Martin Wishart trained under some of most highly regarded chefs - Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Charlie Trotter – and now passes on his knowledge via his cookery school and outreach programmes in schools.
This hands-on experience will give you an insight into how a chef of Martin Wishart’s talent produces simple but brilliant recipes that have graced the tables of his restaurant.
At the end of the class you will have learned both a series of new techniques and how to cook 3 fabulous dishes that will impress your guests. You will also be able to eat the fabulous food you have created.
Cooking requirements: you need to be a confident cook and understand the basics of cooking. This course is not aimed at people who are looking for an introductory cooking class.
On arrival you will be given coffee and pastries and a brief introduction to the day. All the ingredients and materials will be laid out at your workstation and you will the spend the next few hours following Martin in the creation of a series of his brilliant dishes. The dishes selected will be appropriate to the season and Martin’s latest creations.
The timings for the course are as follows:
09.30 Welcome and plan for the day
9.45 - 12.00 Cooking class with Martin Wishart
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch at Martin Wishart’s Cookery school
Martin Wishart is probably the greatest chef in Scotland. He has two Michelin starred restaurants, a highly acclaimed Bistro, The Honours, and in 2012 became the first chef ever to receive an honorary degree from Edinburgh University.
Wishart’s food takes well-loved British ingredients and ushers them into forward-thinking dishes that retain a degree of comforting familiarity. Pickling, smoking, roasting and braising are essential to his menus. The North Sea provides Wishart with cherished ingredients, such as shellfish, monkfish and salmon, but he is equally expert with land-based quarry such as mallard and venison: his dishes truly reflect the rich variety and quality of Scottish larder.
The course will take place at Martin Wishart’s Cookery School - 14 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, EH6 5JD
Maximum number of students: 8 places, on a first-come basis.
This course is being run in conjunction with Great British Chefs, a digital business championing the best chefs across Britain. Founded in 2010 Great British Chefs has a following of over 65,000 on Facebook and over 30,000 on Google+. With over 60 award winning chefs, hundreds of their recipes and how to videos, their site and apps represents the go to place for people who want to cook interesting recipes, and discover the best chefs in Britain and their restaurants.
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