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Summer Alfresco-Half Day Cookery
Summer Alfresco-Half Day Cookery
Summer Alfresco-Half Day Cookery

Come and learn how to make easy delicious food in our kitchen which is perfectly suited for outside dining.

Course Details

Eating Alfresco is something most of us wait all winter for, and as soon as the sun is out, there is nothing nicer than sitting outside with a plate or lunch box of something fresh and delicious. Whether it's a BBQ supper, lunch in the garden, or a properly planned picnic, we have plenty of dishes to make eating outside a real joy.

We love to get the charcoal out and start grilling. However it can often be tricky to get the veggie options right, so we have lots of delicious vegetable dishes that we think would make fantastic BBQ solutions for those occasions. 

Expect to make dishes such as:

  • Picnic Vegetable Tarts
  • Jerk Halloumi  or Tempeh Kebabs
  • Paneer Tikka skewers
  • Persian Spiced Cauliflower ‘Steaks’
  • Griddled Asparagus

The course involves a mixture of demonstrations, knife skills and hands-on cookery in small groups, and is led by our experienced chef tutors who can answer all of your cooking questions. The course takes place in our kitchens.

There will be lots of cooking, but also plenty of conversation, tasting, fun and lunch. You will leave with a comprehensive recipe pack to take home with you.

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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.