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, 21 November 2019 at 9:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Vivien Lloyd

Get ahead of the festive season and join us to make a range of preserves to eat, share and gift in time for Christmas, ready to liven up and make a great talking point of any cheese board or... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Valentina Harris

There are so many delicious treats that are made in Italy at Christmas time. In this class we will learn about the classic dish of Tortellini in Brodo, tiny pasta pockets filled with different meats... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 8

Tutor: Lindy Wildsmith

If you are into jam making and preserving, why not try your hand at our winter themed preserving course featuring pumpkin and orange marmalade, ginger and lemon curd, spiced root vegetable chutney,... Read More

WI Members: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 02 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

There’s no gift as special as something homemade so join us for a cookery class that will not only get you in the festive spirit but will also help you reduce your Christmas shopping!

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 06 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 3

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Jill Arthur

Join Jill on a Festive baking masterclass as she incorporates seasonal ingredients and spices into some of your favourite or soon to be favourite Christmas themed bakes and treats. Covering an array... Read More

WI Members: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 09 December 2019 at 2:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

There’s no gift as special as something homemade so join us for a cookery class that will not only get you in the festive spirit but will also help you reduce your Christmas shopping!

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Paul Bellchambers

Take the stress out of Christmas by coming along to the cookery school to prepare many of the components for your Christmas dinner and over the festive period, including stuffing, gravy and side... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Memeber: £170.00


Starts: Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

Master the art of chocolate making with this fun day school where you will make both capped and dipped chocolates with festive fillings.

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Tuesday, 07 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Tuesday, 07 January 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 8

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

It's Veganuary! Are you or a family member vegan and you want to be able to create delicious desserts and baked goods but it all seems a bit daunting? Join Kelly for a vegan masterclass, cooking up a... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Thursday, 09 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 09 January 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 5

Tutor: Paul Bellchambers

Chicken can be expensive to buy, however buying a whole chicken and jointing it can be a much more cost effective and diverse way to enjoy cooking with and eating. Learn to break down a whole chicken... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Saturday, 11 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Saturday, 11 January 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 7

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 Feta and a Camembert using domestic kitchen utensils. It is not... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Tom Fahey

Join us for a day of cooking with local, seasonal produce. You will create your own 2 course lunch followed by an afternoon exploring further dishes to take home for dinner. Be inspired to cook using... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 17 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Vivien Lloyd

As many preserves can be made throughout the year. Join us to make a range of recipes to keep, eat and share, using the traditional methods championed by the WI. This course is practical with some... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 17 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 19 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

Join Kelly for a cake baking and decorating course using traditional and contemporary techniques to create two modern masterpieces, including an American chocolate fudge cake covered in a seamless... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Monday, 20 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 4

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Peter Lien

If you loved Peter's first Moorish and Middle Eastern course, join him for further recipes, featuring a brand new selection of dishes from the region. The group will prepare a new range of mezze... Read More

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

(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 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: 2

(2 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: 11

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: 3

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: 1

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: 5

(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: 5

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.