Concoct, chop & chew
If you fancy conjuring up something tasty with the raw ingredients, then try one of our outstanding cookery courses. Rediscover the lost kitchen arts of bread making, home dairy skill, butchery and even wild food foraging! Get chop chopping to one of these...
Orange Kitchen Cookery School at Becketts Farm
Whatever your age or ability the Orange Kitchen Cookery School have something for you; from individuals who don’t know where to start in the kitchen, to keen cooks who want to improve their skills and repertoire. With courses from Thai Cooking to Pasta Making, Classic French to Meat-Free Dining, there really is something for everyone.
They also offer a great range of team building events and private cookery parties for those that fancy a get together with a real difference.
Kitchen Essentials: Loaf Cookery School
Loaf Cookery School is the West Midlands most innovative cookery school, a place where you can learn forgotten food skills in the heart of the second city.
They believe everyone has the right to be able to find, cook, and eat real food everyday, so Loaf Cookery School havr developed a roster of courses that enable you to do just that. Whether it be learning how to make artisan sourdough bread, how to butcher your own meat, or how to find safe wild food for free, Loaf’s in-house staff and expert external tutors will guide you through every step of the process, so that you can start reproducing the magic at home in your own kitchen.
They also run seafood courses, and a series of Kitchen Essentials workshops (knife skills, stocks and sauces etc) as well as seasonal favourites, Forage and Cook, Earth Oven Building & Preserving courses.
For more information on classes please click here
The Kitchen Cookery School
The Kitchen Cookery School will open in the summer of 2014.
Specialising in cooking for health and sustainable diets Jayne Bradley will work closely with chefs and the School of Culinary Arts at UCB to develop a programme of courses and chef events, where people can come and improve their food and cookery skills at all levels.
The school will uniquely offer a ‘garden to fork’ experience, utilising the food grown in Jayne's garden for the students who will be encouraged to understand where food comes from. Kitchen will fulfil her ambition, which began in 2009, to create a place for people to experience and learn about all aspects of food, to become more conscious of the health, social and economic implications of their food choices, but most importantly, enjoy eating in the process.
The Urban Veg Project, Winterbourne House & Garden
Urban Veg aims to promote a culture of urban food production and to get people involved in growing their own food, learn about conservation, healthy eating and sustainability.
They run a number of courses, such as beekeeping, chicken care, wildlife gardening, willow weaving, making your own juice, how to grow your own, grow your own cooking classes, wildlife gardening, composting and preserving.
It’s a very unique and worthwhile project, so get involved and get growing!
Find out more about The Urban Veg Project here
The Simpsons Cookery School, Simpsons Restaurant
The cookery school at the Michelin starred Simpsons restaurant is led by a chef tutor and gives the guests a chance to become more involved in the cooking processes throughout the day.
The one day course which runs every Saturday includes a look behind the scenes, an informative cookery demonstration and the opportunity to gain some hands on experience, a wine tasting with the sommelier and a three course lunch including wine.
Digbeth Dining Club
Digbeth Dining Club’s aim is to introduce the best locally sourced ‘street food’ to Birmingham's trendy artistic hub, by creating a platform for the West Midlands finest street artisans to produce incredible food in front of their customers – by providing honest food that you can trust, at affordable prices.
Seasoned Cookery School
Seasoned Cookery School offers over twenty different day courses with friendly, expert chefs. Seasoned is certainly the place to be if you want to learn new tips or simply expand your culinary archive. Ranging from ‘Brilliant Baking’ with Great British Bake Off finalist, Brendan Lynch, to ‘Italian Cookery’ with Masterchef star, Sara Danesin Medio, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. With the aim of teaching its guests to recreate astounding, mouth-watering dishes in their own kitchen, the welcoming team, go out of their way to help you make the most of your day.
Seasoned also offer corporate team building days for Birmingham businesses, including the very popular restaurant challenge and the 'Great Business Bake Off'. The Seasoned kitchens are also available to hire for food companies looking for an inspiring purpose built kitchen facility.
Set just 40 minutes from Birmingham, Seasoned is in the beautiful grounds of the Catton Hall Estate, just off the A38 in between Lichfield and Burton.
For more information on their range of courses visit the Seasoned Cookery School website here.
The Food Hall at Selfridges
Buy or try a selection of food and wine from all around the world at the Selfridges Food Hall.
Asha's cookery class
Like a good curry? Asha's run a cookery class Monday - Thursday 14.30-17.00 in their kitchen, you must book at least 3 weeks in advance. £99 per person includes Hands on training with Head Chef of Asha’s Guneet Singh Bindra and his assistants, 3 course meal in the restaurant after the session, Welcome Folder containing introduction, chef’s profile, brief of the class with the format including recipes, performance sheet, chef coat with your name on it, spice box give away and a certificate of completion.
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