Fantastic day at this cookery school, the chefs taking the Indian course we're very experienced and gave us all an insight to the background of Indian cuisine, brilliant day on a fantastic course
I've done several courses here and they have all been excellent. Two were week long and very informative, fun and interesting. On the week courses you get a dupifferent chef tutor every day which keeps it fresh and fun. All the tutors are very good at teaching their craft and taking you through things step by step. You get to eat what you have made at lunch and take home everything else at the end of the day.
I've also done several day courses, macaroons, sauces etc. These are just as much fun and well,worth doing.
Top tip; wear a properly comfortable pair of shoes. It is a long day on your feet.
Just come back from my third 2 day course and it didn't disappoint. There are cookery schools nearer where I live but I'd be concerned that other courses wouldn't live up to Ashburton. The tutors are all experienced chefs but, more importantly, they can teach. The facilities are excellent with state of the art equipment and the ingredients are quality products, mainly local. It's amazing how many dishes can be made in the 2 days when there is no weighing and measuring as everything is prepped unless it involves learning a skill such as boning or filleting. No washing up either as there is a kitchen assistant who will do all that and return utensils to the workstation allowing students to concentrate on producing great food. Everyone is very friendly, including the admin staff and those who look after the bed and breakfast accommodation which is also recommended. I hope to be back again.
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This is the first course in cookery I have ever done and wish I had done it years ago. Thank you Alan and Joe for being such professional chefs and teachers, and for making ever minute interesting. This course has given me a complete new out look to my cooking. My family has already been impressed by the pasta I made and the tomato sauce that was also delicious. Can't wait to save up and come again.
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