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Escape to Dissington Hall for the day, a magnificent Georgian estate situated in beautiful Northumbrian countryside, only 9 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Upon arrival at the Hall you will be greeted with a cup of coffee or tea, before you’re taken to the kitchen to meet your class leader, passionate cook and qualified Home Economist, Helen Porter.
Seasonal food is fresher and therefore tastier and more nutritious. Helen has selected some of Winters finest produce, with which she will show you how to make a variety of tasty dishes, suitable for a cosy, relaxed winters dinner party with good friends. Dishes will be imaginative enough to please your guests, but simple enough to easily recreate at home with ease and confidence, freeing you up to spend more stress-free time with your guests.
A qualified Home Economist, Helen has worked in both industry and education and has been freelance since 1995, travelling across Britain to work for companies and chefs, from Brian Turner to Ken Hom, assisting with demonstrations, exhibition work and teaching.
Helen is passionate about showing people how to cook affordable, delicious and achievable food. Desserts and baking are favourites to teach and Helen is really looking forward to sharing some of her recipes with you.
The cost of this class includes all ingredients, refreshments, nibbles and late lunch with a glass of wine.
This is a practical, hands-on class, during which you will work together to make a delicious late lunch.
This class is suitable for beginners through to the more confident home cook.
Please note, the kitchen at Dissington Hall is designed for events catering, not as a cookery school.
Aprons are provided.
You will spend much time on your feet in the kitchen, so please wear comfortable, non-slip shoes.
Please ensure you have short, clean, fingernails, long hair is tied back and wear minimal jewellery
Cuts must be protected with a plaster
Unfortunately those who are unwell with a cold, flu, stomach upset or similar on the day of the class, will be unable to attend. In this instance we regret we will be unable to offer you a refund.
Although this class does not provide you with a recognised qualification, you will learn a great deal and it will be fun, relaxed and friendly!
If you have a food allergy (e.g. to nuts) or special dietary requirement (e.g. vegetarian), please contact us before booking a place on this class so we can advise you
You will share this class with a maximum of 7 others
This class is suitable for anyone aged 18 and over
In the unlikely event of this class not reaching minimum numbers, we reserve the right to cancel with 2 weeks notice.
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