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Great British Classics 4th October

Great British Classics 4th October

Great British Classics 4th October

Great British Classics 4th October

Men Only SMK, 27th Sept

Men Only SMK, 27th Sept

Men Only SMK, 27th Sept

Men Only SMK, 27th Sept

Artisan Baker SMK, 20th Sept

Artisan Baker SMK, 20th Sept

Artisan Baker SMK, 20th Sept

French Bistro SMK 30th August

French Bistro SMK 30th August

French Bistro SMK 30th August

Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August

Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August

Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August

Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August

Fresh Fish SMK 9th August

Fresh Fish SMK 9th August

Fresh Fish SMK 9th August

Fresh Fish SMK 9th August

Fresh Fish SMK 9th August

Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August

Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August

Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August

Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August

Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August

Weekend BBQ SMK 5th July

Weekend BBQ SMK 5th July

Weekend BBQ SMK 5th July

Norfolk Showcase 21st June

Norfolk Showcase 21st June

Norfolk Showcase 21st June

Norfolk Showcase 21st June

Fresh Fisk SMK, 31st May

Fresh Fisk SMK, 31st May

Fresh Fisk SMK, 31st May

Fresh Fisk SMK, 31st May

Artisan Baker SMK, 24th May

Artisan Baker SMK, 24th May

Artisan Baker SMK, 24th May

French Patisserie SMK 10th May

French Patisserie SMK 10th May

French Patisserie SMK 10th May

French Bistro SMK 22nd March

French Bistro SMK 22nd March

French Bistro SMK 22nd March

Perfect Pastry SMK 15th March

Perfect Pastry SMK 15th March

Perfect Pastry SMK 15th March

Perfect Pastry SMK 15th March

French Bistro SMK 8th March

French Bistro SMK 8th March

French Bistro SMK 8th March

French Bistro SMK 1st March

French Bistro SMK 1st March

French Bistro SMK 1st March

French Bistro SMK 1st March

CFAD 28th Feb

CFAD 28th Feb

CFAD 28th Feb

CFAD 28th Feb

CFAD 28th Feb

Great British Classics 22nd Feb

Great British Classics 22nd Feb

Great British Classics 22nd Feb

Great British Classics 22nd Feb

Teenage Class 19th Feb

Teenage Class 19th Feb

Teenage Class 19th Feb

Teenage Class 19th Feb

Great British Classics 15th Feb

Great British Classics 15th Feb

Great British Classics 15th Feb

Great British Classics 15th Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 8th Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 8th Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 8th Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 8th Feb

Fish SMK 8th Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 1st Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 1st Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 1st Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 1st Feb

