2-Day Cookery Course – The Basics

£300.00 2 days

(4 customer reviews)

The ultimate ‘how-to’ course for those wanting to learn the basics of cooking.

Our chefs can teach you how to remain calm and help you gain confidence in the kitchen.



For availability please refer to the Basics PT 1 and PT 2 course pages and book via this option.

This course is perfect for students. If you’re keen to grasp the fundamentals of cookery or are having to fend for yourself for the first time, then this is the perfect course for you!

Our ‘The Basics’ Cookery Course will teach you essential knife skills, simple sauces, preparing delicious side dishes and how to approach meat and fish without being afraid. We’ll also demonstrate how to store your dishes safely and how to finish off your meals with one of our sumptuous pudding recipes.

Our chefs can teach you how to remain calm and help you gain confidence in the kitchen. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to impress your family and friends with your newfound skills. This course is perfect for students preparing for university and who are short on time!

All courses are taught by our chefs, Jake Pinn and David Frear. Our school is positioned in Abinger Hammer, a delightful and picturesque village in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The school provides each student with a fully equipped kitchen and all necessary ingredients and equipment. We believe in hands-on, practical teaching – so be prepared to roll up your sleeves!

Sample Menu:

Poached eggs, omelettes
The perfect scrambled eggs & bacon
Seasonal soup
Rich beef mince bolognaise with pasta
Spicy chilli con carne with fluffy rice
Roast chicken with roasties, pan gravy, cauliflower cheese & roasted veg, petit pois ala francais
Pan-fried fish with a fresh fennel salad
Seasonal fruit crumble with homemade vanilla custard
Delicious chocolate brownies

Technical Skills:

Preparing & cooking fruit & vegetables
How to select & buy quality meat & fish
Simple pastry making
Poaching, baking, frying & roasting
Preparing delicious meals from scratch
Bread making
Making chicken stock


Indoor dining area
Outside seating & dining area
Free wifi
Limited onsite parking
Idyllic countryside setting, easily accessible by road & public transport

4 reviews for 2-Day Cookery Course – The Basics

  1. Roger Smith

    This course was brilliant! The school team were great and both efficient and supportive. Our chef was Jake , and he was superb – many thanks Jake! I would recommend the course, and I intend to go back for one of the specialised courses,

  2. Tim Gedge

    I was hugely impressed from the moment I arrived with the way the course had been organised. This is a most professionally run school with just the right mix of formality and relaxation. Chef Jake Pinn’s demonstrations were flawless and he knew exactly what he wanted from his students, with the happy knack of being available when wanted but not intervening unnecessarily. This was a very enjoyable and instructive two days.

  3. Neil Moore (verified owner)

    I was gifted the 2 day course by my wife as a retirement present, so that I could be introduced to the wonders of cooking. I mustr say I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Abinger Cookery School, the course was infomative, well organised and fun. Both the professional chefs Jake and David were excellent, friendly, patient and full of useful tips to help the beginner. I would thoroughly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in learning the basics and the Abinger Cookery School in general, as a positive learning environment. Once I am ready to advance my cullinary skills further, I hope to sign up for on of the many other courses on offer.

  4. Allan Thornhill

    Such an amazing 2 days. Relaxed, jovial atmosphere in the kitchen with David. Expertly demonstrated how to prepare and cook each stage and then guided us through as we did it ourselves.
    Some delicious dishes prepared and enjoyed during the day and to take home.
    Cannot recommend these courses highly enough. Everyone at Abinger Cookery School is so friendly and helpful.
    Thank you for an amazing time and I will be looking forward to returning for more courses soon.

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  • Please note:
    • Limited parking is available on-site. Please bring containers so you can take home any leftovers.
    • If there are 4 or less people on the course we have the right to postpone the course and offer an alternative date.
  • If you have purchased a voucher please contact us at hello@abingercookeryschool.com to redeem.

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