00
  21. Seasonal Dinner Party
    27th May 2023 - 09:30am

    Ever popular, our Seasonal Dinner Party course will give you the confidence to cook delicious seasonal recipes for any occasion, that will impress your guests on all fronts with presentation, taste and timing.

    Our recipes focus on ingredients and preparation techniques that allow you to spend time with your guests rather than locked away in the kitchen. Using seasonal, organic produce from our Farm and Market Garden we will provide you with a repertoire of dishes for starters, main courses and puddings, each elegant and simple to prepare.

    We cover fish and meat cookery, vegetarian options, how to look after guests with special diets and will even talk a little about how to select the best wines to accompany your recipes back at home. As you arrive, we will introduce you to your day over freshly made coffee and tea, before you enjoy a series of demonstrations and guided hands-on cookery sessions, to create your own dishes. Throughout the day you will have the chance to try everything you make, accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our sister estate in Provence, Château Léoube.

    £210.00
  22. Family Cooking Together
    28th May 2023 - 10:00am

    Food and cookery is a wonderful way to bring families together in the kitchen, but this time you won’t have any washing up to worry about! Throughout the course there will be a selection of delicious, inspiring recipes for you to enjoy creating together with us, as well as back at home.

    You will enjoy a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on cookery to create your own delicious dishes, which everyone will sit down to enjoy together. Accompanied by a glass or two of wine for the grown ups and delicious, organic juices for the children. There will of course be chance to explore our 28-acre organic Market Garden and see first hand where our seasonal, organic produce is grown.

    Suitable for families with children aged between 5 - 16 years.

    £95.00
  23. Budding Chefs
    31st May 2023 - 09:00am

    Our Budding Chefs classes provide the perfect introduction to cookery for children aged between 5 and 8 years old. These courses will inspire little ones to think about where their food comes from as we explain the story of our organic farm and Market Garden, getting them hands-on creating their own dishes with delicious, seasonal ingredients.

    Beginning with an introduction to Daylesford and a guided tour of our 28-acre Market Garden, children will learn all about the importance of cooking with fresh, seasonal produce. Designed to spark their imagination and introduce them to all sorts of flavours and ingredients, this course gives children the chance to see how much fun cooking can be and set them on course for a lifetime of good ingredients and homemade meals.

    During their time with us, everyone will cook their own nutritious and delicious dishes, sitting down together to enjoy each dish they make, accompanied by organic Daylesford juices. Leaving with a recipe pack and plenty of ideas – they’re sure to want to cook for you at home!

    £65.00
  24. Junior Chefs
    31st May 2023 - 01:00pm

    This 3-hour course is aimed at Junior Chefs aged 9-13 years to build skills, confidence and independence in the kitchen. Cooking is a real life skill and getting to grips with the basics at a young age helps to lay the foundation for a lifetime of food appreciation and healthy habits. Designed to spark their imagination and introduce them to all sorts of flavours and ingredients, this course gives children the chance to see how much fun cooking can be.

    Beginning with an introduction to Daylesford and a guided tour of our 28 acre organic Market Garden, the course will inspire children to think about where their food comes from.

    During their time with us, everyone will cook their own nutritious and delicious dishes, sitting down together to enjoy each dish they make, accompanied by organic Daylesford juices. Each child will leave with a recipe pack and plenty of ideas to encourage them to keep cooking at home!

    £65.00

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