Ovengloves is a cookery school
in the North East of England
The school is adjoining the main kitchen with a demonstration area and a simply equipped preparation area suitable for small groups of 4-8 people.
The small numbers create an intimate atmosphere and ensure each student has one-to-one tuition where applicable. At one end of our kitchen area we have dining area where we can sit and have drinks whilst sampling our culinary creations.
Our aim is to inspire, encourage and entertain you. We offer a range of short courses from demonstrations and dine ins (where we eat what we make) to practical masterclasses which are designed to suit everyone from those new to cooking to more experienced cooks.
I have a long and passionate connection with food having been in the catering industry for a number of years as a chef, a product development manager, a lecturer and more recently a teacher of food in schools.
This experience has helped me build up a wide knowledge of good food and nutrition and working to a budget which I will share with you.
Martin T - Darlington - Basic Skills course
"As a 67 year old male with zero cooking experience I was a little apprehensive even turning up for the Ovengloves beginners course. I soon realised my worries were totally unfounded. Hilary soon put me at ease and over the 4 weeks of the course I have learnt a variety of necessary techniques such as knife skills, the use of herbs and making pastry and pasta that have given me the confidence to spend time in the kitchen at home.
From simple soups to pies, casseroles, fruit crumble and cheesecake I have brought home a wide selection of starters, main courses and cakes and all have been well received by the family. I am no longer treated as an uninvited menace in our kitchen."