For many of us in the UK, we bring the monthly or weekly shopping home, tick off all of the ingredients to make sure we’ve got the requisite to make the planned meals and that’s about the extent of the thought we put into planning our menus. To add variation, we may change the day we have a meal on but, other than that, our diet rarely changes. This is thanks, in no small measure, to the ‘favourites’ menu on our online shopper.
Wouldn’t it feel like an escape if once, just once, we knew how to shake that up a bit, learn how to cook something new? Well now you can. In fact, not just one dish, but a whole four-course meal brought to you from the cookery school of none other than Ann Hood and the passion she exuded when she appeared on Masterchef.
With a choice of centres, Danbury in Essex or Wigmore Street in London, The Smart School of Cookery offers an extensive range of dishes to choose from delivered over the duration of a single day for any one set of the themed courses on the menu.
The cookery class is very much a hands-on experience under the expert guidance of some of the best-known and well-loved celebrity chefs, who’ll guide you through the basics and then deliver their own twists to help create that slice of originality that makes this day truly unique amongst cookery courses.
The day itself begins at 11.00am at a meet, greet and welcome over coffee and croissants where you’re welcomed by one of the professional chefs on cuisine duty, that day. Whilst you’re still in the main group, getting acquainted, the day’s menu will be discussed in further detail before you are presented with your essential kit for a day like no other in the kitchens at the Smart School of Cookery.
Not only will you get your apron – of course – but an information pack about the day and the themed courses you’ll be making but also you’re provided with a notepad and pen to make any further additions, which your guest chef may drop in for your own reference to the copies of the original recipes themselves.
As you work your way through the menu, sampling your dishes as you go, refreshments will be provided to perfectly compliment each of the four courses you learn to cook.
Each course is set out in such a way that will leave you with the confidence to be able to recreate these dishes once you’re home, with or without the gift-pack you take away with you as a permanent reminder of your day learning to cook a masterclass at the Smart School Cookery Course.