Join us to explore the heart and soul of French cookery. There are few more enjoyable dining experiences than those found at an authentic French bistro where you can enjoy simple dishes in a relaxed setting.
On this course we will be learning classic bistro recipes from different regions of this great, gastronomic nation.
We will be enjoying tasting plates of each regional dish that you have learned to cook as we move through the course, and you will taste a delicious Bouillabaisse and take home fresh crusty baguette that you will have learnt to make yourself.
At the end of this highly practical, but fun day of cookery, you will have learned some classic French recipes and an appreciation of this magnificent cuisine.
From Poitou-Charentes (West)
Mussels steamed with white wine and garlic with freshly made baguette.
From Comte (Swiss border)
Saucisson de Morteau
Smoked regional sausage with new potatoes and tarragon salad
From Marseille (Provence/South East)
Fish stew with rouille, croutons and gruyere cheese
From Parisienne (Central)
Bavette Frite Bordelaise
Flank steak with shallots, smoked bacon and red wine
From Normandy (North West)
Tarte Tatin Apple
Upside-down apple tart with calvados caramel and vanilla ice cream
We are providing a Reschedule Guarantee, so if you feel unwell or need to self-isolate - or are from a high-risk group - contact us with 24 hours notice and you will be able to reschedule to another course date of your choice. Courses are currently postponed until June 2020 but this guarantee will apply to future courses Click here for more details
In the event we are unable to deliver the course, you will be able to reschedule your course to a later date.
You will enjoy a sit-down lunch featuring what you have cooked in the morning session along with a glass of wine. Weekend courses (Saturdays) and 5 day courses (on Monday to Thursday) have the option of sit down early evening meal, or you may take-away what you make to enjoy at home.
Note: On certain courses such as Breadmaking, Chocolate Making we will provide a Buffet lunch.
All of our courses are highly practical and you will spend 90% of your time in the kitchen learning and cooking. We maximise your quality learning time by taking care of time-consuming tasks such as weighing and assembling ingredients and washing up.
This course is at an Intermediate Level. Aimed at the typical home cook. These courses will build your confidence in all areas of the kitchen. You should be familiar with common cookery concepts such as frying, baking, grilling and be able to follow a recipe. No other special skills are required.
The minimum age to take this course is 18 years old unless otherwise specified.
You will need to tell us about any food allergies or special diets at the time of
booking. Whilst the course content will stay the same, we will always try and
accommodate your requirements with substitutions and alternatives.
We are very familiar with common food allergies and regularly welcome coeliacs, vegetarians and those with gluten-free, dairy-free or religious diets on our courses. Please contact the Customer Service team who will be able to advise you further.
You need to wear sensible footwear with non-slip soles and covered toes. Long hair needs
to be tied back; we advise wearing comfortable clothes and not your best outfit. We also
recommend wearing trousers.
You don't need to bring anything else with you since everything else is provided. If you wish to bring some containers to take away food you may, but recyclable boxes are provided.
You will receive a Certificate from the Ashburton Cookery School upon completion of this course.
Yes, we have two kitchens that are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
We source as many ingredients from ethical, local suppliers within a 25 mile radius of the cookery school as possible.
All our fish, poultry, meat and dairy is sourced from local producers as well as vegetables and English fruit.
We will always prioritise locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and recipes where possible.