One Day Cookery Course at Rick Stein’s Padstow Seafood School

One day hands-on cookery course at Rick Stein’s famous Padstow Seafood School.


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World renowned and award winning Chef Rick Stein owns a stunning cookery school in Padstow, Cornwall and you are invited to join his high quality chefs for a one day seafood cookery course. Rick Stein has many cookery books and televised cookery series’ under his belt, he’s also cooked for the Queen and Prince Philip, so you can be sure that this course will offer expert tuition from a team of his leading chefs. You’ll be situated in a breath-taking location with views of the harbour and the estuary –a perfect place to learn how to cook seafood.

Your day will be full of demonstrations, hands-on cooking, plenty of food tasting and complimentary water along with fresh coffee and tea. You’ll break for lunch which will be served with wine and enjoyed as you overlook the Camel Estuary and further out to Rock. After your day at the Rick Stein Cookery School you’ll be presented with a folder containing useful hints and tips along with recipes and meal ideas. With a range of themes to choose from, including some classes without fish or seafood, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to which lesson to take. Which ever class you decide on though, you can be sure to receive valued guidance throughout the day from the team of professional chefs, helping you to create mouth-watering dishes.

What happens on the day:

On arrival at the cookery school you will be offered refreshments as you meet the rest of your class, and your chefs for the day. You will be handed Chef’s whites and an apron and will get going with your first activity. The day includes lots of tasting, sampling and demonstrations. You will take part in four practical lessons, taken over the course of the day with a break for a delicious lunch in the afternoon, served with wine. Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day and you will receive a folder with recipes, skills and techniques covered on the course, making it easy for you to recreate the dishes again at home.

Below are a few examples of the courses you may choose from and a full list of courses are available when booking.

Original Fish and Shellfish
For those who’ve never cooked with fish or for seafood enthusiasts alike, this course teaches you the techniques you’ll need to create impressive fish dishes. Using the freshest fish available, the head chefs will show you how to choose good fish and how to make the very best of it in the kitchen. Dishes may include – prawn and squid caldine, bream baked in a salt crust or lobster with ginger, spring onions and soft egg noodles.

Cooking from Far Eastern Odyssey
Southeast Asian cooking is a glorious assault on the senses and it seems so healthy. This course demonstrates the combinations of hot, sour, salty and sweet, the occasional bitter notes and enthusiasm for colour and texture. Quite simply, it is food of considerable sophistication, delivered in seconds. Dishes may include – fresh spring rolls, clams with beer, black beans and ginger, or Sri Lankan crab omelette with curried coconut gravy.

Desserts with Stuart Pate.
The executive pastry chef, Stuart Pate is one of the best in the country and this course focuses on creating some of Rick Stein’s favourite desserts. From cinnamon churros to the technically challenging toasted almond and lemon meringues, this day will be a treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Dishes may include – hazelnut and chocolate dacquoise, baked cheesecake, or real hot chocolate with cinnamon churros.

What’s Included:

  • Use of chefs’ whites and aprons during day
  • Fresh coffee and tea
  • Still and sparkling water
  • Wine served with lunch
  • Folder pack to take home with recipes
  • Five cookery demonstrations with tasters throughout the day
  • Four practical cookery sessions throughout the day
  • Lunch with view over the Camel Estuary to Rock
  • Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card

Need to Know – Essential Info:

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Please note that this experience is taught and run by experienced Chefs who have all been trained at the Rick Stein Cookery School. Rick Stein will not be present during the experience.
  • There is no guarantee of an allergy-free environment.


The experience runs throughout the year on selected days. The courses run from 09.00 to 16.00 and you are asked to arrive at 08.45 for registration. Allow approximately 7 hours 30 minutes for the whole experience. Please note this offer is featured by Virgin Experience Days.

About Rick Stein’s Padstow Seafood School:

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Padstow Seafood School, Riverside, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BY


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