Courses

Beginners Cookery Course - Open

Beginners Cookery @ foodworks

This course is ideal for those who are looking for a little more confidence in the kitchen, this day course also welcomes complete novices.  Our Professional chef will guide you through all the basic skills you will need to start creating some delicious simple dishes using local, and seasonal, produce.  You will also learn basic knife skills, handling and preparing meat and vegetables, tips on how to perfectly season dishes, including cooking techniques to save time.  Our chef will also share some of his favourite recipes with you that would be perfect for entertaining and dinner parties.  The course includes a delicious lunch with wine and a recipe pack with all the dishes that were covered on the day.  You will also have access to other delicious seasonal recipes throughout the year.  Previous clients who have attended this course have also booked onto our 'Dinner Party Course' as a follow on.

A delicious selection of quick easy recipes for you to recreate at home..

Example dishes 

  • Baked chicken curry with pilau rice
  • Smokey hake, beans and greens
  • Baked Shepherds pie with your five a day
  • Quick and easy dishes with mince
  • Roast, mashed and sauted potatoes
  • Seasonal vegetable preparation
  • Food presentation

Price: £125.00

Date: July 7th, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

Guest chef from THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - Christine Wallace - Open

Christine Wallace @ foodworks

We are all so excited to have Christine joining us for a fabulous Pastry and Patisserie course.

'Hello - I am really excited to be guesting at the prestigious Foodworks Cookery School!'

I was inspired to start baking by watching my lovely grandmother bake and cook when I was just 6 years old!

I was fortunate enough to be selected for the 2013 series of The Great British Bake Off where I got to the quarter finals.  The whole experience was amazing and led to my current life where I now demonstrate at various food festivals up and down the country, talk to different organisations, guest on BBC radio and have even cooked lunch for a member of the royal family!

I still have a huge passion for baking and now love to teach skills I have learned along the way to other people.

We shall spend the day at the school creating 3 different pastries, puff, shortcrust and choux with the end result being a delicious rhubarb and custard tart, chocolate profiteroles and traditional Eccles cakes.

While we have fun baking I shall be telling you all about my Bake Off life...the audition process,  life in the tent and the 'after life', lots of secrets revealed!

I really look forward to meeting you!

Price: £135.00

Date: July 22nd, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Cooking for Dinner Parties - Open

Seasonal Dinner Parties @ Foodworks

Join our Head Chef Dean, an experienced Chef Tutor, for a hands-on day cooking and learning.

On this course you will create a starter, main and pudding using the freshest regional, and seasonal produce.  Learn new knife skills and cooking techniques to allow you, if entertaining, more time with your guests.

At the end of this course you can enjoy all your delicious creations with a complimentary glass of wine and have the confidence to recreate your dishes at home, with the enthusiasm to learn more.

Example Menu:

  • Lemon fromage frais, cheese biscuits
  • Warm salad of trout, celeriac remoulade and a tartar dressing
  • Pan roasted Goosnargh duck breast with caramelized chicory and a red wine sauce
  • Dauphinoise potato
  • Meringue shells with lime curd and fresh fruit

Price: £158.00

Date: September 15th, 2017

Available Spaces: 16

Spanish Tapas - Open

Spanish Tapas @ foodworks

Come and learn how to make a range of traditional delicious Spanish Tapas full of flavour and colour but simple to prepare and cook.

The course offers the perfect balance of demonstration by our chef and hands-0n cooking by you!

At the end of the session you will sit down together to enjoy your meal.

Leave with all your new skills to discover Spain in your kitchen.

Examples menus

  • Patatas Bravas
  • Ceviche
  • Albondigas (Lamb meatballs in a spiced tomato sauce)
  • Gambas pil-pil (prawns with garlic and chilli)
  • Chorizo in red wine

Price: £58.00

Date: September 21st, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Italian Kitchen - Open

With chef tutor Erin Baker

Italian cuisine is a worldwide favourite so why not join chef tutor Erin Baker for a day filled with both demonstration and hand-on learning.  Master the techinque of making fresh pasta using a pasta machine, learn how to cut and fill Ravioli. Discover the world of Focaccia made with an overnight biga and tackle the taste sensation that is Tiramisu.  The day will conclude with tasters of your creations, and also some examples of what was made to take home.

Example Menu

  • Various seasonal Pasta dishes
  • Seasonal Ravioli or Gnocchi
  • Tagliatelle with fresh pesto
  • Rosemary Focaccia
  • Tiramisu

 

Price: £85.00

Date: September 23rd, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Beginners Cookery Course - Open

Beginners Cookery @ foodworks

This course is ideal for those who are looking for a little more confidence in the kitchen, this day course also welcomes complete novices.  Our Professional chef will guide you through all the basic skills you will need to start creating some delicious simple dishes using local, and seasonal produce.  You will also learn basic knife skills, handling and preparing meat and vegetables, tips on how to perfectly season dishes, including cooking techniques to save time.  Our chef will also share some of his favourite recipes with you that would be perfect for entertaining and dinner parties.  The course includes a delicious lunch with wine and a recipe pack with all the dishes that were covered on the day.  You will also have access to other delicious seasonal recipes throughout the year.  Previous clients who have attended this course have also booked onto our @Dinner Party Course' as a follow on.

