2 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

2 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

2 - This course will help you master some of the fundamental cooking skills which will enable you to grow in confidence and succeed in the kitchen.
Tutor: Sarah Mellersh

Price per person: £230
Time: 10am to 4pm


This two day course has been designed to cover some of the essential cooking skills needed to enjoy and succeed at cooking in your own kitchen. 

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who is looking to learn a new valuable life skill.
  • Anyone who lacks confidence or experience in the kitchen.
  • Home cooks who are looking to confirm their cooking skills and learn new recipes.
  • This would be a good course to do after the 2 day Beginners Course.
  • Ideally a little cooking knowledge would be beneficial on this course

Outline of the day

Each day we will start off with a chat or a brief demonstration about the days skills and then we will cook towards a two course lunch and dishes that can be enjoyed at home with friends and family. 

What will I learn on this course?
  • Knife Skills
  • Quick Breads
  • Stocks and Soups
  • How to use up left overs
  • Flour thickened sauces
  • Egg Cooking
  • Roasting Poultry
  • Browning and Slow Cooking
  • Seasonal Vegetable Preparation and Cooking
  • Simple Fish Prep and Cooking
  • Reduction Sauces
  • Cold Emulsion Sauce

And here are some sample dishes from the course:

  • Smoked Haddock Fish Cakes with Homemade Tartare Sauce
  • Spiced Beef Casserole with Prunes and Apricots
  • Roast Chicken with proper gravy!
  • Soda Bread
  • Pan Fried Sole with a Lemon Butter Sauce
Here is a recipe from the course: Celeriac and Bramley Apple Soup

You will go home with a recipe folder with all the recipes from the course as well as other tried and tested recipes. All you need to do is to turn up with a good appetite for good food and learning!

Please ensure you check our Terms and Conditions page.

Check out our accommodation page if you need/would like to stay over.

2 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

Course Dates:

2 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

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.

See our FAQs here.

Happy Customers

Another great course led by Sarah. The course has boosted my confidence in the kitchen and taught me a lot of things at my age I really should already know! I hope to use my new found skills to plan and cook my meals properly instead of relying on ready meals. Let's Cook is set in a lovely location, the class sizes are good and Sarah makes it fun and ensures that no question is a stupid question.

- C.Leith, Two Day Essential Cooking Skills, August 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and look forward to putting my new skills into practice! I was a little apprehensive about going on the course due to my complete lack of cooking experience, but you pitched it exactly right for me and made it very informal and light hearted. I now have the confidence to try some of the recipes which you provided and I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is a beginner at cooking. I hope to return to one of your other courses once I have gained some more cooking experience. Many thanks for the individual attention and your patience!

- G. McIntosh, February 2016

I found this course to be informative and very interesting. I came on the course to gain some confidence in the kitchen and it has certainly helped, I also got to eat some lovely food which I wouldn't have tried at home. I am looking forward to putting my new skills into action. Thanks Lets Cook Scotland.

- G.Sawers, January 2017

The course was brilliant I thoroughly enjoyed it. You covered so much in such a short space of time and despite that, the 2-days still felt really relaxed. You were so enthusiastic and great at teaching the group. I've come away from the course inspired to try out my culinary skills - practising with all those good recipes you supplied us with!

- H. Forster, Two Day Essential Home Cooking Skills, May 2016

What a great experience! Whether you know nothing about cooking or want to improve your knowledge I would recommend this course for you. Two days of hard work that goes by so very quickly. However Sarah is a gem. She welcomed us with open arms. Talked through our plan for the day and encouraged us at all times. Her knowledge of the ingredients; cooking techniques and skills are second to none. She managed to answer all our questions; teach us food knowledge and skills all with a big smile on her face. I will be going back. Very soon! Thank you Let's Cook Scotland 😊

- K.Livingstone, April 2017

Booking Procedure

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

Book your place online or over the phone.

A booking email will follow to confirm your booking (NB even it is for two or more places it will still just say thank you for your booking.) If you don’t receive an email thanking you for your booking you have not got a place on the course. The email is immediate if booking online and if done by phone, it will come through once we have manually booked you on to the course.

Please check your spam folder if nothing comes into your in box.

We will then keep in contact by email or by phone if you have asked us to.

An automated reminder will drop into your in box ten days before the course. This is followed up by a more personal email from us with any particular instructions/directions for the course.

If you do not receive any emails from us please contact us ASAP, as you may not be booked on to the course.