Let’s Cook Scotland!

Abernethy, Perthshire  •  Region:  •  Type: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Cost:

Basic ingredients: Let’s Cook started in December 2009 when owner and head tutor, Sarah Mellersh, returned to her native Scotland to fulfil a burgeoning desire to teach cookery. She does this from a converted barn in the Perthshire countryside and welcomes budding cooks of all age and ability. Students can choose from a range of short demonstrations and hands-on courses benefiting from Sarah’s years of experience working for various prestigious catering companies as a private chef. Demonstrations last two hours and cost £30, including recipes and the food cooked during the session. Day courses run from 10am to 4pm and are limited to six students. There are various workshops and a broad range of themes such as Italian Baking, A Taste of India and Meat, Meat, Glorious Meat! At £105, the day includes food, wine, recipes and doggy bag if needed. Other courses welcome students, teenagers and children between 8-12; with further options that include food and wine matching, 3-day baking and two weeks intensive cookery essentials for those seeking a fast-track to employment in private catering.

They say: Cooks are not made by recipes alone, but by the thousand and one details of pure technique. Let’s Cook Scotland! is here to help you learn and master these techniques enabling you to become not just a good cook, but a confident one.

We say: Courses at Let’s Cook Scotland! are big on quantity but this needn’t diminish quality. Testimonials from satisfied students suggest this school is a recipe for success, with classes focussing on fun, informative, hands-on cookery enabled by a warm and enthusiastic teacher.

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Contact: Let’s Cook Scotland!, Netherfield, Abernethy, Perthshire, PH2 9LL
01738 851156; letscookscotland.co.uk/

9 comments about Let’s Cook Scotland!

  1. carol mackie says:

    I have been to Let’s Cook Scotland lots of times since it opened and loved every minute. Sarah sends you away with some many different ideas running through your head and the small class sizes make the experience more enjoyable. The way Sarah has brought in outside companies to broaden the range is also great.

  2. Nicola says:

    Sarah is such an enthusiastic teacher, full of practical suggestions but makes things fun too! She is also very encouraging. I have been fortunate enough to run some cake decorating classes at the cookery school and Sarah has been very positive and the school is so well equipped and in such a lovely setting. Looking forward to my next visit.

  3. Irene Harrison says:

    I have been to three courses at Sarah’s Let’s Cook Scotland. There is a great selection of courses to choose from, they are very well organised and Sarah is so welcoming and friendly. I have learned lots of new techniques and had great fun while doing it. I will be back again!

  4. Sara j says:

    I have attended 2 courses in 2013 and Sarah’s lessons have transformed me! I never thought I would be able to make a loaf of bread, tried, failed, gave up. Since attending the Intro to Bread making course it is a joy to make bread and I love experimenting with different flours. On Intro to Fish. I learnt a great deal and have more confidence about using fish. I love all the additional tips Sarah provides during the day to help be more organised in the kitchen. And on top of all that it’s such a lovely site, kitchen and so welcoming.

  5. Wonderful setting, great range of classes, well run, and brilliant tuition. Always great to visit!

  6. Penny says:

    Loved my two week course at Let’s Cook Scotland. Sarah is a brilliant teacher, full of amazing information and incredibly experienced. I use my big pink folder of recipes almost daily. It has replaced Delia as my go-to reference book. The class sizes are all small, too, which means you get lots of individual time, which is a real bonus.

  7. Roger Sleigh says:

    Sarah has developed Let’s Cook Scotland from the ground up in the last 4 years to the point where she is now a well respected teacher with a loyal and growing customer base. Down to earth and super enthusiastic, Sarah passes on skills and techniques to her students easily. To be recommended.

  8. Bob Fowler says:

    My wife bought a course on home baking for herself and our daughter. Since then all three of my daughters, son in law and my wife have all returned some of us on two separate occasions. Great cooking experience, well instructed, friendly and warm – I can’t fault it. To be recommended! Lots of new and quirky information on processes and ingredients.

  9. Jennifer Gordon says:

    Hi my friend and I were at your course last year – the course that did really useful things:
    (i) cordial – made many times since 🙂 – little Q – which fruits did you say wouldn’t work?:
    (ii) lemon curd – made many times since always a success;
    (iii) brown sauce – made once , its good but lasts a long time so not made it so often
    (iv) Margaret has made the butter – I haven’t but only because I’m not sufficiently organised (note to self – must try harder!)
    (v) big Q – i have today made the chilli jam/ jelly – but it hasn’t set…shall i tip the jars back out, and boil again with more sugar?
    (vii) do YOU have a recipe book out there somewhere – for buying?
    I hope all remains well – one day we will be back given the value for money in terms of enduring skills which impress! (I need to sort the chili jam by Wednesday)

    Jennifer (Gordon)

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