Fresh Fish SMK 1st Feb

Pastry SMK 25th Jan

Pastry SMK 25th Jan

Pastry SMK 25th Jan

Pastry SMK 25th Jan

Men Only SMK 18th Jan

Men Only SMK 18th Jan

Men Only SMK 18th Jan

Men Only SMK 18th Jan

Men Only SMK 18th Jan

Men Only SMK 11th Jan

Men Only SMK 11th Jan

Men Only SMK 11th Jan

Men Only SMK 11th Jan

Men Only 11th Jan

French Patisserie SMK 30th Nov

French Patisserie SMK 30th Nov

French Patisserie SMK 30th Nov

French Patisserie SMK 30th Nov

French Patisserie SMK 30th Nov

Winter Dinner Party SMK 16th Nov

Winter Dinner Party SMK 16th Nov

Winter Dinner Party SMK 16th Nov

French Patisserie 2nd Nov

French Patisserie 2nd Nov

French Patisserie 2nd Nov

French Patisserie 2nd Nov

French Patisserie 26th October

French Patisserie 26th October

French Patisserie 26th October

French Patisserie 26th October

French Patisserie 26th October

Men Only SMK 12th Oct

Men Only SMK 12th Oct

Men Only SMK 12th Oct

Men Only SMK 12th Oct

Men Only SMK 12th Oct

In Praise of the Pig SMK

In Praise of the Pig SMK

In Praise of the Pig SMK

In Praise of the Pig SMK

Teenage Chocolate Class

Basic Knife Skills SMK

Basic Knife Skills SMK

Basic Knife Skills SMK

Basic Knife Skills SMK

Summer Entertaining SMK

Summer Entertaining SMK

Summer Entertaining SMK

Chef for a Day 12th July

Chef for a Day 12th July

Chef for a Day 12th July

Chef for a Day 12th July

Chef for a Day 12th July

Fresh Fish 25th May

Fresh Fish 25th May

Fresh Fish 25th May

Fresh Fish 25th May

Norfolk Showcase 27th April

Norfolk Showcase 27th April

Norfolk Showcase 27th April

Norfolk Showcase 27th April

Teenage Class 10th April

Teenage Class 10th April

Teenage Class 10th April

Pop-Up at the Big Top

Pop-Up at the Big Top

Pop-Up at the Big Top

Pop-Up at the Big Top

Home Bakery Hands On 16th March

Home Bakery Hands On 16th March

Home Bakery Hands On 16th March

Home Bakery Hands On 16th March

Chef for a Day 14th March

Chef for a Day 14th March

Chef for a Day 14th March

Chef for a Day 14th March

Chef for a Day 14th March

Chef for a Day 14th March

Teenage 3 Course Supper Class 20th Feb

Teenage 3 Course Supper Class 20th Feb

Teenage 3 Course Supper Class 20th Feb

Teenage 3 Course Supper Class 20th Feb

Valentine's 9th Feb

Valentine's 9th Feb

Valentine's 9th Feb

Holdens Corporate Day

Holdens Corporate Day

Holdens Corporate Day

Holdens Corporate Day

Festive Buffet Table 8th Dec

Festive Buffet Table 8th Dec

Festive Buffet Table 8th Dec

Festive Buffet Table 1st Dec

Festive Buffet Table 1st Dec

Festive Buffet Table 1st Dec

Festive Baking 17th Nov

Festive Baking 17th Nov

Festive Baking 17th Nov

Fresh Fish Part 2 6th Oct

Fresh Fish Part 2 6th Oct

Fresh Fish Part 2 6th Oct

Fresh Fish Part 2 6th Oct

Chocolate Class 15th Sept

Chocolate Class 15th Sept

Chocolate Class 15th Sept

Teenage Masterchef 29th August

Teenage Masterchef 29th August

Teenage Masterchef 29th August

Teenage Masterchef 29th August

Teenage Masterchef 29th August

Chef for a Day 24th August

Chef for a Day 24th August

Chef for a Day 24th August

Chef for a Day 24th August

Chef for a Day 24th August

Children's Chocolate Class 22nd August

Children's Chocolate Class 22nd August

Children's Chocolate Class 22nd August

Children's Chocolate Class 22nd August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Teenage Cookery Class 15th August

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 27th July

Chef for a Day 19th July

Chef for a Day 19th July

Chef for a Day 19th July

Chef for a Day 19th July

Basic Knife Skills 7th July

Basic Knife Skills 7th July

Basic Knife Skills 7th July

Basic Knife Skills 7th July

Basic Knife Skills 7th July

Basic Knife Skills 7th July

Chocolate SMK 7th April

Chocolate SMK 7th April

Chocolate SMK 7th April

Chocolate SMK 7th April

Chocolate SMK 7th April

Children's Cookery Class 4th April

Children's Cookery Class 4th April

Children's Cookery Class 4th April

Children's Cookery Class 4th April

Children's Cookery Class 4th April

French Bistro Cooking Class 24th March 2012

French Bistro Cooking Class 24th March 2012

French Bistro Cooking Class 24th March 2012

French Bistro Cooking Class 24th March 2012

French Bistro Cooking Class 24th March 2012

Chef for a Day 23rd March 2012

Chef for a Day 23rd March 2012

Chef for a Day 23rd March 2012

Chef for a Day 23rd March 2012

Chef for a Day 23rd March 2012

Men Only SMK 28th Jan 2012

Men Only SMK 28th Jan 2012

Men Only SMK 28th Jan 2012

Men Only SMK 28th Jan 2012

Chef for a Day 27th Jan

Chef for a Day 27th Jan

Chef for a Day 27th Jan

Chef for a Day 27th Jan

Chef for a Day 13th January

Chef for a Day 13th January

Chef for a Day 13th January

Chef for a Day 13th January

Chef for a Day 13th January

Chef for a Day 5th January

Chef for a Day 5th January

Chef for a Day 5th January

Chef for a Day 5th January

Chef for a Day 5th January

Norfolk Game SMK 5th Nov

Norfolk Game SMK 5th Nov

Norfolk Game SMK 5th Nov

Norfolk Game SMK 5th Nov

Come Dine With Me 27th October

Come Dine With Me 27th October

Come Dine With Me 27th October

Come Dine With Me 27th October

Come Dine With Me 27th October

Come Dine With Me 27th October

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

The Restaurant Business Uncovered

Perfect Sunday Roast 2nd October

Perfect Sunday Roast 2nd October

Perfect Sunday Roast 2nd October

Perfect Sunday Roast 2nd October

Chef for a Day 30th Sept

Chef for a Day 30th Sept

Chef for a Day 30th Sept

Chef for a Day 30th Sept

University Challenge 7th Sept

University Challenge 7th Sept

University Challenge 7th Sept

Teenage Masterchef 31st August

Teenage Masterchef 31st August

Teenage Masterchef 31st August

Teenage Masterchef 31st August

Children's Chocolate Class 24th August

Children's Chocolate Class 24th August

Children's Chocolate Class 24th August

Children's Chocolate Class 24th August

French Bistro SMK 16th July

French Bistro SMK 16th July

French Bistro SMK 16th July

French Bistro SMK 16th July

Men Only SMK 11th June

Men Only SMK 11th June

Men Only SMK 11th June

Men Only SMK 11th June

Come Dine With Me 28th April

Come Dine With Me 28th April

Come Dine With Me 28th April

Children's Chocolate Class 13th April

Children's Chocolate Class 13th April

Children's Chocolate Class 13th April

Chocolate SMK 9th April

Chocolate SMK 9th April

Chocolate SMK 9th April

Chef for a Day 25th March

Chef for a Day 25th March

Chef for a Day 25th March

Taste of Norfolk SMK 20th March

Taste of Norfolk SMK 20th March

Taste of Norfolk SMK 20th March

French Bistro SMK 19th March

French Bistro SMK 19th March

Perfect Sun Roast 6th March

Perfect Sun Roast 6th March

Perfect Sun Roast 6th March

Perfect Sun Roast 6th March

Chef for a Day 26th Feb

Chef for a Day 26th Feb

Chef for a Day 26th Feb

Chef for a Day 26th Feb

Wed Eve Learn to Cook 23rd Feb

Wed Eve Learn to Cook 23rd Feb

Wed Eve Learn to Cook 23rd Feb

Chef for a Day 25th Feb

Chef for a Day 25th Feb

Chef for a Day 25th Feb

Chef for a Day 25th Feb

Teenage Perfect Sunday Roast 27th Feb

Teenage Perfect Sunday Roast 27th Feb

Teenage Perfect Sunday Roast 27th Feb

Teenage Perfect Sunday Roast 27th Feb

Fresh Fish Hands On 6th Feb

Fresh Fish Hands On 6th Feb

Perfect Sunday Roast 30th Jan

Perfect Sunday Roast 30th Jan

Perfect Sunday Roast 30th Jan

Come Dine With Me 27th Jan

Come Dine With Me 27th Jan

Come Dine With Me 27th Jan

Come Dine With Me 27th Jan

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Student's Comments

“Great as usual, Delicious food and well explained step by step processes to making the food. Only complaint is that I can't take more food home! Norfolk Showcase SMK, 11th October.”
- Callum Stubbs, Norwich

