The Wyld Essentials Cookery Course


The Wyld Essentials Cookery Course

The no messing one week cooking course designed to bring out your inner Jamie. This course is for students aged 17-25+ who want to arm themselves with core skills to take on the kitchen and shock and awe their friends. 

This is the ideal cookery course for anyone about to go to college, university,  leaving halls of residence or simply leaving home and left to fend for themselves. The Wyld Essentials Cookery Course is a fun and hand's on programme which will show you how to flip a dinner party on a budget, create a killer roast and smash a lasagne. Boiled, roasted, baked or steamed like everything we do, we cut out the nonsense and get into the detail that will leave you armed with a solid menu repertoire and confidence to tackle most recipes you put your hand to. 

Great news - the Wyld Cookery School is an Approved Activity Provider for the Residential section for the Gold DofE award.

The Specifics:

We bring cooking back to basics from which the recipes develop over the week. By the end of your week with us you will have learnt to:

  • Cook a basic white sauce on day one
  • Craft home baked breads, cakes and puddings.
  • Create good and honest dishes like macaroni cheese, lasagne or a fish pie. 
  • Know your way around a roux and perfect your signature gravy.
  • Cater on a budget.

This course suits all abilities – whether you have never have boiled an egg before or you occasionally have opened the oven!

The course runs Monday to Friday with a maximum of 14 students. They enjoy lunch together every day, with breakfast on Fridays, and on Thursday night they host a 'Supper Party' for their invited guests at the school. The hours are Monday 9.30am – 4.30pm and Tuesday to Friday have a 9am start!  

If booked along with our accommodation* the Essential course is suitable for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold 'residential activity' boosting your independence & confidence as well as your skills in the kitchen.  Great news for DofE students the new October half term course means you get that box ticked before the onslaught of your expedition!

You will leave with an apron, a mug and a recipe book to keep you cooking and maintain your enthusiasm for the kitchen.

* Please call to check there are residential spaces available on the dates you are interested in before booking - we'd hate to disappoint! No residential spaces on 18th - 22nd September 2017.  Only 2 residential spaces are currently available on 23-27th October - book now to avoid disappointment. 

If you are feeling flush you can pay in full on line OR if you are feeling stretched you can pay a deposit of £100 to secure your place. Start saving then you can pay the balance six weeks before the course starts - don't worry we won't let you forget! 

To arrange two part payment email

Book the Course

3rd - 7th July 2017
10th - 14th July 2017 Sold out
17th - 21st July 2017 Sold out
24 - 28th July 2017 Sold out
31st July - 4th August 2017 Sold out
7th - 11th August 2017
14th - 18th August 2017 Sold out
4th - 8th September 2017 Sold out
11th - 15th September 2017 Sold out
18th - 22nd September 2017
25th - 29th September 2017 Sold out
23rd - 27th October 2017


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