Cookery - A Taste of Spain (CWS)

Course intent

Spanish cuisine is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food that is based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally and include colourful Paellas or bountiful tapas dishes that can be shared with friends and family. The intent of this course is to introduce you to the ingredients, skills and techniques of Spanish cookery, using recipes that are healthy, tasty and easy for you to reproduce at home

What will we cover?

You will learn how to cook traditional Spanish dishes from scratch, using fresh ingredients and traditional spices and flavourings. You will learn the techniques and skills that will enable you to recreate these authentic dishes.

During the workshop you will prepare a main dish and a range of side dishes

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

This course is suitable for mixed abilities, but not for complete beginners. Less experienced or less confident cooks may be encouraged to limit the number of dishes they prepare. If you are new to cooking please enquire about our ‘Good Home Cooking – The Basics (HPT) course which may suit your needs better.

This course is suitable for vegetarians and those with any specific dietary requirements. The tutor will always be able to suggest alternative ingredients.

You will be required to meet specific hygiene and safety requirements as part of the cookery session, including frequent handwashing, and cleaning your own working surfaces and equipment.

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

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

The workshop fees do NOT include the cost of ingredients, and you are responsible for supplying your own ingredients for the lesson. You will receive an email before the start of the course, informing you of the ingredients and equipment you will need. Your tutor should be able to suggest alternatives ingredients if appropriate, please discuss directly with your tutor

Please ensure you bring your own apron, oven-gloves, and tea-towels, 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. Face coverings are optional

If you wish to wear latex/nitrile gloves, you will need to provide these yourself as the centre does not supply them.

What can I do when I finish the course?

If you have enjoyed this workshop, we have a range of general and more specialist cookery and baking courses available for you to try, to further your cookery skills. In discussion with your tutor, you can decide what the best progression for you might be

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 always promoting fairness and respect

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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