Has your annual Christmas party become predictable?

Has your annual Christmas party become predictable? If you’re hiring the same venue and caterers every December, it’s hard for your attendees to get excited year after year. Instead of going through the motions when it comes to planning your work Christmas party, you could opt for something unique; something that gets guests excited; something they’ll be talking fondly about over the next 12 months.  We can offer something unusual to end the working year on a high.

Christmas party events are a great way of motivating staff and saying thank you for all their hard work.  At The Cookery School at Braxted Park we can offer a great location for a fun, interactive and exciting Christmas event that will give delegates the opportunity to enjoy themselves while learning new skills, being creative, collaborating with their teams and preparing a feast to enjoy at the end of an entertaining day.

  • Included in a typical Christmas feast cookery experience:
  • Friendly and informal tuition and support tailored to all cooking abilities from a highly qualified chef.
  • Welcome refreshments, canapés and cocktails!
  • Bespoke Cookery School Aprons.
  • Three course festive meal with wine and soft drinks.
  • Exclusive venue hire.
  • Recipes presented in a folder to take home.
  • A great range of Christmas themed activities or team competitions with prizes awarded for the best (and worst!) dishes to get you in the festive spirit.
  • Use our expertise to arrange everything for you – a hassle free event.

A typical day starts at 9.15 and ends at 3pm.  An afternoon start can be arranged if you would prefer to leave work later, in which case the event could start at 1pm and end at 8pm.  If you would like to use our meeting facilities, which include WiFi, audio-visual equipment and ample free parking, then this can be arranged. 

Our delicious Christmas Cookery Experience 2015 menu includes:


  • Quails egg BLT
  • Scallop and celeriac puree on toasted brioche


  • Bellini


  • Smoked Salmon Roulade with caperberry cheese and walnut bread
  • Apricot and chestnut stuffed turkey ballotine with all the trimmings
  • Chocolate orange fondant with candied orange

The price per person is £135 plus VAT.

We can accommodate any specific dietary requirements and are only too happy to provide a gluten free and vegetarian menu.   If you would like something more bespoke or have a vision in mind, do contact one of our team and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements and put something special together for you.

Your guests could compliment a visit to the Braxted Park Estate, a stunning 500 acre privately owned parkland in central Essex, by adding an overnight stay. Accommodation is available in highly appointed en-suite converted stable rooms. It is also possible to book the garden cottage situated next to the walled garden on the estate. After a great day of cooking with a friendly competitive element you could relax and spend the evening with your friends and colleagues enjoying a private fine dining experience provided by one of our executive chefs.

So why not put your cheesiest Christmas jumpers on, book your Christmas party with us and give your staff a really enjoyable day out which will teach them skills they can take home and use, they will really appreciate it when it comes to cooking their Christmas Dinner!  You could be remembered for arranging the best ever Christmas party event!

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