Ashburton Cookery School
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Canapes (Half-Day)

Ashburton Cookery School

Canapes (Half-Day)

Canapes are perfect for any occasion and our fun half-day course course will teach you to create some mouth-watering delights that are sophisticated yet quick and easy to make. Perfect if you host informal drinks parties or even corporate events.

You will make 6 different types of canapes, both hot and cold. All the canapes will be made from scratch and you will be able to take home a total of over 50 canapes.

Typical Recipes

New Menu

  • Vine cherry tomatoes filled with peppered goats cheese and basil
  • Chorizo and prawn skewers with Aioli
  • Oriental pork spring rolls
  • Devon blue cheese and thyme parmiers
  • Smoked salmon with horseradish, beetroot and lemon
  • Lamb and feta balls

Half Day Course Format

Our half-day courses are a great way to learn a particular culinary skill that you will use for life. During a morning or afternoon session you will enjoy around 3 hours of in-depth, hands-on learning with our experienced chef tutors focussing on one skill.

There is no lunch/dinner on these courses but you will leave with the dishes that you have prepared during the course.

Common Questions

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 won't sit down for a meal with this course, but instead you will take away all the delicious items you have made.

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.