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The ethos of Flora’s Kitchen courses is to learn useful new culinary skills in a fun environment by getting involved in anything and everything – you will learn by doing the work. Students of all ages will leave with the confidence to try new dishes, happy in the knowledge they will taste great.

On the University Basics course students will learn how to cook competently on a budget. Skills taught will be highly adaptable to create a multitude of easy-to-make dishes which taste delicious, at times impress, but don’t break the bank.

The Chalet and Villa Cookery course is more intense, aimed at those already equipped with the basics but hoping to hone their skills further. It is a five-day residential course teaching the additional techniques needed for entertaining and catering for large groups.

Flora’s Kitchen also offers a miscellany of other fun cooking courses such as Man Enough To Cook or Junior Cooking but anyone wanting to organise a customised course must simply 
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    A five day course
    Our 2017 dates: 9th-13th January / 27th-31st March / 10th-14th April / 10th-14th July / 31st July-4th August / 7th-11th August / 18th-22nd September / 9th-13th October / 30th October-3rd November / more dates to come
    Courses start on Monday at 9.30am and end on Friday at 2pm.

    Is boiling an egg the sum total of your culinary excellence? Does having a dinner party mean splitting a frozen pizza? Or are you already a keen cook in need of new ideas and more experience? Come and join Flora in her kitchen and you will soon be impressing friends and family with your repertoire of delicious classics.
    Cost: £695 for the full five days including four nights stay and recipes to take home.
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    A five day course
    Our 2017 dates: 16th-20th October / 6th-10th November / more dates to come

    The courses start on Monday at 8.15am and end on Friday at 2pm.

    You may feel you have nailed the fluffy soufflé or can knock up a pretty mean curry but have you got what it takes to charge people for your food? If you have already got the basics under your belt, this course will help you refine and extend these skills, so that nothing will faze you in the kitchen.
    Cost: £995 for the full five days including four nights stay and recipes to take home.
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    A one day course
    Our 2017 dates: 15th February / 21st February / 5th April / 18th July / 19th July / 31st July  / 31st August
    The course running time is 10.00am-3.30pm.

    Watching your child grow is one of life’s most gratifying pleasures. Being able to help them develop skills and feed an inquisitive mind is an honour. Flora’s Kitchen will give your children hands-on experience to be able to cook some fabulous, well–chosen recipes all over again at home. Choose from either Junior Cooking 1, 2 or 3 - there should be something for everyone!
    Cost: £60 for the day's course includes the recipes, lunch and lots to go home with.
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    A one day course
    Our 2017 dates: Asian: 16th February / Asian: 22nd February / Spanish: 6th April / Italian: 2nd June / French: 4th July / Italian: 30th August

    Course running time is 10.00am-4.00pm.

    Forget teenage fads and fashions, cool kids these days want to impress with some serious culinary prowess! Of course teenagers can already teach their parents a few tricks – namely about social media, technology and which current brand of trainers to wear (or not!), but now how about showing the oldies a thing or two with some home-made sushi, a perfect paella or scrumptious tarte tatin?
    Cost: £75 including recipes and something to take home for the kids’ supper.
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    A three day course (with overnight stay option)
    Our 2017 dates: 27th-29th June / 7th-9th Sepbember / 12th-14th September

    The course running time is 10.30am-4.30pm daily.

    If you don’t have much time but want to get to grips with some fundamentals in the cooking department, then this course provides a great grounding. You will soon be able to cook a full-on Sunday roast, make a pudding, handle pastry, glaze a ham, make a fine sauce and maximize your leftovers. All essential.
    Cost: £75 for the day, includes recipes, lunch and something to go home with every night; £225 for the three day course, includes recipes, lunch and something to go home with every night; £250 for the three days and two nights course includes recipes.
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    A half day or a full day course
    Our 2016 dates: Saturday 6th February / 27th February / 21st May / 8th October (full day)Our 2017 dates: Saturday 21st January (half day) / 4th February (full day) / 11th March (half day) / 22nd April (half day) / 20th May (full day)
    The half day course running time is from 9.30am-1.30pm
    The full day course running time is from 10am-4pm

    Gone are the days of a woman’s place being in the kitchen – nowadays everyone is in the kitchen. It is, after all, the hub of family life and where the entire family congregates almost all of the time. So if you’re a man who’d like to impress someone special or to give the kids a treat but who doesn’t quite have the know-how, come and have a go.
    Cost: £150 for half a day's course or £200 for a full day's course. Both include lunch with drinks and recipes to take home.
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    A one day course
    Our 2017 summer dates: 11th May / 23rd May / 9th June / 22nd June

    Mor dates on request

    The course running time is 9.30am-4.00pm.

    Does cooking for a dinner party bring you out in hives? Cooking a family Sunday lunch make you quiver like a jelly? Concocting a romantic dinner for two leave you cold? If so, look no further. This course is designed to help you banish your kitchen conundrums and to expand your repertoire to include delicious dishes for everyone and every occasion...
    Cost: £150 per day includes recipes, lunch and lots to take home. Prepare for Christmas is £250
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    Come for half a day, a whole day or even the weekend.

    If none of the courses listed cover what you'd like to learn in the kitchen, then we can always design a course specifically to suit you. Perhaps you'd like to organise a private course for a group of friends, family or work colleagues or one-to-one teaching?
    We also love a party, so if you are planning to celebrate a birthday, or indeed any occasion, we’d love to share it with you.

    Cost: Subject to requirements
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