Northcote Cookery School Diploma Courses

Transform your culinary capabilities in just five days

Immerse yourself in the world of professional standard cooking at Northcote with a week dedicated to revolutionising your culinary prowess.

These bespoke courses have been created by Nigel and Michael to transform you into a Master Chef in your own right, covering everything from knife skills and sauces to elegant desserts. Presentation skills are honed to perfection and you'll be introduced to the trade secrets of professional chefs.

Courses are run from Monday to Friday by Head Tutor Michael, along with master classes from Nigel himself or Executive Head Chef Lisa Allen.

Ingredients are an integral part of the experience and this course showcases the region's best suppliers - putting the finest local produce at your fingertips. This is complemented by a comprehensive introduction to wine matching, ensuring your friends and family will be suitably impressed when you host your next dinner party.

5 Day Practical Diploma Course

5 consecutive days run by tutor Michael Vanheste and selected Masterclasses with Nigel Haworth.
Courses commence at 9:00am and finish at 4:30pm.
Different training modules each day.
Masterclass with the Northcote Sommelier on food and wine matching.
Lunch served at The Chef's Table, either enjoying the dishes you have created or a 2-course menu prepared by the brigade with a complimentary glass of wine.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the day.
Students are provided with cookery school aprons.
On course completion, students will receive a certificate, course folder with recipes from the week, Cookery School apron and bag.

5 Day Foundation Course
Mon 21st Nov, 2016
Mon 20th Feb, 2017
Mon 8th May, 2017
Mon 18th Sep, 2017
£795 per person

5 Day Intermediate Course
Mon 19th Sep, 2016
Mon 10th Oct, 2016
Mon 20th Mar, 2017
Thu 5th Oct, 2017
£950 per person

Residential packages available on request.

Foundation Level Course Topics

Knife skills
Stocks
Sauces
Desserts
Baking Bread, Cakes and Pastry
Cooking with Spices
Pressure Cooking
Butchery Skills
Poultry
Fish and Shellfish
Vegetables
Cheese Making
Pasta Making
Homemade Jam
Canapés

Dishes May Include

Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Moroccan Flavours

Pan Roast Fillet of Sea Bass, Shiraz Sauce, Mashed Potato

Chicken and Avocado Salad, Tarragon Dressing

Homemade Ravioli, Sheep's Milk Ricotta

Homemade Pizza

Northcote Scones

Melting Chocolate and Tonka Fondant, Creme Anglaise

Almond Tart, Blackberry Jam, Lemon and Wild Flower Honey, Clotted Cream