Online cookery courses for isolated and vulnerable people

In these trying times we are pleased to be able to offer online cookery courses for isolated and vulnerable people. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund we are able to offer low cost, subsidized places on courses and workshops starting in July 2020: Courses and workshops are run via Zoom and we able to offer some support with using the online technology.


Man with a Pan logoMan with a Pan – beginners cookery courses for older, isolated and vulnerable men. These courses are run for small groups and cover basic cookery skills as well as everyday nutrition for ensuring a healthy diet. The sessions feature a combination of demonstrations, discussions and cook-along activities. We use our own tried and tested recipes and participants receive a half price copy of our recipe book

Courses start on 16 July 2020 and 19 November 2020


Vital Skills – cooking for the prevention and management of diabetes. This course is suitable for beginner and experienced cooks who want to learn to prepare low-carb, wholesome and delicious food that can help prevent or manage type 2 diabetes. You will learn a portfolio of vital, seasonal and delicious dishes, snacks and baked goods. The course features a combination of demonstrations and cook along activities as well as nutritional advice, coaching and support.

Courses start on 8 September 2020 and 20 October 2020


Kitchen Fundamental – a series of interactive workshops on fundamental kitchen and cookery skills. An opportunity to learn essential tips and techniques from professional chefs and bakers that will help you to refine and improve your cookery and baking skills. Participants will receive recipes and supporting information in advance of the workshops and a half price copy of our recipe book. The format for these workshops is demonstrative with lots of time for questions and answers. These workshops are suitable for beginners and enthusiastic  cooks.


Cakes and Bakes with Timothy Blair, 4 August 2020

Tim will teach you the fundamental techniques needed for baking successful cakes, cookies and tray bakes. Learn to make a classic victoria sponge, wholesome flapjacks and Tim’s infamous chocolate chip cookies. Book Now

Fish with Alex von Riebech, 11 August 2020

This workshop focuses of local, seasonal and sustainable fish and seafood. Alex will take you through the fundamentals of preparing and cooking a range of fish dishes and you will learn essential knife skills and a range of cookery techniques. Book Now

Summer Roots, Fruits and Shoots with Robin Van Creveld, 18 August 2020

Join Robin for a masterclass on preparing and cooking  a range of delicious seasonal vegetable dishes with fresh and global flavours. You will learn essential knife skills and a range of cookery and preparation techniques. Book Now

Meat with Alex von Riebech, 1 September 2020

Alex will take you through the fundamentals of preparing and cooking a range of meat dishes with classic techniques and creative twists. Book Now

Sourdough with Robin Van Creveld, 10 September 2020

Robin will take you through the fundamentals of sourdough baking. Learn to make a basic sourdough country loaf which lends itself to countless variation Book Now

For more information or to see if one of our courses is for you, please contact us directly.

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