“Absolutely fantastic morning, am feeling very inspired to get cooking (once my new kitchen is in!). Richard, thank you for being so relaxed, friendly and approachable. I will be back again! Norfolk Showcase SMK, 11th October.”
- Orlagh Barnes, Tacolneston

“Thoroughly enjoyable. Richard puts you at your ease. Gives you cooking confidence. Great British Classics SMK, 4th October.”
- Nigel Rolls, North Burlingham

“An excellent and friendly atmosphere. Cooking techniques were explained very well. Loved the hands on. Well done Richard and staff. Great British Classics SMK, 4th October.”
- Carol Watson, Bradwell

“I absolutely loved it, loved it. Will definitely be booking another! Lovely pace, relaxed atmosphere. Highly entertaining, informative and will be singing its praises to anyone who will listen. Thank you. Great British Classics SMK, 4th October.”
- Donna Moughton, Gorleston

“Today was an excellent day. The tuition was very impressive and Richard explains and demonstrates so well. The welcome and hospitality have been first-class. Thank you - really was excellent. Men Only SMK, 27th September.”
- Gareth Jones, Norwich

“A first-class experience and took a lot of the mystery out of how to prepare an excellent meal. It will certainly encourage me to be more proactive in the kitchen in the future. I am sure my wife will be delighted!! Men Only SMK, 27th September.”
- Philip Hall, Gresham

“Fabulous - thank you very much. Onions will never be the same again! Men Only SMK, 27th September.”
- Lee Rudderham, London

“All really enjoyable - will recommend to others and hopefully come back for another course! Really lovely lunch too. The Artisan Baker SMK, 20th September.”
- Hannah Nichol, Dusseldorf

“It was absolutely fantastic - the time flew by and I can't believe how much we have to take home with us! Lunch was delicious as well, thank you. The Artisan Baker SMK, 20th September.”
- Fiona Kempton, Hevingham

“Very inspirational - will definitely come back to do more courses. We achieved so much in one morning too! Can't wait to get home to test the results and share them with my family. The Artisan Baker SMK, 20th September.”
- Catherine Wymer, Stoke Holy Cross

“Very enjoyable and informative in relaxed atmosphere. Well led by chef and thoroughly appreciated by all in attendance. Can't wait to try the bread. Thank you. The Artisan Baker SMK, 13th September.”
- Tim Quint, Catfield

“Excellent format, well-structured yet very relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed and learnt a lot. Will come again. Thank you. The Artisan Baker SMK, 13th September.”
- Tricia Dickson, Hoveton

“Such an interesting morning! Richard was an amusing and informative tutor. I learnt a lot and can't wait to share the fruits of my labours with my family. I'll be back! French Bistro SMK, 30th August.”
- Jan Choppin, Reepham

“I thoroughly enjoyed Richard's insight and stories around cookery. It was such a lovely and relaxed atmosphere that I would definitely do it again. A wonderful experience. French Bistro SMK, 30th August.”
- Claire Higgins, Lowestoft

“It was a brilliant day, very interesting and instructive. Lovely people. Built a great appetite - and lunch was wonderful. French Bistro SMK, 30th August.”
- Derek Young, Edlesborough, Bucks

“Amazing. Having been before to do the Game course I knew what to expect but once again I had an absolutely amazing time. What course to do next? Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August.”
- Darren Cecil, Bradwell

“It was wonderful! Lovely to be given the opportunity to do everything yourself and Richard is very kind, patient and easy going - a wonderful teacher! Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August.”
- Madeleine Young, Wortham

“Second cookery course and absolutely fantastic. See you again next year! Fresh Fish SMK, 16th August.”
- Clare Keeble, East Dulwich

“Very interesting; amazing the different ways to mix/match and serve the fish Excellent teacher. Fresh Fish SMK, 9th August”
- Pat Massingham, Coltishall

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class even though I am not experienced in the kitchen! We covered all my favourite fish dishes and Richard's tuition has inspired me to continue learning. I found the background to a chef's ways of cooking and the equipment particularly interesting. Fresh Fish SMK, 9th August”
- Peter Lee, Welwyn

