The Lake District School of Food and Wine

Welcome to the beautiful Eden Valley where away from the hustle and bustle of life surrounded by unspoilt countryside and spectacular views lies the Lake District School of Food and Wine, run since 1994 by Chef Lecturer Pat Russell. These are a few of the coookery courses I presently run, but there are many more, please contact me for a full list of cookery courses available

 

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TWO DAY CHOCOLATE COURSE
The course has been designed for those with a genuine interest in chocolate from the complete beginner to those students studying for the Diploma in Professional Cookery and NVQ level 3 Advanced Patisserie
After a brief introduction to the history of chocolate, you will learn how to temper, handle and work with chocolate to produce a selection of mouth watering truffles, moulded chocolates, a chocolate box and lid to compliment and present your truffles in, and a moulded figure.

Cost £350 : includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration. tuition, two course lunch with wine, recipe file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee

Accomodation is also available...... Please contact me for prices

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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FISH COOKERY
10.00am — 4.00pm
This fun filled day course introduces you to handling, selecting, classification, skinning, gutting, filleting, storing, freezing and cooking a selection of fish. After lunch you will put your new found skills to work by producing one of the dishes demonstrated to take home with you.

Cost £115: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration. tuition, two course lunch with wine, recipe file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day teal/coffee

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD
10.00am 4.00pm
Rekindle memories of holidays as I take you on a culinary trip around the world. Experience a great diversity of tastes, textures and ingredients in the various dishes demonstrated, and discover how easy they are to prepare from the simplest to the most complex. After lunch you will create one of the dishes demonstrated to take home as a sample.

Cost £110: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration. tuition, two course lunch with wine, recipe file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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A DAY OF SAUCINESS
10.00am — 4.00pm
Take away the mysteries of sauce making on this one day course. I will show you how easy it is to make delicious sauces to accompany a selection of dishes in a fraction of the time using modern methods. After lunch you will create one of the dishes demonstrated to take home as a sample.

Cost £105: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration. tuition, two course lunch with wine, recipe file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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DESSERTS FOR DINNER PARTIES
10.00am—4.30pm
A fantastic course for all budding patissiers. Let me teach you to give your dinner party desserts the ‘WOW FACTOR’. Learn how to make mouth-watering desserts the easy way. You will work individually and in a group to produce stunning desserts that you can serve individually or part of an assiette. A sample of the dishes made will be taken home.

Cost £125: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration. tuition, two course lunch with wine, recipe file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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SPECIAL AND DECORATIVE BREADS
9.00am—5.00pm
Come along and enjoy a fabulous day producing special and decorative breads. Learn traditional and modern methods of bread making using various types of yeast. The course is 95% ‘Hands On’. You will take home all the goodies you produce.

Cost £150: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration. tuition, two course lunch with wine, recipe file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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RUNNING A BED  & BREAKFAST
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A two day course designed for those people who are thinking about starting a Bed & Breakfast business. The course will cover the following:

Customer expectation.
Menu planning
Food Purchase and storage
Special diets — problems posed to B&B caterer by vegetarians and customers requiring special
diets, vegans, invalids, diabetics, coeliacs, and religious minorities
Costing
Portion control
Nutrition
Convenience foods
Additional catering services to promote business and extend profit
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Preparation of breakfast
Preparation of baked morning goods — bread rolls — croissant's etc.
Hygiene Standards and the Law
Table setting and finishing touches

Cost £333.00: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration’s, tuition, two course lunch with wine each day, comprehensive file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee.

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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Running a Bed & Breakfast


 
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PRIVATE GROUP DAYS
Why not bring along a group of friends/colleagues mm 4 max 15 people for a fun filled day of learning. You choose the topic and I will do the rest.

Cost dependant on topic — included in the cost - coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration’s, tuition depending on topic chosen, two course lunch with wine, comprehensive file (where appropriate), ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day tea/coffee.
 
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TWO DAY PATISSERIE COURSE
Designed for those who would like to further their studies in patisserie. The course covers various types of pastry and fillings — sponge goods including gateaux — Bavarois — use of gelatine. Patisserie equipment — hygiene and safety — refrigeration and storage

Cost £295: includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, demonstration’s, tuition, two course lunch with wine each day, comprehensive file, ingredients, use of equipment and aprons, all day teal/coffee.

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

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2 day patisserie course
 


 

FIVE DAY PATISSERIE COURSE
09.00am - 5.00pm
A five day Patisserie course for those students who would like to further their studies in Patisserie.

The course has been designed for those students who may like to work in the Patisserie Department of a hotel, and either work or open their own bakery/tea shop.

As with the two day course the five day course content allows you to produce a wide variety of patisserie goods, covering various types of pastry – savoury – pate brisse – pate sucree and their fillings – fermented goods – Devonshire splits – tea loaves etc; puff paste – fresh and convenience – meringue goods – egg custard based desserts – gelatine products – cake production to include Torten & Gateaux garnishing of goods for final presentation. Patisserie equipment – hygiene and safety – refrigeration and storage.

The course is 95% ‘HANDS ON’ and is quite intensive; a high degree of individual attention will be given to every student.

Each day starts at 9.00am with demonstrations and hands on, you will work individually and as part of a team to produce a variety of patisserie goods. All the goods you make you take home with you.

 Maximum number of students on course is 5.

The cost of the five day Advanced Course is £925.00; this includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, all day tea/coffee - demonstrations, tuition, two course lunch each day with wine, comprehensive recipe file plus accompanying patisserie and theory note - ingredients, use of all equipment and aprons, School Certificate presented on completion of course.

How to reserve your place(s) on this course, firstly please contact  us  (by  phone or email or fax, see the foot of this page) to confirm the dates available for your chosen course, you may then book  on the course by paying for it via the book now button, payment is taken via a secure payment portal you may pay by paypal or any popular credit /debit card.

there is a small charge (2.5%) for using this service

Five Day Patisserie Course
 

 

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me..
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A very warm welcome awaits you at The Lake District School of Food & Wine

 

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