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Why book direct?

Booking direct means that we can plan your stay from start to finish and ensure every part is the 5-star service you expect.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s what to expect during your cookery class:

Will I be sharing a workstation?

Each guest will have their own personal workstation so that you can get hands on with each recipe, getting the very most out of your time with us using state of the art equipment including Gaggenau induction hobs and ovens, Kenwood electrical appliances and Robert Welch knives.

What happens to the food I cook?

Its all yours! The delicious dishes you create during the class that you do not eat for lunch can be taken away with you. We will supply containers for you, however in the interest of sustainability we encourage you to bring your own.

What clothing and footwear should I wear?

Ideally comfortable flat shoes with a closed toe and for clothing we recommend trousers and a long sleeved top. We will supply an apron which you get to keep as a souvenir.

Do I need to bring containers to take my food home in?

We will provide you with containers to take food home and bags to carry them in. However in the interest of sustainability we encourage you to bring your own from home.

Will I have to do any washing up?

No! We are here to make sure you have the most enjoyable time so our team will take care of all the clearing and washing up.

Will lunch be provided?

At the end of our Half Day, Junior Chef, Lunch/Supper Clubs and Full Day Courses, you will be able to enjoy the dishes you have created, seated around our Chef's Table. Any dishes that you do not wish to eat there and then, you will be able to take home with you. All half day and full day courses include lunch unless otherwise stated on the individual course page. 

I have an allergy/intolerance. Will you be able to accommodate my needs?

In the majority of cases we will be able to adjust dishes to accommodate all dietary requirements so please let our reservation team know before you book or on your web booking. There are a very few classes that cannot successfully be adapted to accommodate a certain dietary requirement. If this is the case we will be more than happy to recommend a class to suit your needs.

Will the class finish on time?

The stated finish time of each class, noted in the class overview is an approximate time. Classes can finish later than anticipated depending on guests needs during the class. 

Do I have to be an experienced home cook to come on a class?

We welcome all levels and abilities on all of our classes. For those who have never tried the technique or skill being covered, we will give you all the help and support you need to get great results. For those more confident in the kitchen, we will help you to refine and improve your techniques to enjoy your cooking even more!

Can children under the age of 18 attend cookery classes?

Our Junior Chef Cookery Classes are designed specifically for Children aged 8-17 years old. We also have our Family & Friends Kitchen classes in which we can welcome participants age 6 and over, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. All other classes are for adults aged 18 and over.

I have a pacemaker - can I attend your cookery classes?

If you have a pacemaker or similar medical device you should consult your doctor or the manufacturer of the pacemaker or similar medical device for additional information about its effects with electromagnetic fields from induction cooktops before booking or attending our cookery class.

What does 'Join Waiting List' mean?

We can accommodate a maximum of 12 people on each of our classes, once the class is fully booked the option to 'join waiting list' appears. This means that should we receive a cancellation for this particular class we will contact you and offer the place.

Will James Martin be teaching the class?

The only class James Martin teaches is titled 'Cook with James Martin'. All other classes are taught by our resident Chef Tutor, unless stated otherwise within the class description.