Cooking for Friends

2-Day For everyone who loves to cook and entertain, but doesn't always have the hours to prepare.
Tutor: Sarah Mellersh

Price per person: £220
Time: 10am to 4pm


Call me selfish, but I like to enjoy myself when I entertain at home so I designed this course! I have a young family and work full time, but when I have friends and family around I want to produce delicious meals which I enjoy cooking, don't take all day and everyone will love. 

Stress free cooking

Is the main focus of this course.  I believe that to achieve a memorable night it must also include a calm, and relaxed cook sitting with their guests and not stuck behind the kitchen door in a mild flap. Along side showing you new ways with meat, fish and vegetables and of course scrumptious puddings we will also cover the following:

  • How to plan your menu - makes life so much easier
  • Ordering quantities
  • How and what to prepare ahead - here we use my background as a private caterer to show you the tricks of the trade
  • Mistakes and how to rectify them! - believe me I have had to get myself out of some tricky culinary mishaps! I will share secrets!
  • Presentation skills, how to turn simple meals into restaurant standard - we all want to show off sometimes!

Here is a flavour of some of the dishes we will be cooking on this course

 Please note the menu may change depending on season.

  • Gazpacho with Parmesan Shortbread - perfect for outside entertaining , yes I know we live in Scotland, but great informal starter.
  • Pulled Pork with Pickled Carrot Salad 
  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Bulgar Wheat Salad and Tzatkiki
  • Elderflower Sorbet - fab as a pre pudding, i.e a palate cleanser
  • Lemon Curd Ice Cream - a real crowd pleaser and so good with Scottish Raspberries
  • Pistachio Meringue cake with orange curd and Raspberries - gluten free, do ahead, feeds a crowd 
Here is one of the recipes that we do on the 2 day course, Elderflower Sorbet

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Cooking for Friends

Course Dates:

Cooking for Friends

No Dates at present.


Our longer cookery courses are a great way to learn new skills and flavour ideas in a fun and relaxed atmosphere at our Perthshire cookery school. They are suitable for all levels, from the complete beginner, to someone who is looking to broaden their culinary repertoire. They have been carefully designed to help you develop all the skills and confidence required to become a competent cook, capable of dealing with all culinary situations, and of course, producing delicious food.

Here is what to expect on our longer courses:

  • Small and informal classes. 6 students maximum
  • Course starts at 10am and ends around 4pm
  • Mixture of demonstrations & practical sessions; we believe that you can’t really get to grips with something unless you get your hands dirty!
  • All ingredients are weighed out for you in advance, giving you more time to spend on cooking
  • Recipes Folders provided
  • Aprons and all equipment provided

You just need to bring yourself and a good appetite!

After the initial booking we will contact you to confirm the booking and then be back in contact in good time before the course starts to confirm all the arrangements.

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Happy Customers

I had a great couple of days. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt loads. I'm sure I will be back at a later date to do another course so I will look forward to see you again then

- S.Lindsay Oct 2015

Booking Procedure

What to expect when you book a place on a course at Let’s Cook Scotland.

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