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Essential Skills

5th March 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm£150 inc.

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Suitable for anyone who wants to improve their overall cooking skills.

£150.00Book now

This 75% hands-on course is designed specifically to build kitchen confidence and essential cookery skills with Chef Luke, who was finalist for Best Tutor at British Cookery School Awards 2014.

This comprehensive one-day practical course is perfect for beginners and those looking to develop life skills for greater independence.

Students watching cookery demo

If you are passionate about learning new skills and have a limited repertoire then this is a brilliant place to start. You’ll receive an introduction to the kitchen, appliances and utensils, advice on safe food handling, fundamental knife skills and a wide range of cookery methods for practical application.

We will quickly put you at ease and help unlock your potential during your time with us, by explaining step-by-step and coaching you along the way.

Skills covered:

  • Fundamental knife skills (basic)
  • Chopping skills
  • Basic butchery
  • Cooking methods: sweating, simmering, caramelising, braising and baking
  • Seasoning and adjusting sauces
  • Accompaniments
  • Making and baking a simple bread
  • Making, baking and icing a simple cake

Recipes covered:

  • Bacon, Leek and Potato Chowder
  • Granary Bread
  • French-style Chicken
  • Orange and Marmalade Cake

Students eating lunch

This 1 day course includes:

  • Expert tuition and advice throughout
  • 75% Practical experience on behalf of the student
  • Short cookery skills demonstrations
  • Take-home recipe packs
  • Hot and cold refreshments from the bar (including freshly baked biscuits)
  • Informal lunch, enjoying dishes you have created in the morning.

This course is suitable for the amateur and enthusiast.

£150.00Book now

Take a look at our FAQs which include useful tips.

“Wonderful host/tutor. Delicious recipes, lovely new ideas to try at home. Thank you.” 
C. James

“A very interesting and enjoyable experience with an inspiring tutor.”
P. Sclater

“Very friendly, interesting, learnt a lot and would love to come back.”
M. Linley-Adams

“A really enjoyable group activity. Inspiring tutor and facilities very good.”
P. Butterworth


5th March 2016
10:00 am - 3:15 pm
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WhitePepper Chef Academy
+44 (0) 1202280050


WhitePepper Chef Academy
Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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