Cooking for Beginners

Cooking for Beginners

Duration: 1 Day

This course is specifically designed for beginners in the kitchen and is the perfect opportunity to learn how to cook a selection of delicious but simple dishes. Chef William Grinsted is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about food and sharing his culinary know how. He will teach you essential culinary skills whilst sharing an abundance of hints and tips inspiring you to discover a love of cooking. You will be amazed at what you can achieve in a day:        

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup      
  • Mushroom Risotto     
  • Lamb Rogan Josh        
  • Slow Cooked Duck with Honey, Ginger & Soy       
  • Chicken Wrapped in Cabbage & Pancetta        
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding       

The day begins at 9.30am and we invite you to join us with a welcome tea or coffee in the cookery school’s dining room from 9.00am, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow delegates and chef. Your chef will talk you through the class menu and how the day will run before you are assigned a workspace in our fully equipped kitchen, overlooking the beautiful estate at Braxted Park.

The step-by-step tuition is fun and easy to follow and the cookery school team will be available to assist you throughout the day.

At the end of a full day of cooking, everyone’s efforts will be rewarded with a glass of wine and a sit-down meal that has been cooked during the day, where hints and tips can be shared with the group while enjoying the food that you have prepared. 

Please note that the dishes listed may vary due to the availability of fresh produce as a result of seasonal changes.

Please note Children over the age of 8 years old are welcome to attend and participate in any of our classes at the full cost of a place but MUST be accompanied by 1 paying adult.

Class Dates


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Typical Day

A day at The Cookery School at Braxted Park is designed to be informative and fun.

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