“I've had a great time in a very relaxed environment and learned loads about fish. Filleting turned out to be easier than expected with Richard's guidance. Will be back for more soon. Fresh Fish SMK, 9th August”
- Adam Joseph, Ely

“It was fab. I'd definitely do another one. Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August.”
- Kat Fowler, London

“Excellent! I learnt a lot. Richard demonstrated with humour and professionalism - and I got to take the food away. Thanks a lot. Tapas Plates SMK, 2nd August.”
- John O'Leary, Thurlton

“What a fantastic day, excellent ideas, friendly atmosphere and a joy to learn! Thank you. The Weekend Barbecue, 12th July.”
- Lucy Daisley-Cramp, Norwich

“Absolutely excellent!!! Food is delicious and taught in such a friendly, easy to follow method. Will definitely book another. Thanks. The Weekend Barbecue, 12th July.”
- Phil Wright, Wymondham

“Fantastic day with great host and tutor, and then to get to take what you made home for sharing. Brilliant. Will recommend it to all my friends. Men Only SMK, 28th June.”
- M Dixon, Norwich

“Very relaxed atmosphere and a non-fussy approach to cooking was very welcome. I'll never chop an onion in the same way again! Thank you - really enjoyed it. Men Only SMK, 28th June.”
- Nick Burdett, Rackheath

“Very relaxed but confidence-busting class. Many thanks. Men Only SMK, 28th June.”
- John Guy, Witham

“Absolutely fantastic day. Fun, educational and extremely useful. Would thoroughly recommend! The Weekend Barbecue, 5th July.”
- David Brown, Norwich

“Brilliant - really clear instructions but not too complicated. Norfolk Showcase, 21st June”
- Sarah Taigel, Norwich

“Such a thoroughly enjoyable day! For someone who is a very poor cook it has certainly boosted my confidence. The class was laid back, fun, enjoyable and so accessible for every skill level. Richard is a great, charismatic teacher and his passion is infectious that I can't wait to get home to try it out. I would love to come back and do another. Great wine too!! Norfolk Showcase, 21st June”
- Victoria Cartwright, Hellesdon

“Amazing day ... better than I ever imagined! Relaxed, fun, but so informative - can't wait to get back in the kitchen! Great British Classics SMK, 7th June.”
- Caroline Jordan, Snettisham

“I am so grateful that my grand-daughter chose this course for my birthday present. I found the course very relaxed and most informative; just when I thought I knew it all along comes Richard and tells me about boiling garlic - something I am taking back to France. Wonderful group of novices! Fresh Fish SMK, 31st May.”
- Muriel Webber, France

“Great course. Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Lots of practical things to take away and try at home. All good fun too! Fresh Fish SMK, 31st May.”
- Andy Hitchings, Bury St Edmunds

“It was wonderful; lovely dishes which can easily be cooked at home. Good company and very relaxing: will certainly return! Fresh Fish SMK, 31st May.”
- Jane Taylor, Ludham

“Very well organised, and Richard is fun to learn from. Amazed how much food we made in just a morning! Artisan Baker SMK, 24th May.”
- Peter Taylor, Norwich

“Really enjoyable day. Amazed how we managed to accomplish so much in the time. Lovely lunch and wonderful to be able to take home all the baking. Artisan Baker SMK, 24th May.”
- Ann Usaf, Bury St Edmunds

“Absolutely loved it - I liked the balance of a well-organised and well-structured day combined with Richard's lively personality, backed by his wide experience - more please, this is fun and intelligent learning. Artisan Baker SMK, 24th May.”
- Wendy Cartwright, Happisburgh

“Enjoyed the course very much. Have learnt a lot of useful things, and look forward to making these cakes/patisseries at home. French Patisserie SMK, 17th May.”
- Clare Crook, Cambs

“So much cake! Patisserie is a really good day; I loved learning new skills to make a "showstopper" next time I have someone to impress! French Patisserie SMK, 17th May.”
- Emma Gedge, Norwich

