Hone your cooking skills this summer with one of the UK’s finest foodie masterclasses
1 Best for… mastering midweek suppers: Thyme, The Cotswolds
Pay a visit to the idyllic Thyme retreat in the Cotswolds to try your hand at Simple Suppers For Five Days. Taking a little meat protein with a supporting cast of seasonal vegetables, you will explore how to create five days of simple, fresh, nutritious and interesting supper dishes.
Even better, you’ll create some of the dishes for lunch – with a glass of wine to enjoy too.
When: Saturday 23rd June, 10am – 4pm
Where: Southrop Manor, Southrop, Lechlade GL7 3NX
Wallet: £185 per person. Click here to book
2 Best for… feasting on fresh produce: Belmond Le Manoir, Oxford
If you love fresh produce, you’ll love this luxurious day out. With the ‘My Garden To Your Plate’ course at Belmond Le Manoir, enjoy breathtaking gardens and harvest your own fresh produce before heading inside to create an incredible seasonal lunch.
When: 9th June
Where: Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford OX44 7PD
Wallet: £385 per person. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01844 278 881
3 Best for… meat lovers: Brindisa, London
Have a go at this exciting Ham Carving Masterclass. At ‘Ham School’, fans of Spanish delicacies will taste top quality hams, have a go at carving a whole leg under the guidance of a master carvers, and then taste some specially chosen wine pairings.
When: July 3rd (June dates now sold out)
Where:9b Weir Road, London, SW12 0LT
Wallet: £75, click here to book
4 Best for… cake connoisseurs: River Cottage, Devon
River Cottage’s cake making courses are a firm favourite with the sweet tooth crowd. Have your cake and eat it too, with a day of baking skills and sweet pastry lessons from the River Cottage experts.
Featuring both simple and complex baking techniques and a range of classic dessert recipes, our hands-on Cakes and Sweet Pastry course is the perfect introduction to the world of pâtisserie.
When: 13 June 2018
Where: River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB.
Wallet: From £195. Click here to book.
5 Best for… chocolate bliss: Paul A. Young, London
What’s more, there will be plenty of chances to savour your creations too.
Where: 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8WA
Wallet: £75 per person. Click here to book.
6 Best for… cupcake crafting: Primrose Bakery, London
Located in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, tucked behind the main Piazza, Primrose Bakery is the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon away from the crowds.
The talented Head Chefs will show you how to ice cupcakes with the Primrose signature swirl, ice using a palette knife, create masterpieces with piping and best of all, you get to take home all you make in the class – plus quiz the team on any cupcake queries you might have.
When: 30th June
Where: Covent Garden, 42 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
Wallet: £48 per person. Click here to book.
7 Best for… fish fans: Limewood Hotel, New Forest
Being within casting distance of the sea at Hartnett Holder & Co, Limewood Hotel has an abundance of local suppliers that bring the best of the South Coast straight to its door.
With this fun class, you’ll be able to try your hand at preparing fresh Fish and Crustacea from scratch and learn how to cook simple, effective dishes that will ensure your fish and shellfish are always star of the show.
Where: Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ
Wallet: £210 per person. Click here to book
8 Best for… oyster aficionados: Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, London
Seafood fans should make a beeline for the oyster Masterclasses at celebrated chef Richard Corrigan’s Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill. Guests learn to shuck like a professional as well as taste the best of British and Irish oysters with a glass of Champagne.
When: 23rd June
Where: 11- 15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG
Wallet: Priced at £65 per person, click here to book