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This is a great course for anyone who wants to have a great time in the kitchen producing some really nice meals to have with the family.

What you'll learn

•    A variety of essential techniques and recipes you’ll use again and again
•    Tips for forward planning and saving time
•    The importance of sourcing the best ingredients for the best results
•    How to make your food look as good as it tastes 

Course Elements

  • A tour of the organic farm, gardens, dairy and greenhouses, which provide much of the seasonal produce you’ll be cooking with
  • 3 demonstration sessions , showing how dishes are prepared from scratch, with overhead mirrors and two monitors showing close-up handiwork. Teachers share a wealth of knowledge through their expert tips and techniques. Students can ask questions and have the opportunity to taste the dishes prepared at the end of the sessions
  • 2 practical, hands-on sessions  in the kitchens, where you can cook 2-4 dishes from each demonstration. With a high teacher to student ratio of 1:6, there’s plenty of support and guidance while you master the recipes, learn to make the most of your ingredients and gain a deeper learning experience. Let your teacher know if there are specific techniques you’d like to master, as seen in the demonstrations

Good to know 

  • Breakfast and lunch included; eat alongside fellow students, our teachers and gardeners
  • Often you’re able to watch the cows being milked, the sourdough loaves being made and gather produce for the days cooking with the gardeners
  • A pack of the recipes will be provided for your ongoing reference 
  • Our Shop will be open for further inspiration: cookery books, equipment and select ingredients
  • Accommodation available  within our grounds and close by
  • There’s plenty to do and explore in the area 
Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
Terms and Conditions

All bookings for a course or event at Ballymaloe Cookery School are subject to our standard Terms and Conditions.