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Private Classes

Our kitchens have been designed for groups of family, friends or colleagues to spend an enjoyable & rewarding day together.  Cooking is a levelling experience, it is creative, it has generosity of spirit - a wonderful way to get to know people better.

2 Hour Master Class
The small, intense 'master a dish' classes take a classic dish and demystify it to add to your repertoire, learning a few of our chefs' secrets along the way. Two hours in the cookery school masters a dish or skill of your choice. 
We suggest:

  • Birthday Baking!
  • Fermentation (Sauerkraut, Kombucha & Kimchi)
  • Fresh filled pasta (Tortellini or Ravioli)
  • Knife skills (butcher a chicken, fillet a fish, vegetable cuts)
  • Scones, butter & jam

3½ Hour Morning Class
A morning exploring a lunchtime menu inspired by the seasonal rhythms of our vegetable gardens. This class explores the fundamentals of flavour to give you confidence to explore beyond our recipes and cook instinctively with the best available produce. From 10am-1.30pm, a mixture of hands-on cookery and demonstrations during which our chefs will help you create the perfect seasonal two course lunch, to enjoy with a glass of wine or home-made cordial. Weather permitting, after lunch your host will take you on a walk through the gardens to see where Thyme's vegetables are grown and meet the gardening team.
Popular choices include:

  • Middle Eastern Mezze
  • Spanish Tapas
  • Plates from the Ox Barn
  • British Game (a seasonal class)
  • Gluten-free cookery

6 Hour Full Day Class
From 10am-4.00pm, this class begins (weather permitting) with a chef’s tour of our vegetable gardens as guests gather produce for the class, guided to whatever is absolutely at its seasonal best. A mixture of hands-on cookery and demonstrations, with recipes that may include bread, pastry, knife skills and pasta making; the format of the day allows for the flexibility to cover particular culinary interests and we can advise on inspirational class themes. You will enjoy the dishes created throughout the day, with a glass of wine or home-made cordial at lunch-time, and take further items home with you to share with family and friends.
We suggest:

  • The Seasonal Dinner Party
  • Modern Vegetarian
  • East Meets West
  • Rustic Italian
  • French Bistro

The Cookery School at Thyme is adjascent to the magnificent entertaining space of our Tithe Barn so once the cooking is over, sharing the fruits of the day in style makes for a very special occasion.

Please email or call 01367 850174 for more details