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“Excellent Hands On Day”
Review of Cheshire Cooks

Cheshire Cooks
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Tarporley
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Owner description: Cheshire Cooks is located in a converted Barn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. It is a unique venue offering a fresh approach to cooking with exciting classes that emphasize hands-on cookery and inspirational teaching, using top quality seasonal, local produce. Whether your aim is to cook for pleasure, learn to cook as a professional, or enjoy a team building exercise with colleagues, our tutors will offer courses designed to suit the complete novice through to the experienced enthusiast. Combine your course with an overnight stay at the Lakeside Barn.
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Excellent one day course, all "hands on" with no sitting around watching, we did it all. We produced 13 different items during the day. Philip even did all the clearing up as we went along.
Many useful tips and techniques learnt during the day including knife work with fish and meat.

Thank Malcolm L
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We booked at one day cookery vegetarian cookery course at Cheshire Cooks alongside a three night stay at the Green Bough hotel in Chester which has the same owners.

Courses are run in a purpose built kitchen in a converted barn in the grounds of the owner’s (Phillip) house. The facilities are all excellent. The course itself was really fantastic - with just the two of us Phillip was able to pace the day to suit our modest level of cooking abilities. Whatever your existing standard of cooking you would not be made to feel intimidated. What we particularly liked was that the 20+ (yes 20+) dishes we cooked were really practical everyday dishes that we have already started to cook at home.

Phillip is an excellent host and teacher. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a day at Cheshire cooks, in fact a voucher would make the perfect Christmas / birthday present for any aspiring cook.

Thank GOTG
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

- Baker's Dozen Course -

If you're looking for a crash course in basic domestic baking, this is a relaxed and friendly way to learn how to make a multitude of dishes, from mille feuille (yes, you do make your own creme pat) to fresh pasta.

Beautiful setting and plenty of wine to wash down your desserts. All in all, an enjoyable day with some lovely people.

Thank AvaughanWatkins
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We had the most amazing day with Philip - he taught us so many things it is hard to know where to start, cooking techniques, knife skills, fantastic recipes to cook. The day flew as it was so much fun.
He was so patient, interesting, inspiring and motivating.
We prepared our own desserts for our dinner during our stay at the Green Bough hotel - which was again another wonderful experience. It was luxurious and a real treat, but all the staff were very approachable, helpful and lovely!

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this one day course & learned many new skills. Phillip was very patient & took time to show us personally if we had a problem with any part of the dishes he was teaching us how to cook.
I would recommend this course in particular for a few friends to attend together as lunch is also included & is a lovely way to spend the day!

Thank ssyvret
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