All Hallows School For Cooks & Makers
All Hallows, a Georgian home on the outskirts of Wimborne St Giles, is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of Cranborne Chase. An historic hunting ground that was popular with King John and Henry VIII. The village itself has long been the home of the Earls of Shaftesbury and is surrounded by a rich landscape and farming community.
The house looks over the water meadows of the River Allen where you will find egrets and herons, and is beside a flourishing cress bed which is fed from the chalk streams. The cookery school is easily reached by car in just under two hours from London and twenty minutes from the main line station in Salisbury. The famous cathedral city and home to Magna Carta. All Hallows Farmhouse is a tranquil spot where teaching is part of everyday life and learning is fun.
Stay awhile, there are comfy rooms and large sofas beside the fireplaces. Wander through the orchard, feed the hens or sit on the grass beside the Mulberry tree and stare through the moon gate. At dusk you may see the barn owls as they swoop down through the paddock and across to the old farmyard beside the house.
Feel immediately at home beside the four-oven AGA in the farmhouse kitchen where you can relax and watch a demonstration or enjoy a day of one to one tuition to learn how to achieve the most from your AGA.
You are invited to walk through the walled garden and into the Potager where you will find Rose Cottage and a second kitchen which is where cheese making and butchery classes take place.
The cookery school was founded by Lisa Osman, arbitrator and 3-star judge for the Great Taste Awards. Lisa launched her own catering company fourteen years ago after spending many years working for private families as a personal chef. She loves to share her experience and encourage everyone that visits All Hallows to develop the necessary skills that can be applied to everyday cooking as well as planning parties and celebrations. At All Hallows, beginners to cookery will discover the confidence to establish their own cookery style and to extend upon their personal repertoire of recipes. Whilst more experienced cooks will enjoy the opportunity to expand upon their existing skills and explore new ingredients and methods.
Lisa offers a programme of full week, weekend, one day cookery classes as well as half day demonstrations. Guest tutors demonstrate specialist subjects which also includes food writing and photography tuition. For more information, visit the website by clicking here.