Upcoming Cookery Classes

Cookery Classes

Natural Cookery School Founder Erin Baker teaches vegetarian cookery classes at a variety of cookery schools in Gloucestershire, Bath, and the Forest of Dean. The classes listed below can be booked directly with the venue; if you’re interested in booking a space and would like more information please ring Erin on 07809 245675 or use the contact form.

Erin is also available for hire as a chef tutor for charities, local councils and schools.

New! Introducing The Natural Kitchen: Retreat Vegetarian Cookery Courses – three days of hands-on and demonstration cookery classes while staying on a beautiful organic farm in the Cotswolds. Read more and book your place today!

Date Time Price Class Venue Town Phone
08/08/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£55

SPANISH TAPAS

Woodruffs Organic Cafe Stroud, Gloucestershire 01453 759195

1 SPACE LEFT Be inspired by the flavours of Spain. In the is class we will cover a range of authentic Spanish vegetarian tapas inspired by the season and it’s produce. These recipes are best enjoyed in the garden with the last of the summer sun. Sample Recipes: Espinacas con Garbanzos (spinach with chickpeas)Croquetas (croquettes)Berenjenas Fritas (crispy aubergine)Hongos Rellenos (stuffed mushrooms) and of course paella!

09/08/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£55

SPANISH TAPAS

Woodruffs Organic Cafe Stroud, Gloucestershire 01453 759195

FULLY BOOKED Be inspired by the flavours of Spain. In the is class we will cover a range of authentic Spanish vegetarian tapas inspired by the season and it’s produce. These recipes are best enjoyed in the garden with the last of the summer sun. Sample Recipes: Espinacas con Garbanzos (spinach with chickpeas)Croquetas (croquettes)Berenjenas Fritas (crispy aubergine)Hongos Rellenos (stuffed mushrooms) and of course paella!

12/08/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£75

ITALIAN KITCHEN

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

Italian cuisine is a worldwide favourite. Join us for a fun filled day with both demonstration and hands-on learning. Master the technique of making fresh pasta using a pasta machine. Learn the secret of light and fluffy gnocchi and full flavoured classic sauces. Discover the world of focaccia made with an overnight biga. We’ll take advantage of the vegetable garden’s offering of fresh tomatoes, basil, aubergines and pasta to create seasonal favourites like insalata caprese, perfect bruschetta and auberine melanzane. The day will conclude with a sit down meal of what we have created, with plenty of tasting along the way. Example menu: Spinach gnocchi with cherry tomato and basil ragu / Tagliatelle with fresh pesto / Aubergine melanzane / Bruschetta / Insalata caprese / Rosemary focaccia.

14/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£75

MEXICAN STREET FOOD

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

Mexican food is a fiesta for the taste buds. Traditional Mexican cuisine is bursting with flavour, texture and spice. We’ll unleash the secrets of the ancient culture while keeping it simple enough for you to recreate these favourites at home. Using the vegetable garden for our inspiration we’ll make a variety of salsas, empanadas, quesadillas made with fresh tortillas, and end with churros and chocolate sauce. Example menu: Fresh flour tortillas / Quesadillas / Refried beans / Pink pickled onions / Mushroom fajitas / Enchiladas with pumpkin seed mole / Empanadas filled with sweetcorn and smoked paprika / Churros with chocolate sauce.

16/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£55

BREAD BASICS

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

Fresh homemade bread is hard to beat and not too hard to make. Spend the morning conquering the basics. Learn by demo and hands-on experience how to make a simple yeasted dough. We’ll talk about different types of yeast, flour, kneading methods and shaping bread. You’ll make a loaf of bread and batch of rolls from start to finish. There’ll be bread to take home and plenty of tasting, along with tea and coffee provided. Please bring a container to take your bread home in.

16/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 2:30pm
£60

CHELSEA BUNS, TEA CAKES AND FRUIT BREADS

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

We all love a good bun! Spend the afternoon learning how to incorporate sugar, butter and fruit into dough to produce these favourites. Enriched dough requires a few different steps than normal bread; learn by demo and hands-on experience how to make tea cakes, Chelsea buns and fruit breads. Buns to take home and plenty of tasting, along with tea and coffee provided. Please bring a container to take your bread home in.

