Dunbrody Cookery School

At the moment all face-to-face classes are suspended due to Government travel and social distancing restrictions but as soon as we can we'll be back and have provisionally set mid-April as the start date for the 2021 schedule.  For now you can catch Kevin on Facebook and Instagram most days at 2pm and of course on RTE's Today Show most Mondays.  He is also offering a lovely range of weeklong online courses at €70 per course.   Click HERE to book.

Next up is specially for Mothers' Day "Treat Your Mum to Dinner" short course on 6th March €23. Click HERE to book and by popular demand a new Air-Fryer Online course starts Monday 8th March at €70 for the whole week - with daily tutorials and recipes and two live cookalongs as well. Click HERE to purchase your online ticket.

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.

April 2021 - 

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Thursday 22nd   Easy Entertaining
Friday 23rd        Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 24th    Plant-Based Cooking
Friday 30th        Fusion Cuisine

May 2021- 

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Friday 7th          A Taste of the Mediterranean
Saturday 8th      Easy Entertaining
Friday 14th        Quick Suppers
Saturday 15th    Thai Cuisine
Friday 21st         Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 22nd    Modern Irish Cuisine
Friday 28th and Saturday 30th Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class

June 2021 - 

Friday 4th         BBQ & Grilling
Saturday 5th     Asian Fusion Cuisine
Thursday 10th   Plant-Based Cooking
Friday 11th       Secrets to Sucessful Baking
Saturday 12th   Easy Entertaining
Thursday 17th  One Pot Wonders
Friday 18th       Seafood & Shellfish
Saturday 19th   BBQ & Grilling
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Saturday 26th   Great Family Food

July 2021- Book Here
Wednesday 7th to 11th inclusive Five Day Masterclass
Thursday 15th  Summer Entertaining
Friday 16th       Asian Fusion Cuisine
Saturday 17th   A Taste of the Mediterranean
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Saturday 24th   BBQ & Grilling
Friday 30th       Plant-Based Cooking
Saturday 31st   Summer Entertaining

August 2021
Thursday 5th    BBQ & Grilling
Friday 6th        Easy Entertaining
Saturday 7th    Asian Fusion Cuisine
Friday 13th      Modern Irish Food
Saturday 14th  BBQ & Grilling
Thursday 19th  One Pot Wonders
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Friday 27th      Cooking for Beginners
Saturday 28th  Cooking for Beginners

September 2021
Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th inclusive Five Day Masterclass
Friday 10th     One Pot Wonders
Saturday 11th Great Family Food
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Friday 24th     Asian Fusion Cuisine
Saturday 25th Plant-Based Cooking

October 2021
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
Friday 8th       The Art of Slow Cooking
Saturday 9th   Secrets to Sucessful Baking
Friday 15th      One Pot Wonders
Saturday 16th  Easy Entertaining
Thursday 21st  Seafood & Shellfish
Friday 22nd     A Taste of Spice
Saturday 23rd Great Family Food
Thursday 28th & Friday 29th Dinner Parties for Six - 2 day class
November 2021
Friday 5th       One Pot Wonders
Saturday 6th   The Art of Slow Cooking
Thursday 11th Soups, Broths & Breads
Friday 12th      A Taste of Spice
Saturday 13th  Christmas Preparations 
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th Christmas Cooking - 2 day class
Thursday 25th   Christmas Entertaining
Friday 26th        The Art of Slow Cooking
Saturday 27th    Christmas Preparations

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


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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