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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!

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, potato gnocchi, fresh pasta ...
Become a cut above the rest by learning how to be better with your blades. From chopping an onion and super-fast slicing to filleting and skinning a fish and boning a chicken. We’ll show you how to ch...
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...
Whether you’re already sold on the plant-based and vegan lifestyle or you’d like to learn how to embrace a diet that involves less meat, dairy and eggs (or want to know how to cater for a loved-one wh...
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...
Join our Head Pastry Chef, Mark Mitson, for this full-on festive treat complete with mulled wine and Christmas music! Get into the holiday spirit by making biscotti which would make the perfect foodie...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Most Romantic Dinner Ever…Cooked by YOU! The way to most people’s hearts is through their stomach – forget sharing Valentine’s Day with strangers and paying through the nose for a single red rose,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
WITH GARY HUNTER. 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 s...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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, ...
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...
WITH GARY HUNTER. 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 s...