Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Ireland's Blue Book Bake Off


The Ireland's Blue Book Bake Off 

Whether you fancy yourself as the next celebrity Masterchef, aspire to be a Michelin-starred chef, dream of competing in The Great Irish Bake Off
or you are more of a culinary novice, Ireland's Blue Book have a cookery course that's just right for you.

Dunbrody House Co. Wexford   
Dunbrody Cookery School has been designed to cater for all levels of cooks, from budding enthusiasts (Back to Basics) to the experienced gourmet (specialised courses). All of the courses at the Dunbrody Cookery School have been personally designed by Celebrity Masterchef Kevin Dundon. The emphasis at Dunbrody Cookery School is on freshness and sesonality of locally-sourced ingredients and utilising these to achieve fabulous dishes without the worry of overly-complicated recipes. Courses range from a variety of one day courses to the ever popular two day "Dinner Parties for Six course".

Ballymaloe House Co. Cork
The internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School run by Darina Allen is located just 5 minutes from Ballymaloe House. Its beautiful gardens are open to the public from Easter to October, highlights include a maze and shell house. There is a huge variety of short courses available ranging from half a day to 5 days. Cookery demonstrations take place almost every weekday at the School from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. People who cannot spare the time to take an entire course often enjoy attending a demonstration session to see and taste the magic of creating Ballymaloe food.

Belle Isle Castle Co. Fermanagh       
At the Belle Isle Cookery School in Northern Ireland you will discover the delights of cooking in a relaxed atmosphere, with expert tuition, using top quality seasonal Irish produce. The schools hands-on cookery courses and demonstrations will introduce you to some of Irelands most exciting and innovative culinary ideas in a cookery school in one of the most beautiful settings in Ireland. At the Belle Isle Cookery School courses vary in duration from one day to 4-weeks and are designed for any level of cooking ability, from beginner through to experienced cooks. Each course takes a maximum of 14 people, allowing for a very 'hands-on' approach in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Castle Leslie Estate Co. Monaghan      
Following major restoration, the original Victorian kitchens in the Castle opened in July 2006 as the Cookery School. The learning space is a chef's dream and houses one of the famous Molteni ovens, an unrivalled masterpiece handcrafted with the Castle and its guests in mind. One of the best known cookery schools in Ireland, it is open all year round and offers cookery courses personally designed by our expert team of chefs. From time to time, we also invite speciality chefs to take over the kitchen at Castle Leslie Estate to share their expertise with our guests. So whether you're an experienced cook or a culinary novice, we have the right course to help you develop or enhance your skills.

For more information on how to book any of the courses mentioned above please see: