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Cookery and Wine School 2016/17

Now recognised as one of the county's top cookery and wine schools, we offer a wide range of courses suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability.

Why not give a course as a gift for friends and family? We can supply registrations in an attractive gift format.

To purchase a Cookery School gift voucher, please contact Gemma Collier by emailing to: gcollier@brookes.ac.uk

Aprons and workbooks are provided.

We advise that you take out insurance against loss of fees due to illness or personal accident.

Download our Cookery and Wine School brochure here

Wine School

Brookes Restaurant Cookery School

Unless otherwise specified, adult courses start at 9.15am for coffee, with the course itself running from 9.30am to 2.30pm (approx.). All courses finish with a light lunch and glass of wine or soft drink. Please click on the courses listed below for more details and for any queries, please email Amanda Belz: aabelz@brookes.ac.uk.

Please click on the course date to book the selected course.

Knife Skills

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £95


On this course you will learn what knifes are best suited to a particular job, how to handle and maintain them and use them with confidence. You will be taught how to sharpen and cut accurately.

The course will focus on vegetable, fruit and fish preparation. By the end of the course you will be chopping, slicing, dicing, chiffonading etc. like a professional chef.

This course is very hands on and you will make a tasty soup with salsa to take home and your own light lunch which will be served in the restaurant with a glass of wine or soft drink.

Classic Breads

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £95


Be prepared to roll your sleeves up as this course is very hands on. You will be making the doughs by hand using top quality flour and grains from our local mill (Wessex Mill). You will be given advice and tips on how to knead, prove and bake to get the best results.

A range of breads will be created which you will take home at the end of the session. At the end we will sit down to some lovely homemade bread, local cheeses and a glass of wine or soft drink.

Gluten Free

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £95


Learn about the principles of gluten free baking in this one day masterclass. You will learn how to make crusty baguettes, light and flaky pastry and velvety muffins.

Our tutor Adriana Rabinovich, an expert in gluten free baking, will unravel the myths of baking gluten free, and show step by step how to get great results baking gluten free. Bread and pastry items will include, baguettes, quiche and sausage pasties, mini Bakewells and muffins.

Vegetarian

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £95


Whether you're a vegetarian or not you'll come away from this course knowing how to make the most of local, seasonal produce. Our chef, Victoria is regularly complimented on the vegetarian options she selects for the menu here at Oxford Brookes and in this course she will teach you how to create many of them!

All the vegetables that you'll be using will have been sourced locally where possible.

Taste of the Mediterranean

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £95


With summer around the corner let Leon take you on a gastronomic tour around the Mediterranean.

You will be shown how to prepare and cook a feast of dishes from a variety of Mediterranean countries together with lots of tips, talking and tasting.

At the end, lunch will be the fruits of your labour together with a glass of wine or soft drink.

10 Week Cookery

This course is suitable for enthusiastic amateurs who are looking to further their skills and gain knowledge from the professionals.

By the end of the 10 weeks you will have learnt a variety of skills and will have gained confidence in the kitchen.

You will be taught by the tutors that train our Oxford School of Hospitality students, on a day to day basis, for Brookes Restaurant, so you will be in good hands!

You will be covering the following over the 10 weeks:

  • Week 1 - Knife skills, soups and garnishes
  • Week 2 - Yeast (bread)
  • Week 3 - Stocks and sauces
  • Week 4 - Pasta and risotto
  • Week 5, 6 and 7 - Meat and fish (starters and main courses)
  • Week 8 - Pastry - rough puff, choux, shortcrust and batters
  • Week 9 and 10 - Desserts

Around the World in Breads

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £95


This course is suitable for enthusiastic amateurs as well as the more experienced bread makers.

Be prepared for a full day of hands on bread making, covering such things as; Polish poppy seed, spinach flat bread, hot cross buns, chickpea flatbread, Irish soda bread, corn bread.

The course will finish with a light lunch and a glass of wine or soft drink.

Junior Cookery School

The Junior Cookery School courses are suitable for ages 8 to 14. All courses finish with a light lunch which includes a soft drink. Please click on the courses listed below for more details and for any queries, please email Amanda Belz: aabelz@brookes.ac.uk.

Please click on the course date to book the selected course.

Junior Cookery

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £39


A great way to get juniors interested in the kitchen, learning new skills and making new friends. The dishes covered are planned around the season and the young cooks usually make 4 dishes which they may have for lunch but will definitely be bringing some home.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is suitable for children aged 8-14 years.

Junior Cookery

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £39


A great way to get juniors interested in the kitchen, learning new skills and making new friends. The dishes covered are planned around the season and the young cooks usually make 4 dishes which they may have for lunch but will definitely be bringing some home.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is suitable for children aged 8-14 years.

Junior Cookery

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £39


A great way to get juniors interested in the kitchen, learning new skills and making new friends. A great way to get juniors interested in the kitchen, learning new skills and making new friends. The dishes covered are planned around the season and the young cooks usually make 4 dishes which they may have for lunch but will definitely be bringing some home.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is suitable for children aged 8-11 years.

Junior Cookery

9.15am to 2.30pm

Price £39


A great way to get juniors interested in the kitchen, learning new skills and making new friends. The dishes covered are planned around the season and the young cooks usually make 4 dishes which they may have for lunch but will definitely be bringing some home.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is suitable for children aged 12-14 years.



A full refund will be given for cancellations received in writing at least FOUR weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than FOUR weeks prior to the course. Non-arrivals will be charged the full fee. A substitute student is welcome at no extra cost. Oxford Brookes University reserves the right to alter the programme without notice.

"Every course I attend is run so professionally, their inspiration and attention to detail is amazing."

"Great finish to our ten week course, let loose using our new skills from boning chicken, filleting the fish to creating delicate puddings, a real must for anyone wishing to develop their skills."

"A great way to spend a Saturday, with lunch adding an extra touch to an already positive experience."

"The bread course far outweighed my expectations."

We have the following items available to purchase

Apron: £15.00
Chef's hat: £6.50
Oven cloth: £8.00