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Half day AGA Christmas Cookery 2019.


Date: Private AGA classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays on a date to suit you.  A full day of personal tuition with Lisa Osman, for you and up to one other person in our farmhouse kitchen.

Available Dates for Winter 2019 –  please contact us

Time: Depending on your travel arrangements, we suggest you arrive at 9.30am for coffee and the class will start by 10am.  Tuition usually draws to a close by 5pm when we all dine together or you are welcome to take some dishes home with you.

Age: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Accommodation: We have lovely guest bedrooms available – please enquire if you wish to extend your stay. We can offer special rates for AGA cookery guests. All Hallows Farmhouse is proud to be included within the list of approved AGA cookery schools.

To book: To reserve your place please contact us with some dates that may suit you and we will send you full booking details.  It is possible to pay securely online by paypal or we can send an invoice for BACS transfer. A full day, bespoke cookery course including meals, for up to two guests is £500.  A 50% deposit is required to secure the date and the final balance is due a month before your scheduled date.

Gift vouchers: If you would like to purchase an AGA cookery day for a friend or loved one please let us know and we will be pleased to help you.  These are payable in full at time of booking and the voucher is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

What do I need to bring?: We supply knives, aprons and all ingredients.  You will take home a cookery file of recipes along with additional useful information.  You may like to bring a pair of wellingtons or outdoor shoes so that you can explore the gardens.  Don’t forget to bring some containers to take some samples home with you.

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Intensive private AGA tuition for one person. 

During the lead up to Christmas 2018, we received a number of frantic emails from new AGA owners who were facing their first festive season in a new home and with an AGA that was ‘new to them’.

We understand that this is a very busy time and you may not have the capacity for a full day of tuition but need the reassurance of personal cookery tuition to ensure that all of your favourite recipes can be adapted perfectly for your cast-iron cooker. We will also share some of our tried and tested favourites so you can ring the changes.

How the day works: You arrive at 10.30 am, or you may prefer to book one of our farmhouse rooms and stay overnight. Either way the kettle is always on and fresh coffee will be ready to serve.

We will have chatted through your course prior to your visit, either on the phone or through an exchange of emails, so we will be following that covers all of your expectations. This is a ‘hands on’ cookery class as well as some demonstration, so we will not waste any time to get our aprons on and start cooking.  Most of the preparation will already be taken care of and of course the washing up will also magically disappear.

You will spend four whole hours, cooking and planning your Christmas feast.  Lisa will be beside you the whole time, gently guiding and making suggestions.  We will cover cookery techniques as well as the classic AGA methods.  Our philosophy is to teach skills rather than recipes, so we will also show you how traditional dishes can be adjusted to take account of what was available during the busy lead up to the party season and help you plan a well stocked store cupboard.  We share our tips and secrets that we have learnt over the last twenty years in a commercial catering kitchen and working in private clients homes.

At the end of the course you will take home a file full of useful recipes, tips and information and we will send electronic copies of your recipes too.  If there are any questions that arise after your time with us, Lisa promises that you can contact her at any time for help and advice over the phone or email.

The tuition will draw to a close by 2.30 pm.  Please remember to bring some container so that you can take a few of the dishes home with you.  We will also stop for a light lunch during the class.

Your AGA is perfect for Christmas entertaining.

This full day course can be adapted to covers Christmas entertaining – delicious canapes and buffet food or the traditional classics for your family lunch. 


Recent testimonials

Kim and Sheena from Andover and Great Missenden – March 2017

‘Thank you for such a wonderful weekend, we have learnt an enormous amount.  What a beautiful place to learn to cook! Thank you.’

Susannah and Virginia from Dorset and London – February 2017

We LOVED the day in your kitchen as you may have gathered!’

Sue and Julia from The Isle of Wight – November 2016

‘Brilliant day – thank you very much.’

Sue from Bournemouth – November 2016

‘Thank you both for a wonderful day! I absolutely loved all the new recipes and tips.’


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