Glassdrumman Lodge Cookery School
The kitchens at Glassdrumman have been teaching professional chefs for more than twenty years and now we are finally opening to the public. Chefs from Glassdrumman have gone on to Gordon Ramsey’s Michelin Star Restaurants & The Merchant Hotel and many have gone on to open their own cafés and restaurants.
Spring & Summer 2013 Courses
Courses Prices & Descriptions 2012 / 2013
We run 4 hour cookery classes from 11am -3pm and full day courses from 10 to 4:30 each day of the week. Each of our 4 courses are aimed at people with differing levels of competency. Each 4 course's Monday to Friday costs £109 and weekends and bank holidays cost £129. The full day courses are £ 159 7 days a week.
Each course starts with an introduction and a look at the material that will be covered throughout the day. Each participant will be provided with a folder containing all recipes and relevant notes. Participants will also be provided with an apron and all other equipment that is required to have an entertaining and informative day.
What is included in each course.
Situated within working kitchens which promote a wonderful culinary atmosphere the Cookery School itself is fitted with individual stations and is ideally suited to provide a fun and challenging learning experience for up to eight people.
Glassdrumman Lodge Head Chef/Teacher.
A little about about Jonny Hall
Jonathan Hall (33) has been Head Chef and Co-Owner at Glassdrumman Lodge for almost ten years now. He began his culinary career under his father’s guidance who has achieved many prestigious awards both at Glassdrumman House and then Glassdrumman Lodge.
He was the youngest student (17) at the time to earn a place with Darina Allen at Ballymaloe Cookery School and completed his time there with a Commendation. 'The aim of the cookery school for me is to pass on some of the recipes and secrets that I’ve learnt from Irelands greatest chefs, cooks and bakers and also to share some of the experience I have gained in Spain, France, Sweden, Austria, Tunisia and more.
Glassdrumman Lodge’s motto has always been ‘Simple Excellence’, a theme that has been carried throughout his cooking career. Awards from Georgina Campbell, Egon Ronay, The Grub Club and a host of other writers, critics and commentators have secured Jonathan as a leading local chef.
Learn how to tell if your fish is fresh and be advised on the optimum fish to suit different dishes. Review a fish chart and learn some new breeds. Practice filleting and cooking with new methods to enhance your outcomes.
Example: White fish, oily fish and shellfish. Assessing your catch, sharpening your knife, butter-flying, scaling and skinning. Dry steaming, searing, frying and poaching. Bisque, chowder and sauce. A fish lovers paradise.
This course offers those who attend the chance to learn about cuts of meat, an introduction to butchery, and some related knife skills and to cook some dishes to practice your new techniques on.
Example: French trimming chops or racks, the right knife for the job, recognising product to suit your dish, how to get the best from your meat and some yummy accompaniments.
Not only will we cover yeast and soda bread recipes to surpass some of the best but we’ll show you some baking secrets and remedies. We’ll discuss various methods for achieving your most ambitious recipes.
Example dishes: A Roux-esque strong white loaf or marrow butter scones. Floaty sponges and sharp tarts. Whether it’s a treat or a staple we’ll get you on track for baking glory.
This is the Crème de la Crème of courses. It will combine elements of many of the other courses we do. I give you a digital copy of my trade secrets to become a great home chef. We will use a variety of learning tools along with Hands On practice to ensure you leave with a superior knowledge of the culinary craft.
Example dishes: Butcher a whole Lamb. Cook two meals on the day. Fish and Meat recognition time. A sweet reflection. Herbs, spices and cheese. Self assessment form. Digital literature to take home for future reference.
To check availability and book your course please call 028 4376 8451 or why not ask about our accommodation and cookery packages they start from £149.00