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Essential Skills

13th January 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm£165 inc.

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Course Programme

A fun and informative course, designed specifically to build kitchen confidence and develop essential cookery skills.

This comprehensive 1 day experience is ideal for beginners and those possibly lacking in confidence.  It’s also a good match for those in need of inspiration or if you’re simply looking to develop cookery as a life skill, for greater independence and enjoyment.

£165.00Book now

Students watching demo with clip boards
If you are passionate about learning new skills and have a limited repertoire then this is a brilliant place to start. This cookery course attracts all types of students which creates a dynamic and exciting learning environment. There is also a fairly even mix of males and females too.

You’ll receive an introduction to the kitchen, appliances and utensils, advice on safe food-handling, fundamental knife skills and a wide range of cooking methods.

£165.00Book now

Vegetables in frying pan

Skills covered

  • Knife skills (basic)
  • Basic butchery
  • Cooking methods: sweating, simmering, caramelising, braising and baking
  • Seasoning and adjusting sauces
  • Accompaniments
  • Simple breads
  • Simple cakes
  • Organisational skills
  • Pairing flavours

Typical recipes covered:

  • Pancetta, Spring Onion & Potato Chowder
  • Malted Granary Bread
  • French-style Chicken
  • Quick Orange and Marmalade Cake

£165.00Book now

Leek chowder in white bowl

What’s Included

  • Beverages and biscuits from the bar
  • 75% hands-on practical cookery
  • Interactive demonstrations
  • Live feed TV screens to capture expert skills
  • Professional tuition and qualified advice
  • Sit-down lunches
  • Complimentary glass of wine (or non-alcoholic alternative)
  • Local Dorset ingredients
  • Use of WhitePepper training kitchen
  • No weighing up
  • No washing up
  • Colour recipe packs to take home
  • Certificates given on completion of the course

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a look at our FAQs before your visit. Here you’ll find useful tips on location, free parking and what to bring.


13th January 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 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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