Jobs at Demuths

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Jobs at Demuths

Want to work with us?

Chef/Lead Tutor Role 

We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic and experienced chef to join our team of tutors. The ideal candidate will have a real passion for plant-based cooking and will strive to become a valued member of our team.

The role is 30-40 hours a week, with a varied work pattern including evening and weekend shifts.

Find the full job description here. 

If this sounds like the job for you, email your CV and a short cover letter to us@demuths.co.uk. 

Vegetarian and Vegan Information

Websites providing information about all aspects of being vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.

The Vegetarian Society

An informative web site for everything vegetarian. Demuths Cookery School is Vegetarian Society Approved.

Viva!

Viva! is Europe's largest vegetarian and vegan campaigning organisation.

Veggie Heaven

Great site for all things vegetarian

The Vegan Society

supports all who wish to replace or reduce animal products in their diets and provides expert advice.

Coeliac Society

Gluten free information on diet, where to eat and what to eat.

Nutritionist Resource

The website to find an approved Nutritionist in your local area.

Holidays & Outings

Places to visit for the day or a holiday ...

Thermae Bath Spa

Soak in the thermae bath spa roof top pool after a cookery class, bliss....

Vegetarian Vacations - Veggie Holidays Directory

Worldwide directory of tours, holidays and courses offering vegetarian or vegan food.

Reviews

Review sites...

Trip Advisor

Needs no introduction!

Looking to Cook

Best site to find a cookery course in Britain

The Good Web Guide

A great site for a comprehensive review of cookery schools, food, wine and recipes.


Suppliers

We have wonderful suppliers who provide us with local, fairtrade and organic products.

As vegetarian specialists, Demuths Cookery School is founded on understanding the importance of using vegetables, fruits and fresh produce. All of the schools courses use best quality and seasonal produce which, whenever possible, is locally sourced and organic. Part of the ongoing commitment to using locally sourced seasonal produce is the schools close relationship with our growers:

Eades Greengrocers

The Eades family are third generational market gardeners and are based in Bath. They supplied Demuths Resturant for two decades and the cookery school since its start. They pick their vegetables at first light and we cook on the same day. Completely fresh and always seasonal.

Castle Farm Organics

They specialise on growing the unusual and we love their wild flower, herb and salad mixes.

Bath Harvest Rapeseed Oil

Our cold pressed rapeseed oil is grown and milled on a family farm two miles from Bath.

Bradley Juices

Local Somerset Apple juice made from traditional apple varieties is served on all our cookery courses.

Doves Farm

All our flours come from Doves Farm, they are organic, very consistent and they also blend the best range of gluten free flours.

Honey's Midford Cider

A father and daughter team who proudly make a scrumptious full bodied craft cider using classic Somerset apple varieties and traditional techniques.

Essential Trading

We buy our dried ingredients and green cleaning products from this wholefood vegetarian cooperative in Bristol and shop in their store Harvest in Bath. 

Bristol Sweet Mart

A wonderful emporium of Indian and World ingredients in Bristol.

Banthon Oriental Supermarket

An independent Thai shop in Bath for all our Asian ingredients.

Tea House Emporium

The Tea house Emporium is a local shop in the centre of Bath. We buy their excellent range of black and herb teas in bulk and save on packaging.

Vintage Roots

We have been buying our wine and beers exclusively from Vintage Roots for over 20 years. They are by far and away the best organic importer of wines, beers and spirits with an excellent on line store.

Green Stationary Company

We source our paper, napkins, and carrier bags from this local recycled green office suppliers. 


Supporters

In setting up our purpose built kitchen we have been very fortunate to have the support of the following companies who have provided us with excellent products and great services.

KitchenAid

KitchenAid first brought amazing convenience to American kitchens over 90 years ago and cooks have enjoyed using our products to mix up their own delicious innovations ever since. Passionate cooks can now discover the KitchenAid® Artisan® Collection, including the Blender, Toaster, Espresso Maker, Burr Grinder, Food Processor, Waffle Baker and the original, iconic Stand Mixer during every step of their culinary creations. Besides encompassing technology and design,KitchenAid represents a real passion for cooking in the kitchen. KitchenAid is available from Kitchens.

Kitchens, Cookware Specialists

We purchase much of our cookware from Kitchens who offer an extensive selection of cookware, small electricals, knives, utensils, serve ware and much more for the home cook and professional chef. They have three stores in Bath, Bristol and Cardiff and a website that includes product information, recipes and details of foodie events.

