Since she opened the doors to her home in 2013 to run her first bread making workshops, Vicky North has been steadily building an inspirational cookery school for adults and children alike and has featured in the Guardian Cook, The Western Mail and BBC Radio Wales. From a loaf of wholesome, nutritious sourdough bread to the sophistication of the macaron, from the earthy tricks required to produce amazing food from a wood fired oven to specialist dinner party techniques taught by Chef Tom Holden, Vic North’s Classes has something for everyone.

 


our classes

Baking from FranceAdvanced Bread MakingReal Bread: an IntroductionItalian BreadsBaking Gluten FreeSavoury Baking Gluten FreeBaking Free From Dairy, Gluten and Refined White SugarEaster KitchenChristmas KitchenSummer Series 1: Bread AheadSummer Series 2: Pasta Prego!Summer Series 3: Healthy Holiday SnacksSummer Series 4: Celebration SupperPastryMastering the MacaronDinner Party Desserts with Chef Tom HoldenFish and Shell Fish with Chef Tom HoldenPractical Skills for the Domestic Cook with Chef Tom HoldenTom’s Dinners: cooking for a supper party

Bread Making & Baking: Baking from France

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Join Vic North for a taste of French baking and learn how to make beautiful croissant, pain au chocolat, brioche, baguette and fougasse. Different techniques will be explored throughout the day, including laminating with butter, making a poolish to enhance your bread dough and French kneading to ensure light and airy bread.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Bread Making & Baking: Advanced Bread Making

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

Vic North Advanced Bread Making
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Build on your bread making skills and join Vic North for a day of advanced bread making. We’ll work on no-knead techniques, pre-ferments, harness the power of auto-lyse and we’ll try out a variety of lesser known flours. During the course of the day, you will make Pane Osso, Fig and Wholegrain Rye, Chestnut bread, a loaf with heritage grains and finish with glossy, toothsome pretzels.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Bread Making & Baking: Real Bread: an Introduction

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Come celebrate Real Bread and join Vic North for a day of baking real bread and it’s yeasted counterparts.

This enjoyable workshop will equip you with the skills and confidence to bake a range of breads at home. During the five hour course, you will make various loaves using both fresh yeast and natural leven, including a sourdough loaf that you will prepare for home baking the following day. In this way, you may embrace the beauty of slow fermentation and the complex flavour of sourdough bread.

Please bring a bread tin or proving basket for your take home sourdough loaf. Alternatively you may purchase a proofing basket on the day.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Bread Making & Baking: Italian Breads

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Discover the magic of traditional Italian baking. During this full one-day workshop, we will make semolina bread inspired by Pane di Altamura from Puglia, a show-stopping focaccia with a range of toppings, light and airy ciabatta and Music Paper bread to enjoy with anti pasti.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Free From: Baking Gluten Free

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Vic North Gluten Free

Dedicated to baking without gluten, learn how to adapt traditional recipes, bake delicious bread and versatile pastries plus explore different approaches to cake baking. A thoroughly enjoyable and practical day which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to bake great food that happens to be gluten free.

Morning pastries, coffee and a good lunch – all made with gluten free ingredients – are included in the day, as are the ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Free From: Savoury Baking Gluten Free

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

Vic North Savoury Gluten Free

Learn how to underpin your week day cooking with gluten free savoury fare. Vic will teach you how to make gluten free pasta, gluten free pizza dressed with seasonal ingredients, gluten free sausage rolls and gluten free pasties which may be filled with a range of fillings.

Morning pastries, coffee and a good lunch – all made with gluten free ingredients – are included in the day, as are the ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Free From: Baking Free From Dairy, Gluten and Refined White Sugar

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Vic North Gluten Free

During the course of this one day workshop, you will discover a healthier approach to baking, free from dairy, gluten and refined white sugar and master key recipes on which you may build. Discover delicious cookies, signature brownies, versatile bread and baking with beans. A truly inspiring day.

Morning pastries, coffee and a good lunch – all made with free from gluten, dairy and refined white sugar ingredients – are included in the day, as are the ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Children’s Kitchen: Easter Kitchen

TIME: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
PRICE: £25 per person

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Embrace the spirit of Easter with this fun, two hour workshop. We’ll be baking hot cross buns and pretty Easter biscuits.

Parental supervision required.

All ingredients, equipment and aprons are provided plus a light snack and drink for refreshment.

Time: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
£25.00


Children’s Kitchen: Christmas Kitchen

TIME: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
PRICE: £25 per person

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Vic North Christmas Kitchen

Join in the festive fun and make a selection of Christmas cookies with your child here at the cookery school.

A memorable way to celebrate the season.

*This is a very popular class and we recommend that you book early.

Parental supervision required.

All ingredients, equipment and aprons are provided plus a light snack and drink for refreshment.

