News, tips and seasonal food trends

2501, 2022

Make 2022 the year of first-class food!

By |January 25th, 2022|

We firmly believe that anyone can be an excellent cook with a bit of enthusiasm and encouragement. But before you start getting creative in the kitchen, it's always a good idea to ensure you've got the basics down. Everyone has to start somewhere! Here at the Abinger Cookery School, we're passionate about creating inspiring, dynamic cooking classes for our guests. [...]

1612, 2021

A year in review: celebrating 2021 at the cookery school!

By |December 16th, 2021|

How is it almost New Year already?! We can't quite believe how quickly the past year has flown by. Between months-long lockdowns and making up for lost time over the summer, it feels like only yesterday that we were waving goodbye to 2020. Despite how quickly time has passed, a lot has changed over the past 12 months. Among other [...]

2511, 2021

Meet Cat, our wonderful new chef!

By |November 25th, 2021|

We were recently lucky enough to welcome a new addition to our team at the cookery school — our new chef, Cat Rochefort. Cat is originally from Reigate and grew up around Sussex and Surrey, but she has strong connections to France. Since studying French at university in Leeds, she's moved between France and the UK several times, developing her [...]

2110, 2021

Equipment and gadgets: an extra pair of hands in the kitchen

By |October 21st, 2021|

If you’re someone who spends a lot of time cooking up a storm in your kitchen, you’ll know the preparation of a delicious meal can often take just as long as the cooking itself — if not longer! Whether you’re slicing, dicing, chopping, mincing, peeling or juicing, it all takes a lot of time (and elbow grease), especially if you’re [...]

2909, 2021

Celebrate Christmas 2021 with a tree-mendous menu!

By |September 29th, 2021|

Just like that, the summer of 2021 has come to a close. The occasional bout of early September sunshine was a welcome autumnal surprise, but frosty mornings and dark, cosy evenings are on the horizon. And as the leaves on the trees start to turn from shades of vibrant green to muted yellows and earthy oranges, there's only one thing [...]

1308, 2021

Cheffing for chalets: cooking up a (snow)storm on the slopes

By |August 13th, 2021|

Waking up in the mountains and heading straight out to the snow for an exhilarating day of skiing (or snowboarding!) is truly enchanting. But we all know the key to a good ski session is a delicious, filling breakfast — freshly baked, soft yet flaky croissants are the best way to start any day. And after hitting the slopes and [...]


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