Brookes Restaurant Cookery and Wine School is one of Oxford’s best kept secrets. Using the facilities of our award winning Brookes Restaurant, you’ll get new insights along with practical advice in cookery and wine appreciation whatever your level of ability.
Our courses make a great gift for friends and family, and bespoke programmes can be created for groups, parties or team-building exercises. We also run popular junior courses for children who love to cook. Local and seasonal produce is used wherever possible.
Here are some examples of the kinds of courses we offer. Please see the website for current listings.
For fish lovers, this course is not to be missed. You’ll learn how to bone and fillet both round and flat fish, as well as being introduced to shellfish. Once prepared, you’ll use your fish and shellfish to create some tasty dishes under the guidance of our expert chefs.
Let’s get baking (Junior cookery school)
Extremely popular with our eager junior chefs, “Let’s get baking” covers the essentials of dough and pastry making. We’ll make some sweet yeast products as well as pastry based dishes and tray bakes. Be prepared for a very hands-on day and plenty of sticky fingers!
An introduction to White Wines – comparing old world and new world grape varieties
This session will introduce you to the art of tasting wine, allowing you to understand and discern key characteristics of flavour. We’ll try some of the world’s most popular grape varieties, from both old and new regions of the world, looking into the factors that shape the wine they produce, including landscape, soil composition, climate and technique.
1. “I attend a lot of cookery courses and these are the best: so professional and by far the best value for money!”
2. “I learn loads, I also meet lovely people and have a great day out.”
3. “A great way to spend a Saturday, with lunch adding an extra touch to an already positive experience.”
4. “Every course I attend is run so professionally, their inspiration and attention to detail is amazing.”