Neff

Neff is the UK market leader in built in appliances. The company is passionate about cooking and specialises in a vast selection of advanced built in cooking appliances designed especially for the contemporary kitchen.
We chose Neff for our ovens, gas and induction hobs, extractors and dishwashers.

Falcon

Falcon's revolutionary 900mm-wide range cooker features a unique energy saving panel that allows you to split the oven in half - creating a truly flexible appliance for the best of both worlds. Its 108 cubic litre (full capacity) oven is ideal for large family dinners, but it quickly transforms into a compact, economical single oven for smaller meals.

We believe the best way that we as a company and as individuals can help look after the environment is to eat a vegan plant-based diet.

We are opposed to the exploitation of animals.

We promote healthy eating.

All our ingredients are 100% vegan.

We source non-GM products.

Paperwork, and leaflets are printed on FSC accredited or recycled paper.

Carrier bags and take away boxes are made from recycled paper.

We support Fair trade, sustainable, recycled, organic and eco friendly products.

We choose to buy from local producers, this helps to cut down on food miles and reduces carbon emissions.

We train all our staff in energy and water conservation.

We save power by turning off when not needed. Our light bulbs are all energy efficient as is most of our heating.

We save water by not letting it run unnecessarily and our water is metered.

We recycle as much waste as BANES will collect. This includes cardboard, paper, glass, metal and some types of plastic.

Demuths Cookery School is in the centre of town so our students can get to us easily without having to drive.

Staff that live in Bath walk or bike to work.

We encourage people to travel by public transport and run a 2 for1 for weekday day classes with Great Western Trains.

Food Sourcing Policy

Our aim is to provide all our students with high quality, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients to enhance their experience at the cookery school.

We encourage students to use sustainable ingredients and we provide information on sourcing.

As part of our teaching we provide information about the ingredients we use, offer advice on seasonal variations and include information in our recipe packs about our suppliers. We have a selection of the more unusual ingredients for purchase in the school.

We do inform students if ingredients, spices etc can be bought at supermarkets, but we encourage then to source via local independent shops.

We run foraging classes and walks, led by a qualified medicinal herbalist and we do use foraged ingredients in classes, as well as herbs grown in our own gardens.

As far as is possible, all fresh ingredients, dry ingredients, dairy, herbs, bread are purchased from local suppliers. By locally we mean using suppliers within a 30 mile radius and as far as is possible, their sourcing policy is local and ethical.

We teach world food dishes and acknowledge that some ingredients and spices we use create air miles, may not be organic and may not be ethically sourced. We strive to maintain awareness of where our ingredients come from and, if possible, to find more appropriate sources.

Local Recommendations

The beautiful city of Bath

The City of Bath is widely known as one of the most beautiful cities in England and is a World Heritage Site.

Famous for its Roman baths and graceful Georgian architecture, the city known many centuries ago as Aquae Sulis is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

There's so much to see in our wonderful city and all in walking distance from Demuths, including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, The Royal Crescent, Jane Austen Centre, and many museums and art galleries. For a laugh take in The Bizarre Bath comedy walk or for a trip to Stonehenge and Avebury choose Mad Max Tours.

For a relax after a busy day sightseeing soak in the Thermae Bath Spa with a birds-eye view of Bath.

Local services

In and around the Bath and Bristol area ...

Bath Tourist Information Centre

For a comprehensive choice of accommodation in Bath check out the Visit Bath website.

The Pig Guide

The Pig Guide is the insiders guide to eating out in Bath by locals who love to eat well.

Recommended accommodation

For Bath's friendly Independent Guest Houses & B&Bs go to their Stay in Bath website and you can book on line.

