Course Descriptions

All of the classes are demonstration style classes during which Edward uses foods of the highest quality to showcase
some amazing dishes using readily available, easy to source ingredients. During each class he will guide you step by
step through the full suite of recipes and impart lots of his top tips along the way to make recreating these dishes at home
easier and less daunting for you. To help you select a course have a look through some of the course descriptions of the
various themed classes.


Easy Entertaining for Family & Friends

This is one of our most popular courses and the theme allows Edward the opportunity to showcase a really nice selection of starters
and main courses that can double up in terms of suitability for family dining but would also be very suitable for cooking when
having friends over. As part of this class, Edward always makes dessert!


Edward’s One Pot Wonders & Quick Suppers

This course is ideal for those that are always battling with the clock. Edward will show you how to make the most of your weekly shop using
some of your household staples to make tasty meals that don’t take long to prepare. The course is split between rapidly
prepared and cooked dishes and also a selection of dishes that can happily cook away, without any fuss whilst
you attend to other pre dinner duties.


Tasty Tapas, Nibbles & Party Food

For frequent entertainers this class will give guests the opportunity to learn some Spanish inspired tapas recipes and also some quick
and tasty light bites and finger food options to serve with drinks or for casual get togethers at home.


Mixed Cuisine (Curries, Italian & Asian)

This is a taster style class and fuses a couple of different cuisine types together. Edward will take some ingredients that
are synonymous with a particular cuisine type and then marry them with some popular and easy to source ingredients in an attempt
to inspire you to ‘jazz up’ your current repertoire.


Mystery Basket Tasting Menu

In this class guests will get some inspiration for any upcoming dinner parties they may be hosting. They will learn how
to make a pre-starter, starter, fish course, main course and dessert and then will get the opportunity
to have the full dinner party served to them in Edward’s dining room.


Show Stopping Cakes & Bakes

Down through the years Edward has become well known for his delicious cakes and bakes. In this class Edward will give
you some very effective recipes and tips to create that extra WOW effect in your baked goods. Whilst the menu changes
guests can expect to learn about pastries, flavoured cakes and indulgent dishes with varying levels of both effort and complexity.


Christmas Lunch with All the Trimmings

Since opening the Edward Hayden School of Cookery this has been one of our most popular classes with people
travelling from all over the country to enjoy the Christmas experience. Guests will be shown how to liven up the
traditional Christmas fare and enjoy a delicious 4 course festive meal with Christmas canapés,
yummy mince pies and a bit of Michael Buble!


Festive Themed Party Tasting Menu

Similar to our mystery basket night, on this course Edward will showcase a 5 course festive themed dinner party with
lots of quintessential festive flavours. He will also include lots of his tips on the best ways to entertain including
prepare ahead and convivial dining options.


Christmas Canapés & Party Food

During this class guests will learn how to prepare a wide selection of hot and cold canapés suitable for serving at your
Christmas drinks receptions and other informal gatherings. As well as this Edward will showcase
some larger canapés suitable for a party food buffet or fork supper.