“Really friendly and relaxed”
A trip to Ashburton Cookery School has almost become an annual event for me, the environment is really friendly and relaxed and the Chef tutors are really supportive regardless of previous experience or ability. Excellently sourced local ingredients are used in the dishes which makes them even more special but easy enough to replicate when at home - shame the assistants don't come home too, a lot of washing up created!
AR [Oct 17]
“We had an excellent day.”
We had an excellent day. Much thought had gone into absorbing a gluten and dairy free diet into the recipes which was so appreciated and very kindly done
MM [July 17]
“Loved the whole experience”
Ashburton brings the commercial kitchen world into your kitchen at home, with great tips and advice. I loved the whole experience
MCS [June 17]
Superb facilities, wonderful chef, friendly atmosphere - will be booking again- thank you.
KF [June 17]
“ Ross and his team were great ”
After completing many cookery classes/courses this is one of my favourites. Value for money and fast paced so you learn a lot. Lots of hands on which is not the case on many other establishments. Ross and his team were great
SR [May 17]
It was a great experience thoroughly enjoyable
CG [April 17]
“Enjoy the experience and learn what you can, nobody will judge you! ”
The courses are really interesting and are held in a very friendly atmosphere. Anybody that may worry that they may not have the skills needed to attend one of these courses, shouldn't. Enjoy the experience and learn what you can, nobody will judge you!
SC [Mar 17]
“Excellent course - THANK YOU Callum.”
Excellent course - THANK YOU Callum. Your energy, enthusiasm, and patience made it a very enjoyable training day for me. I know the other people on the course thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well and were also very impressed with your presentation cookery skills and wealth of knowledge.
CM [Feb 17]
“We came away so inspired we can't wait to come again.”
My friend and I had such a wonderful day at the cookery school with a lovely mixture of people. The staff were enthusiastic, motivating and highly skilled. We came away so inspired we can't wait to come again. We picked up some great tips and skills.
MS [Feb 17]
The two courses I have now attended have been brilliant and given me many ideas and tips. The chef's support staff make our day so much easier and they are on the go all day long without any fuss and very many thanks to them as well as chef and the rest of the team.
MC [March 2016]
“I can't wait to come back”
The whole experience from beginning to end was fantastic! I can't wait to come back in the future!
HP [Nov 2015]
“Loved every minute of it!”
Highly professional but fun atmosphere in which to learn. The school teacher content directly in an easy and collaborative environment where no one is made to feel awkward in the kitchen. But you also learn a huge amount through little hints and tips all through the day. Loved every minute of it!
MC [Oct 2015]
“a great experience”
My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed the day course together. I bought it as a birthday present to my husband who has attended a Christmas dinner course before and we both wanted to experience the dinner party course. Phil was an excellent teacher and made the day so much fun. He was welcoming and helped us to feel relaxed. We learnt a lot through the day and had a fantastic time. With two young boys and one on the way it was lovely to share a day the two of us doing something we both really enjoyed. We will definitely be coming back again. Thank you to Phil and the team for making it a great experience.
FL [Oct 2015]
We had a fantastic day and were very inspired to be more adventurous in our own kitchen. We would definitely return (this was our second visit)
MD [Sept 2015]
“a great experience all round”
I found it a great experience all round. I required a stool as I have difficulties standing for a while, nothing was too much trouble. Also really appreciated food already measured and prepped, washing up done for us, left us more time to do the REAL cooking. Thank you.
RR [April 2015]
Fabulous day, Alan was a great tutor and made everything so simple. Also thank you to Valentine for ensuring we were prepared and keeping everything clean!
SB [Nov 2014]
I was very impressed and much enjoyed the day
RS [Jan 2015]
“A great day”
I had a great day and learned a lot of new skills, would recommend the school and hope to do another course.
Glenn [Feb 2014]
“I enjoyed the day”
I would simply like to say how much I enjoyed the day (as did my mother) which was a huge surprise for me as I am neither a keen nor capable cook. The professionalism of your school and staff shone through from beginning to end and did not pass unnoticed, nor indeed did the kindness of your chef. In particular, he dealt with my baulking at dealing with the duck (I'm a bit squeamish with meat) silently which was hugely sensitive to my wish not to make a fuss having attended the course to accompany my mother who frequently cooks it. Please pass my appreciation on to all involved in the day including the young lady who so capably kept the kitchen spotless so allowing us to learn without interruption. I wish you all success despite the difficult present economic climate. I will of course do all I can 'word of mouth-wise' to encourage others to experience your courses.