  • Abbey Hotel North Parade BA1 1LF, Tel:01225 805107 our nearest hotel to the cookery school with excellent Allium restaurant.
  • Villa at Henrietta Park, Henrietta Road, Bath BA2 6LX 01225 466329 beautifully appointed boutique hotel, easy flat walk from the cookery school.
  • Marlborough House, 1 Marlborough Lane, Bath BA1 2NQ Tel: 01225 318175 near Victoria Park and 100% vegetarian.
  • Three Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NW Tel:01225 428558, Elegant, very central and close to the cookery school.
  • Bath Paradise House Hotel, 86-88 Holloway, Bath BA2 4PX Tel:01225 317723, Chintzy Georgian house.
  • The Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS Tel 01225 823333 Beautiful, luxury hotel with fine dining.
  • Queensbury Hotel, Russell Street, Bath BA1 2QF tel: 01225 447928 Smart and well established.
  • Travelodge Bath Waterside, Rossiter Road 01225 338855 Close by and good value.
  • Bath University Accommodation  convenient and affordable way to stay in Bath, with rooms from £21.
  • AirB&B  great for people coming on our longer courses or if you are planning a weekend stay
  • Bath YMCA at the budget end of Bath accommodation, clean and central and they do have some private rooms.
  • Harrington's Hotel a vibrant boutique hotel that's cosy, relaxing and perfectly situated for the centre of Bath.'
  • Grays Bath a boutique bed & breakfast set in a 140 year old Victorian villa in a quiet residential area of the city's southern slopes.
  • Leighton Townhouse a luxury townhouse set in lovey garden with great views and just a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
  • The Place in Bath another luxury option, a spacious holiday apartment in a quiet, convenient location on the south side of Bath.

Apartments to rent

The Old School House 07778 795238 56 Wells Road BA2 3AR choose from 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom and studio apartments all self contained with own kitchens and bathrooms and linen supplied. The big flats sleep up to 5 and all apartments have amazing views of Bath and 3 have small patios. If you say you are coming to a class at Demuths, Marcie may well offer you a small discount! She also accepts well behaved dogs in some of the flats

Laura’s Townhouse Apartments  01225 464238 Laura's Town House Apartments offers a large selection of Bath's finest self-catering accommodation. Sleeping from 1 person to large groups of 20.

Bath Holiday Homes 01225 442238 Bath Holiday Homes offers self-catering holiday rentals. Specialising for 1 person to large groups sizes in and around Bath, choose from central townhouses to apartments and cosy country cottages.

Bath Boutique Stays 07809 746338 or 07525 854257 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) luxury Bath holiday rentals, including 4 Sydney Place, former family residence of Jane Austen. Offers accommodation for 2 to 14 people.

Tucking Mill 07900570037 4 star gold self catering at 2 Hedgemead Court and The Old Smithy Loft.

For a full list of all accommodation in Bath contact Bath Tourist Information Office: 08704201278 or  www.visitbath.co.uk

Recommended vegetarian restaurants

Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen

Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen, formerly Demuths Restaurant, was our very own vegetarian restaurant and is now run by Richard Buckley and his team. It is just round the corner from Demuths Cookery School, open every day for lunch and dinner.

Green Rocket Cafe

Green Rocket Cafe is opposite Demuths Cookery school and the best place for a veggie breakfast, lunch and dinner, also run by a former Demuths Restaurant head chef.

Chapel Arts Cafe

Hidden below Chapel Arts, excellent for coffee, cakes and light lunches and 100% vegan.

Recommended shopping

Kitchens

Our favourite kitchen cookware specialist, right in the centre of Bath or you can shop with them online.

Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

Mr B's is an in independent bookshop in the centre of Bath, a wonderful place to browse, full of quality writing and the best cookbooks.

Independent Spirit

Bath’s finest purveyor of all things booze related. They are located just next door to the cookery school.

Demuths Cookery School Frequently Asked Questions

About the day – timing – food – equipment – people

What time does the day start/ finish?
The day class starts with tea/coffee at 9.50am to start in the kitchen at 10am, and finishes at around 4.00pm. Please let us know at the beginning of the day if you need to leave promptly (e.g. to catch a train) Half day class starts with tea/coffee at 9.50am to start in the kitchen at 10am, and finishes at 2.00pm Evening courses start at 6.30 and finish at 9.

Do we take food home?
The menu for the day is planned around the class lunch or supper, the high point of the day. Sometimes there is food left over after the meal to take home, so please bring a takeaway container with you, and on baking courses you leave with a big bag of baked goodies. On every course you will receive a recipe file of all the dishes covered.

When do we eat?
On a day course the menu usually covers 8-10 dishes. We cook and taste throughout the day and have a light meal at 1pm and finish with a late lunch at 3.00pm.

What should I bring?
You do not need to bring anything. The course fee includes the use of all equipment, aprons, ingredients, refreshments throughout the day and lunch. You will be on your feet for a large part of the day and may appreciate comfortable shoes! and those with long hair, something to tie it back.

