“Excellent day of bread making with Michael.”
As someone who bakes sourdough regularly I was unsure whether the course would be suitable for me but I needn't have worried. I learnt so much about different flour types and dough hydration and also expanded my repertoire to include yeasted loafs, soda bread and focaccia. Michael tailored his teaching to all participants (from absolute beginners, who had never baked bread before at all) and made the day interesting and enjoyable. So whether you're new to baking or just want to learn some skills to improve, I would highly recommend the course. Thank you to the organisers, kitchen team and Michael.
JW [May 2022]
I had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting day. I couldn't fault the class and came back with lots of delicious bread. First class!
KH [May 2022]
“ Thank you to Alan!”
I just wanted to say thank you to Alan and the team at the cookery school. My experience on the bread-making day was absolutely fantastic. I left feeling completely inspired and more confident in the processes and methods around the different bread types. The course was brilliantly designed and expertly led by Alan who was not only a master in his field, but a very good educator and made sure we understood the processes. He was approachable and seemed happy to answer questions and engage in conversations. I have had just the best day. thank you so much. Zac Gribble
EG [April 2022]
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course”
The staff at the Ashburton Cookery School I found to be pleasant and professional. The Bread making course I attended was aimed at those, like myself, with little or no experience. I came away with the knowledge and the confidence (and passion?) to make more bread - so my mission was accomplished! I am happy to recommend the course to others who want to learn from scratch, or polish up on their existing skills. Ashburton Cookery School was everything I had expected, and more than I had hoped it would be!
JB [Aug 2020]
“Our confidence has risen hugely (like our dough!)”
After a long time waiting, because of Lockdown, we eventually got to enjoy our Bread-making course. First off, the changes they have had to implement because of Covid have clearly been thought through very carefully, and also work well. But, much more importantly, the course itself. What an absolute delight! My husband and I attended the course, and, although I have made bread before, he hadn't. We both learned so much, and our confidence has risen (like our doughs) hugely. The chef, Ross, was great � teaching all of us, but also constantly giving individual attention. He made it fun too � which always helps. I can�t believe how much we got through, and also how much we brought back home with us! For us, this was what we call a �treasure box moment� � something we know we will enjoy the memory of for the rest of our lives.
NI [Aug 2020]
“Great! Really enjoyed it - looking to book again soon!”
Great knowledge & enthusiasm! Excellent training in all respects, would recommend Ashburton Cookery School 100%!!
A.O [Mar 2019]
“Delivered to a very high standard”
I love cooking and have been already to 3 courses at Ashburton before. They are all delivered at a very high standard. The best thing is that you can subsequently practice the new skills in your kitchen and enjoy fantastic food with your friends. This is a good level of cooking course where I have learnt so much. The people are very friendly with professionals to show you the ropes
SV [Oct 2019]
“Wouldn't hesitate to recommend”
I was a bit nervous beforehand but needn't have been, it was a very relaxed environment and I felt able to ask questions freely. Our tutor explained and demonstrated everything very well and gave everyone individual attention. Great experience, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
MR [Sept 2018]
“Really enjoyable day”
Had a really enjoyable day and learnt lots, can't wait to be able to use these skills at home. We had a great teacher, he answered any questions and made us all laugh, he helped make our day a great one. The amount of bread I came home with was great too! I left wanting to come back and do another course.
NB [Aug 2018]
“Well worth it”
Well worth it. Such a great day. Our Chef was fantastic, very helpful and friendly.
KM [Aug 2018]
“Ashburton is the one I would always recommend”
I've been to a few different cookery schools and Ashburton is the one I would always recommend. Our tutor was very friendly, clear and knowledgeable. Really good recipes, top tips given throughout.
This is my 4th course and will happily do more!
SH [May 2018]
A great tutor, explained the steps very clearly with great demonstrations too. Very helpful with lots of top tips!
Have already recommended to friends.
BJ [May 2018]
The teaching, information and help given made the whole experience of learning a joy. Loved it!
MC [April 2018]
“Real sense of achievement”
I really enjoyed the course. I learned new skills, liked the recipes and had a real sense of achievement at the end of the day.
Our chef gave us clear directions and was always there to give encouragement.
FS [April 2018]
Wonderful course, great value for money!
LH [April 2018]
Simply outstanding. Could not fault the whole day!
TW [Feb 2018]
Very impressed with the quality and structure of the day and the professionalism of the tutor. A most enjoyable day, including taking home lots of bread for the family and the skills and knowledge to carry on baking at home.
SG [Feb 18]
“So many breads in six hours!”
I didn't know one could make so many breads in six hours! Fabulous fast paced way to learn new skills and have fun
AD [Aug 17]
“A comprehensive breadmaking course with Phil which took me from never having made bread to having confidence to have a go at home too. ”
AW [Aug 17]
“full of good advice”
A very informative and practical experience, without stiff formality; full of good advice and everyday skills needed for home bread making. Had a great time and have been able to take the skills forward in my own kitchen
MK [May 17]
“The whole experience at Ashburton Cookery School is as good as it gets.”
The whole experience at Ashburton Cookery School is as good as it gets. My wife & I have completed a number of various courses and each one has been taught with skill, expert knowledge and consideration for those being taught. The amount you can learn from a day course is truly amazing. The facilities at the school are purpose built and carefully designed and this is a gorgeous part of Devon - I know because I live here.
TM [Mar 17]
“I would recommend this course to anyone.”
Although I can cook I had never baked bread before and I was a concerned that a course would be a little too advanced for me. I needn't have worried this course was fantastic, the chefs were brilliant and I had a wonderful day. I would recommend this course to anyone. You will definitely be able to bake many types of bread with confidence when finished.
BC [Jan 17]
Best gift ever! Cannot wait to sign up for another course :-)
SW [Feb 2016]
I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I feel that i have been given the confidence and basic knowledge to push my skills. The class has taught me to persevere with my bread making and not give up at the first hurdle. Its taught me that often little mistakes can be rectified. I now know what to look for with my dough consistency and how to get there. I'm looking forward to booking my next course with you.
HB [Feb 2016]
It was absolutely a brilliant day and I really enjoyed every minute of the course. The tips given out by the chef were very useful and have been written down, as I do have senior moments. Thank you very much Chef.
RM [Feb 2016]
“Course was excellent”
Course was excellent, I was amazed at how much we achieved in one day. Great day, learned an enormous amount about bread making. Has inspired me to throw away the bread maker and start making it by hand!
JP [Jan 2016]
The course was everything and more than I'd hoped for. Thank you.
KM [June 2015]
“I have been inspired.”
Thank you so much, I had a great time and I have been inspired.
AP [April 2015]
“Looking forward to my next course!”
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and Tom was very professional. Keep up the good work. Just looking forward to my next course!
Kathryn [June 2014]
Very enjoyable and interesting day.
Virginia [Mar 2014]
“Really enjoying the improvement in my baking skills”
I attended the Breadmaking course in Feb this year and I want to say how much I enjoyed it. I learnt so much and I am really enjoying the improvement in my baking skills. The instructors were really good and so informative and everyone made me feel welcome and put me at ease. I am much in demand with my family for fresh home baked bread-I just wish that I had a bigger oven! Again, thanks to all.
GS [Mar 2012]
“The course has inspired me”
I attended the Breadmaking Course run by Rob and just want how much I enjoyed it. My wife bought this as a Christmas present and as I am not really a cook (but can follow a recipe!) was not really looking forward to it but I have to say Rob was inspirational, all the baking turned out perfectly and I am now about to cook bread for the family so the course has inspired me - thanks.
WJ [Apr 2012]