Kent Cookery School

Kent Cookery School, Mersham: Hours, Address, Kent Cookery School Reviews: 5/5

Kent Cookery School
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Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Deep in the heart of the Kent countryside yet only 35 minutes from London King’s Cross, The Kent Cookery School offers a wide range of cooking courses to suit everyone. Whether it is a gift for a loved one or a treat just for you our team of expert tutors will make sure your day is a day you’ll never forget. We offer every type of course from bread making to pattiserie, full day, weekend and evening courses. Once a month we open for dinner, with our chefs tables, come and watch the live theatre of our chefs as they create a four course fine dining menu, We also offer private parties, demonstrations, and one on one tuition.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Pete
Kingswood, UK7 contributions
Nov 2021
Another excellent nights fun at the Kent Cookery School. This time I took my wife to the Thai street food evening, she had a wonderful evening.

We made spring rolls which were a lot easier than expected, Thai green curry and Pad Thai. The best part was making the green curry paste from scratch.

As always James and Autumn were great hosts and always on hand to help out if you got a little stuck or wanted some advice (or even a drink).

Cannot recommend these guys enough. I love doing courses here and will be back for another in the new year.
Written December 21, 2021
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Andrea8261
Kent, UK62 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Excellent cookery school.. informative, fun and delicious!! I’ve attended two courses the Vietnamese street food and the Thai street food.. I’m currently looking at booking my next one… great experience all round, Thankyou x
Written December 15, 2021
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bennettwendy2
Essaouira, Morocco60 contributions
Dec 2021
Learning how to cook a great curry was a fabulous experience thanks to James and the team at the school. We were al welcomed with tea and coffee and a quick chat about the evening. Going into the kitchen was like what I would imagine the chefs on Master Chef feel like; it was a mixture of anxiety and anticipation.
James quickly put everyone at ease, slowly demonstrating each stage and then helping us as needed to ensure that what we did would be successful.
Clearing up was done quietly and efficiently around us and we were always miraculously supplied with the correct implements and ingredients that we needed. The end result was a tasty curry that we then got to eat (I even had a bit left over to that home for my husband).
It was a fun easy evening with a great supportive team that wanted us to succeed and even though I went in my own It didn’t matter as everyone that was in the class were so friendly - all had a common interest I suppose. Would certainly recommend going along if you love cooking as I now feel confident in my new skills and ability to produce an edible curry (other courses are available). Thank you all.
Written December 5, 2021
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Philip N
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Had a brilliant afternoon making Christmas treats and a Christmas pudding.
Chef James, Autumn and staff were friendly and welcoming, organisation is excellent and food delicious.
Afternoon was made more fun by the group of fellow students.
Instruction was clear with assistance given where needed.
Cannot fault it and looking forward to the bread course in January.
Thanks again for a great afternoon.
Written December 4, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review of your course with us, we are so glad you enjoyed the session. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again for the bread course in January. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and everyone enjoys the Christmas pudding! All the best Autumn & James
Written December 9, 2021
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Julie W
Higham, UK30 contributions
Dec 2021
I have just returned from my first afternoon on a Christmas Pudding & Festive Treats course. What an absolutely fabulous afternoon I have had. I went on my own for an experience as I do not generally make lots of desserts or sweet things. It was super friendly, welcoming and very organised. Great cooking demonstrations with guidance throughout. Cannot rate the experience highly enough. Will definitely be booking other courses in the new year. Just a shame I was driving or I would of enjoyed a glass of wine whilst cooking. James, Autumn and Pippa could not of made it any easier or more enjoyable. Thank you
Written December 4, 2021
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Hi Daisy, Thank you for your lovely review of your experience with us, we are so glad you had great time! We hope everyone enjoys your Christmas pudding on Christmas day! Hopefully welcome you back again soon. All the best, Autumn
Written December 9, 2021
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Claire W
Maidstone, UK39 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
This was my second trip to the Kent Cookery School and it was just as good as I remembered. The chef was excellent and the food that we produced was divine. Looking forward to booking my next course.
Written December 1, 2021
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Hi Claire, Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your second visit with us and can't wait to welcome you back on the next course. Happy cooking. All the best, Autumn
Written December 9, 2021
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Vie
1 contribution
Nov 2021
James and Autumn made our Middle Eastern cooking night a true success. After being welcomed by a glass of bubbly, we cooked under the expert guidance of James, before enjoying what we prepared. The food was delicious and plentiful. We learnt a lot in the space of one evening, while having a great time with our friends. A real gem in Kent!
Written November 22, 2021
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Hi Virginie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your event with us, we had so much fun with your lovely group and hope you have tried the recipes again at home too! Hope to welcome you back in the future. All the best, Autumn
Written December 9, 2021
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Jacob G
10 contributions
Nov 2021
I went to the Middle Eastern cookery course today and couldn't be more impressed with this lovely outfit. James and Autumn bent over backwards to be helpful, kind and welcoming, and even though I came alone, everyone was so friendly and welcoming and I had an absolute blast. The food was delicious, I learned a lot, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, and the setting is beautiful. My only suggestion is that you prompt your customers to order a drink during the session, because I had entirely intended to, but I was so absorbed that I didn't get round to it!
Written November 19, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review of your experience with us on the Middle Eastern Course. Hope to welcome you back again for another course in the future. Happy cooking James & Autumn
Written December 9, 2021
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Nathan D
London, UK61 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I completed the festive BBQ course here last weekend and I must say I was impressed from start to finish. The people running this are friendly, helpful and most importantly know what they are talking about. I BBQ alot so wondered if I'd learn anything here but I did. Everything I do has been self taught so it was great picking up tips and getting ideas of things to cook. Great day topped off with a lovely meal. Highly recommend
Written November 12, 2021
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Hi Nathan, Thank you for leaving us a review of your experience on the BBQ course, and the great photos! So glad as a BBQ enthusiast you were able to take away tips and ideas from he day with us. We hope to welcome you back again on a Grill Academy course in 2022! Best wishes, Autumn
Written November 17, 2021
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Dawn G
Mersham, UK1 contribution
Oct 2021
I recently went to the Middle Eastern cooking evening along with my husband. It's foods and flavours we regularly eat but not usually cook ourselves so thought maybe we should learn. We certainly did learn at this event. It was a fun packed evening in a relaxed atmosphere with no judgement from anyone should things go a bit wrong. It's a nice big kitchen with workstations far enough apart from others so you don't feel squashed in. You can add as much or as little flavour as suits your palate and as I follow a low carb diet they even accommodated me by not having bulgar in my tabbouleh by providing a cauliflower for me to rice (as I would normally do at home anyway), so I could at least reduce the carbs in one meal.
KCS could you please look to do more low carb courses, or even keto, as this Middle Eastern course is the only one that I knew I could eat the main meal of it before attending (or at least knew it would all be eaten by the family should I cook it again) and I'd very much like to do more if I knew I could eat it or didn't waste half the time learning how to cook something I know I'd never do again. Pretty please :)
P.s. I've only given 4 stars because I couldn't eat the bread, falafel or the hummus however the rest of the family could and I'm sure it was tasty as it was all eaten.
Written November 9, 2021
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Hi Dawn, Thank you for leaving us a review of your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed the course. With regards to the reduced carb courses or Keto in particular we are looking at offering these types of courses next year but have not yet found the right specialist tutor for this subject, but watch this space as we hope to find someone with the knowledge and passion in this subject area. happy cooking. Best wishes Autumn
Written November 17, 2021
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