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5 Day Advanced Practical Diploma

Mon 21 September - Fri 25 September

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One event on 21st September 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on 6th July 2020 at 12:00 am


A unique chance to work alongside Northcote’s Chefs! The Advanced Diploma is aimed at the serious home cooks, the dinner party experts, the foodie fanatics!

It will give you a fantastic opportunity to shadow Bruno and Emma in the Michelin star kitchen where you will be cooking for a guest of your choice but you will also learn additional skills that can be found in a professional kitchen such as knife skills and modern cooking techniques.

The ingredients you work with are chosen to be at their peak in the season, therefore some of the dishes you cook may vary slightly to the ones below.

What you will cook:

  • Sous Vide cooking
  • Rabbit Turnover
  • Prawn Bisque with Tempura Prawns
  • Bruno’s Pig’s Cheeks
  • Filleting Brill
  • Bruno’s Scallops, Pea Puree & Bacon Dressing
  • Beef Wellington
  • Posh Fish and Chips
  • Puff Pastry
  • Mushroom Cappuccino and Garlic Crumpets
  • Black Forest Gateaux
Dishes are subject to change due to seasonality

Invite a friend

The final day is time for you to show off a little – invite a friend or family member to come along as you shadow Bruno & Emma in the main kitchen to cook a tasting menu for your guest. This is a real taste of what it’s like to work as part of the Northcote kitchen brigade!

As always Bruno and Emma will be close by as you slice, dice, cook and plate a stunning tasting menu to present to your lucky guest at The Chef’s Table.

Cocktail tasting

Join our barman for a demonstration of Northcote’s most popular cocktails, seasonal favourites and drinks which reflect some of the dishes you’ll make, like the Black Forest Gateaux cocktail!

Watch the bar team mix the perfect Espresso Martini, King’s Ginger and some bespoke cocktails based on your likes. Don’t forget the tasting! The most important part is trying them all and choosing your favourite.

Included in this course:

  • 5 consecutive days run by head tutor Bruno and junior tutor Emma
  • Different training modules each day
  • Students prepare their own lunch – served at the Chef’s Table with a glass of wine
  • Two course lunch in the restaurant on one of the days
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the day
  • Northcote apron replaced daily
  • You will receive a certificate, course folder with recipes and instructions from the week
  • Northcote Cookery School Apron and bag

How to book:

Please contact our events team to enquire about or to book this course.

Tel: 01254 240555

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Mon 21 September
Fri 25 September
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Northcote Road
Blackburn, BB6 8BE United Kingdom
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Class duration
Mon-Fri , 9am - 4.30/5.30pm

Dear Guests,

It is with heavy hearts, that we have made the very difficult decision to follow the Government
advice and temporarily close The Stafford London, Northcote and Norma for the safety of our team,
our guests and our community. While we would love to welcome you with our warm hospitality, we
believe that closing is in the best interest of public health at this time.

We would like to extend our gratitude for your support and loyalty and we hope you and your loved
ones are safe and well. As soon as a re-opening date for our Stafford Collection properties becomes
more apparent, we will be back in touch.

We would like to wish you and your families and friends the very best in these challenging times, and
we look forward to welcoming to ‘Home’ to The Stafford, Northcote and Norma very soon.

Best Wishes

Stuart Procter
Chief Operating Officer