Time: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
£25.00


Children’s Kitchen: Summer Series 1: Bread Ahead

TIME: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
PRICE: £25 per person

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Start the summer holidays with the first in our Children’s Kitchen series and learn how to bake a tasty loaf of bread, braid a plaited celebration loaf and make scrumptious bread rolls for summer time picnics.

Parental supervision required.

All ingredients, equipment and aprons are provided plus a light snack and drink for refreshment.

Time: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
£25.00


Children’s Kitchen: Summer Series 2: Pasta Prego!

TIME: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
PRICE: £25 per person

Vic North Pasta Prego

Join us for the second class in the Children’s Kitchen series and learn how to make fresh pasta. We’ll be making fresh pasta from scratch using eggs and flour and learning how to roll and fill pasta parcels.

Parental supervision required.

All ingredients, equipment and aprons are provided plus a light snack and drink for refreshment.

Time: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
£25.00


Children’s Kitchen: Summer Series 3: Healthy Holiday Snacks

TIME: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
PRICE: £25 per person

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Join Vicky for the third class in the Children’s Kitchen series and learn how to make healthy snack to keep those tummy rumbles at bay. We’ll be making tasty dips with fresh vegetables, super seed energy bars and learning how to make our own fruit leathers.

Parental supervision required.

All ingredients, equipment and aprons are provided plus a light snack and drink for refreshment.

Time: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
£25.00


Children’s Kitchen: Summer Series 4: Celebration Supper

TIME: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
PRICE: £25 per person

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Complete the Children’s Kitchen series with a celebration! During the course of this final workshop, join Vicky and learn how to make a two course meal to celebrate the holidays. We will make a crunchy Caesar Salad, chicken satay skewers and summer berry cheesecake.

Parental supervision required.

All ingredients, equipment and aprons are provided plus a light snack and drink for refreshment.

Time: 10.00 — 12.00 hrs
£25.00


Pastry and Patisserie: Pastry

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

Vic North Pastry

Pastry is very much about technique and cool hands. During the course of this one day workshop, you will learn four key pastries to use in your home baking. Savoury, sweet, choux and puff with which we will make a savoury tart, French apple tart, chocolate éclairs and lemon meringue pie.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Pastry and Patisserie: Mastering the Macaron

TIME: 11.00 — 14.00 hrs
PRICE: £65 per person

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During this three hour workshop, discover the technique of making exquisite French macarons and their delicious Italian counterparts, the macaroon. Tips and recipes will also be given for making good use of left over egg yolks.

Refreshments, ingredients and recipe cards will be provided.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sleeves that may be rolled up and bring a bag with you to take home your haul.

Time: 11.00 — 14.00 hrs
£65.00


Cook: Dinner Party Desserts with Chef Tom Holden

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Come join Chef Tom Holden and celebrate a wealth of dinner party desserts to enjoy with your supper time guests. Alongside Tom, you will learn how to make a varied range of gorgeous desserts including pastry, sponge and mousse based puds plus ‘get ahead’ techniques to make for enjoyable and memorable entertaining.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes and sleeves that may be rolled up.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Cook: Fish and Shell Fish with Chef Tom Holden

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Lobster Tales

Celebrate fish and shell fish here at Vic North Cookery School. You will learn how to confidently select, gut, clean and fillet both flat and round fish plus discover how to prepare shell fish such as crab and mussels. You will also learn hands on techniques for cooking and serving a delicious variety of fish based dishes.

This is a fantastic day designed to instil confidence in the kitchen and inspire you to try a wide range of fish and seafood dishes and get the very best from our coastal haul.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes and sleeves that may be rolled up.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Cook: Practical Skills for the Domestic Cook with Chef Tom Holden

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

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Invest in your knife skills and learn how to prepare whole fish from scratch, joint and prepare a whole chicken, how to skin and prepare a freshly caught rabbit plus how to prepare a range of seasonal vegetables which will have a wealth of applications.

This class is aimed at the home cook who is keen to learn how to get the very best out of their ingredients. The emphasis is on cooking from scratch and equipping you with the skills and confidence to effortlessly produce inspiring and delicious meals.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes and sleeves that may be rolled up.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


Cook: Tom’s Dinners: cooking for a supper party

TIME: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
PRICE: £95 per person

Vic North Supper Party

Take your dinner parties up a gear with Chef Tom Holden. Be inspired, learn foundational kitchen crafts and master the techniques required for an elegant five course menu, including get-ahead tips to ensure a relaxed evening with great food.

This class is aimed at the home cook who is keen to learn how to get the very best out of their ingredients. The emphasis is on cooking from scratch and equipping you with the skills and confidence to effortlessly produce inspiring and delicious meals.

Coffee and lunch will be provided plus all ingredients and recipe sheets.

Please wear comfortable shoes and sleeves that may be rolled up.

Time: 10.00 — 15.00 hrs
£95.00


 


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