3 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

3 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

3 - 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: £330
Time: 10am to 4pm


This practical three day essential home cooking course has been designed to cover most of the classic cooking skills needed to succeed and enjoy cooking in your own kitchen. It is similar to the 2 day essential home cooking course, but includes more baking, pastry and bread making.

Who is the course for?

This is a great course for anyone of any age who is new to cooking or looking to confirm their cooking skills.

What will I cover on the course?

  • Knife Skills
  • Scones
  • Quick Breads
  • Stocks and Soups
  • Flour thickened sauces
  • How to make Pastry
  • How to cook steak
  • Egg Cooking
  • Roasting Poultry
  • Browning and Slow Cooking
  • Seasonal Vegetable Preparation and Cooking
  • Essential Baking Skills - whisking, rubbing in etc
  • Simple Fish Prep and Cooking
  • Reduction Sauces
  • Cold Emulsion Sauce
  • Here are sample dishes from the course
  • Quiche Lorraine with Home Made Shortcrust pastry
  • Meringues 
  • Chocolate Roulade
  • Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with Home Made Tartare Sauce
  • Pan Fried Sea Bass with a Lemon Thyme Cream Reduction
  • How to cook steak
  • Traditional Beef and Vegetable Casserole
  • Roast Chicken with proper gravy with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with a Mustard Vinaigrette 
  • Soda Bread with Smoked Mackerel Pate

Included with this course is a folder containing all the recipes from the course and many more tried and tested favourite recipes.

Please ensure you check our Terms and Conditions page.

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

3 Day Essential Home Cooking Skills

Course Dates:

3 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

Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative course last week and particularly for your patience! I feel I have learned so much and am very much looking forward to putting your tutelage to good use.

- B.Nicholson, 3 day essential home cooking skills February 2016

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.