I would really love to do a cookery course next summer (during my uni summer holiday) and I am looking for advice on the best one. I've trawled the internet but they all seem to be MEGA expensive... I did find the "Murray School of Cookery" in Surrey though, which seems to be cheaper - is this a bad sign? Is it worth paying 3 or 4 grand for a course? Basically some advice would be much appreciated!
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- Thread Starter
- 07-08-2009 23:18
- 10-08-2009 13:50
This might sound stupid, but, why do you want to take a course?
I only ask because I LOVE cooking yet I taught myself with the help of cookbooks/internet recipes and just altering them to my hearts content Oh and I did a bit at school but it was nothing you can't do at home with a book.
I would never bother paying for a course when you A) probably know the basics - different ways of cooking. B) Can find simple to difficult recipes in books and on the internet, both of which are easily within reach, and C) Well, you can come on TSR for help
Seriously, why spend when you can do it from the comfort of your own home and cook what YOU want
If there is anything you would actually like to know? Maybe, how to cook a curry from scratch? The best method for baking cakes? If so, ask on here!! And while you're at it, put that spare few grand you have towards something exciting - like ingredients
- 10-08-2009 20:58
3-4k does seem a bit over the top for a cookery course. You can do specialist year long courses for that, if not less. My advice would be to buy a couple of food magazines (Good Food/Olive/Delicious) as they always have course listings/ads in the back pages and you're more likely to find a good deal there rather than trawling the internet.
- 11-08-2009 21:11
I'm sorry, cookery what?:
It's about learning the basics, then combining those basics with your creativity to create dishes.
- 12-08-2009 03:05
You can teach yourself the basics just by following recipes.
If you want to pursue it further then I'm sure you can.
There are lots of courses I'd want to go on to further my knowledge of certain cuisines etc but it won't be happening unless they're necessary for work, which they aren't as yet!
- 13-08-2009 00:47
Rachel Allen's Ballymaloe courses are like 6 or 7 grand! Madness! But I'd love to go on one
- 13-08-2009 10:20
Why don't you look up your local college, they probably have cookery courses for considerably less?
- 13-08-2009 18:49
I go to culinary college and only pay £2500 for the whole year.