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Feb 2020


If you’re pining for The Lavender House and miss the Parmesan Custard, the grilled mackerel with beetroot, black pepper and vodka sorbet, the beef and smoked potato, the apple crumble with Calvados cu...
One of our most successful classes from 2019 saw students forsaking the local takeaway and the curries in a hurry from a jar and preparing their very own feast for four in our kitchen. You’ll be prepa...

Mar 2020


Learn the techniques that will stand you in good stead for a lifetime in the kitchen. From basic knife skills to perfecting pastry, sauce work to butchery, fresh fish preparation to bread making, thes...
With Mark Mitson. Learn how to make your own afternoon tea and the secrets behind Mark's spectacular scones (they're so good he makes 80,000 of them for us every year!).*All Richard Hughes Cookery Sch...
Our most successful Supper Club of 2019 makes an early return. Italy lent Norfolk a hospitality icon decades ago and we've never given him back! His longtime understudy Richard cooks as Tony hosts.Men...
An Indian food array to take away: forget having your local Indian takeaway on speed dial or curry in a hurry from a jar and prepare your own feast for four in our kitchen. You'll be preparing two dif...
Dive into a day where we’ll guide you through selection, preparation, cooking and presentation of our favourite ingredient: fish. One of our most popular courses, we will be preparing the catch of the...
Arrive at 10am for two hours of fun-filled baking. We will show your children the tips and techniques that the professionals use. If your young bakers have discovered the kitchen but want to learn mor...
THE ULTIMATE FAST FOOD! Richard’s very favourite ingredient, find out how to make the most of the latest catch!Demonstration from 11am to 12.30pm followed by lunch, coffee and a glass of wine. Payment...
We can show you how to choose, cook and garnish the nation’s favorite restaurant dish… steak. After selecting the perfect steak cut for you, we will look at classic sauces such as Diane, béarnaise, ch...
A great introduction to the world of Swiss meringue buttercream, this workshop is all about colour, fun and expressing artistic flair. You’ll work on pre-baked cakes, mastering levelling, filling, cru...
Find out how the Italians build flavour from the bottom up and unlock the soul of this wonderful country by cooking the classics that make it one of the world’s most loved cuisines. We cook it, you ea...
Talk, demonstration and lunch.If you love good food, good cookery books and good company, you’ll enjoy cooking the books with Richard Hughes and Henry Layte, who owns The Book Hive on Norwich’s London...
If you’re pining for The Lavender House and miss the Parmesan Custard, the grilled mackerel with beetroot, black pepper and vodka sorbet, the beef and smoked potato, the apple crumble with Calvados cu...
Under Norfolk’s big skies, the irresistible combination of surf and turf combines to produce one of Britain’s most vibrant larders. We will be showcasing the best the county has to offer, from artisan...
Arrive at 9.30am for coffee and pastries, then head into the teaching kitchen at 10am for a two-and-a-half hour masterclass with the King of Pastry! It’s a chance to get hands-on, pick up the tips of ...

Apr 2020


A great introduction to the world of Swiss meringue buttercream, this workshop is all about colour, fun and expressing artistic flair. You’ll work on pre-baked cakes, mastering levelling, filling, cru...
EASTER’S MOST ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT! With a guided chocolate tasting, a cooking demonstration and, of course, a trio of chocolate desserts to finish lunch, this is a sweet way to celebrate spring!*All ...
Join Gary for a masterclass in making chocolates, with a tutored tasting from a world-renowned chocolate expert. Gary, who heads up Westminster Catering College, the oldest cookery school in the UK ha...
Arrive at 10am for two hours of fun-filled baking. We will show your children the tips and techniques that the professionals use. If your young bakers have discovered the kitchen but want to learn mor...
Mark was always the first Chef in the kitchen during his days at The Connaught Hotel. His job? To make the croissants, pain au Chocolat and other viennoiseries for the breakfast guests. You won’t have...
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite bakes! Led by gluten-free expert and legendary chef Steve Thorpe, you’ll be inspired to create your own delicious free-from bread,...
A class packed full of achievable skills and techniques to get you started in the industry - or take your hobby to a much sweeter level! We will take you from baking to finishing your own masterpieces...

May 2020


More dates have been added for The Lavender House at The Assembly House! Our first trip back to the Brundall restaurant's much-loved menu sold out in hours, so make sure you book quickly!Tables are av...
One of our favourite cuisines full of flavour, made for impressing and sharing and as an added bonus, this class is all vegetarian! Learn how to make the perfect risotto milanese, potato gnocchi with ...
The ultimate in man food, we’ll make Scotch eggs, posh sausage rolls, a chorizo plait and a banger of a sausage, mustard and beer hotpot. Great food, great company, great fun!* All Richard Hughes Cook...
If the man in your life has only just discovered the kitchen – or you’d like him to – we can get him to abandon his man cave for the kitchen. Today’s reconstructed 21st century man knows how to let of...
Arrive at 9.30am for coffee and pastries, then head into the teaching kitchen at 10am for a two-and-a-half hour masterclass with the King of Pastry! It’s a chance to get hands-on, pick up the tips of ...
Learn how to make authentic Italian food like Mama makes, taking you on a journey to the heart of this wonderful country’s gastronomy. We’ll be showing you classic dishes from the Italian cookery Bibl...
A delivery from our fishmonger in the morning means we will be cooking up the freshest fish for your carefully-curated fish supper. Modern presentations, beautiful accompanying sauces and the perfect ...
We make three iconic French classics that are the cornerstone of France’s culinary history and which will become the basis of your repertoire. Truly great dishes found in the very best kitchens of thi...
Arrive at 10am for two hours of fun-filled baking. We will show your children the tips and techniques that the professionals use. If your young bakers have discovered the kitchen but want to learn mor...
Dive into a day where we’ll guide you through selection, preparation, cooking and presentation of our favourite ingredient: fish. One of our most popular courses, we will be preparing the catch of the...
Cheesy Marmite pinwheel bread, sweet potato tagine, couscous and vegan chocolate and avocado cake.The price is for one adult and one child, and includes afternoon tea.*All Richard Hughes Cookery Schoo...
Corn bread, grits, chowder, crab cakes and meatloaf, along with apple pie and ice cream ... and so much more. An extraordinary appetite is required!MenuPopcorn***Cobb saladCaesar saladChilli corn brea...
Talk, demonstration and lunch.If you love good food, good cookery books and good company, you’ll enjoy cooking the books with Richard Hughes and Henry Layte, who owns The Book Hive on Norwich’s London...
You will make an array of breads from across the globe with help from Steve who will also give you invaluable tips, such as how to whip up your own doughs that can be made in advance and baked as you ...

