ENTERTAINING

SEASONAL DINNER PARTY

Ever popular, our Seasonal Dinner Party course will give you the confidence to cook delicious seasonal recipes for dinner parties, or any occasion, that will impress your guests on all fronts with presentation, taste and timing.

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JOURNEY THROUGH PROVENCE

Provencal cookery is rich with warm, summery flavours and recipes created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. We are lucky enough to have a glut of some of these wonderful vegetables and herbs in our organic Market Garden come summer, as well as delicious ingredients from our sister estate in the South of France, Château Léoube. From olives, capers and herbs to beautiful fish, lamb and poultry, our Cookery School team will guide you through a series of classic flavour combinations and recipes.

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quick & simple suppers

If you’re short on time, but don’t want to compromise on delicious evening meals, or Quick & Simple Suppers class is the perfect course for you. Using organic, seasonal produce from our Farm and Market Garden we will create wonderful dishes that you will look forward to preparing, no matter how busy you are.

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SHOW-STOPPING CANAPÉS

Throughout this fun half-day course, we will arm you with skills and ideas to create delicious, show-stopping bites that you can easily recreate at home for your guests, as well as lots of recipe suggestions, time saving tips and presentation ideas.

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TABLE

Join us for a course designed to inspire you with festive ideas to make your Christmas table sparkle. From mulled drinks to stunning centerpieces, delicious sweet treats and nibbles, as well as tips and techniques for the all important turkey, this is a must for anyone taking the helm in the kitchen this Christmas..

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EFFORTLESS CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINING

After pouring you a glass of Prosecco we will introduce you to a series of delicious festive canapé ideas, demonstrating techniques and methods so that you can then create your own platter of festive nibbles.

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daylesford floristry & cooking experience

Join the Cookery School and Garden Room teams for this half-day course combining two of our favourite activities – floristry and cookery. Joined by our Head Florist, your morning will start in the Garden Room Workshop Room, learning how to create beautiful, seasonal table arrangements using natural materials and flowers – yours to take home at the end of the day.

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COOKERY SKILLS

6 Week Daylesford Chef Experience 

Running over six consecutive Sundays in April and October, this course is designed to give anyone with an interest in cookery the chance to learn invaluable skills to elevate their cooking to new heights.

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SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE: BARBECUE

This full day course is designed to inspire you with confidence and ideas to take your al fresco eating to the next level, cooking and sampling organic meat and vegetables from our Farm and Market Garden.

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NOSE-TO-TAIL BUTCHERY DAY

The passion and respect we have for our animals is paramount in developing our award-winning organic meat. Our Nose-to-Tail Butchery Day will allow you to follow and understand this journey, as well as gain practical tips and techniques from our expert chefs and butchers before preparing your own joints for the pot

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FOOD STYLING WITH ROSANNAGH HILLEARY

An image can be worth a thousand words and when it comes to running a successful food blog, increasing your social media following or promoting your business, getting your imagery right has never been so important. Join us for this hands on day of food styling and photography.

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WILD & FORAGED

Foraging is a traditional, age-old skill that we are passionate about at The Cookery School, a skill that offers the opportunity to harvest and eat seasonal ingredients that taste delicious and cost you nothing. This one day course will give you a fascinating insight into the best wild foods available on our doorstep.

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FEATHER & FUR: GAME PREPARATION & COOKERY

Over the course of the day you will spend some time outside with our resident forager, Tim Field who will also join us in The Cookery School to demonstrate how to pluck, dress and prepare your game before cooking, giving you all the chance to get hands on learning how to master these techniques.

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INSPIRING DISHES FROM THE MARKET GARDEN

Our 25-acre organic Market Garden is the source of over 250 varieties of heritage fruit and vegetables. On this course we are joined by our Head Market Gardener, Jez, who will take you on a guided tour of the garden, with the chance to harvest your own veg box before taking it back to the Cookery School to turn it into a number of sensational dishes.

