Competition: Belfast Cookery School

This competition is now closed

It’s hard to believe that Belfast Cookery School is 1 year old, and also hard to believe that I had never been. But that all changed on Tuesday night, as those of you following on Twitter and Facebook will have already noticed.

The team at the Cookery School invited me along to help celebrate their 1st Birthday, and they have given you, the Belfast Times reader, the chance to enter a competition to win a place for you and a friend to come to a cookery class of your choice.

Let’s start off with my Tuesday night Dinner Party Class. I arrived on my own (always a daunting experience!) but was quickly welcomed by the superb team. Shea, who is the main cookery school chef, took charge and with his effortless and charming humour, he demonstrated, coached and entertained us for the next 3 food filled hours.

On the menu was:

Thai Rump Steak Salad
Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato and Sauté Potatoes
Chocolate Pudding

I don’t know why, but they actually expected me to cook something, how bizarre! I quickly realised that once the demo for each course was over, and we headed to our cooking stations, that I hadn’t listened to a word of the demo and was clueless about what I had to do…the effects of an unfocussed mind whilst tweeting too much!


Everything was so perfectly prepared and the team were so helpful, that my whole cooking experience was quite joyous, easy and tasty tasty tasty. So even as a novice, I survived, loved, and would highly recommend trying out Belfast Cookery School.

The Rump Steak starter was a revelation and for the first time in my life, it’s going on my shopping list in future. The Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato main course was just amazing and yet so simple to cook and I even managed to win joint first prize for it. I guess that was because I got creative by stacking the potatoes high with chicken balancing on top. Before we went off to cook the amazing dessert, Shea had a surprise for us all to taste, in the shape of Oyster, and I chickened out, I just couldn’t do it. The perfect opportunity to try one and I woosed out! Can I ever live that down?

I learnt a lot, and just to highlight exactly how much I did learn, on my way home on Wednesday night, I bought all the ingredients and prepared my own identical meal. Well impressed!

Needless to say, I highly recommend the Belfast Cookery School to try out, so make sure you check out their website to find out more. But make sure you enter this super competition first!

To enter our competition to win a class for the winner plus friend on a course of your choice, all you need to do is email with your name, address and contact number and Belfast Cookery School in the subject line.

Terms and Conditions
One entry per person.
Competition closes on 10th August at 6pm.
Competition winner should be able to make their own way to their class. Transport costs are not included.
Winner should be over 18.
Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date.
Your email address will not be passed on to other 3rd party users, but may be used by Belfast Times for promotions.

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