Dunbrody Cookery School

The full schedule for Spring & Summer is now 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 €75 per course.   Click HERE to book any of the online content. You can still access his newest Air Fryrer online course.

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 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.  Minimum class size is 3 and 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 2022 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



Friday 15th        Italian Cuisine

Saturday 16th   Plant-Based & Vegetarian Cooking

Friday 22nd      A Taste of the Meditterranean

Saturday 23rd  Light Lunches

Thursday 28th   Seafood & Shellfish

Friday 29th         Easy Entertaining

Saturday 30th   Come Dine With Me


Friday 6th      Quick Suppers

Saturday 7th   BBQ & Grilling

Friday 13th     Asian Fusion Cuisine

Saturday 14th BBQ & Grilling

Friday 20th     Modern Irish Cuisine

Saturday 21st Secrets of Successful Baking


Friday 3rd       Summer Entertaining FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 4th   Seafood & Shellfish FULLY BOOKED

Friday 10th     BBQ & Grilling 

Saturday 11th Easy Entertaining

Friday 17th & 18th Dinner Parties for Six (2 day course)

Friday 24th     Summer Entertaining

Saturday 25th  BBQ & Grilling

Thursday 30th Baking for Beginners


Friday 1st        Asian Fusion Cuisine

Saturday 2nd  A Taste of Spain

6th-10th incl   5 Day Dunbrody Masterclass

14th-15th incl 2 Day Back to Basics 

Saturday 16th BBQ & Grilling

21st-22nd incl 2 Day Dinner Parties for Six

Saturday 23rd Summer Entertaining

Thursday 28th Mediterranean Cuisine

Friday 29th      Come Dine With Me

Saturday 30th  BBQ & Griling


Friday 5th        Great Family Food

Saturday 6th    Seafood & Shellfish

Thursday 11th  Asian Fusion

Friday 12th       BBQ and Grilling

Saturday 13th   Summer Entertaining

Thursday 18th   Modern Irish Cuisine

Friday 19th       Secrets of Successful Baking

Saturday 20th   Classic French Cuisine

Thursday 25th   Plant-Based and Vegetarian Cuisine

Friday 26th       Easy Entertaining

Saturday 27th   Mediterranean Cuisine


 Autumn Courses coming soon!

Cookery School


Spring & Summer 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.


2022 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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