Events

A love of fire

In addition to the option of hiring Gloucester Studio for private parties, there are dates throughout the year where you can come along and cook over fire at one of our Pyromaniac Cookery School classes or attend one of our special events.

The Pyromaniac Cookery School  is rather different to many UK cookery schools and was inspired by chef Kathryn’s travels through Southeast Asia where cookery school students enjoyed a leisurely pace and an informal approach to learning. While there is plenty of hands on activity and the requisite cookery book to take home, students also take time to sip a glass or two of wine and gaze into the fire as they share a meal. All dishes taught can be recreated at home on a basic fire pit or barbecue with minimal equipment.

TripAdvisor review of Beginners Fire Cooking: “The food we prepared was extremely tasty and also achievable to recreate at home. The day was well organised and as well as learning things I will definitely use we were also given time to eat and drink around the fire, a very chilled out experience. This is all held in Kathryn’s home and it just adds to the lovely laid back overall feeling. I would highly recommend booking a place on the course as it is amazing.”

Special events at Gloucester Studio provide an opportunity to buy single meals at the restaurant (Gloucester Studio generally works on an exclusive hire basis). Special events promote the launch of new menu’s, raise money for charity or celebrate milestones.

All classes and events can cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. Please notify at time of booking.


 

Saturday 8th September: Beginners Fire Cooking (£115) 10am to 4pm

Upon arrival, students relax with a hot drink as they try their hand at cooking the Danish treat aebleskiver. Over the course of the day they cook the meal from prepared ingredients; creating a bespoke filling for the provided bread dough to make griddled calzone, cooking chicken (or celeriac) in dough over fire to eat with potjie potatoes and smoked salad, and baking orange and Calvados cakes to enjoy with flambeed sauce.

Course includes:

  • A mix of hands on cooking experience and demonstration
  • A relaxed three course lunch with wine
  • A cookery book to take home with you detailing the recipes prepared

Go to booking


Sunday 9th September: Advanced Fire Cooking (£150) 10am to 5pm

Over the course of the day students will create a three course meal from scratch; fire-cooking a lamb or aubergine filling for a yogurt and turmeric griddled pie, creating a bespoke rub for a piece of smoked beef, halloumi or tofu, making smoked hasselback potatoes, fire-cooking vegetables and baking a self-saucing chocolate pudding. All courses will be enjoyed around the fire pit with wine (optional but highly recommended) but this is a faster paced event than the beginners course with far more preparation of ingredients.

Course includes:

  • Full hands on cooking experience
  • A relaxed three course lunch with wine
  • A cookery book to take home with you detailing the recipes prepared

Go to booking


2019 dates to be confirmed.