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BREAD, PASTA & BAKING

ARTISAN BREAD MAKING

Join us to learn some of the secrets behind our delicious loaves from sourdoughs to seeded loaves, rolls, multi-grains and enriched doughs. Using traditional, artisan methods and purely organic ingredients we will cover all the skills you need to be able to recreate delicious homemade loaves at home.

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pasta masterclass

We love sharing our knowledge and passion with masterclasses such as this half-day course all about pasta. Our tutors will cover three different pasta dough techniques, the shaping process, regionality and of course delicious, simple sauces to accompany them.

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THE ART OF AFTERNOON TEA

After pouring you a glass of Prosecco, our Cookery School team will guide you through a number of recipes, covering baking, pastry-making and presentation, enabling you to create your own traditional afternoon tea display which will include tarts, cakes, biscuits and savoury treats.

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WELL-BEING

energised morning

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but making time for a nutritious, exciting breakfast every single day is not easy when we are super busy. This half-day course is all about making delicious, varied and exciting breakfast dishes that are full of nutrients and minerals to help kickstart your day.

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FEED YOUR BODY & MIND

Eating well has a huge effect both on how we feel and how our brains and bodies function. Our Feed Your Mind courses explore the relationship between good nutrition and our wellbeing, taking a look at which foods can enhance our mood and help us feel at our best.

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FERMENTS TO EAT AND DRINK

This half day introduction to fermented food and drink, explores the history and health benefits of fermented foodstuffs such as kombucha, kimchi, kvass and berry sauces over a series of tasters, demonstrations and hands-on sessions with our Cookery School tutors.

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THE vegan KITCHEN

Balanced nutrition, animal welfare and protection of the environment have always been topics of enormous concern to us at Daylesford. In recent years, more people have been inspired to examine their eating habits and movements such as veganism, vegetarianism, flexitarianism and others have grown.

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EAT TO BE HEALTHY

Health and nutrition has always been very close to our hearts, and to those of our customers. This new addition to our course calendar will celebrate delicious, seasonal recipes that are naturally free of refined sugars, dairy and wheat flour.

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mighty spices & herbs

Spices have long been celebrated for their health benefits, in Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western cuisines and holistic practices. This half day course in The Cookery School will explore the recipes and thinking behind the use of spices to aid healing and good digestion as well as their anti-inflammatory properties and beneficial effects on blood sugar and longevity.

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B PEACEFUL: MINDFULNESS, COOKING FOR HEALTH & haybarn spa

Created in conjunction with the Bamford Haybarn Spa, this is a day designed  to relax and soothe both body and soul. Your day will begin with a 90 minute Mindfulness session in the Haybarn’s beautiful loft studio, giving you the chance to reconnect with your inner and outer worlds. As the class comes to an end, you will be guided to The Cookery School where we will welcome you with reviving juices and herbal teas.

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B balanced: yoga, COOKing for health & HAYBARN SPA

Following a 90 minute yoga class in our Bamford Haybarn Spa we’ll create a series of delicious and nutritious dishes which will be enjoyed together for lunch. The course will then end with a 45 minute deep tissue massage, giving you the chance to completely unwind before your day with us comes to an end.

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CHILDREN & TEENAGERS

Budding Chefs: children cookery

Our Budding Chefs classes provide the perfect introduction to cookery for children, inspiring them to think about where their food comes from as we explain the story of our organic Farm and Market Garden, getting them hands-on creating their own dishes with delicious, seasonal ingredients.

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FLYING THE NEST: STUDENT COOKERY SKILLS

Leaving home for College or University is the perfect time to arm youngsters with the essential skills they need to cook healthy nutritious meals for themselves. This 3-day course aims to give students a relaxed yet informative understanding of a variety of simple and effective principles that will allow them to cook with confidence.

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BEYOND BEANS ON TOAST: TEENS COOKERY

A course that provides the perfect introduction to cookery for teenagers, inspiring them to think about where their food comes from as we explain the story of our organic farm and Market Garden, getting them hands-on creating their own dishes with delicious, seasonal ingredients.

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FAMILY COOKING TOGETHER

Our Family Cooking classes are a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to join us together in the Cookery School for a fun-filled day of festive cooking and eating.

