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.

Summer Courses available to book: Call 051.389600 or Book Online (see link below) Also vailable to book is our Cooking Up a Storm package which include your B&B .

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  • Thursday 2nd Fusion Cuisine FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 3rd Thai Cuisine
  • Saturday 4th Come Dine With Me FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 11th BBQ with a Twist
  • Thursday/Friday 16th/17th Dinner Parties for Six Summer (2 days)
  • Thursday 23rd Fusion Cuisine
  • Friday 24th Seafood & Shellfish
  • Saturday 25th Summer Entertaining
  • Friday 31st Quick Suppers


  • Saturday 1st Back to School
  • Thursday 6th Easy Entertaining
  • Friday 7th One Pot Wonders
  • Thursday/Friday 13th/14th Dinner Parties for Six (2 days)
  • Saturday 15th Thaii Cuisine
  • Thursday 20th Come Dine With Me
  • Friday 21st Vegetarian & Vegan
  • Saturday 22nd Gluten Free Cooking FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 27th The Art of Slow Cooking
  • Friday 28th Seafood & Shellfish
  • Saturday 29th Soups, Broth & Crusty Breads

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. 2018 dates available to book:


  • Thursday/Friday 16th/17th Dinner Parties for Six Summer


  • Thursday/Friday 13th/14th Dinner Parties for Six Autumn


  • Friday/Saturday 6th/7th Dinner Parties for Six Autumn


  • Friday/Saturday 2nd/3rd Dinner Parties for Six Winter
  • Thursday/Friday 29th/30th Dinner Parties for Six Winter

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:

Masterclass Dates for 2018/2019:

  • September From Sunday 9th
  • October From Monday 22nd


  • February from Wednesday 20th
  • April From Tuesday 23rd
  • June From Monday 3rd
  • August From Monday 26th

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. 
Shaken not Stirred Friday 2nd November - a James Bond night of martinis, glamour, fine dining and West End's David Shannon singing live in the Harvest Room...all your favourites from all your favourite 007 movies. Event only at €95 pp or with accommodation from €180pps Book Here
A Night with the Phantom Saturday 3rd November - 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 €195pps
New Years Eve Extravaganza Our two night package includes accommodation, breakfast til Noon both days and our New Year's Gala Dinner with cocktails & canapes to start, gala dinner and live music til the wee small hours. From €350pps Click here to book  
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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