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The Smart School of Cookery

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Address: Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
Phone Number: 01245-22-75-27
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Gastro Delight

I bought myself and my husband a block of vouchers as a joint Christmas present last year which was really good value at £99 (as I had attended a course that day). We signed up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
CarolineR23
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I bought myself and my husband a block of vouchers as a joint Christmas present last year which was really good value at £99 (as I had attended a course that day). We signed up for a Gastro course and we were very lucky as we were a small group so really got a hands on lesson. We baked camembert... More 

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Thank CarolineR23
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremely disappointed by the class I took with this school. Instructor couldn't remember names of foods or instructions and had to keep checking recipes. Everything was extremely unorganised and I left more confused than going in. It was advertised as a 3 hour course, and only took an hour and a half, you DO NOT get what you... More 

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Thank Kaleigh M
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend invited me to the Spanish Tapas session, we had great fun on the day; there were five in our group and the chef was knowledgeable and friendly and we had plenty of opportunity to have a go. As we enjoyed it so much we decided to take them up on the special offer of 4 lessons at the... More 

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Thank NightScents
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

A really great evening learning to cook three different curries from scratch. We were given clear instructions and lots of encouragement throughout the class, as well as picking up numerous tips and of course we got to enjoy eating the curries too. It was a fun and informative session.

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Thank Verdi007
Chelmford Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent tuition and great fun - lots of tips picked up by the 16-18 year olds for uni living ! Well done Ann - they had a great time .

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Thank Angela S
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I visit here regularly for cooking lessons and always find them interesting and good fun. You pick up so many tips and hits during the lesson, and you take turns in helping with the cooking. The recipes are emailed to you after the lesson, so you don't have to take notes. I would recommend a visit.

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Thank Knorm2000
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I bought this class for two for a present for my mum, unfortunately she wasn't able to make it, so myself and my boyfriend went. On arrival, the village hall greeted us with a row of tacky plastic tables, and tacky aprons. As the class begun, the chef begun the spatchcock chicken, instead of him showing us how it was... More 

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london england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I booked the half day patisserie class and it was fantastic! The class was easy to follow, informative, fun and a great experience. Ann was lovely and explained everything as she went along with really helpful hints and tips. We all had opportunities to take part and get stuck in which I loved. We produced some lovely desserts and all... More 

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Thank emylou1
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Me and my friend bought a Groupon to both go to a half day Macaroon making class with Ann, not really knowing exactly what to expect. What we actually got was expert tuition, plenty of hands-on practice and of course, lots of Macaroons to eat. There is a purpose built teaching kitchen and it's stocked to the brim with all... More 

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Thank Ciarae_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A truly great experience. Taught by a master chef too! Two by two you would be brought up to do some cooking in a truly interactive demonstration, the recipes were delicious and very easy to make, which was good as I'm hardly a master chef, more Hell's Kitchen!!! But by the end with clear steps I can cook well. The... More 

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