Contacts -   Telephone - 07702 104644.

Cookery school courses

Cookery courses for beginners and professionals.

Cookery courses for individuals and groups.

Cookery courses are led by Fraser Christian, a highly qualified and experienced proffesional Chef and teacher.

Fraser has worked with food since an early age, first teaching Back Woods cookery, then qualifying in catering at City and Guilds level, with distinctions from Brunel catering college in Bristol, Fraser went on to work with and experience many different cultures and cuisines of the world, as a professional Chef, more recently he was leading instructor for fishy based events at the now famous River Cottage.

An experienced, passionate professional demonstration Chef and teacher, Fraser will gladly and easily share his experience and knowledge, regarding the local, wild and seasonal fresh produce.

The direct connection good food has with taste, textures and nutritional benefits, is easily recognised in the amazing, yet simple dishes we create when using and understanding the fresh ingredients we work with.

Fraser promotes a simple, relaxed and honest approach to food and cookery, helping you gain confidence in producing amazing results, and delicious dishes worthy of any fine restaurants table.

We are based in a West Dorset, amongst the unspoilt country side and breath taking coastline, with fresh air and plenty of spring water.

The courses are a mixture of demonstration and hands on practical experience. If your looking for a good practical hands on course, where your not paying for the table cloth! and wish to leave with real skills confident in your approach, you have come to the right place.

We host courses in various locations and will also run group or private courses in yours or a freinds home.

Please Email us to request further details - Click here. 

 New cookery courses - dates for 2017 coming soon! 

1 day cookery courses.

Seafood Preparation and cookery courses.
Selection of seasonal - Fish and Shellfish.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Basic Butchery and meat cookery courses.


Lamb - Pork - Beef - Chicken.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Wild Game preperation and Cookery Courses.

Pigeon - Rabbit - Duck and seasonal selection.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Sausage and bacon making courses.

Make your own sausages and bacon for cooking and curing.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Smoking - Curing Course.

Meat and Fish: Salting - Brining - Smoking - Drying.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Wild foraged food cookery courses.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Wood Fired Food Course.

Cooking using a wood fired oven and spit roaster.

£145 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Basic bread Making courses.

Making and baking bread using a wood fired oven.

£125 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Fruit preserving course.

Making jams, syrups and meads.

£125 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Aprons, and all other equipment are provided - as is lunch using some of the ingredients from the day., along with regularly tasting what we cook.

No previous experience is required.

Dates on request - Thank you.

Email us to request further details or use the easy form below - Click here please to email.

Last Course student feedback:

Fraser, I thought I should contact you and let you know how pleased I was with the fish skills course I recently attended.
I have always loved to eat shellfish, particularly Crab. To now be able to dispatch it humanely and cook it for myself is great.
Whilst I thought I knew the basics of filleting fish I must admit to avoiding flatfish. No problem with them now though.
I was also pleased that all the ingredients we used were local produce. To be honest they were so local I was worried we would have to pick our own salad and veg.
You made some fantastically tasty dishes from our prepared fish and shellfish and there was so much of everything, I had a job to do it justice. It was much more fun than dining out in a top seafood restaurant and for the amount I ate, it was a whole lot cheaper.
Please be assured that I will be joining you on some of your other courses.
Regards, Nicholas Harris

A very pleasant day with a smaller group I found it easier to socialise with other members. I also felt able to ask questions. Fraser is very friendly and his teaching skills are easy to understand. I would suggest this course to friend's and family, and would love to attend other courses. Lucy Rybamk.

A very sociable course with a good balance of hands on cooking and demonstration. Thanks Fraser.

Please contact us for more information on forthcoming courses and availability.

All of our course dates coincide as closely as possible with the best seasonal availability when it comes to the ingredients of the chosen subjects. All ingredients are sourced where possible directly from locally trusted producers, that use sustainable practises and organically produce some of the finest and freshest foods available. All our meat is from naturally outdoor reared organically produced stock.

All our fish and shellfish is from wild stock that has been caught by local day boats using practises that have no adverse effect on the marine environment, including diver caught scallops and line caught sea bass All our fruit and vegetables are naturally and organically grow.

All our courses are practical demonstration based with a mix of hands on.

Email - or call Fraser on  Tel - 07702 104644

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Links:  Wild Forage. -  Coastal Survival School.