Course Details: 

Christmas Entertaining

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Start Date and Time:

Monday, December 16, 2024

9:30 am
Finish Date and Time (Approx):

Monday, December 16, 2024

5:30 pm


1 Day


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Christmas Entertaining

Afternoon Cookery Classes begin at 2PM, however please try to be at cookery school for 1:45PM.

Guests will get a copy of all recipes and tastings of all dishes at the end of the demonstration. Please note you will be joining our main student body for this demonstration.

Details of Recipes to be demonstrated are published approximately 2 weeks in Advance.

This one day course is the key to liberating you from the potentially fraught annual task of cooking over Christmas. Instead, you’ll be well placed for a stress-free and pleasurable experience thanks to the crowd-pleasing seasonal recipes we’ll share, many of which are designed to be prepared ahead, giving you back that oh-so-important time to enjoy your family and friends. This course is popular with those hosting over Christmas and makes an original gift.

“I attended with my sister in law and we had an absolutely wonderful day from start to finish. I'm telling everyone about it! I can't wait to try out the recipes and will definitely return.” Student feedback

“I didn't expect so much content to be covered, so that was a very pleasant surprise. It was a really enjoyable day and the food was delicious. I've been recommending it to everyone I've met since!” Student feedback

What you’ll learn about:

  • A combination of traditional and more innovative festive recipes and drinks
  • Tips for forward planning and saving time
  • How to create a visual feast

Course elements

  • Two demonstration sessions, showing how to cook the dishes from scratch, with overhead mirrors and two monitors showing close-up handiwork. Teachers share a wealth of knowledge through their expert tips and techniques. Students can ask questions and have the opportunity to taste the dishes prepared at the end of the sessions

Good to know

  • Lunch is included; eat alongside fellow students, our teachers and gardeners
  • Afternoon coffee, tea and homemade biscuits served on arrival
  • A pack of the recipes will be provided for your ongoing reference 
  • Our Shop will be open for further inspiration: cookery books, equipment and select ingredients
  • Accommodation available within our grounds and close by
  • There’s plenty to do and explore in the area

The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 WeekCertificate Course is run three times a year, with courses beginning in January,April or May, and September.

The course is aimed at anyone with a passionate interest in food. Many of our students use the course as a springboard to become a professional chef; others use it to equip themselves with a marketable skill.

Others still take the course simply to maximize the pleasure they get from cooking at home.

Students develop a deep and detailed understanding of food and how it is produced. The emphasis is on recognising the best ingredients and knowing how to showcase them.

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