Cookery Courses and Foodie Experiences in Aberdeen City and Shire

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Today's post came to be as a result of an enquiry on my Foodie Quine by Claire Jessiman Facebook Page from someone looking for recommendations of foodie experiences in and around Aberdeen that could be suitable as gifts. Some immediately sprung to mind as I've has the pleasure of sampling them myself and I did a wee bit of research to find others. Please do let me know of any that I've missed and be sure to drop not so subtle hints to your nearest and dearest as to which ones you'd like to receive Gift Vouchers for. Also check out my Where to Eat in Aberdeen #EatLocal guide for details of 100+ Independent Cafe's and Restaurants currently operating in Aberdeen City. I'm sure the vast majority would be more than happy to sell you a gift voucher.

The Bread Maker
50/52 Rosemount Viaduct, 
£100, 10am - 3pm, max 6 in a class, everything you make you take home

The Bread Maker is a commercially focused social enterprise. Situated in the heart of the city it offers a very unique course taking participants through the bread making process.
We will give you the confidence to produce bread in your own kitchen, giving you a real talking point of any meal. 
The course covers every aspect of bread making from scratch, including hand mixing, proving, finishing and firing. Breads covered are un-yeasted breads, various whites, wholemeal, ciabatta, foccacia and pizzas.

Caber Coffee 
614 Holburn Street, 
£75 Barista School 

The ultimate treat for the coffee lover in your life! A great experience in our Coffee School with one of our Barista trainers. Come and learn how to make your favourite coffee perfectly! Leave with an official Coffee school Barista apron and a sample of beans roasted here for you on the day. 

Cocoa Ooze 
New Jasmine House, 
Greenbank Place, 
East Tullos, 
2 hour workshop - £38.50 

Come and try our tasty chocolate making workshops with our master chocolatiers. Whether it's someone's birthday, hen party, girls day out or just an excuse to get together and learn the art of chocolate making, Cocoa Ooze can cater to all occasions.

You and your group will learn how to make truffles & chocolate bars and experiment with flavours. Taste testing is a crucial part in making the chocolates so you will be delighted to hear that we do encourage this. Whatever you make on the day you will be able to package and take home with you. That is of course if you don't eat it all at the workshop.. 

Wark Farm 
AB33 8LL
Butchery Experience - half day £70 (Butchery & Meat Cookery) whole day £120 (Butchery, Farming and Meat Cookery) 

Wark Farm is offering vouchers for half and whole butchery and meat cookery days, giving you the opportunity to test your knife skills, learn more about how to cook different cuts and find out what's involved in rearing organic sheep and cattle. 

Eat On The Green 
Udny Green, 
Chef for the day - half day £100 - includes a light lunch, full day £200 and includes a 4 course dinner 

Offering a unique experience for people of all cookery skills and abilities the Chef for a Day package gives you the opportunity for some one-to-one tuition and the chance to experience the buzz and excitement of a busy professional kitchen; learning new skills and techniques, whilst producing mouth-watering dishes which can be re-created at home. The day starts with a chat with Craig Wilson, owner/proprietor, following this you will meet with the kitchen brigade and then will be put to work helping to prepare for the busy lunch and dinner services. 

Kincardine Cookery
Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O'Neil, Aboyne 
Group courses start at £75 and include a delicious lunch. Private lessons are tailored to your own foodie interests and tastes, and prices start from £150 plus ingredients. 

Louisa and Rupert were teachers at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London before moving up to Aberdeenshire in 2015. They currently run Kincardine Cookery, a private catering company, that also offers cookery teaching. They run regular courses throughout the year at Kincardine Castle and can provide private lessons for individuals or small groups in your own home. Courses cover everything from how to chop an onion to advanced pastry, bread and butchery skills. 

Union Square, Aberdeen 
Learn to cook Tasty Thai at Thaikhun - £59 per head 

Our Cookery and Cocktail classes run every Sunday at 10am and can hold up to maximum 15 people.
Course includes - One cocktail (Coconut Mojito), two courses, recipe cards and a Thaikhun apron.

1 Union Terrace Aberdeen

Escape your home kitchen for a session learning how to master Thai food with us here at Chaophraya.
Sessions run every Sunday at midday. £69 per person.

Cooking classes feature:
Welcome fruit punch on arrival 
Introduction to Thai ingredients and where to source them 
Watch a short demonstration by our Chef 
Try your hand at cooking two dishes 
Tasting session 
Chaophraya Apron 

Cook at the Nook 
CFINE, 2 Poynernook Rd, Aberdeen 

Classes coming soon to Cook at the Nook Community Training Kitchen. 
Gift Vouchers £30

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