19/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£58

ASIAN STREET FOOD

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

Learn to create Asian bites with an explosion of flavour, taste and aroma. Street food has traditionally been a way for local food producers to get their creations known and enjoyed. These authentic local treats balance sweet, sour, salty and spicy in perfect harmony. After taking this class, you’ll be able to reproduce these uniquely delicious salads, skewers, noodles and dumplings in your own home. Example menu: Japanese gyoza dumplings / Malaysian satay / Pad Thai / Vietnamese summer rolls / Indian samosas with mint chutney / Banana Fritters.

20/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£55

MOROCCAN NIGHTS

Woodruffs Organic Cafe Stroud, Gloucestershire 01453 759195

FULLY BOOKED In this class we’ll gain insight into the enchanting culture of the Moors by creating traditional foods with authentic ingredients. We’ll discover how to make homemade harrisa, gorgeous stuffed flatbreads, tasty tagine and light fluffy couscous. Example menu: Lemon and pomegranate couscous / Fragrant squash tagine with lime / Chick peas and spinach with chermoula / Orange and date salad with sumac / Spring onion and parsley stuffed flatbread.

21/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£80

CHUTNEYS AND PRESERVES

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

Autumn months are here. The hedgerows and gardens are starting to die back, but there’s still plenty on offer to bottle up. Join us for a morning exploring how to preserve the flavour of autumn. We’ll create traditional sweet jams, make autumn fruits into chutney – perfect for Boxing Day – and explore infusing oils and vinegar with fruits and herbs to brighten up the dark days ahead. We’ll use the vegetable garden harvest for inspiration to preserve summer in a jar. We’ll also cover sterilisation technique. Example menu: Farm fruit jam / Herb infused vinegar and oils / Autumn chutney / Chilli jam / Farm fruit cordial.

22/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£138

BREAD MAKING

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

Spend the day exploring the magic of combining yeast, flour, water and salt to create bread. In this hands-on practical course we’ll explore the science of bread making – what happens and why, how to add butter and sugar to create enriched doughs such as Chelsea buns, incorporating savoury ingredients and shaping to create gorgeous tear and share breads. Build a foundation of skills including kneading, fermentation and temperature that will deliver consistent results. We’ll also make pitta breads, pizza bases and seeded rolls. Lunch of hand stretched pizza is included along with all of the bread you make to take home, plus plenty of tasting along the way.

23/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£58

ITALIAN KITCHEN

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

Italian cuisine is a worldwide favourite so why not join chef tutor Erin Baker for a day filled with both demonstration and hands-on learning. Master the technique of making fresh pasta using a pasta machine, learn how to cut and fill ravioli. Discover the world of focaccia made with an overnight biga and tackle the taste sensation that is tiramisu. The day will conclude with a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy with tasters of your creations, and also some samples of what was made to take home. Example menu: Seasonal ravioli or gnocchi / Tagliatelle with fresh pesto / Rosemary focaccia / Tiramisu.

26/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£58

MOROCCAN NIGHTS

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

In this class we’ll gain insight into the enchanting culture of the Moors by creating traditional foods with authentic ingredients. Learn how to balance bold flavours with subtle sweetness. This class will discover how to make homemade harrisa, stuffed flatbreads, tagine and light fluffy couscous. Example menu: Lemon and pomegranate couscous – conquer the art of cooking couscous / Onion, olive and egg tagine with za’atar / Aubergine and chickpea tagine with pomegranate molasses / Lentil and pumpkin tagine / Orange and date salad with chillies and preserved lemon / Spring onion and parsley stuffed flatbread.

27/09/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£55

MEXICAN FIESTA

Woodruffs Organic Cafe Stroud, Gloucestershire 01453 759195

Mexican food is a fiesta for the taste buds, full of fresh ingredients and complex flavours. Spend the evening learning about the ancient culture and ingredients and how to use them. Dried chillis, soft tacos, tomatillos and corn will take centre stage. Sample recipes: Mango and sweetcorn soft tacos / Black bean enchiladas with salsa rojo / Tamales with salsa verde / Variety of salsas and guacamoles / Refried beans and red rice.

06/10/17 - 08/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£395/£425

THE NATURAL KITCHEN RETREAT

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

FULLY BOOKED A three day vegetarian cookery residential geared to make you a natural in the kitchen set on a beautiful organic farm in the Cotswolds. The residential includes three days of hands on and demonstration cookery lessons creating and sharing seasonal and organic feasts with two nights accommodation.

