There is no better commendation for a cookery course teacher than by her students and that’s exactly the case for Lou Hutton. She is, without doubt, the special ingredient in the Food of Course month-long cookery course at the residential cookery school in Somerset.
If you’ve got a hidden cook somewhere within your persona, she’ll find it, throwing herself into her work, encouraging you to do the same, unearthing cooking skills that perhaps you never thought you had, let alone dreamed would come to fruition.
Lou Hutton’s global experience
From her days as the principle instructor of ‘Cookery at the Grange’, Lou gave up the working for someone else tag to go on to create her own very special catering business. On the Food of Course class, you will learn some of her twenty years experience and it will change your impression of cooking forever over the duration of this residential offering.
After jaunts freelancing as a globetrotting cook, which took in Europe and Australasia, she flew home to roost to once again indulge in her passion of teaching. With so much experience under her belt and an uncanny knack of being able to filter her energy and confidence through to her students, you will be able to glean these skills and, before you know it, be able to take pride in your own vast knowledge as the days spent on the cooking course just fly by.
The aspiration is that you not only take away happy memories of enjoyable days spent in a glorious setting, but also a part of Lou as your outlook on cooking changes forever once you have completed the course.
The Cookery School Location
Middle Farm House is the setting for this residential cooking school in a traditional ‘Long House’, complete with thatched roof, to boot!
Back in the 18th Century, the Hutton family farmed the land. More recently, Lou and Roger Hutton have extensively renovated the house whilst managing to retain much of its original character.
From the farmhouse kitchen you look out onto the gardens, the idyllic setting for students to nurture their skills in a (very) informal atmosphere, growing in skill an experience as the ays flit by in clouds of flour and fun.
How to get to the Cookery School
From London Paddington station you can catch the train which serves Castle Cary, nearby to Middle Farm House. In the opposite direction lies the West Country and Cornwall and down further towards the Jurassic Coast. To see the map here is the link to The Cookery School.
Cookery School Accomodation
The majority of the bedrooms, all tailored towards comfort, are en suite. You can chill out in the sitting room or curl up on the gigantic sofa and catch up on the soaps or send pictures to make your friends envious via your social media platform through our WiFi connection.
And there’s no need to pack towels, or anything of that ilk – the food is, naturally, provided – the only important thing to bring is yourself!
Generally, people tend to flit home during the weekends, however, that’s not obligatory. If you can lose yourself for the month, you are more than welcome to stay the Saturdays and Sundays, too.