Private Parties

Menu Options

We tailor menus to take into account likes, dislikes, and dietary restrictions. We always include some challenging techniques so that participants leave feeling they have really achieved something as well as having had a wonderful, relaxed and fun experience.

Our emphasis is on delicious, flavoursome food using excellent ingredients. We use only high quality, sustainable, primarily organic ingredients and organic wine is provided with the meal.


3 course Italian menu

  • Ricotta and lemon ravioli with a browned mint butter sauce
  • Rhug organic grilled lamb steaks with gremolata, garlic smashed potatoes and roasted summer vegetables
  • Olive oil and vin santo cake with fresh berries and whipped cream

3 course Middle Eastern menu

  • Mixed mezze with homemade pitta
  • Fillet of lamb/chicken breast/grilled fish chermoula (group to choose one) with herbed couscous
  • Semolina cake with yoghurt and fresh oranges

2 course Italian menu

  • Polpette with a tomato sauce on homemade tagliatelle with salad
  • Panna cotta

2 course Spanish menu

  • Mixed tapas with rustic rolls
  • Crema catalana

Chocolate masterclass

  • Arrive at Cookery School to homemade Cookery School brownies and a mug of hot chocolate (the real deal!) or a glass of wine and some savoury nibbles if you’d prefer/ depending on the time of day perhaps
  • Start the class with a chocolate tasting – looking at brands across the board, from high street to fine chocolate. You’ll gain a really good understanding of what makes a good chocolate
  • Learn how to temper chocolate properly and do it yourself
  • Make your own ganache under expert guidance
  • Roll your own truffles (white, milk and dark)
  • Make chocolate discs and fruit and nut rochers
  • Take away a box of chocolates made in the session
  • We use beautiful Original Beans chocolate

Afternoon Tea

  • Arrive to Cookery School to a welcome aperitif of Chapel Down fizz with homemade nibbles
  • Organic chicken sausage rolls
  • Mini scotch eggs
  • Homemade bridge rolls filled with egg mayonnaise
  • Devon crab on homemade granary bread
  • Smoked salmon on wholemeal bread
  • Cucumber sandwiches on white loaf
  • Scones with homemade jam and cream
  • Individual caraway seed cake
  • Devonshire cream cake
  • Mini lemon curd tarts
  • A range of teas/coffee as well as Chapel Down fizz will be served with the tea



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