Young Chefs' Academy

328-331 TUTOR: Vaughan's Cookery School

Designed to give you confidence and competence in the kitchen, this course will help you create tasty and delicious dishes and have some fun at the same time. Your tutors hope to prove that cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing, rather than a chore. The course will be suitable for all levels of ability, as the group size is small while the experience of the tutors is huge. Each year, the programme of recipes and challenges changes as many previous students return for more. Good food makes people happy and the greatest joy of this course is that all the outcomes are edible!

Course Notes

The course is hands-on and there will be plenty of goodies to take away.

Notification of any special dietary requirements would be appreciated in advance by email to

Day 1 The Foundations:

Knife skills, sensory awareness, enhancing balancing tastes, secrets of seasoning, using spices effectively, basic food hygiene.

Day 2 Stunning ways to start:

Ways with bread dough; principles of making tasty, nutritious soup.

Day 3 Main courses:

The perfect roast dinner; slow cooking pastry tips and techniques.

Day 4 Time to be creative:

A chance to bring everything you have learnt together and create a stunning 'signature' two course meal.

Day 5 Showstopper desserts:

Sweet showstoppers - finish the course in style.

Equipment required: no special equipment is required but participants must wear suitable non-slip footwear whilst working.

About the Tutors:

We have a variety of qualified and experienced tutors who share the teaching on this course. Leading the team is Jayne Annan, Course Co-ordinator at Vaughan's Cookery School. Having trained as a Home Economist and then at Le Cordon Bleu in London, she started her teaching journey at Leith's School of Food and Wine. Since then she has had wide experience of teaching in a variety of settings, including in the Further Education Sector. Her most exciting project to date was setting up and managing a community bakery in Thailand to help young woman find suitable employment.

As well as having a passion for food, all our teaching team have the skills and the patience to help youngsters increase their competence and confidence in the kitchen, no matter where their starting point.

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Summer School Dates for 2024

All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM