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January 2019

Culinary Arts Silver Certificate

January 28 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£3180.00 1 ticket left

Launch Your Culinary Career, with Confidence! The Culinary Arts Silver Certificate is a four week intermediate level culinary programme for those who already have a foundation of culinary skills and knowledge. There is exposure to more unusual ingredients and techniques as well as two  provenance trips included. There is a greater focus on refinement and the art of plating. Prospects for graduates at this level are excellent and enabled by our unique 3 years career support  This culinary training course remains a…

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February 2019

Vegetarian

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 5 tickets left

  Course Programme Flexitarianism - eating predominantly but not exclusively vegetarian is one of the trends of of the moment according to World Foods. We're all aware that eating responsibly is good for our planet, animals and our own health and this short course is a good excuse to focus on the wealth and variety of veggies. Indeed this course is all about simple, modern, seasonal recipes. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark…

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Food Business Start-up

February 25 @ 9:30 am - March 1 @ 4:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
£485.00 12 tickets left

Unleash Your Business Potential Are you launch ready? Do you know how to test this? Get started now... Definition: A master class is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline — usually music, but also painting, drama, any of the arts, or on any other occasion where skills are being developed. This is not just a programme for the academic minded. The subject of food is both technical and creative and our food business masterclass mirrors this pattern. Involving a blend of sound business theory with…

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Dinner Party

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£79.00 3 tickets left

Join this hands-on evening course for an exciting three course dinner party, with top tips for presentation. Be inspired and find confidence in learning new skills under the expert instruction of the WhitePepper team. This course will help to keep you out of the kitchen when entertaining, allowing you more time with your guests. You'll complete a three course menu for two people which you can easily scale up for your entertaining needs. In addition we focus on hassle-free cooking techniques and help…

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March 2019

Day Boat Fish

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 8 tickets left

Course Programme Day Boat Fish is a hands on cookery course with former Michelin Star Chef Mark Treasure. A comprehensive day identifying fresh fish and preparing and cooking. Everything is local and sustainable from the Dorset and Devon coast. You will discover a great variety of techniques and skills and create lively dishes that are beautifully nutritious. There's always an appropriate nod to current trends. The proximity we have to The Jurassic Coast equips us with the advantage of the…

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Thai Cook

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 1 ticket left
Ginger, coriander and Thai ingredients

  Course Programme This Thai Cookery course has been designed specifically to avoid the more 'mainstream' recipes and unearth the authentic for those who want to immerse themselves in this popular cuisine. Learn to cook fragrant and healthy Thai food including snacks, soups, mains and a sweet pudding. We focus on the skills needed to match ingredients to create balance and maximum flavour. Once the preparation has been done the cookery can be relatively straight forward, making these recipes perfect for mid-week or…

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Beginner Cook

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£159.00 4 tickets left
Mushroom & pastry dish

Course Programme Our beginner course is designed specifically for those who haven't had much opportunity to cook before and for novices to develop kitchen confidence and practical cookery skills. Recipes are deconstructed into small and achievable activities, allowing you to cook with ease. WhitePepper's experienced and friendly team are available at every stage but you'll also learn a great deal from the cookery demonstrations. With plenty of time for Q&A, you'll quickly make sense of the recipe-steps and receive instant answers to your queries. If…

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Vegan & Raw

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 5 tickets left

  Course Programme This course is dedicated to a plant-based menu and follows the momentum for clean eating and the inclusion of superfoods into our diets. This course is all about simple and modern recipes with a nod toward sustainability and raw food. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark (1 Michelin Star), why not try your hand at some of our signature vegan recipes... Skills Covered Raw food recipes Balancing flavours and textures…

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Culinary Arts Bronze Award

March 11 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£2475.00 7 tickets left

Reach Your Potential, Fast! The Culinary Arts Bronze Award is a three week foundation programme popular with amateur cooks wanting to professionalise and develop their culinary knowledge in a concise way. The course addresses a broad range of classic and modern cookery techniques, using a wide variety of ingredients and local produce. There are many advantages in choosing WhitePepper Chef Academy not least working alongside a former Michelin star chef tutor and 3 years career support to alumni. This course remains a popular stepping…

