Shout-out to Jenny at Courses for Cooks nice wee spread in Dunfermlines “What” magazine. Had a couple classes with Jenny doing Chinese food and some Thai food, honestly it was brilliant. Done them over Zoom during lockdown, she’s a great teacher everything’s so organized from the recipe steps she sends over beforehand to the shopping list you need for the class. If you fancy a night of learning something new to cook or just want to improve some skills, Jenny’s your chef it’s even a nice wee present for that budding chef in the family.
Stephen – Online Chinese Hot Wok & Taste of Thai
“I was given a gift of a cookery course and asked Jenny if I could be taught how to prepare a selection of desserts. I try to interest my grandchildren with novel foods when they visit. In a morning I learned to make eclairs, apple pie and hot soufflés. Jenny is an excellent teacher and very helpful to the novice. JM.”
Jim – Custom Online Desserts Course
Thank you, I had a great time on Tuesday, enjoyed it so much that my pasta machine comes today.
Instructions were clear and easy to follow with plenty hints and tips for trying this again at home. Everyone really enjoyed the filled pasta and gnocchi. Tying this in with the Italian antipasti class from a few months ago means I can now make a veritable Italian feast from scratch.
Thank you again, I look forward to my next class.
Trish – In Person 1/2 Day Pasta
Attended the Jamaican Street Food course last night. As always, thoroughly enjoyed making the food. I used Hake and will never eat it any other way. The finished products were divine, Fried fish with rice and pes, salsa and lemon drizzle cake, so tasty. Would definitely recommend this course, but more so would recommend anyone who is interested in cooking/baking/bread making to attend one of Jenny’s courses. You will not regret it.
Jackie – Jamaican Street Food
The class was very instructive. Jenny was clear and encouraging in her teaching and time flew by. I now feel much more confident and imaginative in my use of herbs – just what I hoped for from the class.
Robert – Custom Cooking With Herbs Class
Thank you Jenny for yet another informative and enjoyable teaching session. All the dishes worked out really well, and I would certainly make them again.
At the end, I made a larger version of the bocconcini, and as you had mentioned. It was an delicious Italian style pasty!
Making homemade biscotti was intriguing, and again, a different dish to prepare for family or friends
I do really like how throughout the session you give tips, and potential pitfalls. This gives me confidence in cooking the dishes in future and, hopefully, better assurance of success!
Until next time, with thanks,
Rachel – Online – Friday Night Italian Antipasti
I joined in on the ‘Thursday night Easter Celebration’ cookery course with Jenny. It was a really fun and energising experience, but more than that, I picked up loads of tips and ideas for how to prepare rack of lamb, how to use puff pastry in a new fun way, and how to prepare fresh herbs – knife skills, and veg prep. I would thoroughly recommend Jenny’s courses – a great gift, or just a treat to yourself! Will definitely book for another soon.
Lindsey – Online – Thursday Night Easter Celebration
Thank you Jenny for another very enjoyable and informative class. It was, as I hoped, an excellent introduction to an unfamiliar cuisine. The results were great, and appreciated by the family too. As I had made double quantity, and the portions were generous, we repeated the meal a couple of days later. It was just as good second time around!
As a number of the ingredients were spoon measures, I hadn’t decanted these in advance. So when it came to following your video instructions, I had to ensure I doubled up. If I decide to do double a recipe in future, I think I would print out the list of ingredients and have it displayed, so I avoided losing track of amounts as you are talking through the process. I am little wary in future about doubling up as many processes can take longer, so you are liable to struggle to keep up with the lesson
You rightly warned the gyoza take time to assemble, and I was pleased you encouraged getting a helper. My husband continued making gyoza, enabling me to do the salad (also completely delicious!). It was actually nice 2 nights later to repeat gyoza preparation: we had quite a slick production line!
Thank you so much again for an excellent session
Rachel – Online – Mid Week Japanese
Loved the midweek Japanese course – the gyoza were delicious and Jenny is a patient and helpful teacher. Fantastic to learn new skills in my own kitchen!
Deborah – Online – Mid Week Japanese
I had a fantastic time at the Middle Eastern cookery course, I am not an accomplished cook and the 2-hour online course was great fun, Jenny was extremely supportive and my family were so impressed with the amazing spread that I produced – thank you!
