Introduction to the Cookery School

Our cookery school revolves around serious, but unpretentious real food, just like our Deli and Restaurant!

Claude will teach you from the simple basics (our one toque courses ) to having enough confidence and flare to be able to cook a four course meal.(our three toque courses )

The format revolves around the preparation of a meal, which could be used for a dinner party, lunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two! It will show you how to get yourself organised so that when your guests arrive you will not have to spend hours in the kitchen!

Most of the courses are mainly demonstration, with exception to the “Hands on for beginners”, although Claude will often get you involved as the course progresses.

These courses include welcome coffee or drinks, full demonstration with recipe pack and a full lunch/dinner (yes, you get to eat what you’ve seen cooked!) with wine and coffee. Not only are they a fun way to learn new recipes, but they are also a bit of a treat!

With this in mind should you be looking to come with a group of friends /colleagues, we are happy to organise your own private classes (from 8 people) at a time to suit you. Should you wish to do this please call us to organise a convenient date and time.
Note: Corporate days are also available

Introduction to the Chef

Those of you who have met Claude before will recognise the total dedication with which he runs his business, having started Tummies in 1988 at the age of 23, he has grown it to the size it is today.

Claude is originally from Switzerland, but feels more at home here in the UK. His dry sense of humour and will to have a good laugh, must surely have been learnt here! This said he is an enormously hard working man (workaholic actually) who is extremely precise, but also has great flair and above all the knack to make everybody feel at home.

Which class should I go on?

For ease we have divided our courses into Chef’s Hats, better known as “Toques”, so if you are a real novice we’d suggest you try our “Hands on for beginners”, this was developed for those that really know nothing and want to
get their hands dirty.

However if you’d like a more relaxing and entertaining time why not try our These courses do include audience participation, and are themed, meaning you can attend as many as you wish, adding to your repertoire.

Or the Ultimate, these are completely demo and pack in a whole host of suprises and tips, during which time you will be served a 3 course Lunch/ Diner... No wonder it's called the Ultimate.