Dunbrody Cookery School

Dunbrody Cookery School has been designed to cater for all levels of cooks, from budding enthusiasts (Back to Basics) to the experienced gourmet (specialised courses). The perfect blend of demonstration and hands-on individual tuition means that you will learn practically and be able to reproduce the dishes at home in your own kitchen. Chef-Instructor Julien Clemot & Kevin Dundon will lead you through both a fun-filled and food-filled day where demonstration and hands on tuition fuse seamlessly.  There's always plenty of tasting too so don't forget to bring your appetite! back to basics coverFor a taste of what's on offer check out Kevin Dundon's Instagram TV channel where you'll find lots of easy to follow videos and live TV at 2pm.  He's also on Virgin Media at 7.30pm every Tuesday with his Back to Basics TV show. 

2020 Spring Courses now available to book: Call 051.389600 or Book Online (see link below) Also available to book is our Cooking Up a Storm package which include your B&B . Special offers for Bed & Breakfast are always available throughout the year and for small groups our Cosy Cabin and Guest Lodge provide an excellent alternative and great value accommodation.

One Day Cookery Programme €175 Click the link below to book or call 051.389600 for more information

Located just opposite Dunbrody Country House where the restaurant has received numerous awards the simple philosophy of under-stated but delicious food follows on in the Dunbrody Cookery School.    All of the courses at the Dunbrody Cookery School have been personally designed by Celebrity Masterchef Kevin Dundon who can often be viewed on RTE in Ireland and PBS in the USA with his TV show Modern Irish Food, HEAT and BBC′s Saturday Kitchen. The cookery school has also received numerous excellent reports from magazines like Departures Magazine, Sainsbury′s Food, Waitrose Illustrated, Olive, Food & Wine and many newspapers too.

Under the care and guidance of our Cookery School Chef Instructor Julien Clemot, guests will learn the secrets of producing fine food using only the best of quality Irish ingredients. The emphasis at Dunbrody Cookery School is on freshness and seasonality of locally-sourced ingredients and utilising these to achieve fabulous dishes without the worry of overly-complicated recipes.

Courses range from a variety of one day courses to the ever popular 2 day Dinner Parties for Six course. With groups of up to ten we offer guests the chance to translate their enthusiasm and love for food into the real skills needed to produce fantastic food. Our belief is that cooking should be fun and our courses are designed to be fun also. A great option if you are looking to book a group is to look at booking the Lodge at Dunbrody for your accommodation. 

One day courses range from Easy Entertaining, BBQ & Grill, Seafood & Shellfish, Vegetarian, Fusion...are part demonstration, part hands on.  Priced at €175 for the day the one day course makes for a great day out or as a gift voucher for the foodie in your life. Maximum class size is 10.

May 2020
Saturday 2nd  Seafood & Shellfish
Monday 4th    A Taste of the Mediterranean

Saturday 9th   Easy Entertaining FULL

Thursday 14th Come Dine With Me
Friday 15th     Fusion Cuisine
Saturday 16th BBQ & Grill
Thursday 21st Vegetarian Cooking
Friday 22nd    Modern Irish Cuisine
Saturday 23rd Dunbrody Signature Dishes
Thursday 28th Thai Cuisine
Friday 29th     Quick Suppers
Saturday 30th Summer Entertaining



June 2020
Thursday 4th   BBQ & Grill
Friday 5th       Come Dine With Me
Saturday 6th   A Taste of the Mediterranean
Thursday 11th Gluten-Free Cooking
Friday 12th     Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 13th BBQ & Grill
Thursday 18th  Asian Fusion Cuisine
Friday 19th     Easy Entertaining
Saturday 18th Modern Irish Cuisine
Thursday 25th  Back to Basics 

July 2020
Thursday 2nd  Summer Entertaining
Friday 3rd       Come Dine With Me
Saturday 4th    BBQ & Grill
Thursday 9th   A Taste of the Mediterranean
Friday 10th     Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 11th A Taste of Thailand
Thursday 16th Modern Irish Cuisine 
Friday 17th      Classic French Cooking
Saturday 18th Summer Entertaining
Thursday 23rd BBQ & Grill
Thursday 30th Fusion Cuisine

Friday 31st July Devine Desserts


August 2020

Saturday 1st    BBQ & Grill
Thursday 6th   A Taste of the Mediterranean
Friday 7th      Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 8th  Thai Cuisine
Thursday 13th Modern Irish Cuisine

Friday 14th     Summer Entertaining
Saturday 15th Classic French Cooking
Saturday 29th  Back to Basics


Our 2 day Dinner Parties for Six will provide you with more hands on tuition and a lot of tasting.  Designed to provide you with a range of seasonal starters, main courses and desserts the two days are packed full of seasonal recipes.  Priced at €325, maximum class size is 7. A basic knowledge of cooking is required. Remaining 2020 dates available to book:

MAY           Thursday 7th & Friday 8th     - 2 day Summer Dinner Parties for 6

JUNE          Friday 26th & Saturday 27th  - 2 day Summer Dinner Parties for 6

JULY           Friday 24th & Saturday 25th  -  2 day Summer Dinner Parties for 6

AUGUST      Thursday 27th & Friday 28th  - 2 day Autumn Dinner Parties for 6

SEPTEMBER Friday 18th & Saturday 25th - 2 day Autumn Dinner Parties for 6

The 5 Day Masterclass is the ultimate Dunbrody culinary experience.  A good knowledge of cooking is required as the course is definitely designed for those who are looking to expand their repetoires to include the more challenging recipes usually associated with the more expereinced chef. Upcoming dates and 2019 schedule as follows:

5 Day Masterclass Dates for 2020 €750 Click the link below to book or Call 051.389600 directly for more information on residential packages Tel 051389600

AUGUST     19th to 23rd inclusive
OCTOBER  14th to 18th inclusive

Exclusive group bookings welcome also for team-building events, speciifc culinary training or just for fun. Courses can booked as part of a hotel package or on its own on a non-residential basis.  You can book online or direct with us.  All course prices are based on non-residential bookings, special B&B rates are available to book separately.

Cookery courses make for great Gift Vouchers which can be purchased online - ideal for any time of the year. We can also build a bespoke package for a very special occasion to include accommodation, dinner and maybe a trip to the spa...call directly for this. Tel 051389600

Spring Specials


Escape to the Country nothing beats two nights Getaway to the Country to the stunning Hook Peninsula & Dunbrody Country House & Estate especially when it includes a dinner on one night from Kevin Dundon's kitchen!  Treat yourself to a well-earned break of relaxation, pampering and indulgence.  You've definitely earned it


Love Is  Two days and nights of indulgence at Dunbrody House.  The perfect treat for someone you love.   Love Is package includes: Sundays & Midweek accommodation in one of Dunbrody's luxury rooms or suites, Dinner for Two from the Harvest Room Seasonal Menu on one of the nights, Champagne Heidsick & Flowers in room on arrival, Breakfast til Noon next day.

Book HERE 

Live Like a Lord (or a Lady!) To the Manor Born at Dunbrody   - Live like a Lord for 2 days in 1800s Dunbrody House...Georgian architecture meets modern luxury with this 2 day package which includes a Classic Afternoon Tea, dinner in the Harvest Room Restaurant from our Seasonal Menu and champagne breakfast til Noon on one morning.


2023 Cookery Schedule is now open for bookings so why not check out our range of one, two and five day courses.  Face-to-Face courses and online courses available  Or just follow Kevin with his daily recipe on Instagram Live at 2pm 

 Book HERE

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