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Woodfired cooking: Woodfired entertaining

After enjoying a welcome cuppa and pastry with your fellow classmates, your day will be filled with top tips on cooking in a woodfired oven as well as having the opportunity to head out into our kitchen garden to select the seasonal veggies and herbs on the recipes for a selection of delicious dishes.

Learn from our talented chefs to create some delicious show stopping dishes inspired from own very own woodfired restaurant, The Wellhouse.   It’s all about the preparation and lighting of the oven, understanding the behaviours of it and therefore what to cook in which part of the oven and at what time. It’s not all about woodfired pizzas, this class with elevate your repertoire of dishes you can create when back home after you master preparing and cooking stunning scallops and delicious black tiger prawns and more!

No need to be a cooking connoisseur here…the class is relaxed, fun, informative and interactive, suiting all abilities. Sharing an oven  between two (if you come on your own we will pair you with a classmate), we will work together through the preparation and cooking of each dish, then you can enjoy the fruits of your labour, whilst our cleaning wizards do their magic and hey presto - your cooking station ready for the next dish!

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The techniques you’ll learn

  • Lighting and heating the oven
  • Behaviours of different woodfired ovens
  • Optimum temperature for sustainable cooking
  • How different wood impacts taste
  • Creating the perfect dough
  • Hand shaping and moulding
  • Skillet cooking

What you’ll cook

  • Scallops
  • Gremolata using herbs for the kitchen garden
  • Oyster flambadou (demonstration)
  • Skewered black tiger prawns, Asian yuzu, soya, sesame marinade

What you get on the day

  • Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival
  • All ingredients, equipment and fuel for the class
  • Use of a woodfired oven between two participants
  • A head full of knowledge from our experts
  • Class recipes, so you can easily replicate at home
  • Soft drinks throughout the day
  • Season cookery school apron