Maria – Online – Cook & Eat The Middle East
Thank you Jenny for a great 2hrs cooking: very enjoyable and also extremely productive.
It was my first cookery session with you and I was most impressed. The organisation, both before and during the session, ensured it ran very smoothly. You spoke clearly, checking regularly that everybody was keeping up, and encouraging any questions as we went along. The timings were impeccable, and we were rewarded with 3 lovely dishes at the end.
I loved all the tips throughout the session, and after a lifetime of making underwhelming scones, I was rewarded with some superb fluffy cheese scones. Hurray!
The other 2 dishes we made were:
Cherry and almond strudel and Plum and raspberry streusel.
All 3 dishes were really enjoyed by the whole family. I look forward very much to joining you for another course
Rachel – Online Strudel, Streusel & Scones
Many thanks Jenny for yesterday’s course on strudel streusel and cheese scones. I was given the voucher by a good friend and it has been such a lovely present.
I hadn’t realised that an online class for cooking would be so companionable!
Many thanks indeed.
All the best and I hope to be back.
Catriona – Online Strudel, Streusel & Scones
I really enjoyed the Danish pastry zoom on 28th February. It was a lovely relaxed morning. Jenny is an excellent teacher and I have learned lots of new skills and tips for my baking. I highly recommend these courses and I can’t wait for my next. Everyone agreed the final result were even better than shop bought.
Donna – Online Danish Pastries
Had a great time at the viva Mexico class on 24th February. Jenny was fun, friendly and informative giving great advice and additional information about how the dishes could adapted when I make them again. This was my third class (Christmas present from my daughter) and I am looking forward to my next one
Trish – Online Viva Mexico
Fantastic family group cooking experience last Saturday. Jenny’s experience is there for all to see, very talented chef, it was a great family fun day – the food was amazing to top it all off
Richard – Custom Christmas Works Party
Did a class last week thoroughly enjoyed it and made a superb meal gor two at the same time. Thank you Jen looking forward to my bread making in January xxx
Patricia – Mid Week Pre Christmas Practice
Saturday was fantastic, the feedback we have had has been really positive, everyone had a great time, the overall experience was really enjoyable and fun for all of the family. You are very good as what you do, thank you for having us. The class gave everyone a much needed lift during these hard times.
Richard -Custom Christmas Works Party
Absolutely loved today’s course online arranged via work recreation association! Great fun and fantastic food! Will definitely be signing up for more classes in the future!
Julie – Custom Christmas Works Party
Just a quick e mail to say thank you for today’s course. I have to admit I was concerned that I would be able to keep up and make all four dishes but what a sense of achievement when I saw it all done and it all tasted great.
It’s the second course I have done. Roll on no 3.
Trish – Healthy Winter Warmers
Jenny and I cooked together over zoom on 4th Nov. It was my first ever chinese cooking class and I couldn’t fault it! She’s such an experienced chef and talked through every step clearly and we managed to keep a good pace together. We made hot and sour soup with mushrooms and Tofu, steamed rice, crispy Kale and red Braised Pork Belly. The information packs she sent regarding ingredients and steps were so clear and easy to read, even highlighting things you can swap out and alternatives to suit diet needs or personal preference. Jenny is so easy to talk to as well the whole experience was just a delight! Thanks so much, and hopefully I can jump on another class with you real soon
Stephen – Online Chinese Hot Wok
Hi Jenny thanks for tonight I enjoyed that. I feel totally stuffed food was lovely. My favourite was the pastries will be doing those for Saturday.
Hope to do this again soon.
Patricia – Online Winter Middle Eastern Mezze
I ready enjoyed myself this morning taking part in the Greek Meze cookery course. We made three different dishes and the 2 hour session was well planned out so that w could pace ourselves, account for detail and ask questions and chat if and when there were questions. The ingredients were available in advance to help be organised and ready and though I’d not made any of the dishes before I was able to watch and ask and show what I was doing too. I finished up with a lovely lunch and a great feeling of achievement and now I know I can make these dishes again. I’m very tempted to look at what other classes are now on offer and could easily get into this as a regular way to spend some time. Very relaxed and easy going course. Thank you.
