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.

2019 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 here to book or call 051.389600 for more information

January 2019

Friday 18th       The Art of Slow Cooking
Saturday 19th   Easy Entertaining
Saturday 26th   Seafood & Shellfish (limited availability)
Thursday 31st   Vegan Cuisine

February 2019
Friday 1st         One Pot Wonders
Saturday 2nd    Classic French Cuisine
Thursday 14th   Devine Desserts
Friday 15th       Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 16th   Fusion Cuisine
Wednesday 20th Vegetarian
Thursday 21st   The Art of Slow Cooking
Friday 22nd      Easy Entertaining
Saturday 23rd   Dunbrody Signature Dishes
Thursday 28th   Asian Cuisine

March 2019
Friday 1st         Come Dine With Me
Saturday 2nd    Fusion Cuisine
Thursday 14th  Modern Irish Cuisine
Friday 15th       Asian Cuisine
Saturday 16th   Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 23rd   Easy Entertaining
Thursday 28th   The Art of Slow Cooking
Friday 29th       Classic French Cuisine
Saturday 30th   Marvelous Mediterranean Cooking

April 2019
Friday 5th         Quick Suppers
Saturday 6th     Asian Fusion Cuisine
Thursday 11th   Easy Enteraining
Friday 12th       Gluten-Free Cooking
Saturday 13th   Devine Desserts
Thursday 18th   Vegetarian
Friday 19th       Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 20th   Easy Entertaining

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 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. 

The one day courses range from Easy Entertaining, BBQ & Grill, Seafood & Shellfish, Vegetarian, Fusion...these courses 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.

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. 2018 dates available to book:

TWO DAY Courses Click Here to Book


Friday/Saturday 11th & 12th Dinner Parties for Six Winter - Special Offer for B&B at €75pps when booking this course

Thursday/Friday 24th & 25th Dinner Parties for Six Winter

FEBRUARY - Friday/Saturday 8th & 9th Dinner Parties for Six Spring

MARCH - Thursday/Friday 21st & 22nd Dinner Parties for Six Spring

APRIL - Thursday/Friday 25th & 26th Dinner Parties for Six Spring

MAY - Friday/Saturday 10th & 11th Dinner Parties for Six Spring

JUNE - Thursday/Friday 27th & 28th Dinner Parties for Six Summer

JULY - Friday/Saturday 12th & 13th Dinner Parties for Six Summer

SEPTEMBER - Friday/Saturday 6th & 7th Dinner Parties for Six Autumn

OCTOBER - Monday/Tuesday 28th & 29th Dinner Parties for Six Autumn

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 2019 €750 Click Here to Book or call direct for more information on residential packages Tel 051389600

March from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th inclusive
May From Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th inclusive
July From Monday 26th to Friday 30th inclusive
August From Monday 9th to Friday 13th inclusive
October From Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th inclusive
November From Wednesday 27th to Sunday 1st December 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

For the Foodies

Thoughout the year we offer some great dates for your diary - you can book any of these on their own or as part of a package: Call 051.389600 to book. 
Dunbrody Christmas Market Every Sunday from Noon - browse the artisan crafts and local food producers. There's lots of great gift ideas from Kevin Dundon's Christmas cakes, puddings, chutneys and books to hand-made jewelry, cards, walking sticks and spices.  A great gathering of local crafts people, foodies and artists every Sunday. The perfect way to spend a Sunday - followed by Jazz Brunch in the Local afterwards or maybe Afternoon Tea in the hotel.  The market will take place every Sunday.
New Year New You Our two night package includes accommodation, breakfast til Noon both days and dedicated 3 hour Detox Spa programme on one of the days From €325pps Click here to book
Chicago! Friday 22nd March - a night of Gangsters, glamour, cocktails and fine dining along with West End's David Shannon singing live in the Harvest Room...all your favourites from Chicago and a few more too. Event only at €95 pp or with accommodation from €195pps Book Here
A Night with the Phantom Saturday 23rd March - the phantom returns to the Harvest Room. With champagne cocktails pre-dinner and a fabulous Opera themed menu to match the live performance with David Shannon of songs from the Phantom and few of our other favourites to finish the evening as well. Event Only €125 or with accommodation from €225pps
If you would like a special bespoke event planned we would be delighted to put together a unique package for you. Click here to enquire.
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