cookery

Care home residents help local families cook up a treat at Westbank

Local people of all ages have taken part in a community cookery event organised by the Devon-wide health and well-being charity Westbank Community Health and Care

Residents from Exeter care home Cumberland Grange joined local families in the kitchen at Westbank’s community hub in Exminster, where they prepared a healthy two-course meal together.

The idea behind the Ready, Steady, Cook-style event was to bring together people of different ages and backgrounds to share a fun experience and learn (or refresh) their skills in the kitchen. The three generations of cooks prepared...

Kieran Charles putting the finishing touches to his chocolate castle

Kieran's Castle

Super talented patisserie chef Kieran Charles set himself a challenge for Lockdown 3.0, creating the Disney Cinderella Castle out of chocolate. This stunning piece involved 17 kilos of 100% dark chocolate and took about 100 hours to make - completed just in time for Easter!

Kieran who’s 20 and from South Devon, trained at the Cordon Bleu school in london before landing a job as pastry demi-chef de partie at the Ritz in London. Before that, he studied at South Devon College and did his apprenticeship at Salcombe Harbour Hotel. During lockdown, he’s been back with his family near...

Larks Live

Larks Live launches virtual cookery classes hosted by expert chefs

Larks Live , a new virtual cookery platform has launched, bringing revered chefs, bakers, wine experts and food and drink producers directly into everyone’s kitchens through live, interactive online classes.

Whether participants are looking to learn basic cookery skills, expand their repertoire of daily family meals, or learn how to recreate showstopping dishes to impress friends and family, they will be able to engage with an interactive, step-by-step class led by an expert.

From the comfort of home, attendees can cook alongside the chef in real time to get the full...

Learn to cook and help save the planet!

Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home.

Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county during January and February in another example of the council’s commitment to help communities reduce food waste and carbon emissions in support of the Devon Climate Declaration.

Each course will be led by an experienced community food worker and will include recipes from Recycle Devon’s newly launched cook book ‘Have...

Kitley House to host a summer gathering of chefs & hospitality professsionals

On the menu at Kitley House - a summer gathering of chefs and hospitality pros

Local chefs and hospitality professionals will come together with catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth on June 24th at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, will see chefs and front-of-house staff from across the county rub shoulders with catering suppliers and aspiring college students. Billed as ‘A Chefs’ Summer BBQ’, the day will offer inspiring butchery demonstrations and a great networking opportunity for hospitality professionals from Devon and neighbouring counties.

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Riverford Master Veg Class

Event Date: 
02/12/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Rd, Exeter EX4 8AD

Keen to eat more veg? These two-hour, hands-on cooking classes are the best way to get inspired and try out a Riverford veg box. Together we’ll turn a brimming box of veg, fresh from our farm, into an inspirational organic feast. You’ll get stuck in, learning lots of essential skills – such as the best way to slice greens and segment citrus, and how to make sure your onions never catch in the pan. You’ll leave inspired to cook with a veg box at home. It’s very relaxed – people of all abilities are welcome, and class sizes are kept small so there’s lots of opportunity for questions and...

Riverford Master Veg Class

Event Date: 
04/11/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Whipton Community Hall, Pinhoe Rd, Exeter EX4 8AD

Keen to eat more veg? These two-hour, hands-on cooking classes are the best way to get inspired and try out a Riverford veg box. Together we’ll turn a brimming box of veg, fresh from our farm, into an inspirational organic feast. You’ll get stuck in, learning lots of essential skills – such as the best way to slice greens and segment citrus, and how to make sure your onions never catch in the pan. You’ll leave inspired to cook with a veg box at home. It’s very relaxed – people of all abilities are welcome, and class sizes are kept small so there’s lots of opportunity for questions and...

Contestants wanted for Gordon Ramsay cookery show

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:20am

Gordon Ramsay’s production company is looking for amateur cooks to take part in a brand new ITV series, with a chance to win a cash prize.

Culinary Genius is the competitive cookery show, where skill matters!

Judged by Gordon an other top celebrity chefs, the production company is looking for people who simply love to cook and are really good at doing it.

Interested? Email culinarygenius@studioramsay.com for an application form or visit www.itv.com/beontv for details.

One Day Traditional Indian Cookery Course

Event Date: 
12/02/2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cookery School, 60a Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP

Nila Ross-Patel, guest tutor at Exeter Cookery School, will teach you how to create authentic Indian cuisine the way her Mother taught her. We are delighted to welcome former cookery tutor Nila for a day of cooking Indian cuisine the authentic way.

A fun-filled day of learning how to cook authentic Indian dishes, most of which originate from the Gujarat state of India and are mainly vegetarian.

Many of the dishes can also be cooked in advance, so you can impress your friends and family at dinner parties.

Enjoy a cookery course with a difference, where you will not...

Ladies Do Lunch at Exeter Cookery School

Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed an early Christmas lunch at Exeter Cookery School on the Quayside, where they picked up a whole range of seasonal hints and tips from chef/director Jim Fisher (pictured middle of back row).

He demonstrated several recipes including creating a selection of seasonal canapés which were much enjoyed with a glass of champagne.

Then the ladies enjoyed a roast turkey lunch followed by caramelized oranges Jim had prepared earlier, served with his Christmas pudding ice cream.

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