The Culinary Cottage is a haven for food lovers and offers a selection of residential and one day cookery courses, catering for students of all abilities, from a Basics 5-day course to Dinner Parties made stressless and Student Survival to an advanced course for the more experienced, as well as specialist courses such as An Aga Can.
A typical day starts with an informal breakfast, followed by advance preparation for the evening's dinner as well as making a light 2-course lunch for all to enjoy, over which the morning's activities are discussed and menus are planned. Tips and hints are provided throughout all sessions and students are provided with a comprehensive portfolio of recipes and menu suggestions at the end of each course.
All courses are restricted to small numbers to ensure everyone becomes fully involved in all aspects of preparation, plus each student will be given a portfolio of recipes, menu ideas and hints and tips to take home.
"Penny has cooked for us on a variety of occasions for many years. Her meals are imaginative and delicious whether feeding two or forty two! She manages to remain calm and relaxed in sometimes the most difficult of situations. Nothing is to much trouble for her, anything is always possible even with the fussiest of guests. Penny's diligence and understanding of what is important in the kitchen makes her the finest cook we have ever employed." Sir Peter and Lady Ogden