What the punters say...

A few words from past pupils and clients telling us what they really think....

Jo, Sandi and the team served us the most delicious "picnic" for 60 people in a marquee with no kitchen or running water for the 4th June at Eton. It was one of the hottest days of the year and yet they and their amazing salads and (of course) eton mess were cool, beautifully presented and very much appreciated! I have been asked for Wyld's contact details by several guests - the ultimate compliment. (SB, London)

"Alex has, as a result of your course (in September), which he thoroughly enjoyed, taken to making his lunch for work ~ so this mornings creation is Salmon and Cous Cous Salad!!! Beats a ham sandwich!" October 2016 

So many compliments for the food and drink from the guests that I couldn’t possibly pass them all on........ the presentation was beautiful. We are still fighting over the brownies! You all made the evening stress-free for me which was wonderful - and you cleared up too. You have a great team.
Laura - Putney September 2016

'My daughter had a really super week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As a parent I will happily recommend it to others as it was efficient, organised and targeted the audience perfectly.'
Amanda Woodgate August 2016

Our son enjoyed every aspect of the course and we have not stopped talking about the inspirational approach that you have made your own - or indeed the smooth organisation of the entire operation. SUPER recipe book, apron, mug etc. A fantastic course and cookery school. Milo has learned so much!!!
We wish you every continued success.
Fi Osborne-Young - July 2016 

I came to do the Wyld Essentials course after leaving school and capable of cooking on a small scale but only with recipes. It turned out to be the perfect course – I learned so much and above all confidence in the kitchen and now feel I could easily host a dinner party which was my aim for uni. Fran was a brilliant teacher because we covered a wide range of dishes and she explained everything in such an accessible way with useful tips from her years of experience. It was a very productive and enjoyable course – I highly recommend!
Harry, 18 - Essentials July 2016

"I really enjoyed the cookery demo and the food was great. I shall be recommending the Wyld Cookery School and look forward to when I can send my boys to learn some skills." NB Salad Days July 2016

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience; the recipes are both 'user-friendly' as well as totally delicious and I will definitely be using my Wyld Cookery folder again and again!"  AF Salad Days  July 2016


"My two daughters and their friends (all aged 13-16) spent a fun and informative day with Wyld Cookery School in January and are now asking to attend a full week's course. Thank you very much, Fran, for sharing your expertise with the girls and helping them to produce such wonderful culinary creations. Thank you again."
Fiona Anderson January 2016

"Thank you so much for a wonderful three days..feeling very inspired now but the family’s expectations might be a little high?! .... a heavenly couple of days and haven’t eaten and laughed so much for ages."
AGA course ladies December 2015

"Best investment - five days of fun and now we have an inspired son! We have enjoyed regular meals from him & his cook book - steak and Guiness pie, bacon & leek risotto, chorizo, prawn  & pea risotto and honeycomb ice-cream have become regulars on the kitchen table!.. He will be back next summer to complete the Seasonaire course - Fran & Roz you have been warned!"
AE mother of James


" I am not sure how to thank you enough for the wonderful introduction Fran has given our daughter to the world of cookery.  I really feel she is now well equipped to begin to explore recipes and has a great repertoire of dishes ready to go for her new life at uni. She has so enjoyed the course and we are most grateful to Fran for teaching her in our home; it has given her tremendous confidence and introduced her to parts of the kitchen she had not previously reached!"
Putney mum

"The cookery week was really enjoyable and I couldn't believe how much we learnt.  Fran and Ros were great teachers and made it really good fun.  The recipes were so varied and gave us a very wide repertoire.  I'm really enjoying using the Wyld cook book and everyone I've shown it to has been asking where they can get a copy!  Thank you for such a great week."
Izzy 17

"Really enjoying my cooking now and that is in most part down to Fran who
has taught me over the last year. She is very professional, knows her trade
and coupled with a fun teaching style she is a pleasure to learn from.
She can cater for all abilities ( basic in my case!) and she gives you the
confidence to learn new skills and become  a better cook - I would
thoroughly recommend her and the team at The Wyld Cookery School - you won't be
James 50+!

'Fran was a brilliant teacher and she was so encouraging in every aspect of cooking! Classes were always really fun and my cookery skills improved greatly in 2 weeks. Fran also played an integral part in securing me a Chalet Host job for the winter 2014/15 due to her wide range of contacts in the industry.'
T Scott 19

"Just back from an incredible season in Meribel and I owe it all to Fran. Before I started the course I was a complete novice, but full of encouragement, Fran patiently taught me all the basic skills, gradually increasing in difficulty, until within two weeks she had equipped me with the necessary skills to be able to plan and prepare 4 course dinners, enabling me to keep calm throughout all the surprise cooking tests that interviewers throw at you! 

"Fran's advice was also invaluable in terms of actually securing us jobs. She sat down with me and went through my CV, giving me detailed, personal tips on how to enhance my application and perform well at interview. She goes above and beyond to make sure that you get a job on the mountains, and will continue to help even after the course has finished. Finally, she was full of great tips about the daily running of a chalet, such as ways to keep the guests happy, and above all, time saving tricks to make sure you get as much time on that mountain as possible."
Iz 19

"I had the pleasure of being coached by Fran when I was searching for a job out in the Alps last season. I can't thank her enough for getting me a job at YSE in Val d'Isere. The skills I learned, not just with how to cook but also how to design meal plans and organise myself to be most time efficient out in the mountains were invaluable. Fran's fun teaching style has installed a huge passion for cooking in me, so much so I've quit my job and am starting up my own food business and so I really can't recommend her highly enough!"

Charlie, 23

"Fran trained me from a rookie cook, to a competent chalet chief in only 2 weeks, and little did I know that from there I would go on to work in the Alps, cooking for guests daily. Fran’s enthusiasm and hands on approach to the course made me really enjoy and take pride in my cooking. I now appreciate all varieties of food so much more! I was very nervous about my potential adventure as a chalet host, but Fran made the job seem so much more manageable and even recommended me to several companies, resulting in the best 5 months of my life - thanks Fran!" 
Ol, 19

"Fran is absolutely fabulous! I had the best two weeks being taught by Fran before going off to the Alps for a season. Not only did she teach me all of the tricks of the trade and everything that a recipe book won’t tell you, I had a whale of a time doing it! She really helped me to polish up my CV and get a job with Scott Dunn in Val D’Isere. Had it not been for Fran, I undoubtedly never have got such a prestigious company. So not only can I thank her for training me up to being a classy cook, but also for the best season of my life so far!"

Luce, 20

"This was my first time working with Wyld Catering and I was impressed from the outset. In the planning stages and on the night they effortlessly delivered exactly what I was after. Professional and charming to work with and most importantly the quality of food really impressed! In this event timing was key and the team stuck to every window I gave them. The staff were immaculate and knew exactly what they were doing. I am still getting compliments about their food and looking forward to working with them again. Great job, delicious and beautiful food.  All round Wyld Catering is a slick operation that produces the goods!"

David Guest, The Wedding Music Company


 "I used Wyld Catering for a joint 50th and 21st party. 250 guests - canapés and bowl food delivered in a short period of time as most of the evening was devoted to dancing. Fran and her fabulous team suggested all of the food and it was just what we wanted - it looked and tasted delicious. Next time we have a party we will definatly use Wyld Catering - I can not recommend them more highly."

Jo & Alan, 50!!