Cookery School

Blackfriars offers an exciting range of regular cookery courses from bread making to dinner party cooking, as well as bespoke events for small groups of six to larger parties of up to 50 people. What better way to have fun and learn a new skill with friends, colleagues, or clients!  Below are some ideas of what we offer: 
 

Cocktail Making:  Cookery school
Learn how to make amazing cocktails from the experts and then drink them afterwards!  Prices from £32.50pp and include a glass of fizz on arrival and cocktails for up to 6-12 guests and drinks can be tailored to suit all tastes. Duration 1½-2 hrs.
 
Canape Making: Cookery School
Canape making enables you to get really creative making delicious bite-sized morsels to impress your family and friends. £45 per person which includes coffee/tea on arrival, all ingredients, a senior chef to facilitate and judge your end results.  Duration 3 hours. 6-12 people


Pizza and Prosecco Nights:  Cookery School
Relax and have fun at your own convivial evening pizza-making social. Our master baker will show you just how easy it is to make blisteringly good home-made sourdough flatbreads and pizzas full of tasty artisan toppings, both super savoury and decadently sweet. £39 for a glass or two of Prosecco, pizza masterclass and about as much as you can eat/£19 for kids. 6-20 people.  Duration 3hrs.
 
Ready Steady Cook: Cookery School
One of our most popular courses, this challenges teams to present two courses of the best food they can create (starter & main, or main & dessert) using a box of mystery ingredients - one for each team plus various store cupboard essentials. The best team wins! We can accommodate all dietary preferences and needs. You’ll have a chef to inspire, encourage and facilitate with fizz for the wining team! Perfect for private parties and corporate team-building away days. £45 per person which includes coffee, tea or fizz on arrival, all food produce for your challenge, a senior chef to facilitate and judge your end results plus a bottle of fizz for the wining team! The cost includes enough food produce (assuming you haven’t used it all up on your challenge) for you to use your experience to prepare a simple two course meal for everyone afterwards - with the Chef on hand to help, inspire, encourage and facilitate. Alternatively, we’re very happy to book lunch or dinner in the main restaurant for you afterwards and which will need to be settled separately. 8-16 people. Duration 2-3 hours.

Beat the chef: Cookery school

This popular course challenges teams to make a two course meal better than our Cookery School Chef’s own solo creations! And you get to chose the bag of ingredients in this high-pressured, high-stakes, yet hilarious course! You’ll have ~1.5 hours to create a starter & main, or main & dessert better than the Chef’s own creations using a box of mystery ingredients - plus various store cupboard essentials. Who dares wins! We can accommodate all dietary preferences and needs. Perfect for corporate team-building away days. £45 per person which includes coffee, tea or fizz on arrival, all food produce for your challenge, a senior chef to facilitate and judge your end results!  The cost includes enough food produce (assuming you haven’t used it all up on your challenge) for you to use your experience to prepare a simple two course meal for everyone afterwards - with the Chef on hand to help, inspire, encourage and facilitate. Alternatively, we’re very happy to book lunch or dinner in the main restaurant for you afterwards which will need to settled separately. Duration: 3 hours (or less depending on your time constraints). 8-16 guests welcome.

 
Chef's Table: Cookery School
Our Cookery School also offers bespoke private dining – enjoy one of our top chef preparing, cooking and serving a beautiful multi-course dinner right in front of you whilst talking through all the tricks of the trade. Prices start from £69pp and include an amuse buche, fresh sourdough and 6 delicious courses.  We can also match wines with your meal for £35pp. 6-10 guests welcome – this is perfect for serious foodies and those who like a bit of dining theatre!  
 
Private dining: Cookery School/Banquet Hall
As well as our 50-seater Medieval Banquet Hall which offers medieval banquets for corporate and private functions, we also have an ornate Cookery School dining table which seats 14 and is perfect for more intimate private dining. Our private dining menus are from £27.50pp.  Cookery School 8-14 people. Banquet Hall 12-50 people.
 
Please email us for more information or call us on 0191 261 5945.