A well planned out day for the patisserie novice or 'home cook'. Ingredients top notch. I now have new best friends I never new I had with the goodies I brought home.
GB [June 2019]
“Stacked Full of Content”
The Patisserie course exceeded my expectations in content, tuition and customer service. Having not done a cooking course before I was nervous beforehand but at every step was put at ease. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone keen to improve their skills in cooking as it was stacked full of content and the chef was knowledgable and accessible in his approach to teaching.
AH [May 2019]
“Always a warm welcome”
This was my third visit to Ashburton Cookery School. My daughter and I love coming! Always a warm welcome, good solid advice from the tutor chefs, excellent recipes ....amazing!
EH [Sept 2018]
“Book a course now!”
I've completed many courses with you now and have never been disappointed! From start to finish everything is always excellent! Looking forward to booking my next one. Book a course now! You won't be disappointed!
HP [Sept 2018]
“Really pleased with the whole experience”
Well structured, full packed, well paced course. Chef giving constant advice and tricks of the trade. Really pleased with the whole experience. Made to feel at ease straight away and seemed to cater for everybody's individual pace. Thank you so much.
SM [Aug 2018]
Our tutor was fantastic! He shared so much of his knowledge and expertise with us to ensure we all had a very successful day. Such an encouraging manner and lots of individual help. This was my 4th course at Ashburton and always well worth making the journey. The course was excellent for refreshing existing skills and giving me my confidence back with techniques. I now have renewed confidence to use the skills learned for lots of fabulous patisserie creations. I will definitely be using the recipes from the course too as they are so easy to follow and our chef tutor gave us so many hints and tips to ensure success every time. Thank you for a great day. Fabulous!
JM [July 2018]
“Our tutor was fantastic”
Loved the course. The hands on aspect was brilliant and loved how much we managed to do in just one day. Our tutor was fantastic and really helpful.
NL [Feb 2018]
“I really enjoyed this course”
The tutor had an excellent and pleasant manner which made one feel at ease and allowed me to learn easily. His knowledge and professional background were excellent. I really enjoyed this course, and can't thank you enough.
CT [Jan 2018]
“Hungry for more! ”
Probably the best experience gift I have received! Lovely, knowledgeable and friendly staff, I came away having learnt lots of new skills and hungry for more!
AO [Feb 18]
“Wow, not often one gets the opportunity to be taught by ... ”
Wow, not often one gets the opportunity to be taught by a professional chef that formerly worked for the Savoy Group! Colin explains everything in an easy-going style & ensured it was both a great day out and a terrific learning experience. I was being taught all the techniques that a top London chef would employ. I really learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
CT [Jan 18]
“Thanks for a great day”
A fun filled day, an excellent learning experience with the added joy of proudly taking all my patisserie treats home to share with my family and friends. Thanks for a great day
JC [May 17]
“Will definitely be back.”
I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I enjoyed the chance to learn from a professional chef without once feeling intimidated or patronised. Everything was geared towards making it the best it could be for us as participants - the surroundings, hosting, food and the whole learning experience. Will definitely be back.
LS [Aug 2016]
Great experience. Learnt a lot.
HB [Sept 2016]
I attended with a friend and we loved the patisserie course. It pushed us both in terms of prepping lots of different pastries, timing, staying focused! Great that the dishes were taken and re-appeared clean! Thanks
S [April 2016]
really enjoyed the whole day felt completely indulgent and a real treat
SH [Oct 2015]
Great course, great venue & great tutor. Definitely coming back.
RN [May 2015]
“Excellent experience. ”
Excellent experience. It was a great day, met lots of people and the teaching was fantastic!
AM [Jan 2015]
“Have used the skills learned many times since”
Loved my day there and have used the skills learned many times since, which is the true test of its success. Would never have thought of using a paintbrush as a pastry brush - much better and its this sort of tip that's really useful. I cook a lot at home but never bothered with patisserie before as too many stages and fiddly, but learning that it can be done over days was a real bonus.
JL [jan 2014]
“The course was inspiring!”
This was the best of the 4 courses I have done at Ashburton. Both my sister and I came away thinking what a great day we'd had. The course was inspiring and we have taken away a lot of ideas for future cooking. One of the main things it showed me was that patisserie is not as difficult as I thought and that it is something I can do at home on my own. Many thanks from us both to Phil and Adrian for their friendliness, support and knowledge.
Val [April 2014]
“The facilities were excellent”
The greeting I received from the front desk upon my arrival was very welcoming. The facilities were excellent and I did not see anything that I would want to change. I was very impressed by how well the kitchen was run. The whole operation was very slick helped in a huge part by the two gentleman helping with running the kitchen. I don't know what I was expecting but it was a far better experience than I expected.
Louise [Mar 2014]