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Cheshire Cooks

Address: Mill Pool House | Park Road, Oulton, Tarporley CW6 9BH, England
Phone Number: +44 1829 760902
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Type: Cooking classes, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Cheshire Cooks is located in a converted Barn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. It is a...
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Type: Cooking classes, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Cheshire Cooks is located in a converted Barn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. It is a unique venue offering a fresh approach to cooking with exciting classes that emphasize hands-on cookery and inspirational teaching, using top quality seasonal, local produce. Whether your aim is to cook for pleasure, learn to cook as a professional, or enjoy a team building exercise with colleagues, our tutors will offer courses designed to suit the complete novice through to the experienced enthusiast. Combine your course with an overnight stay at the Lakeside Barn.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I almost don't want to give too good a review as I'd like to keep this our own little secret. The course was fantastic. Philip the tutor was brilliant. Great bloke with good stories and created a laid back atmosphere for us to cook in (there was only 2 of us on the course). Janice is a lovely lady who... More 

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stayed overnight in the fabulous Senna suite. All door out to such a high standard. Plush carpets, comfy bed and lovely bathroom. Janice is a lovely host. The Spanish cookery course was great. Hands on and loads of tip tips in relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of tasty food to sample and even more to take home. Philip makes everything look so... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Just completed a one day baking course with Cheshire Cooks, under the tutelage of Philip Martin. What a fabulous day! After a cup of coffee and a chat with Janice, Philip's wife, we got our aprons on and got cooking (just 2 of us, apparently the max no. is 4). Having seen the list of things we were going to... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What a wonderful day! Thoroughly enjoyed it: cooked well, ate well, brought home some wonderful dishes, learned great recipes & techniques which I have used since. I was given a gift voucher for a day's instruction & chose the fish course. We started from basics preparing sole & lobster; producing stocks, sauces, baking bread, making pannacotta, presenting a polished meal.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cheshire Cooks is situated in a converted barn on the edge of Oulton Mill Pond,with stunning views and is in the heart of the lovely Cheshire countryside. I spent the day ( 17thJan) in the very capable hands of Philip, chef and owner at Cheshire Cooks. We spent a very full on the day cooking Italian, and made a huge... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'd highly recommend The Spanish Tapas cookery day which I recently attended with a friend and two other guests. It was such an enjoyable "hands on" experience working together to make a range of dishes, under the expert guidance of our hosts Philip and Janice. As Head Chef, Philip coached us through the preparation and production of 15 traditional tapas... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We booked the Lakeside Barn for our own exclusive Italian Cookery School .Philip and Janice [our hosts] were relaxed ,informative and friendly.The cookery school was a fabulous experience and the raw ingredients we used were of the highest quality. The barn has been completely refurbished so the kitchen was well equipped and the dining area was lovely.The wines chosen to... More 

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was my first experience of a cookery course. I'd expected "hands on", but was pleased that we all [I went with 5 friends] - had every opportunity to participate. We took enough Italian food home to delight even the hungriest of abandoned family members! I was pleased that the recipes involved no odd ingredients or unexpected kit. All easy... More 

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Laura C, Manager at Cheshire Cooks, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We were delighted to be able to welcome you and your friends on our 'Taste of Italy' course and would love to hear how you get on re-creating the dishes at home. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back again in the New Year to try... More 

Chester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For a birthday present, I attended the 'Spanish day' cookery course. What a brilliant day! I made 14 dishes, learnt new skills and had 3 days of food to take home! Great fun and must for all foodies!!! Great job Cheshire Cooks!

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Laura C, Manager at Cheshire Cooks, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments Jamborie, hopefully it was the first of many visits to Cheshire Cooks for you! In the meantime have fun re-creating everything you made last week and let us know how you get on. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Laura More 

Kingsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a lovely day !! Having decided to use my birthday voucher on the 'Taste of Ravello' (Italian) one day course, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, as soon as I arrived, seeing the classy surroundings, meeting the lovely staff and friendly chef, it was clear it was going to be a good and relaxed day. I really couldn't... More 

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Laura C, Manager at Cheshire Cooks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your day. Now you have tried and tasted Italy we would love to welcome you back. In the meantime, you will have to let us know how you get on with your fresh pasta! Kind regards, Laura More 

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