Cookery School


The WI Cookery School in Oxfordshire welcomes anyone with a passion for cooking to come and extend their range of skills and experience. The school caters for all levels of ability with courses for the novice cook to the accomplished chef – all with local and seasonal produce in mind. There is also a range of courses for families to attend, so even the smallest members of the family can get hands on! Online booking is now LIVE! Our phone lines are incredibly busy so please bear with us! Skip the queues and book online below!

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 2

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Mariella Bliss

Join our authentic Neapolitan cook and tutor Mariella, to learn how to make fresh pasta and extend your repertoire beyond bolognese sauce! In this fresh pasta workshop, learn how to make fresh egg... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Alex Mackay

Learn to create meat, fish and vegetarian starters to impress at your dinner parties or to enjoy as a lighter meal, then finish with a chocolate, fruit and sponge based dessert. Also learn about... Read More

WI Members: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 27 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(4 other dates available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make a range of soft cheeses using domestic kitchen utensils and cover... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 31 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make clotted cream, plus a range of hard cheeses, including cheddar... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Friday, 31 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 02 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Alex Mackay

Escape the dark of winter with a few days of the Med at Denman. Winter food doesn’t need to be drab and this is a course full of wonderful ways to spice up your winter fare. Dishes that sparkle... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Tuesday, 04 February 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Tuesday, 04 February 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 2

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

Gluten free baking can seem daunting, however this course will highlight how easy it is to create delicious, baked goods including pastry, breads and cakes.

WI Member: £210.00

Non Member: £235.00


Starts: Wednesday, 05 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 06 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Vivien Lloyd

If you are a novice or an experienced preserver keen to develop your skills, join us for an overnight stay and make seasonal Seville orange marmalade and all the year round marmalades with other... Read More

WI Member: £210.00

Non Member: £235.00


Starts: Thursday, 06 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Ends: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 8

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Vivien Lloyd

If you are a novice or an experienced preserver keen to develop your skills, join us for an overnight stay and make seasonal Seville orange marmalade and all the year round marmalades with other... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 09 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Alison Haigh

Learn to make your own pain au chocolate, croissants, brioches and danishes from a true pastry master.

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 10 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Paul Bellchambers

Many of us don’t have the time or inclination to create culinary masterpieces after a long, busy day, however we still want to eat well. Join us to learn how to make some interesting, quick,... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 2

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Ana Dores

Join Ana to create a stunning array of authentic, quick to make and delicious tapas dishes to take home with you to enjoy for dinner with loved ones.

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Dede Liss

Take your bread making to another level by learning the art of sourdoughs and long fermentation dough. Suitable for beginners and experienced bakers.

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Monday, 17 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Peter Lien

This course is a journey through the Americas, with stops in Spanish influenced Argentina, Peru, Mexico and the USA.

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 21 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Linda Hewett

Join Linda to master the basics of baking, from a variety of breads to scones to the perfect Victoria sponge! Also learn how to make a French set jam and some delicious condiments to go with your... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 21 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Alex Mackay

Why eat fish? The answer is manifold. It's delicious, nutritious, protein rich, light, versatile and there is very little waste. Join Alex for this enjoyable course where you will learn some... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 24 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 8

Tutor: Lindy Wildsmith

The Farmhouse kitchen is rich in unique and delicious ways of cooking, preserving and serving meat and poultry for the family table. Confits of duck and game, to serve as simple-to-make, dinner party... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 28 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Tom Fahey

Join us for a new set of recipes for 2020 for this popular course! Are you looking to reduce the amount of sugary foods, pasta and bread in your diet, but unsure how to keep it exciting and tasty?... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 28 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 01 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 2

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

Create a high-end afternoon tea featuring a mixture of traditional and modern styles. Recipes will include: Scones, Battenburg, Macarons, Pannacotta, plus a demonstration and tasting of Raspberry... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Monday, 02 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Peter Lien

At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, the region known as the Middle East has taken its culinary influences from many places and people, including the Moors. Learn about the traditions of... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 04 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 06 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Wakako Guppy

Join Wakako for a culinary journey around Asia where you will be cooking up some famous and lesser known dishes from this region, full of fresh flavours and spices to excite your taste buds and bring... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 09 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Tom Fahey

Discover the processes of fermentation and how it can be used to enhance menu planning and health. This course will cover techniques and recipes to create tasty fermented foods and drinks like... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 5

Tutor: Wakako Guppy

The balance between calorie intake and a happy dietary experience can be tricky when you’re on a calorie-restricted diet, however it won’t be so difficult when you learn about choices of foods... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Friday, 13 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 15 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Alison Haigh

Alison Haigh grew up in an artisan bakery and she will be sharing her experience on this special weekend bread course. You will learn how four simple ingredients can be combined to produce wonderful... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Monday, 16 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Alex Mackay

This March, escape to the Mediterranean with Alex. Spring is a beautiful time of year with early crops of sensational fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your cooking. The food is still light... Read More

WI Members: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 20 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 2

(4 other dates available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make a range of soft cheeses using domestic kitchen utensils and cover... Read More