The Basics: Part 1

£150.00 5 hours 45 minutes

(2 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.



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 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:

Poached eggs
Seasonal soup
Rich beef mince bolognaise & spaghetti
Spicy chilli con carne with fluffy rice
Delicious chocolate brownies

Technical Skills:

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


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

2 reviews for The Basics: Part 1

  1. john Slocombe (verified owner)

    absolutely loved the beginner’s course today, can’t find a fault. Jake was both knowledgeable and entertaining. The 5 hours went by too quickly. I’m looking forward to the next one, whatever it might be. (Cocktails and cheeses?)
    The highlight may well have been the magical trolley.

  2. Stephen Marshall (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed the course on 22nd March. Jake was very patient explaining things, and I got a good understanding of the techniques used. The family loved the chocolate brownies that I brought home. Remember to bring LOTS of food containers to get the swag home!

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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.
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