Have a fun experience with family, friends, partners or work colleagues and improve your kitchen skills at Pippins Cookery School in Little Hallingbury
Have a fun experience cooking up a storm with family, friends, partners or work colleagues and sharpening up your kitchen skills at Pippins Cookery School.
Experienced chef Caroline Jones launched her cookery school at her home in Little Hallingbury in January and offers a wide range of classes and courses for all ages and abilities.
The school was formed to ensure people attending not only improve their culinary skills but also gain confidence and enjoyment from the food they cook.
You can learn more about Italian cuisine, improve your knife skills, get top tips on baking, discover how to perfectly prep meat and much, much more in Caroline's beautiful family kitchen. She also offers bespoke courses tailored to your exact needs – you could become a star at breadmaking as well as mastering how to butcher a chicken.
Her classes are also ideal as a birthday gift or a way to keep the kids entertained in the school holidays.
"You'll have a fun experience learning key life skills and you can then share your newfound knowledge with friends and family," said Caroline, who trained at the prestigious Leiths School of Food and Wine, gaining her Professional Chefs Diploma in 2001.
"You'll also gain confidence in the kitchen and have fun along the way. It's a key life skill to know how to feed people well and nutritiously.
"My kitchen's a really nice big space with a ¼-acre garden at the back, so it's a nice rural setting and a relaxed atmosphere."
Caroline began her career in food working both as a private chef and within catering in the UK as well as in Australia.
In 2003, she returned to Leiths as a lecturer and class teacher, training those people searching for a career within the food sector.
Caroline has now set up her own cookery school based on all her professional experience. Her relaxed and informal manner leaves those attending a course not only with newly developed skills, but also with a new found confidence.
Caroline decided to open her own cookery school in order to spend more time at home with her family – partner Mark and their children Emily, 11, and William, eight. They moved to Bishop's Stortford eight years ago before moving to Little Hallingbury just before Christmas.
She chose to call her new venture Pippins as there are 10 apple trees in their garden and wanted to name it after a variety of apple.
"Getting tips and learning skills means you don't have to rely on takeaways and ready-made food, and you can feed your family nutritiously and more economically," said Caroline.
"We've come out of lockdown and I think people want to do something new, learn a new skill and have an experience together.
"I've had people come to classes for a birthday treat and for date nights. I had one couple come for their wedding anniversary and they cooked a three-course meal to have at home."
Group classes for families and friends are for up to six people while Caroline also runs corporate evenings which are perfect for team building.
Most classes last three hours and are held in the daytime and in the evening, but she also runs advanced longer courses.
She also offers one-to-one tuition, with clients including people wanting to get a head start before embarking on their foodie careers at catering college.
To find out more about everything Pippins Cookery School has to offer, including classes, bespoke courses and gift vouchers, visit pippinscookeryschool.co.uk or call Caroline on 07734 225440.