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.
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 greta 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.
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.
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.
Few properties in Ireland can boast the wealth of what is all onsite at Dunbrody House. Starting of course with the gorgeous Georgian country house with the extensive grounds, gardens & woodlands Dunbrody also offers a luxury boutique Spa and contemporary cookery school on the grounds but unexpectedly also offers a cosy, traditional pub which evens serves our own Dunbrody-brewed craft beers.
For small parties looking for luxury private dining to bigger company events and exclusive use bookings Dunbrody House happily caters for bespoke weddings and corporate bookings.