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A small selection of perfectly made canapes can excite the taste buds before the meal, can replace a starter or can even be a meal in themselves. Say goodbye to lumps of cheddar cheese on cocktail sticks and tinned mushroom vol-au-vents and say hello to Smoked Salmon Spirals; Tiny Shepherd's Pie with Garlic Butter; Sweet Pea Guacamole on Warm Tortillas; Tiny Smoked Salmon Sandwiches; Lamb, Pork or Chicken Satay; Quail Eggs with Shrimps and Mayonnaise.......

In this intensive half-day demonstration you’ll learn how to prepare canapes that your guests will definitely be writing home about. You’ll also discover the latest trends in ‘mini-food’ and ‘small bites’ which includes everything from offering little cups of soup to oyster shooters. You will also get to enjoy a rather canapes orientated light lunch in the cookery school dining room. ..

What you’ll learn about

  • How to make a wonderful selection of canapes.
  • The importance of sourcing the best ingredients for the best results
  • Tips for forward planning and saving time
  • How to dazzle with a beautifully created canape creation.

Your day at Ballymaloe Cookery School:

  1. We recommend you arrive at least 15mins before the class starts to give you time to relax with a cup of tea or coffee.
  2. On arrival you will be met by a member of staff who will give you a recipe pack, containing a printed recipe for each of the dishes you will see demonstrated. 
  3. You will be shown to the demonstration room where you will join our certificate students to watch the magic unfold.
  4. The Cookery demonstration will show how dishes are prepared from scratch, with overhead mirrors and two TV screens showing close-up handiwork
  5. Our teachers will chat and answer your questions as they share their wealth of knowledge through expert tips and techniques 
  6. At the end of the cookery demonstration you will get to taste the wonderful selection of dishes you've seen created.
  7. LUNCH - As part of this course you are invited to join our students and staff for a wonderful buffet lunch in our dining room. Lunch will be served after your course finishes.

Good to know

  • 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
  • We run this course several times a year


What if my plans change and I cant attend ?

We understand that things can crop up and sometimes people have to cancel their place, we allow you to allocate your space to a friend or family member at no extra cost right up to the day of the course.

If you think you may not be able to attend a course, please talk to us and our staff will do our best to accommodate you at another suitable time. For full terms and conditions please see http://cookingisfun.ie/ballymaloe-cookery-school/terms-and-conditions

Got more questions?

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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.