How many on the course/ who comes to the courses?
We take a maximum of 12 people on each full day course. The day is intended as a relaxed learning experience and we cook and eat together. The courses attract people of all ages and from all walks of life, a mixture of men and women, vegans, vegetarians and non veggies, confident cooks and those less experienced and those just stuck in a rut. Many come on their own, some in pairs or small groups of family and friends. Every day is different.

Most day and evening classes are suitable for students over the age of 13, when accompanied by a paying adult. Students must be at least 16 to attend a class unaccompanied.

Who teaches the courses?
The courses are lead by experienced chefs. Please see about the tutors for more information.

About the courses – dietary – experience v beginner

Will I be out of my depth as a beginner?
We aim the courses for a mixture of abilities and on many days cover basics such as knife skills. They are intended as a relaxed learning experience. The 'Fast & Delicious' course is simple cooking by it's time limited nature whereas some of the world cuisine courses are better suited for more experienced cooks as there are ingredients and methods which are less familiar to many and can be faster paced. Please do not hesitate to call us in the office if you wish to discuss which courses you might be interested in, what those courses cover and whether it would be suitable for someone with your experience.

Are the courses suitable for experienced cooks?
We run longer courses for those wishing to make a career in catering. Our Diploma courses run for 5 days and 10 days.  All our day and evening courses are aimed for mixed abilities. That said, we welcome many confident cooks, especially on courses such as the Southern Indian as they cover more unusual ingredients and techniques. Please contact us in the office if you wish to discuss this further.

Do you cater for vegans?
Yes all our courses are plant-based and vegan.

Do you cater for other dietary requirements?
We always check dietary requirements on booking so we can ensure everyone is included and able to enjoy the food on the day. Alternatives are available where dishes are unsuitable. Whilst most requirements are easily accommodated we will always advise if we feel a specific course would not be suitable.

How much cooking will I do?
The day is a mix of hands on cooking and demonstration. You will see demonstrations of important skills in different styles of cooking, and plenty of hands on. We prepare and cook together, either as a large group, or in smaller groups. We do not use individual work stations.

Accessibility 

The cookery school is situated in a Georgian terrace in a World Heritage site. We have street access to the building with one small step from the vestibule to the entry hall. The teaching kitchen is up two flights of stairs, then a further two flights to the toilets and dining room. Stools are provided in the kitchen. Please contact us if you have any questions.

About Bath – walking distance – parking – accommodation

Is the cookery school close to the city centre?
The Cookery School is in the heart of the city, very close to the Abbey. The cookery school is 5-10 minutes walk from the train and bus station.

Can I walk there from the train station?
The cookery school is a 5-10 minutes level walk from the train station.

Where can I stay?
Bath has an abundance of accommodation from bed & breakfasts, holiday lets to 5 star hotels. Here is our  local recommendations of where to stay and eat.

Is there parking?
The cookery school has no parking as it is in the centre of town. You can be dropped off directly outside the cookery school.

There is no free parking in Bath city centre. There are four long stay car parks in Bath - Manvers Street, Charlotte Street, Avon Street and Southgate. Parking charges apply. Manvers Street is closest to the School and is open 24 hours. There is also a car park at Bath Cricket Ground, the main ground at North Parade Bridge Road has 150 long-term pay & display parking spaces conveniently situated just off the A36 and a short walk to the city centre.

By Park and Ride: There are four park and rides into Bath (one Saturday only)

Newbridge to the west - located on the A4, Newbridge Road.  Drops off at Westgate Buildings (few minutes walk from school).  Bus number 21.
Lansdown to the north - Exit M4 (j18) onto the A46, signposted from A46/A420 junction, 3 miles south of M4. Drops off at Milsom Street (few minutes walk from school).  Bus number 31.
Odd Down to the south - located on the A367.  Drops off at St James Parade (few minutes walk from school). Bus number 41.
There is also a Saturday Only Park and Ride from Bath University which drops off and picks up from just outside of the Cookery School.
Bath University to the East - signposted from the A36.  Drops of outside the Cookery School.  Bus number 19 - Sat only
Buses run every 15 minutes and run until 8.30 pm.
Bath Park and Ride

Booking

Can I book online?

Yes you can book online, choose your course and follow the on screen procedure.You will receive via email a downloadable PDF to bring with you on the day with the information that you will need.

We limit the number of places that can be booked on line, so as not to disadvantage those that prefer to book over the telephone or send in a booking form by post.

When the course has reached the limit for booking on line, give us a ring (01225 427938) to check availability and then you can book over the phone with a credit card or send in a downloadable booking form by post.

