Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below some of the more common questions asked by our customers. Click any questions to reveal the answer.

What are the ‘MORE’ courses?

Our ‘MORE’ courses give you the opportunity to experience and learn more techniques, more skills, more hands on cooking creating even more delicious dishes.

Should I do Intermediate Cookery or Advanced Cookery?

Please see our skill levels guide below:

Beginner – Level 1

For those that have a basic knowledge of food preparation and cooking. (able to make beans on toast).

Intermediate – Level 2

For those that regularly spend time preparing meals in the kitchen and want to improve their skills in a specific area of interest.

Advanced – Level 3

For those who are comfortable preparing more complex dishes, for dinner parties and special occasions. The focus is on advanced techniques and skills, with time also spent on the finer details.

What is the minimum age for taking a course?

16 years of age is the minimum age unless on a specified family course

What is the maximum number of people on any course?

The maximum number of people on any course is 12 (Corporate events may differ)

Can I attend a course by myself?

All our courses are suitable for an individual to attend, you will meet plenty of like-minded people on the day. Of course we welcome pairs, couples and groups of friends – however if you come alone you are guaranteed an enjoyable, entertaining and informative day out.

Are Courses suitable for men and women?

The range of courses we offer are suitable for men and women. Most courses have a balance of male and female participants.

What does my cookery course day entail?

Each day course begins at 9.00 am with students asked to arrive from 8.30 am to enjoy a coffee or tea and meet fellow cooks for the day. You will be met by your chefs and after a basic health and safety and fire briefing, we will discuss the main objectives of your day in the Kitchen.

All of our cookery courses incorporate expert demonstration from our chef tutors coupled with plenty of hands on cooking.

You will be provided with a full selection of recipes that you can take home after the course, along with everything that you have cooked or prepared.

We provide you with a light lunch and refreshments. Vegetarians or special dietary needs can be catered for subject to notification before the course day.

At the end of the day there will be a chance to discuss the day’s learning with the chefs and fellow cooks.

What skill levels are required?

If you are unsure about your skills and the suitability of a course, don’t be afraid to contact us. Most of our courses are suitable for experts as well as those with very little expertise in the kitchen – you’ll be surprised at what you can do with some expert tuition.

I’m Gluten Intolerant / Coeliac / Vegetarian / Lactose Intolerant / Severe Food Allergy etc, can I come on your courses?

Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate people with special dietary requirements, please note that due to the format of some courses, it may not always be possible. We would advise contacting the Cooking School prior to making your booking to discuss course content. Occasionally specialist courses may be offered.

I’m looking to do a ski season/work on a yacht/take a gap year – which course is best?

Many of our courses are suitable and helpful for any of the above options – please call us if you require any further information.

How much practical work will I be doing?

The majority of your day will be spent doing hands on cooking with a couple of demonstrations by our chefs who will be on hand to guide you throughout your day.

Will lunch or dinner be provided for me?

A light lunch will be provided during the whole day courses and will usually include some of the delicious food you have cooked during the morning.

Will I be able to take food home with me?

You are more than welcome to take as much or as little of your delicious creations home with you to share with friends and family. You will be given full instructions on how to reheat your food safely. You may wish to bring a cool bag with you.

Do I need to bring any Tupperware with me?

We recommend you to bring Tupperware with you should you wish to take your delicious creations home to show your family and friends.

Will I get copies of the recipes to take home?

You will get a copy of all the recipes you have made and also copies of any that have been demonstrated by our tutors.

Can I buy Gift Vouchers?

A Cookery School gift voucher makes a unique gift. You can buy them online or by phone. They can be used for any course leaving the recipient to decide the course they wish to attend. The gift vouchers are valid from 12 months from the date they were purchased. The purchase date and expiry date are written on your voucher.

Is the cookery school wheelchair accessible?

The Cookery School is fully accessible for disabled people and there is a workstation especially for those who use a wheelchair. Please let us know your requirements when making a booking, we will be pleased to help in any way we can.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable, lightweight clothing, closed-in low-heeled shoes as you will be on your feet for most of the day. If you have long hair we would advise you tie it back during the course. Aprons will be provided.

What equipment do I need?

We will provide all you need for an enjoyable and relaxed day of cooking. You may wish to bring a coolbag and some Tupperware to transport your food home.

Do you give discount if I book more than 5 courses at a time?

If you wish to book 5 or more places on a course/courses we will give you a 10% discount providing all the courses are booked at the same time. Please call us to arrange your discount.

How do I find Bridge 67 Cookery School?

Bridge Sixty Seven Cookery school is located 1 mile down Debdale Lane, second farmhouse on the right hand side at the bottom of the lane, in the village of Smeeton Westerby, near Kibworth Beauchamp.

The cookery school is located on a family farm which is informal, relaxed and great fun. You can even have a tour of the farm if you wish!

Travel

The school is situated 5 miles north of the picturesque town of Market Harborough and 12 miles south of Leicester, Leicestershire on the A6.

By Car from Leicester

On the A6 coming from Leicester turn right into Kibworth Beauchamp and turn right at the roundabout. Turn left opposite The Deli towards Smeeton Westerby. After the Kings Head pub turn 2nd left into Debdale Lane. We are 1 mile down Debdale Lane, past the chicken farm on your right, over the bridge and we are the second building on the right hand side at the bottom of the lane.

By Car from Market Harborough

On the A6 coming from Harborough turn left into Kibworth Beauchamp and go straight over at the roundabout. Turn left at opposite The Deli towards Smeeton Westerby. After the Kings Head pub turn 2nd left into Debdale Lane. We are 1 mile down Debdale Lane, past the chicken farm on your right, over the bridge and we are the second building on the right hand side right at the bottom of the lane.

By Rail

The nearest railway stations are at Market Harborough and Leicester and journey time from London is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.