Cookery SChool

Blackfriars offers an exciting range of regular cookery courses from bread making to dinner party cooking,s well as bespoke events for small groups of six to larger parties of up to 50 people. What better way to have fun and learn a new skill with friends, colleagues, or clients!  Below are some ideas of what we offer: 
 

Cocktail Making:  Parlour Bar, Cookery School or Tasting Room
Learn how to make amazing cocktails from the experts and then drink them afterwards!  Prices from £26pp and include a glass of fizz on arrival and cocktails for up to 6-14 guests and drinks can be tailored to suit all tastes. Duration 1½-2 hrs. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy 10% off a 3-course set meal afterwards for £18.90pp
 
Canape Making: Cookery School
Canape making enables you to get really creative making delicious bite-sized morsels to impress your family and friends. £39 per person which includes coffee/tea on arrival, all ingredients, a senior chef to facilitate and judge your end results.  You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy 10% off a 3-course set meal afterwards for £18.90pp. Duration 3 hours. 6-20 people

Pizza and Prosecco Nights:  Cookery School
Relax and have fun at your own convivial evening pizza-making social. Our master baker will show you just how easy it is to make blisteringly good home-made sourdough flatbreads and pizzas full of tasty artisan toppings, both super savoury and decadently sweet. £39 for a glass or two of Prosecco, pizza masterclass and about as much as you can eat/£19 for kids. 6-20 people.  Duration 3hrs.

Gin O'Clock - a tasting of gins: Parlour Bar, Cookery School or Tasting Room
Gin and tonic has become the aperitif of choice in recent years. Hundreds of new distilleries are opening every year with us Brits are now drinking over 30 million litres of the stuff every year. And it seems we just can’t get enough of this delightful juniper-flavoured spirit. So why not join us for a gin masterclass and learn a little bit more about your favourite tipple! £26 including a palate-cleansing fizz on arrival and 4 totally different gins - some neat and some with a choice of tonic plus some home-made sourdough or biscuits. You can also add a 3 course set meal (including 10% discount) for just £18.90. 6-8pm (or 1½-2 hours if a private tasting).
 
Ready Steady Cook: Cookery School
This remains one of our most popular cookery classes and challenges. Teams make a gastronomic feast with a bag of mystery ingredients and the best team wins! We can accommodate all dietary preferences and needs. Prices start from £39pp which includes coffee/tea on arrival, all the ingredients, a senior chef to facilitate and judge your end results plus a bottle of fizz for the winning team! 8-20 people. Duration 3 hours.

Beat the chef: Cookery School
This popular workshop challenges teams to make a gastronomic feast better than our workshop chef’s own solo creation! And you get to choose the bag of ingredients in this high-pressure, high-stakes, yet hilarious workshop! We can accommodate all dietary preferences and needs. Prices start from £39pp and include coffee/tea on arrival all food produce, a competing senior chef plus a bottle of fizz - but only if you win! Duration 1½-3hrs - depending on time constraints. 8-20 guests.
 
Chef's Table: Cookery School
Our Cookery School also offers bespoke private dining – enjoy one of our top chef preparing, cooking and serving a beautiful multi-course dinner right in front of you whilst talking through all the tricks of the trade. Prices start from £39pp and include an amuse buche, fresh sourdough and 3 delicious courses.  We can also match wines with your meal. 6-10 guests welcome – this is perfect for serious foodies and those who like a bit of dining theatre! 

Chef & Sommelier – Food & Drink Matching:  Cookery School
Contrary to popular belief, food & drink matching is not the preserve of the elite, we all do it every day! Lager & curry, coffee & chocolate, tea with fish & chips, port & cheese and even milk on your cornflakes - many food & drinks combos are perfectly matched. Enjoy a masterclass on the subject and an intricate 6-course tasting menu together with sublime drinks carefully selected & presented by our own sommelier starting with a decadent glass of Champagne. Prices start from £69pp depending on the menu & accompanying drinks.  8-14 people. Duration - 3 hours. 
 
Private dining: Cookery School/Banquet Hall
As well as our 50-seater Medieval Banquet Hall which offers medieval banquets for corporate and private functions, we also have an ornate Cookery School dining table which seats 14 and is perfect for more intimate private dining. What’s more, you’ll have your own chef to accommodate all your dining needs as well as staff to pour wine and generally pamper and take care of you! Our private dining menus are from £27.50pp.  Cookery School 8-14 people.  Banquet Hall 12-50 people.
 
Please email us for more information or call us on 0191 261 5945.
 

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