“Fantastic course, covering a huge amount with some great little tips. I will be booking another as soon as possible. French Patisserie SMK, 17th May.”
- Luke Strickland, North Walsham

“Inspired and enthused. Hope to produce some lovely meals for my husband for a change! Secrets of the Sauce SMK, 10th May.”
- Ellie Rockley, Langley

“Just excellent, really enjoyed it. Pitched perfectly, can't wait to get back to my own kitchen. Secrets of the Sauce SMK, 10th May.”
- David Easter, Belton

“Fabulous, loved and learnt so much. Will be booking another very soon. Secrets of the Sauce SMK, 3rd May.”
- Ronnie Halewood, Norwich

“I can't imagine why I was nervous!! Can't wait to return. Richard made everything seem so easy. My food was delicious and I'm sure my husband will enjoy his supper. Secrets of the Sauce SMK, 3rd May.”
- Gloria Lymes, Gorleston

“Fantastic morning; always been a bit scared of sauces but Richard made everything simple. Lunch was a triumph, but then again it should have been - I cooked it myself! Secrets of the Sauce SMK, 3rd May.”
- Nic Birt, Loddon

“A fantastic morning with Julia - very knowledgeable and informative. Great fun making our truffles, filled chocolates and Easter egg. Would highly recommend to friends - not to mention the delicious lunch! Thank you. Chocolate SMK, 19th April.”
- Joanne Barrington, Norwich

“It was fantastic. Richard is a fantastic teacher, very approachable and clear. The class design was brilliant, not too full. Artisan Baker SMK, 12th April.”
- Nikki Walker, Norwich

“Very enjoyable - I achieved a lot more than I thought I would and enjoyed the skills I learned and the company of the other students. Artisan Baker SMK, 12th April.”
- Rebecca Musson, Norwich

“Really enjoyed the class. Thought it was very informative and well organised and some great bakes to take home. Artisan Baker SMK, 12th April.”
- Pam Kew, Norwich

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class, the hospitality and the anecdotes. I have learnt a lot, gained in confidence and am already considering which class to attend next. I can see that this could well be my annual treat to myself. Thank you to Richard, Beth, Rob and all at The Lavender House. Artisan Baker SMK, 5th April.”
- Kathy Browne, Norwich

“Fantastic day, learnt lots and had fun. Class size was perfect and we managed to achieve a lot without feeling pressurised. Lunch was delicious. Thank you. Artisan Baker SMK, 5th April.”
- Amanda Pead, Reepham

“Very welcoming - Richard's personality makes it light-hearted and approachable. Numbers (8) just right, very personal. Thank you, most enjoyable then followed with a truly delicious lunch. Highly recommend. Artisan Baker SMK, 5th April.”
- Julie Gourgey, London

“Really enjoyed the day - need to address my knife skills! Felt really relaxed and time went so quick - thanks Richard. Top Notch. Great British Classics SMK, 29th March.”
- Colin Wilson, Hingham

“Very good informative session giving great advice which can be applied to creating a variety of dishes. I would now love to attend another of Richard's classes. Great British Classics SMK, 29th March.”
- Sally Neave, Surlingham

“I've loved today's class. Learning new skills which I can use forever and knowing not to be frightened of changing ingredients has liberated me. I will now be more adventurous. Great British Classics SMK, 29th March.”
- Karen Mowle, Gorleston

“It's been wonderful, thank you! I've learnt a lot and look forward to my next dinner party so I can recreate! French Bistro SMK, 22nd March.”
- Heidi Wood, Rocklands

“A very enjoyable morning, the time flew by! I shall proudly take my work home with me to impress my family this evening. Richard was friendly and informative and I enjoyed his tales and enthusiasm for French Bistro style cooking. French Bistro SMK, 22nd March.”
- Sarah Windle, Old Buckenham

“I thoroughly enjoyed making the pastry today. I learned a lot and was amazed at what I produced. Richard was very helpful, fun, with a huge fund of anecdotes. Perfect Pastry SMK, 15th March.”
- Dick Bultitude, Poringland

