Dinner Party Cookery Course

£185.00 5 hours 45 minutes

(3 customer reviews)

Do you feel panicked at the thought of entertaining? Do you want to add a few fail-safe, yet delicious, recipes to your repertoire that will impress your guests every time?

Perfect your dinner party skills here.



Look no further than our Dinner Party Cookery Course.  We will take you through the whole meal – from canapés to pudding and how to construct the perfect cheese board. This course is the ideal place to learn the skills to become a great dinner party host!

All courses are taught by our skilled chefs. 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:

Starter: Asparagus and crispy quails egg with a dill mayonnaise
Main: Lamb rump, burnt aubergine puree, artichokes and a tomato and chilli chutney
Pudding: White chocolate mousse, strawberry coulis, strawberry sorbet and a cardamom tuile

Starter: Pan fried king oyster mushroom with a cep mushroom sauce and cep powder
Main: Pan fried fillet steak, roast banana shallot, mash, watercress puree and a red wine jus
Pudding: Blackberry souffle, hazelnut crumble, apple sorbet and a blackberry sorbet

Technical Skills:

The perfect runny yolk
Handling, preparing and cooking meat


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

Our Dinner Party Cooking Course makes the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas.

3 reviews for Dinner Party Cookery Course

  1. Steve Chapman (verified owner)

    This was my fourth cookery course at the school with Chef Jake. (I’m already booked in to 2 more courses next month) At a tender age of 61, I got into cooking late in life. I have dined out at some of the top restaurants in the country and I have developed a real appreciation of gastronomy and this has inspired me to have a go and gain some experience. On this course I have cooked and eaten mussels and pumpkin for the very first time and had little experience in cooking fish…like many others worried of either under or over cooking. The experience this course has provided has inspired confidence to explore further fish cookery, multi tasking and plating up flare. This isn’t like going back to school, it’s a very friendly and supportive environment mixed with demonstration and practical skill practice. Give it a go, you won’t regret it.

  2. Glenn Chubb (verified owner)

    At long last I was able to attend the Dinner Parry Cookery Course at the Abinger Cookery Course and I was not disappointed. Lizzie greated me on arrival and I was joined on the couse led by Jake by two charming ladies who enhanced the whole experience. The menu was very interesting and I soon learnt the amount of work needed for even the smallest element of the meal. The facilities were exellent and enabled us all to produce restauarant quality meals which we sat and enjoyed together. No “left overs” to take home for sure! I would recommend this course if you would like to elevate your cooking skills and impress your guests when next you are allowed to entertain indoors. The other courses look very interesting and I hope to return one day to try one (or two) of these. Thank you for a most enjoyable day.

  3. Holly (verified owner)

    I had a brilliant time on this course yesterday. With 2 children at home and a busy life, my culinary skills just about stretched to homemade buttermilk chicken goujons, but now I feel a lot more confident about preparing ‘grown-up’ meals!
    Chef Jake was amazing, he gave really clear demonstrations along with tips and some trade secrets! I was amazed by how good the meal I’d prepared tasted and looked and can’t wait to impress my friends with my new dinner party menu.

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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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