Tina – Online Mid Week Greek Mezze
I did the Thai cooking class with Jenny via Zoom on Wednesday evening. I’m not completely new to cooking thai food but doing a starter, main and rice from scratch wasn’t something I’d attempted before.
The class started at 5pm and within minutes my kitchen was filled with the most amazing aromas and that was just for the starter.
Jenny calmly and confidently guided me through preparing my dishes and everything just fell into place. I picked up so many great tips as we chatted and it was great being able to ask questions as we went along.
By 7pm, the dishes were done, wine was poured and I was able to sit down with my family to the most delicious thai meal. I can’t recommend this course highly enough and can’t wait to do the next one. Thank you Jenny.
Amanda – Cook & Eat Thailand
Great night, thanks for all the hints and tips … many taken onboard, was a little sceptical about the online format, but your movable camera and the whole evening worked great so was so easy to see and follow along … most important of course was just how tasty everything was thanks Jenny.
Jon – Online Cook & Eat India
Really enjoyed the Beautiful Bread course. Learned a great deal of do’s and don’ts so very useful. Looking forward to home-made bread when flour is available. Jenny is a great tutor, I would recommend her courses to everyone. Planning the next one now x
Jackie – Online Beautiful Bread Workshop
I really enjoyed the Beautiful Bread workshop you ran via zoom a week past Sunday. It’s the first cookery class I’ve done (since school) and it won’t be the last. It felt like you were in my kitchen along side me, it was so easy to stop and ask questions. I’ve never had the confidence to bake bread so this course was just the ticket. I would highly recommend it. My kids will testify, I can now make beautiful bread.
Thank you Jenny.
Amanda – Online Beautiful Bread Workshop
Would highly recommend the evening. Challenging great fun and had plenty of opportunity to ask for clarity. Many thanks
Lorraine – Online Cook & Eat Spain
Great class, Jenny, thank you. Fantastic tips throughout, pastry was super easy, food tasted fabulous and I will use the recipes again.
Gill – Online Cook & Eat Spain
Enjoyed this evening’s cooking session enormously. I didn’t manage to grab a photo before food was swooped upon but will try to recreate something with what’s leftover for lunch tomorrow – want to send some to my son and his Spanish girlfriend too. Great recipes – will certainly use again and again. Thank you
Janice – Online Cook & Eat Spain
Another fab on line Masterclass by Jenny. I had a great time, learned lots of tips from Jenny’s great experience and made some very tasty bread and rolls. Anyone thinking about doing this or any of Jenny’s course’s, then I cannot recommend highly enough. Great fun during lockdown too!!
Hanniffia – Online Beautiful Bread Workshop
Attended the on-line Cook and Eat Asia course last night. Jenny made it so easy to follow, the food was delicious, and I learned to make rice in a way I haven’t before, it was great. So I will be making these dishes regularly. Thank you Jenny, I will see you again soon.
Jackie – Online Cook & Eat Asia
I took part in eat the Middle East cookery class and it was great fun! Would highly recommend taking part in one of these online classes. The end result was very tasty and will definitely be making the recipes again. Thanks Jenny!
Jill – Online Cook & Eat The Middle East
I did a Cook and Eat India online course with Jenny last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a very social way to learn some new skills, Jenny is such a patient teacher, and to top it off there was a fabulous meal ready at the end to eat with my husband. Book one, its great fun. Invite some friends, make it social!
Alison – Online Cook & Eat India
Don’t wait, just do one of Jenny’s online cookery sessions. I learnt loads, had a heap of fun and 2 hours whizzed by. Excellent and well worth it. Top value and ended up with some outstanding food.
Janet – Online Cook & Eat India
It’s a great, in-depth look at making pasta (and more) and is delivered in a nice, laid back manner.
Joe – Taste of Italy
Very informative. Enjoyed the experience, dishes well chosen with good range of flavours.
Christine – The Curry Collection
Relaxed, Informative, Delicious.
Catherine – The Curry Collection
Really relaxed atmosphere and a brilliant opportunity to learn valuable knowledge.
Joe – The Curry Collection
Would recommend the course, lot of tasty recipes. Gives a good understanding of all items of fish preparation & cooking.
Jackie – 1/2 Day Fish
Enlightening on ease of using fish
Kate – 1/2 Day Fish
Fun & delicious
Mags – 1/2 Day Fish
Do it, you’ll have a lovely, relaxing, enjoyable day.
Jackie – Knife Skills
Fantastic – I’ve enjoyed myself SO much. Definitely do it, it’s great!
Catherine – 1/2 Day Winter Warmers
I would say it is amazing and would totally recommend them going there.
Yasmine (12) – Custom Class
Brilliant day, covered many techniques and different breads. Day was well structured which enabled so many breads to try. Timing was key.
Lisa – Intermediate Bread
I would say don’t hesitate, book immediately, you won’t regret it! We learn’t many interesting tips and skills to extend our knowledge.
Caroline – Custom Bread Masterclass
A very good day to learn a lot – and produce high quality product ‘Food for thought’
Andrew – Custom Bread Masterclass
Great fun, time flys – do it!
Graeme – Taste of India
I’d recommend it. Good, clear explanations and ability to explain the reasons behind the techniques and purposes of the various ingredients.
Malcolm – Winter Warming Pies & Tarts
I would highly recommend this course. I have had a terrific day and have learned so much. Thank you Jenny.
Jill – Taste of The Middle East
This would make an excellent gift for someone who enjoys cookery. Great selection of courses.
Angela – Taste of The Middle East
I would recommend this class 100%
Mojgan – Taste of The Middle East
Fabulous day, it felt friendly, personal and the time flew! Best cookery course I’ve been to.
Lisa – 1/2 Day Bread
I would highly recommend it. Fun, informative, lots of techniques and ingredients covered. Great value for money.
Mhairi – Taste of Japan
Jenny, thank you for today. I thoroughly enjoyed your course. I appreciate the hard work that has gone to designing a one course that really needs 2-3 days. As you probably are aware, I like making bread so for me today was perfect! I feel that know I can produce that sourdough on demand and the tips that were imparted will embolden me to tackle the other fabulous bread options. My daughters have tasted the results of today and just want more! So time to get bread making!!
Fergus – Advanced Bread
Fun and informative so attend a course. The personal interaction with tips and knowledge gained from experience and an extra something that is not easily obtained from books and the internet.
Fergus – Advanced Bread
I’d recommend it, to expand and cooking repertoire, improve existing practices and pick up professional hints. Jenny was good at talking around the broader subject not just to the task in hand.
Malcolm – Advanced Bread
Relaxing and enjoyable day creating delicious food!
Mair – Taste of Italy
Today I cooked restaurant standard pies – and am now confident that I can do the same at home – and I can’t wait to try it!
Bernie – Super Summer Tarts & Pies
Really enjoyable and informative – would definitely do another course. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Garry – Expand Your Repertoire
Thank you for an interesting day – you are so clear, calm and easy to follow.
Louise – 1/2 Day Sushi
Relaxed, quiet atmosphere. Very much appreciated.
Susan – 1/2 Day Sushi
Really enjoyed my day, would recommend to friends.
Janet – 1/2 Day Bread
Hugely informative, lots of content, plenty to take home! comfortable asking questions, brilliant venue.
Ruth – Custom 1/2 Day Bread with Italian
It was brilliant and you should definitely go. It was lots of fun and you learn loads.
Emily (12) – Custom 1/2 Day Bread with Italian
It was really fun, helpful and taught me great stuff.
Millie (12) – Custom 1/2 Day Bread with Italian
Really informative but really relaxed – a great way to spend time with my daughter & friends!
Julie – Custom 1/2 Day Bread with Italian
Perfect pace, well instructed. A delightful course. Thank you
Jackie – 1/2 Day Bread
A great course, good recipes that I will definitely use again.
Gareth – Custom Gluten Free Taste of Italy
Good Fun! Some good recipes for a coeliac.
Stephen – Custom Gluten Free Taste of Italy
Great afternoon, informative, relaxed and will definitely be trying what we have learnt about today.
Alison – Custom Taste of The Middle East
This has been a great day, enjoyed myself, learnt a lot and had a laugh as well!!
John – Custom Taste of The Middle East
Excellent pace & engagement.
Jean – Custom Taste of The Middle East
Great experience. Enjoyable & very instructive. Thanks Jenny!
Philip – Custom Taste of The Middle East
Wonderful intro into Middle Eastern cooking with a family banquet to take home at the end. Well definitely make these recipes again.
Dawn – Taste of The Middle East
Highly recommended if you feel a bit unsure about your skills. Great fun and have learned a lot.
Catherine – Expand Your Repertoire
Have a go, I’ve learnt so much!
Mike – Expand Your Repertoire
Relaxed atmosphere and great tuition.
Ian – Custom Family Day
It’s a great thing to do, you learn different skills and you would like to go back all the time. I learnt how to cut fast. It was excellent. Thank you for teaching me how to cook different things. I would love to com back.
Saskia – Custom Family Day
Excellent course, learning about knives, great instructions given, very relaxing.
Isobel – Custom Family Day
Thank you for teaching us how to cook different meals, it’s a good skill to learn, also gets you more comfortable with cooking in the future. We will come back to try your delicious meals again.
Patience – Custom Family Day
Fab, well worth it and a lovely way to spend a morning.
Clare – 1/2 Day Bread
Brain – Taste of Italy
A really enjoyable day – thank you.
Jill – Taste of Italy
Thank you for a very helpful cooking demo
Eloise – Taste of Italy
Thank you for a great day today Jenny, the girls & I really enjoyed it, not too much or too tiring, just ideal!! X
Donna – Taste of the Middle East
I had a lovely morning, it was fun.
Linda – Taste of the Middle East
A great morning spent with good friends and a lovely combination of foods made.
Ann – Taste of the Middle East
Well done to all who attended, good day!
Peter – Knife Skills
Enjoyable and relaxed class came away with lots of new skills and recipes as well as tips for adapting recipes with alternative ingredients. Highly recommended!
Mair – Knife Skills
An excellent, interesing day – good fun, giving confidence to a beginner!
Martin – Knife Skills
Informative, entertaining and so very, very, enjoyable!!
Janet – Knife Skills
Great day, time flew by, entertaining.
Frances – Bespoke Team Building
Thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned lots of new skills.
Alison – Bespoke Team Building
Very relaxed and enjoyable. Great to learn something new.
Jill – Bespoke Team Building
Very entertaining/practical course and very innovative!
Alex – Expand Your Repertoire
Brilliant experience and would love to come again. Jenny was very helpful & friendly.
Paul – Expand Your Repertoire
Thanks so much Jenny. I had a really good day today and got so much new knowledge and skills. The best Christmas present ever. Looking forward to next course
Laura – Expand Your Repertoire
Quite one of the most informative and rewarding days that I have spent in ages. Very much recommended!
Janet – Foundations Bread
Can’t wait for the next one in a couple of months!
Jenny – Foundations Bread
A thoroughly enjoyable day with lots to learn with no pressure to succeed, but I did!
Dave – Foundations Bread
Excellent size (no of attendees), great instruction and personal tuition.
Beverley – Foundations Bread
Enjoyed my Christmas present from Dougie (husband). Loved the hands on and very relaxed way Jenny welcomed us, and talked us through the day. Thought I could make bread? Now I can, with some more practice, and the knowledge Jenny shared with us. Also, enjoyed the delicious Leek & Butternut squash soup served with freshly baked soda bread with cheddar cheese & chives yum! Thank you very much Jenny
Rosemary – 1/2 Day Bread
Very enjoyable, relaxing course, thoroughly enjoyed and very informative.
Rachel – 1/2 Day Bread
Enjoyed the day very much, lovely homely atmosphere, looking forward to tasting the bread this evening.
Rosemary – 1/2 Day Bread
A great learning experience that will improve all the bread I ever make.
Patrick – 1/2 Day Bread
Very calm, very informative course, gives confidence for knife skills. I’m really pleased I came to your course – it has perked up my interest in food preparation again and I’m looking forward to building on what you taught us and taking advantage of my new skills.
Jennifer – Knife Skills
Enjoyed the day, a lot more confident now the gluten free ingredients.
Marta – Gluten Free Bread & Baking
I just wanted to say thank you for The Individual Gourmet cooking course. I have really enjoyed it and it has helped me so much! I didn’t really know how to use herbs etc to change my fairly bland cooking into something much more tasty! The recipes have been so easy to do as well and I feel now I can follow and adapt a recipe with much more success.
