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 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!

2019 Spring Summer 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

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. 

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. 2019/2020 dates available to book:

December 2019  
Thursday 5th   Christmas Made Easy
Friday 6th One Pot Wonders
Saturday 7th  Christmas Entertaining
Thursday 12th Come Dine with Me FULLY BOOKED
Friday 13th      Christmas Made Easy
Saturday 14th Christmas Entertaining
January 2020  
Thursday 9th  One Pot Wonders
Friday 10th      The Art of Slow Cooking
Saturday11th  Soups, Broths & Breads
Thursday 16th Easy Entertaining
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th 2 day Dinner Parties for 6 Course 
Friday 24th      Fusion Cuisine   
Saturday 25th Quick Suppers
Thursday 30th Vegan Cuisine
Friday 31st      Asian Cooking
February 2020  
Thursday 6th    Come Dine with Me
Friday 7th        Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 8th    Dunbrody Signature Dishes
Thursday 20th Thursday 13th Thai Cuisine
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th  2 day Dinner Parties for 6 Course 
Thursday 20th  Vegetarian Cuisine
Friday 21st      The Art of Slow Cooking
Saturday 22nd Easy Entertaining
Thursday 27th  Seafood & Shellfish
Friday 28th      Devine Desserts
Saturday 29th  Classic French Cooking
March 2020  
Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th 5 Day Masterclass
Thursday 12th Quick Suppers
Friday 13th One Pot Wonders
Saturday 14th Easy Entertaining
Thursday 19th Modern Irish Cuisine
Friday/Saturday 20th & 21st  Dinner Parties for Six Spring Theme
April 2020  
Thursday 2nd Easy Entertaining
Friday 3rd Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 4th Come Dine With Me
Thursday 9th Gluten-Free Cooking
Friday 10th A Taste of the Mediterranean
Saturday 11th Thai Cuisine
Monday 13th Modern Irish Cuisine
Friday 17th   One Pot Wonders
Saturday 18th Classic French Cooking
Friday/Saturday 24th & 25th  Dinner Parties for Six Spring Theme

TWO DAY Courses 2020

Friday/Saturday 17th & 18th Dinner Parties for Six Winter Theme

Friday/Saturday 14th & 15th Dinner Parties for Six Winter Theme

Friday/Saturday 20th & 21st Dinner Parties for Six Spring Theme

Friday/Saturday 24th & 25th Dinner Parties for Six Spring Theme

Schedule for Summer 2020 will be published in mid January

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 Here to Book or call direct for more information on residential packages Tel 051389600

March 4th to 8th inclusive
May 20th to 24th inclusive
August 10th to 15th 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

Cookery School


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. 

Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon  All things lazy & idle ...From €145pps this Winter - 24 Hours of Dunbrody Sunday Indulgences just for you.  With a choice of Jazz Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Classic Afternoon Tea or Early Supper to combine with your night's B&B  To book this package click Lazy Sunday 

Sundays during December, January, February & March  

Pre-Christmas Dash Escape from the everyday for a quick 24 hours of down-time at Dunbrody House this December with our Pre-Chrisrmas Dash from only €65pps To book click Pre-Christmas Dash

From 1st to 22nd December
Fields of Life Charity Coffee Morning - A wonderful charity being organised by TY student Sophie Dundon with a great raffle to be drawn at the Christmas Market. Call 051389600 to book.

Sunday 8th December €20

Dunbrody Christmas Markets - Every Sunday during November & December...fabulous artisan crafts, jewelry, art, kitchenware and of course our own shop which is stocked full of Dunbrody Christmas cakes, puddings, preserves, scones, mince pies...

Every Sunday from Noon til 4pm with jazz brunch in the Local Pub.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza - Ring in 2020 starting with Champagne & Canapes, followed by a fabulous Gala Dinner with live music & afterwards.  For the late night revellers there'll be Nibbles with Tea & Cookies at 2am

Available to book Dinner only or as part of a hotel package.

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