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Welcome to the Cooking Experience, our Home...

When you walk through the front door of The Cooking Experience, you are walking into our house, where we have lived since 1995 and brought up our family of 3, now enhanced by 4 grandchildren!

We carefully designed the Cooking Experience kitchen to avoid comparisons with stainless steel dominated restaurant kitchens and Cookery Schools. We want you to feel relaxed and at home and so our courses are designed around the sort of cooking you would do in your own kitchen to entertain family and friends.

Our groups are usually 8/10 people so ideas are shared and we spend time around the table eating the food you have produced. Our aim is to inspire you and send you home with new and exciting recipes whilst at the same time giving you time to cook with like-minded people.

It doesnít matter what level you are, just come along and enjoy the experience! You'll learn how to make delicious bread, stress free main courses, impressive starters and tempting desserts.

What people have been saying about their Cooking Experience...


Our recreational cookery courses make it possible for everyone to recapture or ignite their passion for cooking. You will gain cooking confidence, we donít put you on the spot as we want you to relax and have fun whilst conjuring up a delicious feast that you never thought possible!

  • Fun, exciting no-nonsense approach
  • All courses hands on, interactive
  • Relaxing homely atmosphere
  • 2 Kitchens and outdoor barbecue area
  • Beautiful market town surroundings

For those who have not experienced our courses before, we thought it might ease your mind if we illustrate what would happen upon arrival.

ITINERARY (Day Course)

10am Coffee & Experience Cookies
10.15am Briefing with Recipes
10.30am Aprons On!
12noon Break with Wine & Food Tasting
12.30pm Continue Cooking
2pm Another Break
2.30pm Continue Cooking
4pm Lunch
5pm Depart

(Breaks are very flexible and happen when appropriate)

There is no dress code. You will be cooking so some comfortable clothes and sensible shoes with non-slip soles. Other than that, just bring yourselves, we have everything else!

We are well known for being extremely generous with the wine, so a lift home is advisable!

Course Types
Day Courses
Quick and Easy ways to learn new skills
Seasonal Courses
Midsummer BBQ's and Christmas without tears, weve got it all here!
Corporate Days
Fun and enjoyable team building courses and demonstrations.
Private Parties
Be you a Hen, Stag or just looking to have a birthday party we have got it covered.