I wanted to improve my cooking skills so that my grandchildren could enjoy good home cooking and now I feel that I am achieving this and enjoying cooking.
I am sure I will be on another of your cooking courses soon and many thanks once again.
Aileen – The Individual Gourmet
Thank you so much for the lovely dinner last night at Dairsie, we loved your food, so delicious. Think my friend had a fab hen do, the meal was a highlight. Thanks again,
Lynne – Bespoke Dinner
Been a busy few weeks where I’ve hardly been home to try this out, but it’s Bank Holiday so I’ve had time to shop & cook!
Have to say, this is inspiring! I’ve just made the Piedmontese Chicken & it was delicious & so easy!
I’d got into bad habits of scrambled or poached egg or avocado toast for my evening meal, but it was getting boring.
Thank you for waking me up to another option. Xx
Diane – The Individual Gourmet
Loving the Individual Gourmet – makes me a great cook instantly. Very very easy to follow – try it – you won’t be sorry
Janet – The Individual Gourmet
I had a great day baking bread. Five different things & I am now going to look for my next day here.
Pat – Foundations Bread
Thank you for a lovely informal and inspiring day. Looking forward to going home and trying the recipes myself.
Lesley – Expand Your Repertoire
Fantastic day – loved the small group size & relaxed environment. Lunch was fab, too! Thank you.
Debbie – Autumn Baking
Loved it here today. The amount of knowledge & food was immense!
Hazel – Autumn Baking
Really enjoyed the day, easy to remember hints.
Karen – Autumn Baking
Thank you so much – I learnt loads and couldn’t believe how many different breads we were able to make in just 1 day. I now have lots of tips for how to do more baking at home.
Anna – Foundations Bread
Everything is explained to you really well, Jenny has the patience of a saint, nothing is foo much for her. I would highly recommend attending any of her courses.
Freda – Foundations Bread
Very enjoyable, lots of tips, would highly recommend anyone who has an interest in cooking to go along to one (or more) courses.
Freda – Pastry & Eggs
A great day – thank you!
Fiona – Bespoke Patisserie
Thank you. A most rewarding day and now we need to hold on to that inspiration. A haven of delights and tranquility!
Lindy – Bespoke Patisserie
Most enjoyable day, with a wonderful meal to finish. I would definitely come back for more.
Elaine – Taste of the Middle East
Another culinary masterpiece introducing us to the Taste of the Middle East. A great experience.
Louise – Taste of the Middle East
Another great course, very informative and we will go away with lots of new ideas.
Dave – Taste of the Middle East
It was a gift as I enjoy cooking and this has enabled me to learn about an area that I was wary of. I enjoyed that it was a small group and the explanations on how grains etc work together was very useful. also sharing what the consistency of a cake filling etc should look like is a great help. I also was glad to be part of ‘experimental’ Victoria sponge – this shows that we all have to keep trying – I tend to give up when it doesn’t go well. Very good course, thank you.
Tracy – Gluten & Dairy Free
A really great fun day. I enjoyed myself immensely & can’t wait to share the food with my family.
Suzanne – Expand Your Repertoire
It was great, couldn’t fault the day. Proceeded with things I had only ever dreamed of. A+++
Stephanie – Expand Your Repertoire
Excellent course & guidance. Feel very enthused about cooking again. Thank you very much!!
Andy – Expand Your Repertoire
It has been a very enjoyable informative course I am more confident to cook gluten free. Thank you
Pat – Gluten & Dairy Free
Brilliant day. I’ll definitely be back!!
Jenny – Advanced Bread
Thank you. I found the advice, tips and instructions fantastic. Hopefully I will be able to translate some of the recipes into my work.
Jura – Advanced Bread
Absolutely fantastic day with Jenny & clients in her kitchen. Very enjoyable
Louise – Advanced Bread
A small class, with good instructions and any questions answered no problem.
Yvonne – Bread
We had a great day with super results and I am coming again for the bread course.
Pat – Taste of Italy
Excellent course, covered everything I wanted to know. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere as well. I will be coming back for more.