Can I change my booking?
Amendments to bookings may be made up to 28 days prior to the date of the class. If you find you are unable to attend a class less than 28 days before the date of the class you are welcome to send someone else in your place. We regret that the course fees will only be refunded, or booking transferred, if we are able to fill your place. These rules apply equally to gift voucher bookings.

When is the fee due?
At time of booking - bookings are made on a first come, first served basis on receipt of full payment. 

Do you take group/ private bookings?
We take private bookings for 8-16 people. These are suitable for hen parties, birthday parties, family get togethers and corporate outings. We are usually available any day, that isn't already running with an advertised course. The course would be of your choosing, either from our current programme or mix & match from our courses, or we can design a course according to your taste. (A recent hen party was based on recreating the bride-to-be’s favourite balti dishes!) Please contact us in the office to discuss your requirements.

Vouchers

Do you sell gift vouchers?
We sell gift vouchers which can be used to purchase cookery courses as well as products in our cookshop.

We have gift vouchers for the value of our most popular courses: Evening, Half Day, Full Day and Longer Courses; or you can also purchase vouchers for a value of your choice.

Where can I buy them?
Vouchers are available to purchase directly in our  online shop and can be delivered immediately by email or sent as a handwritten voucher by post.

How long are they valid?
The Cookery School vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase. This means the recipient has one year in which to book a course; as many of our courses book up 3-4 months in advance it is conceivable that the course date will fall beyond the year limit.

How do they work?
Gift vouchers can be used to pay for courses and products of any value by entering the gift voucher code on the 'Summery' screen of the checkout. If the voucher is of greater value than the purchase then any unused balance will be saved for future purchases. Currently only once gift voucher can be used per order, however, if you have more than one voucher, please contact us and we can transfer balances to one voucher. 

Gift vouchers are not redeemable for cash and can not be used in conjunction with any offer or discount.

About Us

Demuths Cookery School

Demuths Cookery School is based in the centre of Bath in a wonderful Georgian building, with a modern purpose built kitchen, light and airy and with stunning views of Bath Abbey and Parade Gardens.

Demuths Cookery School was originally founded in 2000 by one of the UK's leading plant based chefs Rachel Demuth, who also owned the award winning Demuths Restaurant for 26 years. It is run now run by Helen and Georgia and a team of experienced chef tutors who teach an exciting and varied selection of plant-based courses for all abilities from beginner to accomplished cook. Choose from Diploma courses, weekend, day courses, master classes, half-day and evening sessions. Best of all, discover how to cook with delicious local produce while enjoying the company of like-minded people. 

Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

Whilst the dates & prices for the courses are correct at the time of going to press Demuths Cookery School reserves the right to make alterations to dates, times, course content & prices.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis on receipt of full payment.

Amendments to bookings for one day, half day and evening classes may be made up to 28 days prior to the date of the class and for five and ten day courses 60 days prior to the start of the course. If you find you are unable to attend a class less than 28 days (60 days for longer classes and diplomas) before the date of the class you are welcome to send someone else in your place. We regret that the course fees will only be refunded if we are able to fill your place. These rules apply equally to gift voucher bookings. For longer course bookings we suggest taking out travel insurance in case you have to cancel at short notice.

Refunds are not available on Gift Voucher purchases, nor can Gift Vouchers be exchanged for cash or other goods. 

Any refund is subject to a 5% fee to cover the associated processing costs. 

Any discounts or promotional offers run by Demuths Cookery School are not able to be retrospectively applied to existing bookings. Any discounts or promotional offers run by Demuths Cookery School are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 

If through unavoidable circumstances Demuths Cookery School has to cancel a course, all course fees will be refunded in full or if you wish, transferred to another course. We will not refund any other costs you may have incurred in advance, such as travel and accommodation.

If you have an allergy or food intolerance, it is your responsibility to tell us in advance. Our Kitchens are 100% vegetarian and vegan, but are not gluten free or nut free.

Students must be at least 16 to attend a class unaccompanied. Students must be over the age of 13 (and under the age of 16) must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Demuths Cookery School shall be under no liability whatsoever, for any loss, injury or damage to course participants or their property, whether in respect of any neglect, act or omission by the school, its agents or employees.

Photographs may be taken throughout the course that we may share on social media, use on our website and in advertising. No personal details will ever be published with the photographs. Those who do not wish to be photographed need to let us know in advance and are responsible for removing themselves from any group photos.