“Fun all throughout the day!”
From when we first arrived we felt welcome, we had fun all throughout the day and enjoyed having Rob as a teacher. He was friendly and so helpful if we were ever confused about anything! The kitchen is fully equipped and all ready for you, don't have to worry about washing up as it is all done for you and so fast, you don't even realise it's being done! We enjoyed our course so much and had fun whilst learning a lot at the same time! Would definitely come back to try another course and learn new skills
JP [Sept 2019]
“A Lot of Fun”
We had a really enjoyable time, the course was a lot of fun and I came away having learnt new skills and feel I have gained confidence!
HF [Sept 2019]
This was a first class. The whole day was full-on enjoyment. Learnt loads from a top notch chef. Will be back to do more courses. Thank you
KM [Mar 2018]
The Ashburton School is a really professional outfit that gets the level of teaching just right, with excellent guidance for everyone whatever their level of experience.
FR [July 2019]
“All levels of skill catered for!”
From the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Even though we all come with varying levels of cooking skills it never appears to matter, so no one feels out of place or left behind. I thoroughly recommend this cookery school for those who want to impress yourself and friends or even those who want to become the next Masterchef champion!
SAS [May 2019]
“An excellent day”
An excellent day where I gained knowledge and skills that will give me more confidence when I do my next dinner party!
BL [Sept 2018]
“What a fantastic day! ”
What a fantastic day! From start to finish we were taught and entertained to the highest level, the Chef and Chef Assistant were fabulous. Would recommend to anyone who wants to take their cooking skills to new heights!
LC [Aug 2018]
“What a brilliant gift”
I had such a good time. What a brilliant gift from my husband. The courses were informative, chefs and staff friendly and the food was delicious.
BW [Aug 2018]
“Such a great day”
Thanks for such a great day. Tutor was excellent - supportive, answered all questions and gave extra tips and advice. I feel empowered to try some of my new skills again and will be very likely to return to improve in other areas!
SO [June 2018]
“So enjoyable and interesting ”
I just attended the dinner party course last weekend and wanted to say a massive thank you to Phil, who made it so enjoyable and interesting. Really good to have loads of practical tips and a good laugh all through the day. There is a lot I will take away from that day.
JT [June 18]
“ Really great fun”
Dinner parties course - amazed by what we produced in a short space of time - really great fun - impressed with ourselves!
KD [Dec 17]
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the pace in which the course ran. Excellent
JM [Dec 17]
“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.