Dunbrody Cookery School

Face-to-face classes have resumed and the full schedule for Autumn & Winter is available to book online or direct with hotel.  You can also catch Kevin on Facebook and Instagram most days at 2pm and of course on RTE's Today Show most Mondays. 

Kevin is also offering a lovely range of weeklong online courses at €70 per course.   Click HERE to book. The new online schedule is as follows:

The onsite 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 Face-to-Face 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 coverLocated 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 7 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 Plant-Based Cooking, Easy Entertaining, BBQ & Grill, Seafood & Shellfish, Slow Cooking, 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. The Two Day Dinner Parties for Six is more extensive with more hands on tuition and is priced at €325.  Maximum class size with social distancing is 6.

For the ultimate foodies the Five Day Masterclass is probably right up your street - it features more challenging dishes, sauces, classics and the maximum class size if 5. The price for the Masterclass is €750.  All the courses are non-residential but the hotel offers some great special offers for B&B or for small groups there's the option of the Gate Lodge or Steward's House as self-catering options too.  Subject to travel restrictions being lifted and social distancing allowing the current 2021 programme is as follows: Click the course to book.  Bookings are non-residential but special offers are also available for cookery school guests. 

One Day Courses €175, Two Day Courses €325 Weeklong Online €70

December 2021
Friday 3rd        Christmas Entertaining
Saturday 4th    Plant-Based Cooking
Thursday 9th   The Art of Slow Cooking
Friday 10th      Christmas Preparations
Saturday 11th  Christmas Entertaining

January 2022
Friday 7th       Back to Basics
Saturday 8th   Winter Warmers    
Friday 14th     Quick Suppers 
Saturday 15th Modern Irish Cuisine 
Friday 21st      Plant-Based Cooking
Saturday 22nd Asian Fusion
Friday 28th      Food With Flair
Saturday 29th  One Pot Wonders

February 2022
Friday 4th       Easy Entertaining
Saturday 5th   Winter Warmers
Friday 11th      Great Family Food
Saturday 12th  The Art of Slow Cooking
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th Dinner Parties for Six (2 day course)
Friday 25th      Baking for Beginners
Saturday 26th  A Taste of Spice      

March 2022 

Friday 4th       Back to Basics
Saturday 5th   Curries of the World
Friday 11th      Modern Irish Cuisine 
Saturday 12th  Fusion Cuisine     
Thursday 17th  The Best of Ireland 

Friday 18th      Seafood & Shellfish 
Saturday 19th  A Taste of the Meditterranean


Cookery School


Autumn Specials

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. 

Escape to the Country nothing beats two nights Autumn Getaway 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

Available throughout the year.  Click HERE to book

Love Is  Two days and nights of indulgence at Dunbrody House throughout this Fall.  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 Spring Menu on one of the nights, Champagne Heidsick & Flowers in room on arrival, Breakfast til Noon next day.

Sunday through Thursday 

Click HERE to book

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.

Available throughout the year.  Click HERE to book

Autumn Winter 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 


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