“It was very relaxed, with no pressure. I found it very informative and great fun. Will highly recommend it. Perfect Pastry SMK, 15th March.”
- Carol Burman, Bradwell

“Excellent - well worth the journey from East Sussex! French Bistro SMK, 8th March.”
- Jean Purser, East Sussex

“Great course, very informative, fun and we got to eat what we made! Will try another one. French Bistro SMK, 8th March.”
- Yvonne Barclay, Norwich

“A very well organised, fun day. I have learnt several culinary "tricks" and am looking forward to eating my efforts. The lunch was a lovely surprise and delicious. French Bistro SMK, 1st March.”
- Christine Smith, Norwich

“Really laid back but very informative. A wonderful insight into a professional kitchen. Richard, Beth & Rob made us feel really welcome. French Bistro SMK, 1st March.”
- Victoria Attoe, Norwich

“The lessons were very well taught and the pace was good. I can't have gluten and Richard was very accommodating with that factor. Very friendly teacher and I'd definitely come again and recommend the course to others. Great British Classics, 15th Feb.”
- Jack Bryant, Lowestoft

“I really enjoyed lots of useful and practical tips. Very friendly and approachable style of demonstrating. Will definitely do the recipes again and try and remember the practical advice, particularly the shortcuts! Great British Classics, 15th Feb.”
- Chris MacDonald, Cratfield

“Really useful - I now have the confidence to buy a whole fish and prepare and cook it! Can't wait to book another. Many thanks indeed. Fresh Fish, 8th Feb.”
- Ashley Hobbs, Beeston

“A great morning cooking some good food, but more importantly from my point of view learning to fillet fish has done wonders for my culinary confidence. Fresh Fish, 1st Feb.”
- John Halliday, Tasburgh

“It was excellent and very enjoyable. I will be strongly recommending it to anyone who will listen! Fresh Fish, 1st Feb.”
- Piers Herrmann, Norwich

“Brilliant - not scared of pastry! Lots of useful and helpful tips - made to feel "you can do it!". Roll on the next one!!! Perfect Pastry, 25th Jan.”
- Pam Sullivan, Stokesby

“This has been my second course and I can only say "thank you" for another very enjoyable kitchen experience. Hope that I may be able to return again in the future. Men Only, 18th Jan.”
- Stephen Potter, Poringland

“Fantastic and insightful introduction to real-life cooking. An obviously talented teacher, with a willingness to disclose the simplicity of cooking to allow the general public the delights of cooking. Men Only, 11th January.”
- Mark Taylor, Swindon

“An excellent day, lots of skills displayed in a relaxed manner. Can't wait to put it all to practice. Game, 14th December”
- Frank Kearns, Blofield

“Very informative and lots of super ideas. Richard is a fantastic teacher and makes the morning great fun. Game, 14th December”
- Angela Howlett, Dereham

“Fantastic fun in a friendly atmosphere. A fully packed day experience with a knowledgeable, easy going chef, followed by a fabulous lunch. Bravo! Festive Baking, 7th Dec.”
- James Docherty, North Walsham

“Absolutely fantastic. Very informal and relaxed, lots of hands-on cookery. Great tips and advice. Thank you Richard. We will be back! French Patisserie, 30th November.”
- Kate Read, Risby

“Superb. Great way to learn about food and cooking. Richard's humour and personality made it an excellent experience. Would highly recommend it. Thank you.”
- Alistair Short, West Wittering

“Had a really great day. Learnt some new recipes that can easily be done at home. One of the best things about the day is that you get to take what you made home! French Patisserie, 9th November.”
- Alison Whitefoot, Newton St Faith

“An excellent morning. Richard showed great patience and we amazed ourselves producing great looking patisseries. Highly recommended. French Patisserie, 9th November.”
- Jan Choppin, Reepham

“Very, very enjoyable. I was quite anxious prior to coming but found it a relaxing atmosphere, and had a very friendly group. Would like to do another day. Thank you so much - lunch was super as well. Winter Dinner Party, 16th November.”
- Carol Munro, Beccles

