In the kitchen
Never has the prospect of going back to school been so enticing...
These days, the idea of going back to school (even though – for most of us, at least – it may no longer be a compulsory activity) can be a daunting prospect. As for going to a cookery school – okay, so many classes say they’re perfect for beginners and hosted in a ‘casual’ environment, but we still can’t help wondering if we’ll be forced to wear a dunce’s hat if we’ve never used a paring knife before or become au fait with the concept of mis en place. But now is the time to throw all those misconceived preconceptions into the food recycling bin – we’re going In The Kitchen with Peter Testo… and we’re going to have a great time.
This globetrotting Bath-born superchef opened his gorgeous little In the Kitchen cookery school (based above the Tasting Rooms, 6 Green Street) earlier this year… and he’s already receiving glowing testimonials from class participants. “I started my cookery classes because I wanted to share everything I learnt whilst travelling,” says Peter – and, given his extensive excursion experiences, he has a lot to share.
Peter began his cheffing career over a decade ago, beginning his training at acclaimed Bath gastropub the King William (and the pub’s sister operations the Garrick’s Head/Oakhill Inn) in a sous chef position. He then went on to work across Europe, undertook a mighty trek to New Zealand and skipped back to the UK to enjoy a stint at The Hut on the Isle of White before heading back to Bath to take up the role of head chef at the Tasting Room. Phew!
Classes currently trending on the ITK ‘book today’ list include Seasonal Vegetarian, 30-minute Meals, Seasonal 3-course, Nose-to-Tail, Pastry and Pies and Tasty Tapas options. Classes (for a maximum of 8 people) cost between £65-85pp, to include all equipment, tea and coffee, lunch with wine and recipes (and leftovers, if there are any!) to take away. Individual and group bookings are accepted, and all classes can be adapted to dietary requirements. Peter also works as a private chef for all manner of special occasions too, resulting in a very captivating kitchen indeed. Never has the prospect of going back to school been so enticing…
- Free wifi available ,
- Gluten free options