Frequently Asked Question
Who Are Your Courses Aimed At?
Everyone. Cooking is simple. It only looks difficult on television. We teach simple techniques that all chefs use. You can come on any of our courses and we guarantee you will be able to cook the dishes. You choose what courses to attend. All courses are self-contained and none is more difficult than the other. We also run specific courses for Schools and for Young Cooks. We have also introduced a highly successful Adult & Child Course (Child Comes Free) as well as a Kids Cup Cake Course.
What Kind of Subjects Do You Cover?
Everything. We have over 40 courses in the programme. We cover all the main areas like Fish, Seafood, Desserts, Vegetarian, and Stocks & Sauces. Then we do Modern Scottish, Classic Scottish, Indian, Pasta, Home Baking, Modern Italian, Classic Italian, Thai, and Tapas. We do Dinner Party, and Kitchen Skills. Plus we run a number of Xmas courses (both Traditional and Contemporary) as well as Tutored Wine Tasting, Cocktail Making and Cake Decoration. We add new courses every year and our most recent new one-day courses have been Pasta, Meat & Game, Contemporary Cooking, CupCakes, and Chocolate. In addition we have just launched a series of Saturday Night Heaven courses which include a 3-course meal and a course including Hand-made Chocolate, Cupcakes, Wine or Cocktail Making.
Are The Courses Hands-On?
Everything we do is hands-on. It's the easiest way to learn. On a one-day class you'll do six dishes a day, and on an evening class two dishes per night while on the new Saturday evening classes the content varies. But you'll come away with ideas for scores more as well as all the techniques you need. On the one-day classes you'll learn knife skills and what pots to use. You'll be amazed how little time it takes to produce delicious dishes.
Do You Have Evening Courses?
Yes, we run a variety of different Evening Classes. On Mondays we have a Tutored Wine Tasting, one Tuesdays we run a 4-week Cookery Class, on Wednesdays and on Thursdays we offer Corporate or Team Building courses,. on Fridays we have either our very popular Cook'n'Eat class or a Cocktail Making Class (both these occasionally run on Thursdays) on Fridays. Our Saturday Night courses cover Chocolate, Cupcakes, Wine or Coktails.
Do You Accept Group and Corporate Bookings?
Yes. We do group bookings for both hands-on courses and demonstrations. Our Team Building Cookery Course is proving very popular with companies. We also run Corporate Evenings covering Cooking, Chocolate, Wine Tasting, Cupcakes and Cocktail Making. You can either book into one of our existing courses or choose your own course. We can tailor-make any course to suit your requirements. Please click here to fill in an enquiry form if you wish to create you own
Do You Run Courses for Children?
Yes. Children have a number of options to attend classes. They can come with their primary or secondary school on weekdays as part of our series of courses for Schools. Or, they can come free with a parent or guardian to attend a One-Day class as part of our Adult & Child series of classes. Or, if they are 14 or over, they can attend our new One-Week Summer School. We have also introduced a Cup Cake Course on Saturday Afternoons for children aged 7 and over.
Do I Have To Come To You? Do You Do Courses In People's Homes?
Yes, we can come to you. We can run a course in your home either for an individual or a group. We will bring all the ingredients. We can tailor the course to suit yourself.
Who Runs The Courses?
Or executive head chef Danny McArdle has over 20 years of experience in top hotels in Scotland and England. Experts run our wine and cocktail courses.
All cookery courses include aprons, knives, equipment, tools, ingredients and recipes. Wine courses include wine and tasting constituents. Cocktail classes includie all equipment and ingredients.
How Long Do Courses Last?
The length of classes can vary according to the number of people on the class or the course content. But basically, our one-day classes run approx 6 hours ( Sunday classes tend to run shorter). Mon-Sat classes start at 9.45am and Sunday classes at 11.30am. Mon-Fri Evening classes start at 6.30pm and run for 2 hours while Saturday evening classes start at the same time and last till 10pm.
What Does It Cost?
We have courses to suit all pockets from £15 for kids courses to £29.50 for an evening course to £40-£50 for a Saturday Night Heaven and £99.50 for a one-day cookery class or 4-week Tuesday Evening Cookery class and £399 for a five-day cookery class. We have considerable reductions for young cooks and children. For example the 5-day Young Cooks Class costs just £250.
What Payment Methods are There?
We accept the following credit and debit cards:
How Do I Book?
You can book direct by telephone on 0141 552 5239 or online at www.thecookeryschool.org .We accept all credit and debit cards except Amex.
Where Are You?
We are Glasgow city centre a few minutes walk from the main stations and Underground and round the corner from Marks & Spencers in Argyle St. Click here for directions.
Do You Have Accommodation?
No, but we can suggest accommodation at nearby hotels from £50-£60 B&B per person per night (based on two people sharing a room).
Do You Serve Meals?
When requested, we serve meals. Our Saturday Night Heaven courses all include a deleicious meal cooked by our executive head chef.
Do You Run Courses For Professional Chefs?
We do not run specific cookery courses for the trade, but they are welcome to attend any course.