Emma’s Private Cooking Lessons

Hen Parties, Corporate & Recreational cooking

For a more personal or specialized approach to cooking, you can arrange to have me come to your home or holiday house to give you and your friends a tailor made cookery day. We can discuss which recipes you would like and even arrange trips to specialist producers to source our ingredients. For hen parties, corporate days or birthday celebrations, what could be nicer than a relaxed, informal day with friends or family? Cooking, learning and eating. The food can be cooking during the day and more guests can then join you for a delicious supper. I will arrange the menu, ingredients, and recipes and ensure the whole day is a delight. Prices according to numbers and recipes.

Possible courses

Menus for dinner parties could include everyone making bread, a starter, main course and vegetables and a pudding consisting of three of four ‘mini’ puddings.

Baking and Pastry

  • Tart Tatin
    Rich rice flour pastry
    Chocolate fudge tart
    Rich shortcrust pastry
    Danish pastries
    Enriched yeasted pastry
    Classic lemon Tart
    Pate sucree
    Mini Raised Pies
    Hot water crust pastry
    Choux pastry

Fish and seafood

  • Smoked fish cous cous
    smoking fish
    Red Mullet with potato scales
    Seared squid and chilli salad
    Posh fish pie with scallops and salmon
    Mussels with coriander and chilli
    Crab and Gruyere tarts
    Thai red seafood curry

No meat No Fuss

  • Tomato and three cheese Lasagne
    Wild Mushroom Timbales
    Red Pepper Tatin
    Greek parsley pasta with rocket pesto
    Cheese souffle in a globe artichoke
    Baked Goat’s cheese with tomato and black olive salsa
    Cherry tomato and feta tarts

Canapes and finger food

  • Parmesan and black olive Shortbread with pesto and goats cheese
    Foccaccia with blue cheese and artichokes
    Lebanese choux puffs
    Chicken satay with peanut sambal sauce
    Ham and Dijon mini croissants
    Nori sushi rolls