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Bread at Bere Farm

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 1 ticket left
Student kneading dough on table

Course Programme This popular course is held in the former commercial bakery at Bere Farm, now the training kitchen for WhitePepper Chef Academy and Cookery School. It dispels any myths surrounding the use of dried, fresh and wild yeasts (sourdough) with a thoroughly comprehensive hands-on workshop for each student. Five different breads are covered with dozens of loaves baked through the day and a bonus recipe to try at home. Skills Covered: Working with yeasts (dried, fresh, wild) Making, using…

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French Patisserie

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 2 tickets left
Selection of fresh French patisserie

Course Programme An insight into the art of French pastry. This challenging but achievable course will help develop a fine hand, patience and knowledge. Here we show you classical methods which will later allow you the freedom to develop your own ideas, styles and flair. Join us for this wonderful and rewarding experience to produce your very own box of beautiful patisserie, from scratch. Skills Covered Classical pastry techniques Fillings and glazes Piping skills Organisational skills Baking and finishing Professional decoration Types…

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Italian

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 7 tickets left

Course Programme Enjoy learning and practising, under the experienced guidance of our chef tutors, the fundamentals of this beloved and celebrated cuisine. Join us to create these Italian classics from scratch, including beetroot and spinach pasta using our secret dough recipe. Discover firsthand when it is important to use the right flour and how the fresh pasta dough should 'feel' during the various stages of production.  Try making authentic dough dumplings (Gnocchi), commonly used as a pasta replacement, first course or side dish. Additionally, learn to…

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April 2019

Authentic Indian

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 Sold out

Course Programme Spend the day with a professional chef unearthing the tips and tricks surrounding rich and vibrant Indian cuisine; including two authentic curries from scratch, using the tasty South-Asian cheese paneer, various sambals and how to make Bhature breads swell and puff-up as they cook. We take authentic curries and provide you with skills to be able to create a delicious variety of dishes quickly and consistently at home. This wasn't our most popular course in 2018 for nothing! Skills Covered: Exploring spices (blending) Indian Sambals Making fresh chutney…

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Knife Skills

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£79.00 1 ticket left
Chef chopping chives on a board

Course Programme Master the rudimentary and essential skills of knife maintenance and safety before learning how the professionals slice, dice and finely chop with such ease and without looking! During this 3 hour course, you'll learn which knives are recommended for which kitchen tasks and work through a variety of practical activities to develop and hone your skills. By observing the correct and various cutting techniques first hand, you'll be able to develop skill and speed in your cooking. You'll start by practicing on…

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Essential Skills

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£159.00 8 tickets left
Students on essential skills course

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. If you are passionate about learning new skills and have a limited repertoire then this is a brilliant place to start. This…

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Beside the Sea

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 10 tickets left
Multiple fresh fish in a grey box

Course Programme A comprehensive day preparing and cooking local (and sustainable) fish and shellfish. Our proximity to the Jurassic coast and relationships with the fishermen/merchants means that we're offered the wet fish before the London markets - at it's very freshest, normally within 24 hours of the catch. Do you know 'what to look for' when purchasing fish? Are you able to categorise fish correctly, to enable preparation? Do you know why it's advantageous to buy whole fish? Try your hand at cleaning, scaling, filleting, pin-boning,…

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Chef Skills

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 7 tickets left

Course Programme An inspirational and challenging cookery course which focuses on 'chef skills', working alongside Mark (1 Michelin Star), ideal for those cooks who already have a good skill-base. This day course focuses on no less than 20 key areas to help refine culinary skills.  Students will also understand the provenance of the ingredients, including source, storage/hanging times and preparation such as filleting and butchery. Skills Covered Advanced soups Foams Filleting Pickling vegetables Butchery Using a meat probe Refining dishes Advanced desserts Working…

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Vegetarian

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 8 tickets left

  Course Programme Flexitarianism - eating predominantly but not exclusively vegetarian is one of the trends of of the moment according to World Foods. We're all aware that eating responsibly is good for our planet, animals and our own health and this short course is a good excuse to focus on the wealth and variety of veggies. Indeed this course is all about simple, modern, seasonal recipes. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark…

Find out more »

Vegan & Raw

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 9 tickets left

  Course Programme This course is dedicated to a plant-based menu and follows the momentum for clean eating and the inclusion of superfoods into our diets. This course is all about simple and modern recipes with a nod toward sustainability and raw food. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark (1 Michelin Star), why not try your hand at some of our signature vegan recipes... Skills Covered Raw food recipes Balancing flavours and textures…

Find out more »

May 2019

Day Boat Fish

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 10 tickets left

Course Programme Day Boat Fish is a hands on cookery course with former Michelin Star Chef Mark Treasure. A comprehensive day identifying fresh fish and preparing and cooking. Everything is local and sustainable from the Dorset and Devon coast. You will discover a great variety of techniques and skills and create lively dishes that are beautifully nutritious. There's always an appropriate nod to current trends. The proximity we have to The Jurassic Coast equips us with the advantage of the…

Find out more »

Culinary Arts Bronze Award

May 7 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£2475.00 6 tickets left

Reach Your Potential, Fast! The Culinary Arts Bronze Award is a three week foundation programme popular with amateur cooks wanting to professionalise and develop their culinary knowledge in a concise way. The course addresses a broad range of classic and modern cookery techniques, using a wide variety of ingredients and local produce. There are many advantages in choosing WhitePepper Chef Academy not least working alongside a former Michelin star chef tutor and 3 years career support to alumni. This course remains a popular stepping…

Find out more »

Vegan & Raw

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 11 tickets left

  Course Programme This course is dedicated to a plant-based menu and follows the momentum for clean eating and the inclusion of superfoods into our diets. This course is all about simple and modern recipes with a nod toward sustainability and raw food. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark (1 Michelin Star), why not try your hand at some of our signature vegan recipes... Skills Covered Raw food recipes Balancing flavours and textures…

Find out more »

Bread at Bere Farm

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 9 tickets left
Student kneading dough on table

Course Programme This popular bread making course is held in the former commercial bakery at Bere Farm, now the training kitchen for WhitePepper Chef Academy and Cookery School. It dispels any myths surrounding the use of dried, fresh and wild yeasts with a thoroughly comprehensive hands-on workshop for each student. Five different breads are covered with dozens of loaves baked through the day and a bonus recipe to try at home. Skills Covered: Working with yeasts (dried, fresh, wild) Making,…

Find out more »

Italian

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 10 tickets left

Course Programme Enjoy learning and practising, under the experienced guidance of our chef tutors, the fundamentals of this beloved and celebrated cuisine. Join us to create these Italian classics from scratch, including beetroot and spinach pasta using our secret dough recipe. Discover firsthand when it is important to use the right flour and how the fresh pasta dough should 'feel' during the various stages of production.  Try making authentic dough dumplings (Gnocchi), commonly used as a pasta replacement, first course or side dish. Additionally, learn to…

Find out more »

Thai Cook

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 12 tickets left
Ginger, coriander and Thai ingredients

  Course Programme This Thai Cookery course has been designed specifically to avoid the more 'mainstream' recipes and unearth the authentic for those who want to immerse themselves in this popular cuisine. Learn to cook fragrant and healthy Thai food including snacks, soups, mains and a sweet pudding. We focus on the skills needed to match ingredients to create balance and maximum flavour. Once the preparation has been done the cookery can be relatively straight forward, making these recipes perfect for mid-week or…

Find out more »

June 2019

Beside the Sea

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 4 tickets left
Multiple fresh fish in a grey box

Course Programme A comprehensive day preparing and cooking local (and sustainable) fish and shellfish. Try your hand at cleaning, scaling, filleting, pin-boning, skinning, picking, shucking, scoring and trimming. We'll show you the techniques so that you can confidently cook from start to finish those dishes you've always admired. Our proximity to the Jurassic coast and relationships with the fishermen/merchants means that we're offered the wet fish before the London markets - at it's very freshest, normally within 24 hours of the catch. Do you know 'what…

Find out more »

Patisserie Masterclass

June 3 @ 9:30 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£775.00 11 tickets left

Our dedicated patisserie course is entirely inspired by the burgeoning trend for patisserie and an increasing appetite to create and bake at every level. This 5 day programme is an introduction to a selection of popular fine pastry techniques through a series of step-by-step and 1-2-1 tutorials. Suitable as a bite-size developmental course for industry professionals who have a gap in their knowledge and want to upskill quickly but also for enthusiastic and competent home bakers who wants to take…

Find out more »

Authentic Indian

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 3 tickets left

Course Programme Spend the day with a professional chef unearthing the tips and tricks surrounding rich and vibrant Indian cuisine; including two authentic curries from scratch, using the tasty South-Asian cheese paneer, various sambals and how to make Bhature breads swell and puff-up as they cook. We take authentic curries and provide you with skills to be able to create a delicious variety of dishes quickly and consistently at home. It wasn't our most popular course in 2018 for nothing! Skills Covered: Exploring spices (blending) Indian Sambals Making fresh chutney…

Find out more »

Dinner Party

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£79.00 10 tickets left

Join this hands-on evening course for an exciting three course dinner party, with top tips for presentation. Be inspired and find confidence in learning new skills under the expert instruction of the WhitePepper team. This course will help to keep you out of the kitchen when entertaining, allowing you more time with your guests. You'll complete a three course menu for two people which you can easily scale up for your entertaining needs. In addition we focus on hassle-free cooking techniques and help…

Find out more »

Chef Skills

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 9 tickets left

Course Programme An inspirational and challenging cookery course which focuses on 'chef skills', working alongside Mark (1 Michelin Star), ideal for those cooks who already have a good skill-base. This day course focuses on no less than 20 key areas to help refine culinary skills.  Students will also understand the provenance of the ingredients, including source, storage/hanging times and preparation such as filleting and butchery. Skills Covered Advanced soups Foams Filleting Pickling vegetables Butchery Using a meat probe Refining dishes Advanced desserts Working with…

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Intermediate Cookery

June 17 @ 9:30 am - June 21 @ 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£775 7 tickets left

Course Programme A highly informative, fun and sociable 5-day cookery course which covers all aspects of practical cookery. This course is popular with: Food enthusiasts Cooks wishing to build a robust repertoire As part of a cookery holiday/break Those seeking survival/life skills Lunch is provided each day and there is food to take away each evening. Find recommended accommodation here Continue reading for details of the 5-day programme... Course Details Recipes, Day 1 of 5 Chilled Gazpacho Soup Wholemeal Seeded…

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Knife Skills

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£79.00 12 tickets left
Chef chopping chives on a board

Course Programme Master the rudimentary and essential skills of knife maintenance and safety before learning how the professionals slice, dice and finely chop with such ease and without looking! During this 3 hour course, you'll learn which knives are recommended for which kitchen tasks and work through a variety of practical activities to develop and hone your skills. By observing the correct and various cutting techniques first hand, you'll be able to develop skill and speed in your cooking. You'll start by practicing on…

Find out more »

Beginner Cook

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£159.00 6 tickets left
Mushroom & pastry dish

Course Programme Our beginner course is designed specifically for those who haven't had much opportunity to cook before and for novices to develop kitchen confidence and practical cookery skills. Recipes are deconstructed into small and achievable activities, allowing you to cook with ease. WhitePepper's  experienced and friendly team are available at every stage but you'll also learn a great deal from the cookery demonstrations. With plenty of time for Q&A, you'll quickly make sense of the recipe-steps and receive instant answers to your queries. If you…

Find out more »

French Patisserie

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 13 tickets left
Selection of fresh French patisserie

Course Programme An insight into the art of French pastry. This challenging but achievable course will help develop a fine hand, patience and knowledge. Here we show you classical methods which will later allow you the freedom to develop your own ideas, styles and flair. Join us for this wonderful and rewarding experience to produce your very own box of beautiful patisserie, from scratch. Skills Covered Classical pastry techniques Fillings and glazes Piping skills Organisational skills Baking and finishing Professional decoration Types…

Find out more »

July 2019

Culinary Arts Bronze Award

July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£2475.00 4 tickets left

Reach Your Potential, Fast! The Culinary Arts Bronze Award is a three week foundation programme popular with amateur cooks wanting to professionalise and develop their culinary knowledge in a concise way. The course addresses a broad range of classic and modern cookery techniques, using a wide variety of ingredients and local produce. There are many advantages in choosing WhitePepper Chef Academy not least working alongside a former Michelin star chef tutor and 3 years career support to alumni. This course remains a popular stepping…

Find out more »

Thai Cook

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165.00 13 tickets left
Ginger, coriander and Thai ingredients

  Course Programme This new programme has been designed specifically to avoid the more 'mainstream' recipes and unearth the authentic for those who want to immerse themselves in this popular cuisine. Learn to cook fragrant and healthy Thai food including snacks, soups, mains and a sweet pudding. We focus on the skills needed to match ingredients to create balance and maximum flavour. Once the preparation has been done the cookery can be relatively straight forward, making these recipes perfect for mid-week or to…

Find out more »

Day Boat Fish

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£175.00 5 tickets left

  Course Programme Day Boat Fish is a hands on cookery course with former Michelin Star Chef Mark Treasure. A comprehensive day identifying fresh fish and preparing and cooking. Everything is local and sustainable from the Dorset and Devon coast. You will discover a great variety of techniques and skills and create lively dishes that are beautifully nutritious. There's always an appropriate nod to current trends. The proximity we have to The Jurassic Coast equips us with the advantage of…

Find out more »

Authentic Indian

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£175.00 5 tickets left

Course Programme Spend the day with a professional chef unearthing the tips and tricks surrounding this rich and vibrant cuisine; including two authentic curries from scratch, using the tasty South-Asian cheese paneer, various sambals and how to make Bhature breads swell and puff-up as they cook. We take authentic curries and provide you with skills to be able to create a delicious variety of dishes quickly and consistently at home. This wasn't our best selling course in 2018 for nothing! Skills Covered: Exploring spices (blending) Indian Sambals Making fresh chutney…

Find out more »

Essential Skills

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£159.00 11 tickets left
Students on essential skills course

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. If you are passionate about learning new skills and have a limited repertoire then this is a brilliant place to start. This…

Find out more »

Vegan & Raw

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165.00 10 tickets left

  Course Programme This course is dedicated to a plant-based menu and follows the momentum for clean eating and the inclusion of superfoods into our diets. This course is all about simple and modern recipes with a nod toward sustainability and raw food. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark (1 Michelin Star), why not try your hand at some of our signature vegan recipes... Skills Covered Raw food recipes Balancing flavours and textures…

Find out more »

Knife Skills

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£79.00 12 tickets left
Chef chopping chives on a board

Course Programme Master the rudimentary and essential skills of knife maintenance and safety before learning how the professionals slice, dice and finely chop with such ease and without looking! During this 3 hour course, you'll learn which knives are recommended for which kitchen tasks and work through a variety of practical activities to develop and hone your skills. By observing the correct and various cutting techniques first hand, you'll be able to develop skill and speed in your cooking. You'll start by practicing on…

Find out more »

August 2019

Patisserie Masterclass

August 5 @ 9:30 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£775.00 8 tickets left

Our dedicated patisserie course is entirely inspired by the burgeoning trend for patisserie and an increasing appetite to create and bake at every level. This 5 day programme is an introduction to a selection of popular fine pastry techniques through a series of step-by-step and 1-2-1 tutorials. Suitable as a bite-size developmental course for industry professionals who have a gap in their knowledge and want to upskill quickly but also for enthusiastic and competent home bakers who wants to take…

Find out more »

Chef Skills

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£165.00 9 tickets left

Course Programme An inspirational and challenging cookery course which focuses on 'chef skills', working alongside Mark (1 Michelin Star), ideal for those cooks who already have a good skill-base. This day course focuses on no less than 20 key areas to help refine culinary skills.  Students will also understand the provenance of the ingredients, including source, storage/hanging times and preparation such as filleting and butchery. Skills Covered Advanced soups Foams Filleting Pickling vegetables Butchery Using a meat probe Refining dishes Advanced desserts Working with…

Find out more »

September 2019

Culinary Arts Bronze Award

September 2 @ 9:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£2475.00 3 tickets left

Reach Your Potential, Fast! The Culinary Arts Bronze Award is a three week foundation programme popular with amateur cooks wanting to professionalise and develop their culinary knowledge in a concise way. The course addresses a broad range of classic and modern cookery techniques, using a wide variety of ingredients and local produce. There are many advantages in choosing WhitePepper Chef Academy not least working alongside a former Michelin star chef tutor and 3 years career support to alumni. This course remains a popular stepping…

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Italian

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175 12 tickets left

Course Programme Enjoy learning and practising, under the experienced guidance of our chef tutors, the fundamentals of this beloved and celebrated cuisine. Join us to create these Italian classics from scratch, including beetroot and spinach pasta using our secret dough recipe. Discover firsthand when it is important to use the right flour and how the fresh pasta dough should 'feel' during the various stages of production.  Try making authentic dough dumplings (Gnocchi), commonly used as a pasta replacement, first course or side dish. Additionally, learn to…

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French Patisserie

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 13 tickets left
Selection of fresh French patisserie

Course Programme An insight into the art of French pastry. This challenging but achievable course will help develop a fine hand, patience and knowledge. Here we show you classical methods which will later allow you the freedom to develop your own ideas, styles and flair. Join us for this wonderful and rewarding experience to produce your very own box of beautiful patisserie, from scratch. Skills Covered Classical pastry techniques Fillings and glazes Piping skills Organisational skills Baking and finishing Professional decoration Types…

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Beside the Sea

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 9 tickets left
Multiple fresh fish in a grey box

Course Programme A comprehensive day preparing and cooking local (and sustainable) fish and shellfish. Try your hand at cleaning, scaling, filleting, pin-boning, skinning, picking, shucking, scoring and trimming. We'll show you the techniques so that you can confidently cook from start to finish those dishes you've always admired. Our proximity to the Jurassic coast and relationships with the fishermen/merchants means that we're offered the wet fish before the London markets - at it's very freshest, normally within 24 hours of the catch. Do you know 'what…

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Culinary Arts Silver Certificate

September 23 @ 9:30 am - October 18 @ 4:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£3180.00 14 tickets left

Launch Your Culinary Career, with Confidence! The Culinary Arts Silver Certificate is a four week intermediate level culinary programme for those who already have a foundation of culinary skills and knowledge. There is exposure to more unusual ingredients and techniques as well as two  provenance trips included. There is a greater focus on refinement and the art of plating. Prospects for graduates at this level are excellent and enabled by our unique 3 years career support  This culinary training course remains a…

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Authentic Indian

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 7 tickets left

Course Programme Spend the day with a professional chef unearthing the tips and tricks surrounding this rich and vibrant cuisine; including two authentic curries from scratch, using the tasty South-Asian cheese paneer, various sambals and how to make Bhature breads swell and puff-up as they cook. We take authentic curries and provide you with skills to be able to create a delicious variety of dishes quickly and consistently at home. This wasn't our best selling course in 2018 for nothing! Skills Covered: Exploring spices (blending) Indian Sambals Making fresh chutney…

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October 2019

Bread at Bere Farm

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 8 tickets left
Student kneading dough on table

Course Programme This popular bread making course is held in the former commercial bakery at Bere Farm, now the training kitchen for WhitePepper Chef Academy and Cookery School. It dispels any myths surrounding the use of dried, fresh and wild yeasts with a thoroughly comprehensive hands-on workshop for each student. Five different breads are covered with dozens of loaves baked through the day and a bonus recipe to try at home. Skills Covered: Working with yeasts (dried, fresh, wild) Making,…

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Day Boat Fish

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 11 tickets left

  Course Programme Day Boat Fish is a hands on cookery course with former Michelin Star Chef Mark Treasure. A comprehensive day identifying fresh fish and preparing and cooking. Everything is local and sustainable from the Dorset and Devon coast. You will discover a great variety of techniques and skills and create lively dishes that are beautifully nutritious. There's always an appropriate nod to current trends. The proximity we have to The Jurassic Coast equips us with the advantage of…

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Culinary Arts Gold Diploma

October 21 @ 9:00 am - December 20 @ 5:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£7155.00 5 tickets left

Concise, Comprehensive & High Value Training The Culinary Arts Gold Diploma is a 9 week advanced level culinary programme for ambitious individuals who wish to develop the attributes and skills of a senior chef. Exploring in detail trending topics including: Plant-based cookery, patisserie, sustainability & provenance (advanced focus), whole animal butchery, food entrepreneurship to name but a few. Uniquely, our Gold Diploma also offers a 1 week stage (work experience placement), to consolidate knowledge and gain further practical experience. This…

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Vegan & Raw

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165.00 13 tickets left

  Course Programme This course is dedicated to a plant-based menu and follows the momentum for clean eating and the inclusion of superfoods into our diets. This course is all about simple and modern recipes with a nod toward sustainability and raw food. Take a look... With plenty of tuition and guidance along the way from Mark (1 Michelin Star), why not try your hand at some of our signature vegan recipes... Skills Covered Raw food recipes Balancing flavours and textures…

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November 2019

Authentic Indian

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 9 tickets left

Course Programme Spend the day with a professional chef unearthing the tips and tricks surrounding this rich and vibrant cuisine; including two authentic curries from scratch, using the tasty South-Asian cheese paneer, various sambals and how to make Bhature breads swell and puff-up as they cook. We take authentic curries and provide you with skills to be able to create a delicious variety of dishes quickly and consistently at home. This wasn't our best selling course in 2018 for nothing! Skills Covered: Exploring spices (blending) Indian Sambals Making fresh chutney…

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French Patisserie

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 13 tickets left
Selection of fresh French patisserie

Course Programme An insight into the art of French pastry. This challenging but achievable course will help develop a fine hand, patience and knowledge. Here we show you classical methods which will later allow you the freedom to develop your own ideas, styles and flair. Join us for this wonderful and rewarding experience to produce your very own box of beautiful patisserie, from scratch. Skills Covered Classical pastry techniques Fillings and glazes Piping skills Organisational skills Baking and finishing Professional decoration Types…

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Dinner Party

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£79.00 10 tickets left

Join this hands-on evening course for an exciting three course dinner party, with top tips for presentation. Be inspired and find confidence in learning new skills under the expert instruction of the WhitePepper team. This course will help to keep you out of the kitchen when entertaining, allowing you more time with your guests. You'll complete a three course menu for two people which you can easily scale up for your entertaining needs. In addition we focus on hassle-free cooking techniques and help…

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Italian

November 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175. 12 tickets left

Course Programme Enjoy learning and practising, under the experienced guidance of our chef tutors, the fundamentals of this beloved and celebrated cuisine. Join us to create these Italian classics from scratch, including beetroot and spinach pasta using our secret dough recipe. Discover firsthand when it is important to use the right flour and how the fresh pasta dough should 'feel' during the various stages of production.  Try making authentic dough dumplings (Gnocchi), commonly used as a pasta replacement, first course or side dish. Additionally, learn to…

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Thai Cook

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£165 12 tickets left
Ginger, coriander and Thai ingredients

  Course Programme This Thai Cookery course has been designed specifically to avoid the more 'mainstream' recipes and unearth the authentic for those who want to immerse themselves in this popular cuisine. Learn to cook fragrant and healthy Thai food including snacks, soups, mains and a sweet pudding. We focus on the skills needed to match ingredients to create balance and maximum flavour. Once the preparation has been done the cookery can be relatively straight forward, making these recipes perfect for mid-week or…

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December 2019

Bake Christmas

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£159.00 8 tickets left
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Enjoy festive inspired baking with a modern Christmas twist. This Christmas themed one-day practical will have you creating scrumptious results for your loved ones. Our specialist course will pass on techniques for traditional, modern and advanced baking and decorating. As well as making edible gifts, this course is designed to be fun, informative and add to your seasonal baking repertoire. Skills Covered: Golden rules for baking Tip for getting ahead Baking festive biscuits (for the tree) Modern technique for Royal Icing Run-out technique…

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Feathered and Furred

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
WhitePepper Chef Academy, Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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£175.00 12 tickets left
Pheasant head on chopping board

Course Programme Feathered and Furred has won the Best 1 Day Cookery Course at the UK & Ireland Cookery School Awards. Nick Wyke, Editor Times Food said: "This course is so thoughtfully crafted - even the name Feathered and Furred piques your interest and the course is gripping from start to finish. It comprises active forays in the Dorset countryside, hands-on acquisition of new skills back in the kitchen and is rounded off with a true field-to-fork meal." Tom Heap, BBC Countryfile said: “The day…

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