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Cookery Course Surrey

If you want to be a chalet cook, Abinger Cookery School’s signature ski chalet cooking courses are your pathway to the winter or summer season you’ve always dreamed of. This course can take you one step closer with the school’s in-house chef, Jake. It is practical, hands-on, and fun.


  • Intensive course syllabus
  • Apron and cooking ingredients
  • Utensils, knives, and equipment
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Chalet cook book
  • Daily meals


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During the program, you will be accommodated in a charming 18th century building full of character and charm and nestled in the idyllic setting of the Surrey Hills. There are three beautifully appointed bedrooms each decorated with a farmhouse feel.


This five day ski chalet cooking course is ideal for school-leavers wanting to do a ski or summer season, or for students heading off to university. The course not only teaches you knife skills and cooking skills, but also life skills. These skills are a great way of giving confidence to any young person who will be living away from home.

Advised by the highly regarded gourmet ski company Fish&Pips, this chalet cooks course is taught by highly qualified in-house chefs. You will be living in an environment where you will be trained to “host” as well as cook, making you a perfect candidate for the winter and summer seasons.

The intensive syllabus aims to give you a thorough overview of working and cooking in a chalet, incorporating basic to intermediate cookery training, knife skills, menu planning, sourcing ingredients, budgeting, time management, meal service, time management, and an overall general view of life in the Alps.

You will come away with an armory of skills, a folder of tried and tested recipes, and a “chalet bible” written in association with Fish&Pips. In addition, Abinger Cookery School has affiliations with many companies in the ski industry and is perfectly placed to point you in the right direction for winter season chalet positions.

Sample chalet menu

  • Breakfast special: eggs benedict
  • Afternoon tea: chocolate brownies
  • Canapé: pork and prawn gyozas with a soy and ginger dipping sauce
  • Starter: ham hock terrine
  • Main course: supreme of chicken with herb gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, capers, and basil


This course will be held in the village of Abinger Hammer right in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills, Surrey, England. Home to some of the most stunning English countryside and surrounded by rolling hills and quintessentially English villages, it is perfect for walkers, cyclists, and those wanting to escape London.

Nearby places

  • Gomshall train station - 5 minutes
  • London - 1 hour



  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby


  • Dining area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot


During the course, you will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and supper. You must advise the Abinger Cookery School at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements, food allergies, or religious beliefs that may affect you eating behavior.

The Abinger Cookery School is unable to tailor the course content for special dietary requirements, but is happy to make arrangements, where possible, to enable you to take part in the course.

What's included

  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Aprons
  • Chalet cook book
  • Ingredients
  • Utensils, knives, and equipment

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Arrival by train

You can take a train ride and arrive at Gomshall train station. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.

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