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Hands On Practical Classes

The best way to learn is to get involved, and our hands-on practical classes offer you the chance to do just that.

You’ll develop your kitchen skills, learn new techniques, gain hands-on experience, improve your cooking confidence and have lots of fun in our purpose-built cookery school kitchen. At our classes, you’ll learn the best methods to get the best results as you work alongside a chef with four decades of experience who knows how to make cooking simple.

You’ll be able to ask as many questions as you like in a relaxed home-from-home atmosphere and you can cook, eat, drink and laugh along with Richard, who really does have an anecdote for every occasion! We believe good cooking is all about confidence: we cook together, learn together and, because we’re passionate about sharing our love of food with everyone, our students come back for more every year.

Students are given expert tuition and recipe sheets with step-by-step instructions as they cook at their own work stations on a central aisle. Once the hard work is over, it’s Richard and the team’s turn to cook and serve you lunch or afternoon tea, as you relax and reflect with your fellow students over a glass – or two - of wine.

You then get to take all the fruits of your labour home to share with loved ones (after all, the proof is in the pudding. Or the starter. Or the main course…!).

Course dates are often repeated, so even if you can’t make a specific date, it’s always worth calling us or checking the website to see if we’re staging a re-run!

Students arrive at 9.30am and after a short introduction, head into the kitchen. After tuition, lunch or afternoon tea follows and your day ends at 3pm when you can collect the goodies you’ve made and head off home to take the plaudits!

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...
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...
One of our most popular classes; for good reason! Students forsake the local takeaway and curries in a hurry from a jar and prepare their very own fantastic feast for four in our kitchen. You’ll be pr...
Cuisinez les classiques Français avec Richard! Lockdown gave me the perfect excuse to get to grips with my huge collection of classic French cookery books and I’m now eager to share what I’ve learnt (...
Viva España! If you’ve missed your holiday this year, we are here to help! Inspired by the beautiful book Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture by Matt Goulding, we’ll show you ...
Our perennially-popular game class arms you with the knowledge you need to make the very most of Norfolk’s own countryside bounty. We show you preparation, cooking and presentation from fur to feather...
Cuisinez les classiques Français avec Richard! Lockdown gave me the perfect excuse to get to grips with my huge collection of classic French cookery books and I’m now eager to share what I’ve learnt (...
This year we’ve been granted a special license from The C.S Lewis Foundation to create our very own Assembly House Afternoon Tea in Narnia. Head of Pastry Mark Mitson’s beautifully themed cakes headli...
This year we’ve been granted a special license from The C.S Lewis Foundation to create our very own Assembly House Afternoon Tea in Narnia. Head of Pastry Mark Mitson’s beautifully themed cakes headli...
Enjoy a taste of an Italian Christmas! No one celebrates Christmas like the Italians and so we'll be taking a journey to the country where food is not just part of the festive celebration, it IS the c...
Christmas doesn't have to mean turkey and all the trimmings; our vegetarian Christmas Dinner class will show you how you can make three courses of mouth watering food to make any carnivore envious! Yo...
The secret to delivering a successful meal is getting organised! On this very special course we will make your starter, a couple of desserts and the mince pies ready for the big day, so all you need t...
Our perennially-popular game class arms you with the knowledge you need to make the very most of Norfolk’s own countryside bounty. We show you preparation, cooking and presentation from fur to feather...