Cookery courses

We are currently in the process of extending and refurbishing the cottage kitchen. Full day cookery courses will resume soon. Please sign up for the Kather’s Kitchen newsletter if you would like to be sent the new course dates as soon as they’re available.

cooking school, cookery courses, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Small group sizes, high levels of focused tuition and carefully collated and well-balanced course menus ensure that our guests get the very most out of their day here. Kather’s beautifully equipped cottage kitchen provides a lovely, friendly and relaxed setting for our courses. 

Kather's Kitchen, cookery courses, Monmouthshire, South Wales

What’s included?

All the cookery courses include…

  • a full day’s cooking tuition (10.30am to 4.00pm) from Katherine Marland
  • tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea
  • a Kather’s Kitchen recipe pack with the recipes from the day plus others to try at home
  • samples of your creations to take home

A beautiful venue in an easily accessible location

Kather’s Kitchen is based between Chepstow and Monmouth, just 10 minutes from the Old Severn Crossing into Wales.  We’re only 40 minutes from Cardiff and 30 minutes from the centre of Bristol, nestled in an idyllic location above the Wye Valley, near Tintern.

Kather's Kitchen, Monmoutshire cottage cookery

The ingredients

We are lucky to be surrounded by some truly superlative food producers here in Monmouthshire and good ingredients lie at the heart of everything we do. We also like to keep a close eye on the seasons, selecting the very best ingredients for the particular time of year.

Guest comments

“What a day! What an experience! I loved it all and so much to learn and enjoy that I can’t list it all. Just to say, “you don’t half put on a great show” with expertise, ease and aplomb. Lovely people to meet and work with on the course and absolutely delicious things to cook and take home. Thank you. Your organisation and pre-preparation is amazing and makes the whole day run as smooth as your wonderful caramel.”

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the course on Friday.  I thought the menu and pace of the day was spot-on. All the dishes were simple to prepare and delicious – the puddings went down very well in my house! Always a good sign! I will definitely be booking another of your days in the future.  Also, many thanks for your kindness and encouragement throughout the day.”

“Just a note to thank you so much for yesterday’s course.  I so much enjoyed it.  You are a brilliant teacher, and I was amazed how much we were able to do during the day.  I have never been on a cookery course before and learned so much in terms of techniques, equipment, and creativity.  Many thanks for your inspiration. And the recipes were superb.  My husband much enjoyed tasting them!”

“I wanted to thank you for providing us with such a brilliant day yesterday! I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to using the recipes!! Please keep me informed of future courses as I would love to come again.”

“I just wanted to write and thank you for the fun and informative cooking day on Friday.  I really enjoyed the relaxed way you taught us how to make everyday ingredients into something special.  I am certainly going to be making all the dishes again which hopefully as well as impressing my friends and family means with some easy pre-planning, I won’t be wearing myself out in the kitchen!  Thanks again to Helen too for all her constant washing up which of course made the day even more of a treat.  All in all a really wonderful course – so thank you.”

“Thank you so much for a really special day. I’ve done quite a few cooking courses and I have to say I learnt more with you yesterday than all the others put together. The ginger peeling tip alone will save me hours!!!”

“Just to say how much I enjoyed your cookery course today and my family loved trying out the dishes! It was a great day. Thank you!”

“Brilliant day. Very well planned and executed. Learnt a lot. Ate a lot! Highly recommended!”

“Thank you for the fantastic course yesterday. What a lovely setting and thank you for welcoming us into your home for a day of delicious food, lots of laughs and excellent tuition. A lovely combination of recipes and we can’t wait to try them all again. Please pass our thanks on to Helene too.”