SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School, located within Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel near Winchester, has announced this year’s schedule of classes will include guest appearances from The Great British Bake Off contestant Beca Lyne Pirkis and Master Chocolatier Mark Tilling, offering cookery enthusiasts the opportunity to be taught by some of the UK’s most treasured chefs and culinary inspirators.
GBBO Beca Lyne Pirkis headlines with her ‘How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Show Stoppers’ and ‘Pies and Pastries’ courses in March and April respectively while Mark Tilling will host a ‘Chocolate Masterclass from a Chocolate Master’ for romantics ahead of Valentine’s Day in February and again in April during the Easter holidays for both children and adults.
In addition, Iain Baillie, a local Hampshire culinary expert and catering teacher at South Down College, brings his ‘Healthy Cooking’ course to SEASON, enabling guests to learn a fresh approach to food as well as pick up some important tips to see them through the year.
Classes held alongside guest chef appearances will be run by SEASON’s Cookery School Manager Sylvain Gachot, who brings his classic French training into play with his ‘Soufflé Masterclass’ and ‘The Art of French Cooking’ courses designed to improve the dinner party confidence of even the most novice cook.
Sylvain Gachot comments “Since opening SEASON last summer, we have been overwhelmed by the response to our class programme and are delighted to now bring another varied and diverse range of classes to the cookery school again this year. Working with local Hampshire guest chefs and culinary TV personalities who are much-loved by the British public brings another dimension to our offering and we look forward to a fantastic year of teaching and inspiring our SEASON guests.”
SEASON, situated in a 17th century oak-beamed Grade II listed well house within the grounds of the 5-star luxury hotel, Lainston House, delivers a range of cookery courses curated by industry experts – including guest chefs and award-winning chefs from within the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group – each reflective of topical culinary trends and designed to be recreated at home with ease.
Its location next to the hotel’s extensive kitchen garden allows guests of the cookery school to pick their own seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden to cook as part of their class on the day as well as enjoy their culinary delights alfresco in the warmer months.
SEASON offers guests full and half day cookery classes as well as gastronomical overnight breaks at Lainston House. Classes are available from £75 for a half day and from £155-£185 per person for a full day for up to 24 people.
Headline classes for this year at SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School, include:
– Iain Baillie Healthy Cooking 31st January
– Denis Drame Classic French Patisserie 20th February
– Beca Lyne Pirkis How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Show Stoppers 6th March
– Mark Tilling Easter Chocolate Making from a Chocolate Master 26th March
– Beca Lyne Pirkis Pies and Pastries 9th April
– Sylvain Gachot Soufflé Masterclass 15th April
– Beca Lyne Pirkis How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Show Stoppers 21st May
– Beca Lyne Pirkis Pies and Pastries 9th July
For a full list of courses available at SEASON, visit www.exclusive.co.uk/season