Corporate Testimonials

“I was tasked with organising our Team’s 2 day Planning Meeting and team building event last December and contacted Sharon at the Cookery School at Braxted Park as we had decided on a Cookery theme. Sharon was extremely helpful right from the beginning giving us a ideas, a quote and itinerary and then taking into consideration our various needs and requests so that we ended up with a tailor made Event which suited all our needs.

The Cottage was ideal for our main Meeting and great for after dinner drinks once the main House was closed and enabled us to socialise and finish off a great evening.

All our Meeting requirements were catered for and we were well looked after during our meeting and throughout our stay. The meal in the Main House was a highlight with pre-dinner drinks in a beautiful setting where we were all made to feel at home rather than as guests in a hotel and the food was beautifully cooked by our own Chef which the team loved.

The Cookery School event was a fantastic experience and although we had one member of the Team who has never cooked before and was slightly apprehensive, the Chef and staff soon won him round. We created some brilliant dishes and I know that everyone has gone on to use some of the tips we were given at home.

By the end of the 2 days we felt as if we knew each other better and had also made some new friends with the staff of the Cookery School who were great fun.

The experience is something I would definitely recommend to others. The Estate is stunning and the perfect place to hold an event be it Corporate or otherwise.

Thanks once again to the Team”

Dawn Davies, EA Team Leader, Executive Assistant, MetLife Europe Ltd

“We have hosted two corporate days at The Cookery School and to spend the day learning how to cook tasty food, eat it and share the experience with a really great bunch of people was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did our guests.

Having never been to a corporate day like this before we were a little unsure of what to expect, but the entire day flowed really well with a great group of budding chef’s really getting into the spirit of the day.

It’s certainly a day out that I would recommend to clients and colleagues alike and will take away some great tips to impress family and friends in the future.”

Nicky Silvey, Associate, Potter Raper Partnership

“Over the past 4 years the Anderson Foundation have built a solid relationship with Braxted Park, especially the Cookery School. The bespoke masterclass and dining experience that they carefully put together for our clients is always delivered to the highest standard and everyone that takes part thoroughly enjoys the day…some even learn a thing or two!

We are very grateful to Duncan, Sharon, Billy and the rest of the Braxted Park team for their continued support and look forward to many more memorable events in the future!”

Mark Anderson, Anderson Foundation

“We all had a fantastic time and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone – some members of the team are also thinking of booking further courses themselves!”

Marci Procter, Deputy Director of Finance, Provide CIC

“We all had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at The Cookery School and will definitely be coming back for more! I look forward to seeing you again then.”

Kevin Sullivan, Partner, For and on behalf of Birkett Long LLP

“The Adviser Support Hub had a thoroughly enjoyable team building day in November 2015. The main chef was very charismatic and provided a varied tapas menu on the day which worked well for our team of 12. Everyone at Braxted Park was very friendly and the surroundings provided a very relaxed atmosphere. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or return ourselves at a later date!”

Linda Galbally, The Adviser Support Hub

“The Cookery School at Braxted Park is the ideal venue for an end of year party. The Cookery School was particularly accommodating to our dietary requirements and were only too happy to provide a gluten free and vegetarian menu too. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, taking away new cooking skills and some wonderful recipes. Sharon and Billy were wonderful hosts and contributed lots of ideas to make the whole day a success. For example, the format of the day included an element of friendly competition within the team which was a great team building exercise. If you are considering ideas for a corporate event I would highly recommend Sharon and The Cookery School. Great fun was had by all."

Joe Friedlein, Founder and managing director, Browser Media

"I am writing to thank you and the team for organising the exceptional Cookery Team Building day at Braxted Cookery School. The team at ACR had a superb time learning some very useful new skills for the kitchen. The arrangement of the day and variation of menu was perfect, your team friendly, supportive and accomplished. I would have no hesitation recommending The Braxted Cookery school to any organisation that is looking to arrange an informal, enjoyable team building day with a difference. Thanks again.”

Andrew Fowler, Managing Director, Andrew Construction Recruitment Ltd

“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Weetabix for a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the cookery school. It was a great way for the team to come together and a beautiful setting. Thanks again, Gareth”

Gareth Martin, Strategy & Business Development Director, Weetabix Ltd

“Would recommend it wholeheartedly as the ultimate team build! A superb, enjoyable and effective event – superbly managed and executed. The entire team was united and I believe it delivered a real stepcharge in the way the team operates.”

Dawn Topham, International Marketing Manager, Weetabix Ltd