The Chef's Room fish and cookery school
Cooking is not only about food it's about conviviality too.
WELCOME TO THE CHEF'S ROOM
WINNER OF "THE BEST COOKERY SCHOOL IN WALES" CATEGORY IN THE BRITISH COOKERY SCHOOL AWARDS 2012
2013 COURSES NOW AVAILABLE, PLEASE SEE "OUR COURES 2013" PAGE
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FRANCO AND I WELCOME YOU TO THE CHEF'S ROOM AND LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THE PLEASURES OF THE KITCHEN WITH ALL OF YOU - WE LOVE TO COOK AND SHARE WHAT WE PRODUCE AND WANT TO PASS ON OUR ENTHUSIASM AND KNOW-HOW.
COOKING, SITTING AT A TABLE AND EATING TOGETHER IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FEEDING OURSELVES IT IS A WAY OF LIFE.
For more info about Lindy Wildsmith please visit her website
OUR PROGRAMME OF COOKERY CLASSES AND COURSES goes from strength to strength. They are based on the premise prepare it, cook it, eat it and run in the state of the art Chefs Room at Vin Sullivans premises in Blaenavon in South Wales. Food writer and cook Lindy Wildsmith runs the courses with chef and consultant Franco Taruschio OBE, patron of the Abergavenny Food Festival and founder of the legendary Walnut Tree restaurant.
Lindy has written many successful cookery books, and has run the G2 club in Ross-on-Wye staging cookery demonstrations, lessons and events for more than ten years. No stranger to this part of Wales (her mother grew up in Rhymney) she has also taught cooking along with Taruschio at the Hill in Abergavenny for much of that time. She is an able and informative teacher not only locally but at cookery schools in London and across the country.
With ever more cookery books hitting our shops and ever more cookery programmes on TV there are ever more ready-meals available in the shops, ever more mail order companies providing "homecooked" food and ever more caterers supplying food to entertain at home.
The pressure upon the home cook becomes ever more burdensome but home cooking is not about impressing people or cheffing, it is not high art, it is putting a simple meal on the table to be enjoyed by family and friends. We may be called the Chef's Room but we do not want to teach you to be a chef, we want you to be cooks who enjoy what you do and pass on your enthusiasm to everyone around you.
Chefs Room cookery courses 2013
For something different give the gift of a cookery course what ever the occasion. Treat yourself; treat a friend, mother, son, father, daughter, uncle, niece, aunt or nephew, husband or wife and enjoy a relaxing, informative and memorable day together.
What great fun we had! I was really entertained as well as educated. I will definitely be coming back and recommending you to my friends. Many thanks.
Jono Beatson-Hird, October 17th 2011
All courses include lunch and a glass of wine and a little treat to kick start the taste buds mid-morning and a celebratory glass of Prosecco.
We also give private lessons, private party and group lessons and organize corporate and team building events.
The Chefs Room at Vin Sullivans website link is a unique facility with access to some of the best fresh fish and produce in the country and eventually it is hoped that it will become renowned as a centre of excellence for commercial training for fishmongers and chefs. Special courses, corporate events and chef training days can be arranged.
HOW TO FIND US - post code - NP4 9RL
Directions: We are 6.6 miles from Abergavenny. Take the A4143 signposted Llanfoist from the A40 and follow the signs to the Big Pit museum of coal mining. When you arrive in Blaenavon turn right off the main road still following signs to Big Pit and then immediately left into the Thomas Gilchrist Industrial Estate. Vin Sullivan is on left hand side of the road ..Look out for the lobster on the building!
Franco and I look forward to welcoming you to the Chefs Room
Learn to cook and you will have friends for ever.
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Owner/Manager: Lindy Wildsmith
The Chef's Room fish and cookery schoolVin Sullivan's, Thomas Gilchrist Estate, Blaenavon Torfaen NP4 9RL Torfaen
News and Special Offers
Our courses make PERFECT PRESENTS AND FUN CELEBRATIONS - so please contact Lindy on 01989 562353 for bookings and to discuss TAILOR MADE EVENTS.
NEW FOR 2012 a COCKTAIL AND CANAPES WORKSHOP with our new team member Rachel.
AFTERNOON TEA AND CHAMPAGNE OR COCKTAILS FOR YOUR HEN PARTY? Fill your afternoon before painting the town red. Make scones, fairy cakes, Italian biscotti and a multitude of teatime goodies to enjoy with a glass of fizz at teatime or make canapes and cocktails for your very own mini cocktail party.
CORPORATE COOKING CLASSES -
Discover the movers and shakers in your company in our teaching kitchen while cooking and eating your way through five delicious courses....
NEW FOR 2013 : ALEX MACKAY will be creating a menu of classic French dishes. SEAN NAEN will be back with another Far Eastern odyssey.
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