Abinger Cookery School, Surrey. ‘Affiliate ICSA Member’. Supporting & developing new progressive cookery schools.
Abinger Cookery School, Dorking, Surrey. Located in the heart of the Surrey Hills.
Once a pub, this historic building has been lovingly transformed into The Abinger Cookery School. Owned and operated by a team of dedicated food-loving enthusiasts.
The school offers a personal approach to cookery lessons. Teaching is in small groups, allowing time to get to know your tutors and the subjects, assisting you throughout in improving your cooking skills.
From baking to fine dining and private catering, their team is knowledgeable about food and has experience cooking in a broad range of settings.
Chef Tutors share a wealth of experience gleamed from years working within the industry.
Qualifications with ‘Distinction’ awarded to the tutors by two of ICSA’s finest Academies, Tante Marie and Leiths School of food and Wine.
Courses range from one day, two-day, evening and weekend courses along with their popular 5-day chalet cooks and Gold Duke of Edinburgh ‘DofE’ courses . Alongside these they are one of the leading providers of ‘Weber Grill Academy’ BBQ courses. Accommodation is provided for students on their 5 day Chalet Cooks Course and Gold ‘DofE’ Courses.
Abinger Cookery School offers a fully immersive range of cookery courses and experiences. Including ‘Weber Grill Academy’ BBQ courses. Ask for details on booking, including private cookery courses for small groups and corporate’s.
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November 2020: Abinger Cookery School has been awarded the ICSA certification from the Independent Cookery School Association “ICSA”
“…Cookery classes are delivered in a bespoke kitchen environment which is maintained to high standards. The school premises is well located and full of character, presenting a ‘happy ship environment’.
Students are given extensive detail on course content, requirements, expectations of them as students and what they can expect from the school. Welcome briefings are detailed and include safety information including fire procedures and safe kitchen practices. Classes are well structured.
We are delighted to welcome the Cooking School to ICSA as one of our accredited members.” Andrew Maxwell, ICSA Accreditation Assessor.
Owner Lizzie Marsh (pictured) has another massive passion, not only running the school but Lizzie is also regularly seen in the Surrey Hills with her running club. She lives in Godalming and managed the cookery school for nearly a year prior to taking over the business in March 2020. Lizzie loves to grow her own vegetables, coming up with recipes using leftovers (nothing goes to waste in her house) and visiting her friends and family.
ICSA accreditation is only awarded if consistency is achieved, recognising the establishment as a ‘Greatest British Cookery School Collection’ institutions. Consistency and excellence in cookery skills and training is at the heart of the ICSA along with practicing, and teaching sustainability, seasonality, animal welfare, teaching standards, ethics and single use plastic-free kitchens.