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The Culinary Cottage is a haven for food lovers and offers a selection of residential and one day cookery courses, catering for students of all abilities, from a Basics 5-day course to Dinner Parties made stressless and Student Survival to an advanced course for the more experienced, as well as specialist courses such as An Aga Can. 
A typical day starts with an informal breakfast, followed by advance preparation for the evening's dinner as well as making a light 2-course lunch for all to enjoy, over which the morning's activities are discussed and menus are planned. Tips and hints are provided throughout all sessions and students are provided with a comprehensive portfolio of recipes and menu suggestions at the end of each course. 
All courses are restricted to small numbers to ensure everyone becomes fully involved in all aspects of preparation, plus each student will be given a portfolio of recipes, menu ideas and hints and tips to take home.

Call now on 01873 890125 to find out more about our cookery courses for all!



Courses start at 9am, but applicants are invited to joinus the evening before for an informal dinner and overnight stay in our stunning country countage. Open themed courses are designed for those requesting a specific style or method of cooking and discounts are available for block bookings.

Date Description Days
January 5th "A Tasting Time" One
January 6th "A Tasting Time" One
January 12th "Temptingly Thai" One
January 14th "Basics" Five
January 20th "Glorious Game" One
January 26th "Gentlemen Please" Two
February 4th "An Aga Can" One
February 8th "Mostly Morrocan" One
February 10th "Advanced" Five
February 16th "A Tasting Time" One
February 21st "Dinner Parties Made Stressless" Three
March 1st "Cakes & Bakes" Half
March 3rd "Basics" Five
March 9th "Curry & Spice" One
March 15th "Gentlemen Please" Two
March 21st "Intermediate" Three
March 26th "A Tasting Time" One
March 29th "Temptingly Thai" One
Date Description Days
March 29th "Temptingly Thai" One
March 30th "Entertain With Ease" One
April 5th Mediterranean Classics" One
April 6th "Mostly Morrocan" One
April 9th "A Tasting Time" One
April 22nd "Student Survival" Five
May 10th "Curry & Spice" One
May 12th "Advanced" Five
May 18th "Eating Alfresco" One
May 24th "Temptingly Thai" One
May 30th "Dinner Parties Made Stressless" Three
June 4th "Vegetarian Entertaining" Half
June 6th "Gentlemen Please" Two
June 9th "Basics" Five
June 15th "A Tasting Time" One
June 21st "Eating Alfresco" One
June 22nd "Mostly Morrocan" One
June 16th "Cakes & Bakes" Half


Course Start DateCourse TitleCourse DescriptionCourse Duration
Saturday 14 September 2019 Curry and Spice From the hot and spicy to the fragrant and mild, enjoy a day cooking some of the most flavoursome and aromatic food the world has to offer.One Day Course
Thursday 19 September 2019 Entertain with Ease Master entertaining guests with ease on this course where you will cook a number of dishes that will impress your guests without making you sweat in the kitchen.One Day Course
Friday 20 September 2019 Food Festival Special A one off day, in celebration of the renowned Abergavenny Food Festival, capturing the diversity of foods found on it's array of stallsOne Day Course
Sunday 29 September 2019 American Pie Exploring the cuisine from across the pond, regional recipes from various States of the USOne Day Course
Thursday 03 October 2019 Gentlemen Please For the man who wants to wow the woman in his life with his culinary prowess, this two-day course is dedicated to helping you expand your repertoire and prepare a show stopping mealTwo Day Course
Saturday 05 October 2019 Mediterranean Classics Explore the wonderfully fresh and exciting food associated with the Mediterranean, from fabulous fish stews, delicious tapas to wonderful antipasti, explore food from all over France, Italy and Spain.One Day Course
Saturday 26 October 2019 Mostly Moroccan Lean how to prepare exquisite colourful North African dishes, from the traditional tagine to the celebration dessertOne Day Course
Monday 28 October 2019 Advanced If you already have a good basic knowledge of cookery and want to expand your repertoire, this course is for you. Over five days, we will equip you...Five Day Course
Saturday 09 November 2019 Cakes & Bakes Enjoy a morning of baking where you will bake a delicious array of breads, pastries and cakes.Half Day Course
Saturday 30 November 2019 Christmas All Wrapped Up We all dream of a completely stress free Christmas, well, short of letting someone else do all the preparation for you there will always be certain last minute tasks.One Day Course
Saturday 07 December 2019 Christmas All Wrapped Up We all dream of a completely stress free Christmas, well, short of letting someone else do all the preparation for you there will always be certain last minute tasks.One Day Course
Monday 09 December 2019 Basics For those who would like a good grounding in all the basic culinary techniques, along with menu planning and food presentation, this five-day course will set you off on the right foot.Five Day Course
The Culinary Cottage
Rose Cottage, Pandy
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8DL

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