Cookery - Food for the Weekend (Online)

Course intent

Get ready for the weekend with this practical course covering a range of cooking skills, to enable you to create delicious meals for your family and friends.

Throughout the course you will prepare a wide range of exciting recipes suitable for both formal and informal entertaining.

We aim for this to be a sociable and enjoyable cookery class, ideal for anyone who enjoys trying new recipes and ingredients.

What will we cover?

This course intends to provide you with the skills and knowledge to prepare savoury main dishes, hot & cold starters, a variety of side dishes and hot & cold desserts. During the course you will watch demonstrations and with tutor support you will recreate those dishes in the classroom, box them and take them home to enjoy. Our courses build on past learning. The first sessions set the foundational skills which are built on each week. Our tutor intends to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to recreate these recipes as well as the ability to reproduce other dishes of your choice well after this course has finished.

You will find you make the most progress if you attend every lesson and complete any self-directed study opportunities provided.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

This course is suitable for most cooking ability. It is not suitable for absolute beginners. Less experienced or less confident cooks may be encouraged to limit the number of dishes they prepare. This course is suitable for vegetarians. Although some of the planned recipes may include meat, the tutor will always be able to suggest alternative ingredients.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

This course will be delivered through live online sessions using Zoom

To fully participate in this course you will need:

  • An email address
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer/laptop /tablet with a fully updated browser microphone and webcam.

Once enrolled on this course you will receive detailed instructions for taking part online

You will need to complete some course documentation to help assess your progress.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

The course fees do NOT include the cost of ingredients, and you are responsible for supplying your own ingredients for the lessons. You will receive an email before the start of the course, informing you of the ingredients and equipment you will need for your first lesson. You tutor should be able to suggest alternative for both ingredients and equipment, so discuss any concerns with them.

Please ensure you have an apron and tea-towels available.

Please also ensure you have a pen and reading glasses (if you use them), so that you can read and make notes on the recipes.

It is important to wear clothes and footwear suitable for a busy, hot kitchen.

You will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet with a reliable internet connection, working microphone, and webcam. If you struggle to read printed text on a screen, you may find it beneficial to have access to a printer to make your own hard copies of resources.

What can I do when I finish the course?

This course continues throughout the year, with skills and levels of skill improving during that time.

Following this course, in discussion with your tutor, you could progress on to other cookery courses that we offer. We have a range of cookery and baking courses available, throughout the year.

Additional information

Please do let us know if you have any allergy or food intolerance when you enrol on any one of our cookery courses. This information is important for your own wellbeing and will ensure the tutor can plan alternative ingredients or recipes where necessary.

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

How to enrol

You can't currently enrol online for this course, so please call 0300 200 1044 to express your interest or to make an enquiry for further information.

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