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Cookery School


Event Catering

About Us

The Cotswold Cookery School is based in the beautiful village of Ashton Keynes,  which is situated on the edge of the Cotswold Water Park and a 10-minute drive from the market town of Cirencester.

The business is run by Sarah, who trained at Leith's School of Food & Wine in London and Mel, a professional nutritionist.

In addition to our cookery classes, we offer event catering and event management around Gloucestershire and Wiltshire for weddings, celebrations, canape parties, shooting lunches, funerals, festivals, business breakfasts and lunches, and provide private dining to the holiday homes situated on and around the Cotswold Water Park.


Our food

Food, to us, is health, family, friends and fun.  Gathered around a table, we're all about feeding delicious dishes to our kids, best mates, loved ones, partners, colleagues and customers.  Our classes are very hands on and we cook using quality, seasonal produce, sourced locally from artisan suppliers wherever possible.  The recipes we use aren't complicated and don’t use pages of ingredients.  They're tried and tested by our chefs and nutritionist to ensure they’re fail safe and easy to follow.

Upcoming classes

Kids Classes

27th July - 9.30am-12.30pm - Pretty pasta

The Monthly Social

9th September - Pasta

23rd September - Chinese

11th November - Christmas canapes

Adult Foraging Courses

Led by Rob Gould, Cotswold Forager and followed by a cookery class using whatever we've found that morning.  If you'd like to know a bit more about Rob, do visit his website.

16th October - 8.30am-12.30pm or 11.00am-3.00pm

30th October - 8.30am-12.30pm or 11.00am-3.00pm

(On the October dates we hope to be able to make some festive gifts with what we forage, sloe gins etc)

Private classes

If you'd like a private class, or you're visiting the area and would like us to come to your holiday home to teach you and / or your children how to cook a delicious three course meal, please get in touch.

We work with our friend, The Cotswold Forager, on an ongoing basis and are happy to arrange private foraging and cookery sessions.


Late summer feast at Berry Farm, South Cerney

On Saturday 25th September, from 7pm, join us for a late summer feast in the beautiful barn at Berry Farm in South Cerney.  Come and enjoy lovely sharing dishes of local & seasonal foods.

Tickets cost £55.00pp.



Pureed beetroot with yoghurt & za'atar

Heritage tomatoes, burrata, watercress & roasted garlic pesto & rocket

Cotswold charcuterie board with ricotta & a blackcurrant dressing & croutons


Slow cooked Berry Farm lamb shoulder with white beans & salsa verde mayonnaise, wilted kale & buttered pine nuts

Fried broccoli with black olives

Baby new potatoes with edamame beans, rocket & goat's cheese

(Vegan option: mushroom & kale filo parcels)


Poached pears in white wine & cardamom 







The Kitchen Club

The Kitchen Club is our little sister, offering cookery classes to children aged 4-11 in schools and holiday clubs across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.  Please click here for further information.


Exquisite food

Expert coordination
Gracious service

5 star hygiene rating.jfif

Redefining Food & Event Production