“Thoroughly enjoyed my Indian cookery 1 day course”
Thoroughly enjoyed my Indian cookery 1 day course. Darren is a great chef and an excellent teacher. He was very knowledgeable and explained and showed us everything step by step. It was so nice that we had Tom to do all the washing up for us. I learnt a lot and feel a lot more confident using spices some I had never heard of before! Even if I do say so myself the food that I took home was delicious. Looking forward to practicing what I learnt. Looking forward to doing another course very soon.
NC [June 2022]
“We thoroughly enjoyed the one day Indian Cookery class.”
We thoroughly enjoyed the one day Indian Cookery class. This is my second time at the school and I will definitely be returning. Our teacher Alan was highly competent and ensured that we all were fully involved in the experience. I would like to pass on my thanks to him for making the day so memorable. As a teacher of over 40 years experience I felt that he had a very relaxed and empathetic touch which made us all feel relaxed and valued. I took our dishes home and the whole family thoroughly enjoyed sampling the fruits of the day's cooking.
TY [May 2022]
“ Informative, enjoyable, fun and extremely professionally presented.”
We attended your one day Indian cookery course, hosted by chef Alan. We found the whole experience thoroughly informative, enjoyable, fun and extremely professionally presented. We would highly recommend this school. Catriona Pitchforth & Chris Bendall
CP&CB [May 2022]
“A truly enjoyable and informative day”
A truly enjoyable and informative day in a purpose built kitchen. We have just devoured the Indian curries we produced and they were delicious. Thanks again to Alan, our approachable and knowledgeable tutor, and his support staff.
JO [May 2022]
“Enjoyable and informative. ”
Enjoyable and informative. Alan is a first rate teacher!
GB [May 2022]
“Thank you so much for an excellent day”
Thank you so much for an excellent day. The school is extremely professional and of a very high standard . Allan was superb, very clear, engaging and made sure everyone felt confident and comfortable. I plan to return to do some other courses.
ET [May 2022]
“Fantastic day from start to finish”
This Indian cookery course was a fantastic day from start to finish. All the staff were considerate and helpful. A good welcome and explanation of the day was given before moving in to the kitchen. Chef Alan was brilliant. Patient and giving good explanation and advice. I attended with my sister and we can't wait to book another course in the future.
SB [Apr 2022]
A great day, lovely atmosphere, great instruction from Allen and great food at the end of the day. Thanks
DW [April 2022]
“Friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.”
I have been on courses previously and came back for a weekend, the teacher (Alan) was great, the kitchen areas are well laid out, the staff on hand to help supervise and wash up was amazing, Adrian was a star. Reception staff very helpful and friendly.
LL [July 2020]
“The Chefs Are All So Knowledgeable”
Always a pleasure learning in an Ashburton cookery school kitchen! The chefs are all so knowledgeable and have a very good method of teaching and making everybody feel a part of the class!
JP [July 2019]
“Great Quality of Food and Well Worth the Money. ”
I did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed, it was a great experience. Great quality of food and well worth the money. I can’t wait to come again but the choice is hard as there are so many I would like to do
BF [June 2019]
“Slick, professional, friendly”
Slick, professional, friendly - just absolutely adored it! A day I will never forgot! Such a professional, friendly environment, but so laid back and fun too! 110% will be back!
ED [June 2019]
“Can't wait to come again!”
I did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed, it was a great experience. Great quality of food and well worth the money. I can't wait to come again!
BF [June 2019]
“A fantastic experience”
A fantastic experience that has given me the confidence to go on and produce delicious Indian food. The family were well impressed with the contents of my doggy bags that night.
GL [May 2019]
Super one day course on Indian cooking. Well structured, great pace and thoroughly enjoyable.
RE [Aug 2018]
Our tutor explained and demonstrated everything so well and he made all of the recipes so easy to follow. Excellent tutor and great day. Wonderful experience far more than I expected.
BB [Feb 2018]
“Nothing was too much trouble”
Every aspect leading up to the course was excellent and the welcome I received was warm and friendly. Couldn't have asked for any more. Tutors were friendly, approachable and accommodated all our needs and learning styles. Tutors answered all questions with comprehensive knowledge, and nothing was too much trouble.
MP [Feb 2018]
“From booking to completing the course every aspect was first class.”
Attended the one day intermediate Indian course at Ashburton cookery school and wasn’t sure what to expect. I can honestly say from booking to completing the course every aspect was first class. The staff are incredible knowledgeable and friendly. The facilities are excellent and it is the perfect learning environment. The pace and content of the course were also excellent, and the food we produced was amazing. I can’t recommend the school enough and have already planned my next visit.
MP [Feb 18]
“Highly recommended. ”
Learning from a professional makes all the difference from simple things like using a knife to understanding seasoning and flavouring. Highly recommended.
AC [Oct 17]
If you want to cook and experience real home cooked Indian food come on this course - absolutely brilliant.
TF [Aug 17]
“the day was both enjoyable and really informative”
Recently attended the Authentic Indian one day course. The tutor was excellent and the day was both enjoyable and really informative. The dishes I took home were extremely well received. Can't wait to try the More Authentic Indian course.
DS [Aug 2016]
“Absolutely fantastic. ”
Absolutely fantastic. A truly great way to spend a day and to learn how to cook!
TO [Nov 2015]
“I thoroughly enjoyed it all.”
overall the whole experience was first class. I thoroughly enjoyed it all.
JM [Nov 2015]
“A very enjoyable course.”
A very enjoyable course. This was my 3rd course in total and all have been great fun and I have learned loads, thank you. The organisation is great and all the staff are really friendly and efficient. Hoping to be back later in the year for more.
Jo [April 2014]
“A very good and enjoyable learning experience”
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the 'Authentic Indian Extra' course. I haven't been to the School before and I have to say it was extremely personable and professional, right from the moment I walked in the front door, to the time I left.
The facilities are very impressive and the attitude of every member of staff I came across was very friendly and helpful, and I came away feeling that the whole ethos of the School was centred on giving me and my co students a very good and enjoyable learning experience. As a student, it was really clear to me that the whole experience and operation had been well thought through and the attention to detail was very clear to see - the way my bench and equipment was cleaned up and restocked happened in a seamless way - the whole team in the kitchen were really good, and I thought an absolute credit to The School.
Our chef tutors for the day, made the day highly enjoyable and they had so much to impart which they did in a very professional, interesting, relaxed and well paced way, and not without a sense of humour!
Many thanks to you and the team for giving me a great experience - I learnt 'lots
SM [Mar 2012]