About

Courses for Cooks is owned and run by Jenny Thomson.  A cook and chef for over 25 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.
 
 After marrying into the Thomson family, she took over the running of The Butterchurn, a small farm shop and milk bar in West Fife.  In partnership with her husband, Jenny  transformed the business over the next 15 years from a small seasonal business to a year round destination restaurant serving fresh home cooked food and homebaking with a food and craft centre dedicated to promoting Scottish food and craft products.
 
Jenny is passionate about good, seasonal home cooking produced with the minimum of fuss and maximum flavour using the fresh bountiful produce of Scotland.



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 minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 or 6 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.

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