10/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£58

AUTUMN SOUPS AND SALADS

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

The days are getting shorter and there’s a chill to the air. Soups start to take centre stage at this time of year, but don’t forget about seasonal salads to accompany. Salads are not just for summer, healthy eating happens all year round. This class will take you through a variety of soups and salads perfect for easing into the cooler months. Autumn vegetables paired with pulses and grains to create delicious nutritious dishes that can be eaten as a main or a side, all gluten and dairy-free. Example menu: Homemade vegetable stock / Red lentil soup with tomato and coconut / Carrot, lime and toasted cashew slaw / Beetroot, tomato and balsamic soup with pistou / Squash and white bean salad with spinach pesto / Parsnip and apple with crispy sage and toasted hazelnuts / Celeriac remoulade with cranberries and poppy seeds.

13/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£80

GLUTEN FREE BAKING

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

Going gluten free doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite baked items and sweet treats, it just means you have to make them a bit differently. This class will break down the science behind gluten-free baking, overview an assortment of gluten-free flours and show you how to create your own gluten-free flour blends. We’ll have you creating tasty treats such as flaky pastry, moist cakes, delicious muffins, and mouth watering biscuits. A gluten-free two course lunch of items created during the course accompanied by a plenty of tasting along the way and a few items to take home. *Please note that the ingredients on this course are gluten-free but the kitchen is not dedicated gluten-free.

14/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£85

BREAD MAKING

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

Spend the day learning the magic of combining yeast, flour, water and salt to create bread. In this hands-on practical course we’ll explore basic bread making, adding fruit and sugar to create treats such as Chelsea buns, incorporating savoury ingredients and shaping to create gorgeous tear and share breads. We’ll also make pitta breads, pizza bases and seeded rolls. A light lunch is included along with bread to take home and plenty of tasting along the way. Please bring a container to take your bread home in.

20/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£85

GLUTEN FREE FRIDAY

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

10:00am to 1:30pm – Going gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite foods, it just means you have to make them a bit differently. This class will break down the science behind gluten-free cooking, give an overview of assorted gluten-free flours, and show you how to execute gluten-free dishes with ease. Please note the ingredients on this course are gluten-free but the kitchen is not dedicated gluten-free. Example menu: Millet bread – light airy and lovely crumb / Pizza bases – thin and full of flavour / Dim sum – easy and delicious gluten-free wrapper for dim sum and Japanese dumplings / Fresh egg pasta, but gluten-free / Banana sultana muffins / Polenta, orange and almond cake.

21/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£55

CURRIES OF THE WORLD

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

Curry is a worldwide favourite, learn to recreate a variety of global curries. We’ll explore the seductively spiced curries of India, the fragrant curries of the Caribbean, the creamy coconut taste of Thailand, and smokey African dishes. We’ll make Jamaican plantain and black-eyed pea curry, Thai green curry, Ethiopian red lentil and sweet potato curry, Channa Masala, and Malaysian noodle curry. Drinks provided and plenty of tasting along the way.

21/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 2:30pm
£55

ASIAN STREET FOOD

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719


Learn to create Asian bites with an explosion of flavour, taste and aroma. These authentic local treats balance sweet, sour, salty and spicy in perfect harmony. After taking this class, you’ll be able to reproduce these uniquely delicious salads, skewers, noodles and dumplings in your own home. Sample recipes: Samosas with mint chutney / Japanese gyoza dumplings / Malaysian satay / Pad Thai / Vietnamese summer rolls / Banana fritters.

28/10/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£138

LOW CARB, HIGH VEG

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

Trying to eat less carbs or increase your veg intake? For many reasons people are choosing a lower carb diet. Join Erin Baker to find out how to feel brighter and lighter. This class will help beat the bloat and make a fresh start towards incorporating a new way of eating into your daily life. Our modern diet is riddled with simple carbohydrates that break down as sugar and create excess weight and bloating. We all love pizza, pasta and rice, but sometimes we want something a bit lighter. In this class we’ll cook with a range of vegetables to create dishes that are low in carbohydrates but high in flavour, vegetable content and protein. Learn how to use vegetables as a base to take the place of carbohydrates like rice, wraps, pasta, pizza crust and bread. All the recipes will be gluten-free and grain-free. Example menu: Breakfast burritos with spinach wraps / Cheezy cashew and kale crisps / Vegetable pizza bases / Stir fry with vegetable noodles / Cabbage lasagna with herbed ricotta / Alternative for chips and mash / Coconut mango and chia seed parfait.

