Residential Gold DofE Cookery Course: 5 Days

£840.00 5 days

(inclusive of 4 night’s accommodation)

Please call the office on 01306 730470 for availability

Covid 19 update. DofE students have the option to go home at night to sleep. (Valid until 31st July 2021. Cost will be reduced to £720)

The Abinger Cookery School is an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the residential course meets the requirements for the Gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and offers the opportunity for students to learn skills which they will take with them for the rest of their lives. These are the building blocks for the future and all part of their personal development. The chefs will be on hand to support and guide students throughout the course.

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4pm and Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm

Easter holidays:
• 12th April – 16th April
Summer Half Term
• 31st May – 4th June
Summer holidays
• 5th July – 9th July
• 19th July – 23rd July
• 26th July – 30th July
• 9th August – 13th August
• 16th August – 20th August
• 30th August – 3rd September
Autumn Half Term
• 25th October – 29th October


Complete your Gold DofE Residential and learn brilliant life skills!

This exciting residential course is aimed at equipping you with the confidence and ability to not only cater for yourself when leaving school, but to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment for cooking.

You will spend five days and four nights away from home taking part in cooking activities with people you have never met before. Our chefs have created fantastic recipes for you to learn and recreate, ranging from filleting fish, creating soups, roasts, quick pasta and biscuit making as well as cakes and desserts. You will learn everything from basic knife skills to tricky seafood and delicious desserts on this intensive 5-day cookery course and you will eat and enjoy all the meals that you cook.
We shall discuss the goals you have achieved, how the experience was and what you have learnt. We will require your DofE number to be able to sign off your assessment online on completion of the course and you will be given a Certificate of Achievement to take with you.

Sample Gold DofE Menu:

Breakfast special: eggs benedict
Afternoon tea: chocolate brownies
Canapé: mini Scotch eggs
Starter: ham hock terrine
Main course: supreme of chicken with herb gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, capers & basil
Dessert: raspberry souffle


Shared Accommodation (Note: at present only 1 person per room with own bathroom)
Free wifi
Limited onsite parking
Idyllic countryside setting, easily accessible by road & public transport

Each student will have access to the building, but we request that should they wish to go out they must return by 11pm. Please refer to the Waiver.

Read Waiver

You will be asked to sign and return this before attending the course.


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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 to redeem.
  • For bookings, please phone the office on 01306730470 or email

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