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PREGNANCY & NEWBORNS

B nurtured: mindfulness, cooking for pregnancy & pregnancy massage

Maintaining balanced nutrition and a clear mind can be a challenge when pregnant, especially if you are feeling tired, anxious or overwhelmed.

A new addition to the Cookery School, this course is the perfect day away for mothers-to-be and a wonderfully relaxing, restorative and uplifting experience for both you and your little one.

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BLOOM: ORGANIC COOKING FOR BABIES & TODDLERS

With so much conflicting advice around feeding babies and toddlers, it can be difficult to know where to start or how to choose the best way forward for your children. Using organic produce from our Farm and Market Garden we will explore a variety of nutritious ingredients and cooking techniques designed to give maximum nourishment whilst being tasty enough to keep your baby’s naturally curious taste buds alive.

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BLOSSOM: COOKING FOR PREGNANCY & NEWBORNS

During pregnancy and when nursing a newborn, nutrition and healthful eating becomes hugely important for you and your little one. It’s also a time when you might experience cravings or nausea and feel more tired and time-pressed than ever. This half day course will explore simple ways to include nourishing ingredients in your home cooking and suggestions to ease nausea and indigestion as well as exploring how your diet can support breast-feeding and aid recovery from child birth.

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EVENING EVENTS & DINING

DAYLESFORD CHEF’S TABLE SUPPER

Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Cookery School at our Chef’s Table Supper. Sit back and relax whilst our chefs create a delicious, seasonal tasting menu right in front of you, giving you the chance to taste our organic ingredients at their very best, having been crafted into elegant, imaginative dishes.

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Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is often spoiled by a whirlwind of commercial hype. Escape all that with a wonderfully relaxed evening at our beautiful farm, where you can enjoy quality time together exploring the countryside at Daylesford before settling down to feast on simple, good food made from the best organic ingredients in season, alongside delicious wines and cider from our estates Chateau Leoube.

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taste of india

Valentine’s Day is often spoiled by a whirlwind of commercial hype. Escape all that with a wonderfully relaxed evening at our beautiful farm, where you can enjoy quality time together exploring the countryside at Daylesford before settling down to feast on simple, good food made from the best organic ingredients in season, alongside delicious wines and cider from our estates Chateau Leoube.

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tree decoration

The days preceding Christmas Eve are so special; with everyone home, it is the perfect occasion to enjoy quality time together. Bring the whole family along and join us for some hands-on festive fun as we explore the most delicious ways to decorate your home!

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RETREATS & SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

THE DAYLESFORD HEALTH & WELLNESS RETREAT

Join us for a restorative weekend at Daylesford, experiencing the best of both the Cookery School and Bamford Haybarn Spa, whilst staying in our beautiful Cotswolds Cottages. In collaboration with our resident nutritionist, Rhaya Jordan and yoga teacher, Nikki Jackson, join us for a series of deeply relaxing classes as well as restorative massages and facials from our expert therapists in the Haybarn Spa.

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Easter Egg

It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate and this fun, hands-on course for children will let your budding chefs create their own egg-shaped masterpiece to celebrate the festivities! As well as an opportunity to get creative with design and decorating, the course will teach children all about tempering and the right chocolate to use.

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Valentine’s Chocolate & Petits Fours

If you have ever marveled at beautifully formed, intricate chocolates and petits fours and wondered how they are made, this course has the answers. Join us in the Cookery School for this half-day course learning to master the essential techniques of chocolate and petits fours.

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cooking with your valentine

Treat yourself and your loved one to a relaxing, romantic day getaway at Daylesford this Valentine’s. Experience the best of Daylesford, cooking and eating in our award-winning Cookery School.

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mother’s day: family cookery

Our Family Cooking classes are a wonderful opportunity for moms and children to join us together in the COOKERY SCHOOL for a fun-filled day of cooking and eating

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LAND, WILD & SEA

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

Even though fish and shellfish are a firm favourite for many on restaurant menus, the preparation and cooking of these delicious, delicate ingredients can be a little intimidating. In this course we focus on how to select, prepare and cook an array of fish and shellfish, covering a variety of different cookery techniques.

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