Be inspired!... and enhance your culinary skills.
Vaughan’s Cookery School offers a comprehensive range of public, professional, bespoke, corporate and children’s courses, along with culinary hen parties and group sessions for a party with a difference or a fun evening with friends. Participants receive a very ‘hands-on’ and fun experience in small groups, producing healthy and nutritious meals. Vaughan’s Cookery School feel passionate about creating a ‘naturally balanced’ style of cuisine that maximises nutrition.
Sessions cover a variety of different topics and, as the group size is small and all our tutors are well qualified and experienced, we can support those who are less confident in the kitchen and stretch those who are already competent cooks. Popular choices to improve skills in the kitchen are ‘Speedy Meals’, “Seafood Special’, ‘Basic Bread’ and a range of classes that focus on specific styles of cuisine: Moroccan, Indian, Thai, Mexican, French, Spanish and many more. We also offer ‘Cooking to Impress’, ‘Dinner Party Desserts’ and many others, including a day with Juanita, MasterChef finalist from 2016. There’s also informative and hands-on classes to find out more about cooking gluten free items and managing a sugar free diet for diabetics. The youngsters are not left out: Saturday Cooking Club comprises Mini Chefs (6-10) in the mornings and Young Chefs (11-16) in the afternoons. During school holidays our Young Chefs Academy provides a whole day of hands-on cooking. Our group or custom corporate sessions are also very popular.
See the current list of courses on the website www.vaughanskitchen.co.uk - prices range from £30 for Mini Chefsto £120 for a whole day.
As an approved teaching centre for the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH), our Professional Kitchen Essentials course results in a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. We are also a member of the Independent Cookery Schools Association.
The teaching team is led by Peter Vaughan, a highly experienced and award-winning chef with over 26 years working in the catering industry. Peter is a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and has been a popular guest tutor at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London for many years.
Here’s what some of our customers said about our cookery classes:
"I came away from the day feeling inspired and ready to reproduce the dishes at home. I recommend the classes to anyone and will definitely be going back for a further course in the future.”
"What a great day! It exceeded my (already high) expectations. Thanks."
"It has been a real treat to be taught by a team that are not only knowledgeable about food and cooking but are passionate about it too."
"…it is great to be in what feels like a professional environment – it feels as if we are really here to cook, not just be entertained."
"Thank you again for running such a brilliant course and inspiring all these young cooks!"
|2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Open when courses are running.
- Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities - Ground floor premises with disabled toilet available.
- Toilets for disabled visitors
- Cater for vegetarians - Most courses can cater for dietary needs.
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age) - Courses start with Mini Chefs aimed at 6-11 year olds.
- Accommodation nearby
- Cater for Corporate events
- Cater for school groups
- Conference facilities - Can be arranged.
- Equipment/clothing free of charge - All equipment and aprons are provided for courses.
- Experience level - advanced
- Experience level - beginner
- Experience level - intermediate
- Fully qualified instructors - and CRB checked
- Lessons/courses available
- Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties - We cater for all groups whether single or mixed sex
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Delta accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
Map & Directions
Via Marlborough1. Follow the signs directing you towards Devizes2. You will then be joining the A3613. Follow this road all the way along until you see a LIDL supermarket on your left4. A roundabout will be in the near distance, there is a B&Q on the left. Turn right onto Hopton RoadVia Devizes Centre1. Follow signs directing you to Swindon, you should then join the A361 London Road2. Head all of the way up the road, passing the Police HQ on the left3. Go straight over the first roundabout with the 24hr garage on the left4. You will then come up to the next roundabout with B&Q in front of you, turn left onto Hopton RoadOnce on Hopton Road1. Follow the road round a sharp right and then take the first right straight after ( directly opposite Hayden’s Bakery)2. You will go past the first units on your left (including Home Inspirations)3. Vaughan's Kitchen is on the next set of units on the left and you will be approaching it from the back4. Follow the road round and straight away you will see the front of Vaughan’s Kitchen5. There is plenty of parking in front and around the site
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