Following major restoration, the original Victorian kitchens in the Castle opened in July 2006 as the Cookery School. The learning space is a chef's dream and houses one of the famous Molteni ovens, an unrivalled masterpiece handcrafted with the Castle and its guests in mind.
One of the best known cookery schools in Ireland, it is open all year round and offers cookery courses personally designed by our expert team of chefs.
From time to time, we also invite speciality chefs to take over the kitchen at Castle Leslie Estate to share their expertise with our guests. So whether you're an experienced cook or a culinary novice, we have the right course to help you develop or enhance your skills here at our Castle hotel in Ireland.
The courses include a diverse and exciting range of evening demonstrations, one-day and two-day cookery courses for up to twelve people, such as 'Men Only', 'Guilt-free Cooking' and 'Desserts for Chocolate Lovers'. Whichever you choose, the Cookery School at this castle hotel Ireland provides a relaxing distraction from modern-day stress, introducing you to new skills, new people, new tastes and new unforgettable experiences.
Evening Cookery Demonstrations
Evening demonstrations at the Cookery School last from 7pm until 9.30pm. Seated around the demonstration area, up to 10 guests are equipped with knife and fork to watch, learn and taste the delights produced by our Masterchef. A glass of wine is included.
Examples of Courses
One Pot Cooking
One-pot cooking used to be the dietary stable of bachelors, campers and college students alike. However with the pressures of life today, the concept is more relevant than ever. One pot meals are ideal for busy professionals, working Mums and families. They are quick, simple and, with the right ingredients, absolutely delicious! Learn what ingredients work best together and taste the results for yourself.
Fancy Finger Foods
Have you always wanted to entertain friends at home and impress them without having to prepare a three course meal? On this evening course you will discover quick and easy recipes for fabulous finger foods and canapés. The food is guaranteed to impress allowing you to relax and be the hostess or host with the most!
Baking and Deserts
Do you want to be the envy of your friends and family? We have one and two day courses, for those who are interested in learning how to bake savoury and sweet treats. Learn the art of baking - how to make your own brown bread, scones and delicious cakes. If you’re a chocolate lover and want to indulge your loved ones, we have just the course for you. Or if you want to impress over the festive season, our Pastry Chef will guide you in preparing spectacular Christmas desserts you can re-create at home.
Enquire about future cookery courses here.