03/11/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£75

MOROCCAN NIGHTS

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

In this class we’ll gain insight into the enchanting culture of the Moors by creating traditional foods with authentic ingredients. Learn how to balance bold flavours with subtle sweetness. This vegetarian class will discover how to make homemade harrisa, stuffed flatbreads, tagine and conquer the art of cooking light fluffy couscous or use millet as a gluten-free alternative. The vegetable garden will be our inspiration for the dishes. Example menu: Harissa / Lemon and almond couscous / Roasted vegetable tagine with Ras el hanout / Lentil and pumpkin tagine / Chickpeas and spinach in chermoula / Orange and date salad / Spring onion and parsley stuffed flatbread.

04/11/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£58

ITALIAN KITCHEN

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

Italian cuisine is a worldwide favourite so why not join chef tutor Erin Baker for a day filled with both demonstration and hands-on learning. Master the technique of making fresh pasta using a pasta machine, and learn how to cut and fill ravioli. Discover the world of focaccia made with an overnight biga and tackle the taste sensation that is tiramisu. The day will conclude with a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy with tasters of your creations, and also some samples of what was made to take home. Example menu: Seasonal ravioli or gnocchi / Tagliatelle with fresh pesto / Rosemary focaccia / Tiramisu.

07/11/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 7:00pm
£58

CURRIES OF THE WORLD

The Foodworks Cookery School Nr. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 01242 870538

Curry is a worldwide favourite, learn how to recreate a variety of global curries. We’ll explore the seductively spiced curries of India, the fragrant curries of the Caribbean, the creamy coconut tastes of Thailand and smokey African dishes. Example menu: Jamaican plantain and black-eyed pea curry / Thai green curry / Ethiopian red lentil and sweet potato curry / Paneer jalfrezi / Malaysian noodle curry.

11/11/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£55

DELICIOUSLY VEGAN

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

Plant based vegan food is gaining popularity due to the numerous health and environmental benefits. Whether you’re new to being vegan, wanting to eat more vegan meals or a seasoned vegan looking for new ideas, this is a night for you. Sample recipes: Marinated tofu with vegetable stir fry and peanut sauce / Aubergine and sweet potato curry / Pulled BBQ jackfruit burgers with crunchy coleslaw / Mexican lasagna with chipotle, squash and black beans / Butter bean and lime hummus / Lime cheesecake with raspberry coulis.

11/11/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 2:30pm
£55

LOW CARB, HIGH VEG

Harts Barn Cookery School Longhope, Gloucestershire 01452 831719

Trying to eat less carbs? The modern diet is riddled with simple carbohydrates that break down as sugar and create excess weight and bloating. We all love pizza, pasta and rice, but sometimes we want something a bit lighter. In this class we’ll use a range of vegetables to create dishes that are low in carbohydrates but high in flavour, veg and protein. Learn how to use vegetables as a base to take the place of carbohydrates like rice, wraps, pasta, pizza crust and taco shells. The class will also be gluten and grain-free.

25/11/17 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 10:00am
£80

VEGGIE/VEGAN CHRISTMAS

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

Be inspired this Christmas to create scrumptious vegetarian and vegan festive foods. This class is for those with a visiting vegetarian or vegan for the festive period, seasoned vegetarians looking for inspiration or those just looking to incorporate delicious and nutritious items into their holiday spread. We’ll create gorgeous canapés and mouth-watering main dishes that will make this Christmas unforgettable. The menu will be updated closer to the time.

26/01/18 - 28/01/18 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 3:00pm
£395/£425

THE NATURAL KITCHEN RETREAT

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

A three day vegetarian cookery retreat geared to make you a natural in the kitchen. Set on a beautiful organic farm in the Cotswolds, the residential includes two nights accommodation and three days of hands-on and demonstration cookery lessons creating and sharing seasonal and organic feasts.

10/08/18 - 12/08/18 http://www.naturalcookeryschool.com 3:00pm
£395/£425

THE NATURAL KITCHEN RETREAT

The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester, Gloucestershire 01285 640441

A three day vegetarian cookery retreat geared to make you a natural in the kitchen. Set on a beautiful organic farm in the Cotswolds, the residential includes two nights accommodation and three days of hands-on and demonstration cookery lessons creating and sharing seasonal and organic feasts.

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