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Student Cookery
Student Cookery
Student Cookery

This course is aimed at young people who are about to leave home, or those wanting to improve their cookery skills.

Course Details

Going to uni, taking a year out, leaving home with the prospect of having to fend for yourself. Do you want to learn to cook “healthy” quick meals? That taste good enough to impress your friends.

Packed full of tips and ideas for cooking a balanced and varied vegetarian diet on a budget this course will cover: 

  • knife skills 
  • key vegetarian ingredients and how to get the best from them 
  • simple time saving cookery techniques  
  • lots of ideas for storage, saving time and money

During the evening we will prepare a variety of our favourite dishes from around the World. Learn how to make:

  • Authentic curry
  • Tasty pasta dishes 
  • Stir fries 
  • Quick snacks

This course is aimed at young people from 16-20 who are keen to learn new skills. No experience is necessary and each participant will receive a Student Survival kit of recipes to take home.
Time: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

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    Dietary Suitability

      We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

      Skill Level
      •   Beginner

      Lydia Downey

      About the tutor

      Lydia is one of our lead chef/tutor and specialises in World cooking and baking and teaches on all our longer Diploma courses.

      Lydia comes from a food loving family and learnt to cook from an early age with her Chinese mother. She has spent all her working life involved with food. She is an experienced and gifted baker. Her sourdough starter is the stuff of legends and we always have a jar tucked away at the back of the fridge. Lydia is an excellent teacher, with a wealth of knowledge and creativity to impart alongside a warm and approachable personality.