Cooking for Christmas

Cooking for Christmas

1 - All the essential skills needed to create a stress free Christmas lunch
Tutor: Sarah Mellersh

Price per person: £125
Time: 10-4


Christmas is such a special time of year and a time to spend with friends and family, but we need to feed them! Cooking for large numbers can be daunting so we have put together this one day course to help you cook a wonderful meal and also relax and enjoy the big day. We will show you how to cook for large numbers, what you can do in advance, and of course tasty dishes to impress. 

Here is just some of what we will be cooking:

  • Canape - Parmesan Shortbreads, a really good do in advance canape. 
  • How to roast the perfect chicken, well we can't do a turkey in the time frame and a turkey is just a big chicken, but we will give you timings for turkey as well!
  • How to make really really good gravy.
  • Perfect, crunchy roast potatoes
  • Interesting sides, even ways to get people to eat brussel sprouts!
  • Sticky Toffee Roulade - such a good alternative to Christmas Pudding and can be made in advance and frozen
  • Homemade Mince Pies with the best pastry ever - thank you to my Mother in Law for this one.

Lots to eat and lots to take home.

As well as the above we will cover the following:

  • Time Plans
  • Ordering quantities 
  • Roasting Poultry
  • Key points to gravy making
  • How to store things safely

Please ensure you check our Terms and Conditions page.

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

Cooking for Christmas

Course Dates:

Cooking for Christmas

No Dates at present.


Our short 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.

Here is what to expect on the one day courses:

  • Small and informal classes.
  • Coffee and Home Baking on arrival.
  • 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.
  • All washing up done
  • A chance to eat your creations with a well deserved glass of wine. Or a light lunch will be provided if we have not cooked a meal.
  • Any dishes not eaten can be taken away - download our Storage & Reheat Guide:

    Storage & Reheat Guide Storage & Reheat Guide (107 KB)

  • A recipe booklet to take home with you.
  • Aprons provided.

We will be in contact with you the week before the course starts and will let you know if you need to bring any containers to take home some of the dishes you have prepared.

The classes make great presents. Please call or email to ask about gift vouchers or you can now buy a voucher online. For more information on any of the one day courses, please do call or email.

See our FAQs here.

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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.