Example Menu:

  • Baked chicken curry with Pilau rice
  • Smokey hake, beans and greens
  • Baked Shepherd's pie with your five a day
  • Toad in the Hole with onion gravy
  • Old fashioned burger in a bun with all the trimmings
  • Roast potatoes, Mashed potatoes and vegetable cooking

Price: £125.00

Date: September 30th, 2017

Available Spaces: 16

Health Food Junkie - with our guest chef Jay Halford - Open

Quick, healthy and delicious food @ with Jay Halford

Following the success of our previous courses with Jay Halford, we are delighted to be hosting another exciting day of wonderful, healthy and imaginative food.

Learn how good food should be, and why more and more people are changing what, and the way, they eat.

This is a fabulous opportunity to come and join Jay from on a delicious inspirational day, and discover what all the excitement is about!

Example Menu:

  • Nori seaweed rolls filled with a tomato and basil salsa, a spiced cauliflower rice and sunflower seed mayonnaise
  • Dehydrated Beetroot raviolis filled with an avocado and mint 'cream' served with balsamic onions and a root vegetable puree
  • Teriyaki Noodles served with vegetable crisps and marinated baby vegetables
  • Dessert - Fresh zesty lemon cake served with strawberries and vanilla cream
  • A warmed vanilla almond milk served with handmade chocolates and petit fours

We anticipate this course filling very quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Price: £138.00

Date: October 6th, 2017

Available Spaces: 16

Men in the Kitchen - Open

For many men cooking is a way to unwind from the challenges of the day.

This fully 'hands-on' course with our exceptionally experienced chef/tutor will help you to develop:

  • Knife skills and stove work
  • Meat and fish preparation and cooking
  • Stocks and sauces
  • Preparation, and cooking, of local seasonal vegetables
  • A 'classic' British pudding

During the course of the day you will sit down to enjoy your cooking, accompanied with a well earned complimentary glass of wine.

Example Menu

  • Chicken livers on warm crustini
  • Salad of avocado, langoustine and gravadlax of salmon
  • Roast saddle of rabbit filled with herbs and wild mushrooms and a red wine and mustard sauce
  • Hot strawberry soufflé 

On completion of the day you will have to skills and confidence to take away and continue your culinary adventure.

Price: £158.00

Date: October 7th, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Gluten Free Friday - Open

Gluten free @ foodworks

Going gluten free doesn't mean that you have to give up your favourite foods, it just means you have to make them a bit differently.  This class will break down the science behind gluten free cooking, give an overview of gluten free flours, and show you execute gluten free dishes with ease.

Please note that the ingredients on this course are gluten free but the kitchen is not dedicated gluten free.

Example menu

  • Millet bread - light and airy and lovely crumb
  • Pizza bases - thin and full of flavour
  • Dim Sum - easy and delicious gluten free wrapper for Dim Sum and Japanese dumplings
  • Pasta - fresh egg pasta, but gluten free
  • Banana sultana muffins
  • Polenta, orange and almond cake

Price: £85.00

Date: October 20th, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

Bread Making with Erin Baker - Open

Bread @ Foodworks

Spend day exploring the magic of combining yeast, flour, water and salt to create bread.  In this hands-on practical course we will explore the science of bread making - what happens and why, how to add butter and sugar to create enriched doughs such as Chelsea buns, incorporating savoury ingredients and shaping to create gorgeous tear and share breads.  Build a foundation of skills including kneading, fermentation and temperature that will deliver consistent results. We will also make pitta breads, pizza bases and seeded rolls.  Lunch, consisting of hand-stretched pizza and a complimentary glass of wine, is included along with all of the bread you make to take home, and plenty of tasting along the way.

Example Menu:

  • White sandwich loaf
  • Wholemeal soda bread
  • Seeded Rolls
  • Chelsea Buns
  • Pesto tear and share
  • Pitta Bread
  • Pizza Bases

Please bring a container to take your bread home in.

Price: £138.00

Date: October 27th, 2017

Available Spaces: 18

Low Carb, High Veg - Open

Back by popular demand our Low carb, high veg  @ foodworks

Based on the success of this class here come even more Low Carb, High Veg recipes.  The modern diet is a riddle with simple carbohydrates that breakdown a sugar and create excess weight and bloating.  We all love pizza, pasta and rice, but sometimes we want something a bit lighter.  We will use a range of vegetables to create dishes that are low in carbohydrates but high in flavours, vegetables and protein.  Recipes are gluten and grain free.

Example Menu

  • Spinach and ricotta lasagna
  • Aubergine pizza
  • Vegetable fried 'rice'
  • Cauliflower mash
  • Courgette Chips
  • Mushroom stroganoff with cabbage noodles
  • Kale crisps

 

Price: £138.00

Date: October 28th, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Italian Kitchen - Open

With chef tutor Erin Baker

Italian cuisine is a worldwide favourite so why not join chef tutor Erin Baker for a day filled with both demonstration and hand-on learning.  Master the techinque of making fresh pasta using a pasta machine, learn how to cut and fill Ravioli. Discover the world of Focaccia made with an overnight biga and tackle the taste sensation that is Tiramisu.  The day will conclude with tasters of your creations, and also some examples of what was made to take home.

Example Menu

  • Seasonal Ravioli or Gnocchi
  • Tagliatelle with fresh pesto
  • Rosemary Focaccia
  • Tiramisu

 

Price: £85.00

Date: November 4th, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited