Our Kitchen Skills Classes are a way to master a new skill or perfect one that needs a little help!
Kitchen Skills Classes are perfect for the novice cook or those who want to build their confidence in the kitchen. The best way to improve you cookery and your diet is to improve your basic skills. If you can chop quickly and safely dishes take far less time to prepare and are less daunting. Successful pastry and bread making skills are essential if you want to cook your own rather than relying on shop bought goods. Even with the best cookery book nothing can compare to learning hands on and with our classes you will have an experienced chef to show you the tips and tricks of the trade.
There are 5 Kitchen Skills Classes to choose from:Knife Skills, Stocks and Sauces, Cooking with Grains, Pastry Making and Bread Making. Each class costs £65 and you can book them separately. If you book all five classes you will receive a 20% discount.
Pastry Making is one of the kitchen skills which is easy to get wrong on your own! On this evening our chefs will teach you the secrets of getting a successful bake at home, with crispy crusts and not a soggy bottom in sight. We will make sweet and savoury pastries which can be made easily at home and can be adapted to include herbs, spices and flavours as you please so that they are very different to shop bought pastry.
- Classic short crust Pastry
- Choux Pastry
- Turkish Yoghurt Pastry
- Tips and techniques to avoid soggy bottoms!
he classes include a delicious meal which you will have made and a glass of organic wine or local juice. You will receive a pack of recipes and tips at the end of the class. The classes are relaxed and enjoyable with lots of hands on cookery and help from our experienced Demuths chefs.
About the tutor
Helen has come from being Head Chef at Demuths, a post she filled for 5 years, in which time Demuths won Best Restaurant in Bath award 2007 and Vegan Restaurant of the Year 2009. She is a trained chef and has trained in classical French cooking, with a passion for French patisserie, also an expert in knife skills and chefs tips. She enjoys the creativity of vegetarian and vegan cooking, lifting vegetables to the central position, they deserve in our diets.