Jun 2020


No stone is left unturned in this workshop, which is packed with techniques covering everything from baking to the most contemporary cake styles in the industry. Laura will give you the confidence to ...
No stone is left unturned in this workshop, which is packed with techniques covering everything from baking to the most contemporary cake styles in the industry. Laura will give you the confidence to ...
We’re not shellfish, we love sharing our tips and techniques for cracking how to cook crab and lobster! After taking delivery of Cromer’s classic ingredients, we get to work preparing a dressed crab, ...
This session will cover blending your own flour mix to make some really great gluten-free recipes. Steve will give you the confidence to confidently bake really delicious and flavoursome baked goods i...
Cromer crabs, Sheringham lobsters, King’s Lynn shrimps, samphire from North Norfolk, cockles and whelks all washed down with classic white wines. Richard cooks, you eat and drink! This class is sure t...
We’re not shellfish, we love sharing our tips and techniques for cracking how to cook crab and lobster! After taking delivery of Cromer’s classic ingredients, we get to work preparing a dressed crab, ...
Arrive at 10am for two hours of fun-filled baking. We will show your children the tips and techniques that the professionals use. If your young bakers have discovered the kitchen but want to learn mor...
A CELEBRATION OF NORTH NORFOLK’S FINEST FARE. Find out why our crabs and lobsters are officially recognised as the best in the world!*All Richard Hughes Cookery School events are available as a gift. ...
Dive into the world of fresh fish cookery with a visit to the fabulous fish stall on Norwich Market, followed by two days of filleting, gutting, skinning and cooking. We’ll be preparing the best of th...
With Mark Mitson. Learn how to make your own afternoon tea and the secrets behind Mark's spectacular scones (they're so good he makes 80,000 of them for us every year!).*All Richard Hughes Cookery Sch...
WITH STEVE THORPE. Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite bakes! Led by gluten-free expert and legendary chef Steve Thorpe, you’ll be inspired to create your own delicio...
We are absolutely delighted to announce the welcome return of Richard who is coming out of Benedicts’ kitchen and into the Richard Hughes Cookery School as a guest tutor.Richard will be presenting his...
An Indian food array to take away: forget having your local Indian takeaway on speed dial or curry in a hurry from a jar and prepare your own feast for four in our kitchen. You'll be preparing two dif...
More dates have been added for The Lavender House at The Assembly House! Our first trip back to the Brundall restaurant's much-loved menu sold out in hours, so make sure you book quickly!Tables are av...
Under Norfolk’s big skies, the irresistible combination of surf and turf combines to produce one of Britain’s most vibrant larders. We will be showcasing the best the county has to offer, from artisan...
We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee the food! Discover the secrets to cooking with fire and smoke as we fire up the coals for an outdoor (hopefully!) lesson in barbecue cuisine! We’ll...
Tapas literally means ‘to top’ and the name comes from the practice of placing a slice of dried bread on top of a sherry glass to keep the precious liquid safe from airborne intruders! We’ll be servin...

Jul 2020


Steve will talk all things gluten-free with this two-day intensive course, looking at alternative ingredients and recipe changes to suit a diet without gluten. He will share his experience and knowled...
Steve will talk all things gluten-free with this two-day intensive course, looking at alternative ingredients and recipe changes to suit a diet without gluten. He will share his experience and knowled...
Join UK Chocolate Ambassador Gary Hunter for a masterclass in making chocolates, with a tutored tasting from this world-renowned chocolate expert. Gary, who heads up Westminster Catering College, the ...
Arrive at 9.30am for coffee and pastries, then head into the teaching kitchen at 10am for a two-and-a-half hour masterclass with the King of Pastry! It’s a chance to get hands-on, pick up the tips of ...
Mark will teach you how to make the perfect lemon tart, turn your choux pastry into a Gateau St Honore and make his Parmesan shortbread that Delia Smith raves about. He also shows you the secrets of a...

Aug 2020


Under Norfolk’s big skies, the irresistible combination of surf and turf combines to produce one of Britain’s most vibrant larders. We will be showcasing the best the county has to offer, from artisan...
Two days of instruction and indulgence! Gary will talk about his visits to cocoa plantations, his work with Callebaut chocolate, how he judges at the World Chocolate Masters and how he gained that env...
The North Norfolk coast’s most famous export, you’ll quickly find out why our very own crustaceans are feted as the very best in the world. A fantastic demonstration followed by your very own shellfis...
Three-cheese tomato tart with Parmesan pastry, summer vegetable paella and summer pudding with elderflower syllabub.The price is for one adult and one child, and includes afternoon tea.*All Richard Hu...