Who We Are

Courses for Cooks is owned and run by Jenny Thomson.  A cook and chef for over 30 years, Jenny trained at the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine, London.  She practiced her art working as a private cook in Scotland, France, Canada and The United States, coming back to Scotland to work as a chef in St Andrews.

Where it all began

Having settled in West Fife, Jenny  ran her own restaurant for 15 years, developing the business from a small seasonal farm shop to a year round destination restaurant serving fresh home cooked food and homebaking with a food and craft center dedicated to promoting Scottish food and craft products.
In 2011, Jenny decided to throw open the doors of her family home in order to share her skills and passion for good, seasonal home cooking produced with the minimum of fuss and maximum flavour using the fresh bountiful produce of Scotland.
She has developed a range of cookery courses to help inspire people to improve their cookery skills, boost confidence, become more efficient and intuitive in the kitchen whatever their culinary level.

Cookery Courses

All of the cookery courses are designed to be fun, informative and inspiring.  Whether you are a complete beginner or competent cook, male or female.  Cookery courses are held in my kitchen over either a half or full day for a maximum of 4 people at any one time, giving plenty of opportunity for 1 to 1 attention.
Full day courses typically start at 9.30am for a cup of coffee and a chat and end at around 4pm. With a mixture of demonstrations and practical cooking, there are plenty of breaks for tasting and a light lunch.  You will usually cook a three course meal with accompaniments so there is plenty to take home to share with friends and family.
Half day courses usually start at 10am with coffee and finish around 2pm.  The day is a mixture of demonstrations and hands on practical cooking with a chance to sit down and eat what you have produced for lunch.

All ingredients, utensils, aprons and recipe sheets are provided. Gift certificates can also be purchased for a specific course or value.

Custom courses can be tailor made to specific days and requirements if necessary, please contact me to make arrangements.

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