The Basics: Part 2

£150.00 5 hours 45 minutes

(3 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:

The perfect scrambled eggs & bacon
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 served with homemade vanilla custard

Technical Skills:

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


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

3 reviews for The Basics: Part 2

  1. Bryan Portman

    Excellent course giving a firm foundation to acquire and develop cookery skills. The chef Jake took us through each recipe, demonstrating carefully the method required and what to look out for to avoid spoiling or overcooking the food. I learnt a lot and certainly all participants on my course completed each menu to a very good standard. Jake was excellent as was all the support staff. A very good and informative day.

  2. Stephen Marshall (verified owner)

    I did this course immediately after the Basics Part 1 the previous day. This really built on the knowledge imparted by the Part 1 course, and I was able to approach the course with considerable confidence. Just learning how to pan-fry a trout fillet has opened up a whole range of cookery. Excellent stuff, and many thanks again to Jake.

  3. Philip Nias

    Attended the course early June. Excellent course building on the Basics Part 1 with excellent tuition and advice from Cat – we were well looked after! My confidence has improved as a result! Many thanks again to Cat.

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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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