The Elements of Cooking Course is a new, one week residential course at the Food of Course Cookery School, designed specifically for those with little or no culinary experience. This will complement the well-recognised, four week residential Foundation Cooking Course which professional chef, Lou Hutton, has been offering since starting the Food of Course Cookery School in 2000.
A typical day begins with a morning of demonstrations and practical sessions, before sitting down to lunch. This is followed by an afternoon of preparation for the evening meal which, in addition to cooking, also includes organising the kitchen, clearing up, presenting and serving a meal. The resulting dinner is a sociable, lively affair.
By the end of the week, students will have mastered the essentials required for competent, assured cooking – from knife skills to knowing the difference between an emulsion sauce and a roux. They will be able to rustle up a roast or prepare a pie; whip up a meringue or bake bread.
The Elements of Cooking Course is £845 (including accommodation, tuition and food).