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Workshops 2022

How it works

We generally arrive at the school at 10 am on Saturday to set up our class and leave by 5 pm the following Saturday, it takes us about 3-4hrs to set up & 3hrs to pack down our class. (These times can be adjusted to suit the needs of the school.)
We prefer locations that have access to a kitchenette and hot water but can work around this if necessary.

We provide all equipment & produce. This includes tables with a food safety height requirement of 70-90 cm, induction or gas hobs, all utensils, and equipment required for the weeks cooking workshop.

Everyone will get to enjoy a 3hr class where they watch short demonstrations and get to cook and enjoy their meals together.

Students work in teams of two getting hands-on experience at their work stations learning skills such as:

  • Knife Skills- (Opinel "le Petit Chef" kids safety knives)

  • Pasta Making

  • Cooking for friends.

  • Basic Fermenting skills - healthy fizzy drinks!​​

  • Basic Food Sustainability.


A general class is as follows: 

  • Students watching a short demo.

  • Preparing their dishes with the skills learned.

  • Sit down and enjoy their meal together.

  • Clean down and get ready for home time.

Students will leave with an online manual containing the recipes cooked during the workshop.

We are fully insured & garda vetted.
Min attendees are 15 per class & max is 24.
Age groups are 8-12yrs & 12-16yrs and TY Students.

Our veg is and our meats are locally sourced, click on the below logos to find out more about the suppliers we use!

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Founder, Chef & Tutor

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Avril has worked in the food industry for over 20 years as a Chef, Food Consultant, and Cooking Tutor.

She offers assistance with Operations Consulting, Marketing Assistance, Concept Design, Menu Development, Staff Training, Food Sourcing, Food Styling, Recipe writing  & Kitchen Design.

Past clients include :

For the past 6 years, Avril's focus has been on running Cooking Workshops for Adults & Children as she is passionate about sharing cooking techniques and knowledge in a way that helps people enjoy cooking & encourages a healthy and happy lifestyle.


She loves teaching kids how to create some of their favourite as well as new exciting dishes and has come to realise that confidence plays a big part in children's ability to cook and enjoy cooking, she gets great fulfilment in encouraging students to realise and enjoy their newly discovered culinary abilities.  

Avril has run TY cooking workshops in St Michaels College, Merrion, Dublin for the past 6 years, these workshops run throughout the year, offering students a hands-on cooking experience using a pop-up cookery school at the school's location. Previously Av has run workshops on behalf of Dyspraxia Ireland & Focus Ireland.


Avril is First Aid Certified, Garda vetted & fully insured.

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