“A fantastic experience from start to finish; just the right balance between learning, hands-on cooking and relaxing. A very cleverly constructed day. Winter Dinner Party, 16th November.”
- Callum Gregory, Dereham

“A fantastic experience! I learnt so much, ate some wonderful food and met so many lovely people during the day. I will definitely try and take another course in the future. What a lovely gift. French Patisserie, 2nd November.”
- Esther Draper, Edingthorpe

“Enjoyable and educational. A thoroughly fun and relaxed day of cooking. From arrival to lunch the atmosphere was welcoming and just a touch indulgent. Perfect! French Patisserie, 2nd November.”
- Stephanie Garraway, Hemsby

“Fun, friendly and informative, with lots of lovely things to take home and show off. Thank you. French Patisserie, 26th October.”
- Lucy Evan, Norwich

“So much packed into our time and were able to make so many different dishes. Wonderful time, great teacher. I'll be back. French Patisserie, 26th October.”
- Lillian Shepherd, Lowestoft

“I found the course exceptionally good. The group gelled very well and the knowledge imparted was second to none. Excellent course - wonderful present. Had a good time. Men Only SMK, 12th October.”
- Michael Manze, Doddington

“Fantastic in every way - entertaining, informative, fun, enjoyable and great to eat. Men Only SMK, 12th October.”
- Graham Penfold, Caston

“Fabulous experience! Richard quite brilliant, inspiring and entertaining. The group really gelled and we are now the "Edible Eight". My family are likely to attend future courses - the perfect birthday/Christmas present! Men Only SMK, 12th October.”
- Chris Browne, Norwich

“Simply the best cookery class I have ever attended. Also enjoyed the laughter. Unusually 6 men, 2 women. Will be back. Lots of great tips. Art of Restaurant Presentation, 5th October.”
- Jane Roe, Santon Downham

“Excellent. Great fun and very informative. Lots to take away and impress my friends with. Art of Restaurant Presentation, 5th October.”
- Steve Turton, Norwich

“Outstanding! Already saved me time and improved my presentation at our next dinner party!! Art of Restaurant Presentation, 5th October.”
- G Gooding, Dersingham

“I had an amazing experience - great to hear all the stories, pick up loads of tips and ideas and the most delicious lunch as well! I can't wait to eat my takeaways and get cooking at home. Thank you, I'll be back! In Praise of the Pig, 21st September”
- Sarah Copsey, Oxford

“Brilliant - who knew carving up a pig's head could be so rewarding! Would thoroughly recommend these courses and I will definitely be back! A splendid experience - thank you Richard (and Bethany). In Praise of the Pig, 14th September”
- Nick Wright, Wymondham

“Wasn't quite sure what to expect but have to say - wow what a day. Brilliant info, practical and awesome instruction. Credit where credit is due, Richard is a super star. So personable and approachable - definitely recommend and will be back!! In Praise of the Pig, 14th September”
- Laurence Whelan, Tunstead

“An excellent fast paced course - how did we manage to produce so much so quickly? Lots of background to digest as well plus an excellent lunch and great takeaways. Thank you. French Bistro, 24th August”
- John Beckett, Wrentham

“We had a fantastic time and really learnt a lot, not only about cooking but also how a restaurant kitchen works. Lunch was brilliant. We'll be back soon! Autumn Dining, 7th September.”
- Ben Tubby, Ludham

“Fantastic morning. Absolutely loved it. It was my birthday gift and I have to say it was one of the best Saturday mornings I have ever spent. Home Bakery, 31st August.”
- Claire Thomas, Brundall Gardens

“The class was excellent - very well paced, interesting, entertaining and informative. Given the opportunity, I would certainly attend another! French Bistro, 3rd August.”
- Slava Puttock, Norwich

“Brilliant - light-hearted and fun, yet informative and packed full of ideas. Love the fact I can take dishes home to taste! Definitely something I will recommend to friends and family. Tapas, 13th July”
- Katie Woods, Brundall

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