“Had a smashing day.”
Had a smashing day. Darren was very informative, friendly and helpful. I would definitely choose to do another course .
PH [April 2022]
“ I recommend a course like this as a taster for home cooks”
Darren was an excellent tutor. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the 4 fish meals that we prepared. My wife loved the lemon sole that I took home (she has still to try the mackerel) and I enjoyed the praise for a job well done, cheers Darren. I recommend a course like this as a taster for home cooks and will hopefully be back wearing an apron again soon.
MA [April 2022]
“The Fish Course is Fantastic!”
I learned a proper life skill, we were taught lots of tips and tricks as well and lunch was lush! Loved the whole thing. Covid safety measures were really well executed. I felt like the course started quickly which was perfect and we learned so many new skills! Fish was all fresh and recipes were tasty
D.H [Aug 2020]
“Ready to show off new skills”
Prior to the course, I had little experience of cooking fish and seafood. I am now looking forward to showing off new skills!
SM [May 2019]
“A fantastic day!”
A fantastic day learning new skills and technique, the tutor was great and made learning very easy, I came away with a greater understanding of knife and cooking skills. Well worth the money!
AW [Mar 2019]
“I learnt a lot”
Excellent fish cookery skills day. Well organised and very professional. I learnt a lot.
GB [Sept 2018]
“Excellently presented course”
An excellently presented course making difficult and challenging recipes easy to replicate. Already booked my next course!
EH [Aug 2018]
“Thoroughly enjoyed the day!”
Ingredients were very fresh and the chef tutor was very knowledgeable, he spent sufficient time with each of us to ensure we were confident with using our new found techniques. Thoroughly enjoyed the day! Can't wait to sign up for another course.
GS [June 2018]
“Absolutely fantastic in every way”
Best day cooking ever. Everyone was so helpful and clear in their advice. I learned lots, including some great tips. The day was absolutely fantastic in every way and will definitely go for another course in the future. I would totally recommend the school to anyone.
SM [Feb 2018]
“Most enjoyable experience.”
We had an excellent tutor who made everything look so easy. It was the first time I had skinned/filleted fish or prepared a lobster which was all quite daunting but our chef showed us in manageable stages and with his expert guidance I did it! I was so pleased and felt I had achieved so much. We covered many techniques and I learned a lot. It was really informative and enjoyable, a super day and most enjoyable experience. I can't wait to come back again.
EH [Jan 2018]
“I will be back for another course ”
I was given the Seafood and Fish course for a present. I can cook fairly well but was a bit nervous. No need to have been. The Chef tutors were incredibly experienced but were not overpowering at all. I learned loads and would totally recommend Ashburton Cookery School to anyone. I will be back for another course
SM [Feb 18]
“ I cannot wait. ”
Having been on a one-day course, I wonder how much I will get from the two day course? I cannot wait.
DW [Feb 18]
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
I was apprehensive as I am useless in the kitchen and I was on my own. However, most people were on their own and the tutors were so encouraging, attentive and kind that I felt no pressure as I learned new skills. The food was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
ED [Dec 17]
“Intense but so enjoyable.”
The fish and seafood course was intense but so enjoyable. I was able to create similar dishes to our chef Lee and use the skills he had taught for preparation and cooking of each dish. I went home feeling that I could achieve the same results in my own kitchen.
DW [Oct 17]
“Engaging, informative, encouraging”
Fantastic day on the Fish & Seafood one-day course. Our Chef, Rob, was brilliant: engaging, informative, encouraging and (naturally) very skilled. Our son, daughter and daughter-in-law bought this for me a birthday gift and my husband decided to tag along! Can't recommend this place enough. We love food and think that we know a fair amount but we learned new skills and some great tips. We can't wait to try another course - we're hooked. Big thanks too to the two lovely KPs who worked hard behind the scenes clearing up the mess we made!
JE [Sept 17]
“Outstanding is the only word I can think of to sum up the experience”
Outstanding is the only word I can think of to sum up the experience I had at Ashburton Cookery School. From the moment I arrived to taking the most delicious food, cooked by me! It was an experience I shall never forget. A high level of professionalism and care throughout was maintained with ease, and nothing was overlooked, or too much trouble. You really were made to feel like you were being looked after, at the same time shown how to learn skills that you thought you would never master. I can't thank you enough for an amazing experience and would be delighted to book onto another course and do it all again!
AMN [Sept 17]
“If you are thinking of trying one of the courses at Ashburton - do it. ”
If you are thinking of trying one of the courses at Ashburton - do it. Excellent tuition in a relaxed environment. It will just reinforce the fun of cooking for you and provide you with great skills that will impress your family and friends.
HP [Aug 17]
A wonderful, homely environment to learn some essentials skills in the supportive hands of expert chefs, who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and so helpful
RC [Aug 17]
“Thoroughly recommend this school.”
Thoroughly recommend this school. Very welcoming, very well run and skills and knowledge teaching is excellent. I am not a cook, but turned out some good dishes, and enjoyed myself as well!
DB [July 17]
“Chefs with a real passion”
Fantastic course, taught by chefs with a real passion for what they do. You learn so much without even realising. Definitely surpassed my expectations. Thank you
JJ [June 17]
“ Can't wait to attend a different course. ”
I attended the fish and seafood course, which was excellent, our tutor Stuart was very informative and he gave us lots of helpful tips and advice. The course was very relaxed and friendly and I would definitely recommend it. Can't wait to attend a different course.
MP [May 17]
The fish cookery course was an amazing experience
RT [April 17]
“I came away inspired”
I learnt many new skills, over and above the recipes, in a welcoming and comfortable item. I came away inspired to those newfound skills into practice and will be back to learn some more.
IR [April 17]
“Couldn't fault a single thing.”
Fantastic experience on the fish and seafood one day course. Couldn't fault a single thing. Thank you.
GK [Feb 17]
“Ashburton Cookery School will guide you”
If you are unsure in the kitchen or want to take your skills to the next level, Ashburton Cookery School will guide you - a good ratio of tutor to students and an even better ratio of learning to eating.
DB [Jan 17]
“I now feel confident”
My boyfriend came to do the Intermediate course and I decided to do the 1 day fish & seafood event. He was a raving fan of his course, where I was not so sure what to expect. From the moment I was welcomed in reception to the help from Mark the kitchen porter, and Chef Stuart's explanations and help, I now feel confident to use the skills learnt on the day. The quality of ingredients were first class and the facilities excellent. Chef was so enthusiastic about food and cooking he couldn't help but share many more hints and tips: from grating a lemon to making home made fish stock, this is one course that I know I will use what I've learnt time and time again. I am sure I will be back again...
LB [Aug 2016]
“I learned such a lot”
This is the second day course I have been on. Both were so enjoyable and I learned such a lot. The facilities are amazing and the chef tutors skilled, knowledgeable, passionate and put their points so clearly. The whole class appeared to have such a great time we were only quiet when we were eating the results of the lessons. Thank you all very much.
PC [Aug 2016]
Tastes, techniques & tips, I learnt many in a well structured and enjoyable day.
VP [Sept 2016]
“I had so much fun”
I had so much fun, I'll definitely be coming back soon.
MT [Nov 2015]
“enjoyable and informative experience”
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and have already recommended your courses to friends and given them details of your courses until October. many thanks for such an enjoyable and informative experience.
NB [May 2015]
“I really enjoyed the course”
Overall I really enjoyed the course, thought the tutor was excellent, gained new skills and left with the motivation to cook fish.
DG [Feb 2015]
“Enjoyed the day”
My husband and I really enjoyed the day and gained a lot from it. Our tutor Tom was great - very knowledgeable and easy to listen to.
DH [Nov 2014]
“A wonderful antidote!”
It's a brilliant school and we should rave about it! I have a highly stressful job and this was a wonderful antidote ! Rees was excellent too!
DB [May 2014]
My husband gave the course to me as a present and I'd recommend this as an idea for anyone who likes cooking.The whole experience was excellent. Thank you.
MS [May 2014]
“Impressed with the quality of your courses”
I remain very impressed with the quality of your courses, they are always of a high standard and the chefs are always really enthusiastic about what they are teaching us.
Pam [Mar 2014]
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience: my head is still buzzing from it all. The chef team all worked really hard to make it a professionally run but fun experience. Seamless. Am already saving up for the next course!
Christina [Mar 2014]