• Cookery school

    Now recognised as one of the county's top cookery and wine schools, we offer a wide range of courses suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability.

    Why not give a course as a gift for friends and family? We can supply registrations in an attractive gift format.

    To purchase a Cookery School gift voucher, please contact us by emailing: restaurant_bookings@brookes.ac.uk

    Courses start with coffee and finish with a light lunch and glass of wine or soft drink. Aprons and workbooks are provided.

    If you have any queries, please send us an email: restaurant_bookings@brookes.ac.uk.

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  • Choux Extravaganza

    9:30am to 4.00pm, Price: £125.00
    Saturday 6 April 2019

    In this masterclass, pâtissières Donatella and Eva will teach you how to master the perfect choux paste, one of the most versatile elements of French patisserie.

    Make your afternoon tea, dinner party or buffet table look like a high-end pastry shop with recipes like Paris Brest, Religieuses, Profiteroles, Churros, Chouquettes, Eclairs and last but not least, as a showstopper, a Mini-Croquembouche.

    10 Week Cookery

    This 10 week cookery course is every Wednesday evening from 8 May, starting at 6.15pm until 9.30pm.

    Please note the session on Wednesday 5 June will run on Thursday 6 June.

    This course is suitable for enthusiastic amateurs who are looking to further their skills and gain knowledge from the professionals. By the end of the 10 weeks you will have learnt a variety of skills and will have gained confidence in the kitchen.

    You will be taught by the tutors that train our Oxford School of Hospitality students, on a day to day basis, for Brookes Restaurant, so you will be in good hands! For the final week we will be hosting a Gala Dinner which will involve working alongside the professionals, friends and family welcome.


    9:30am to 2.30pm, Price: £125.00
    Friday 10 May 2019

    Join Leon for a fantastic Thai cooking experience. Explore the aromatic flavours of this exotic cuisine and learn some delicious new recipes.

    Working with authentic Thai ingredients you will learn how to create popular dishes including fish cakes with a dipping sauce, hot and sour prawn soup, chicken green curry and sticky rice.

    You will enjoy both demonstrations and hands-on learning. By the end of the course you will have developed enough knowledge to host your own Thai themed dinner party!

    Indian Journey

    9:30am to 2.30pm, Price: £125.00
    Saturday 15 June 2019

    Follow our course lead, Kashmira’s, extended trip journey travelling West to East of India. You can follow her journey on Instagram ‘Kashmiras Kitchen’.

    On the course there will be 2 demos plus hands on of 2 starters and 2 mains. Dishes you will be cooking will be decided and developed as her travels progress through India.

    We’re sure she will tell you about her trip, the food, the culture and have plenty of photos for you to see.

    French Kitchen

    9:30am to 2.30pm, Price: £125.00
    Friday 28 June 2019

    This course will magic you into the warmth of the South of France, meandering through the streets of old Nice and exploring the fabulous markets of fresh vegetables, fish and fruit that make us foodies so excited!

    This French course will be featuring recipes from Provence and Niçois cuisine. Brookes Restaurant chef Victoria Buob-Aldorf has lived and worked as a Chef in France. She will be sharing her experiences of French food, revealing exactly why this country is so famous for its cuisine.

    Plenty of hands on and demonstrations, may include fougasse bread, pasta, fresh salads, tarte tatin and other authentic dishes.

    Bon Appetit.


    9:30am to 2.30pm, Price: £125.00
    Friday 5 July 2019

    Let us take you on a gastronomic tour of Spain, creating a number of vibrant and flavourful Spanish dishes!

    The practical course will start with demonstrations by Leon, who represented Oxford Brookes University at international level competition in Spain, two years running, and has a real passion for Spanish food and wine.

    The course is suitable for any enthusiastic cooks, dishes include Albondigas and Churros.

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