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Competition: Win a Cookery Course for two at Lucknam Park Cookery School

4th Dec 2013

Chef KeshIf you are someone that likes to get your hands dirty in the kitchen then the new state of the art cookery school at Lucknam Park Hotel in Chippenham, Wiltshire will provide a playground of opportunity to test your culinary ambitions. Housed in a small house on the magnificent Lucknam Estate, the school offers a unique opportunity for anyone who enjoys cooking to perfect their skills and master new techniques through a variety of innovative courses led by Chef Hrishikesh Desai with the guidance of Lucknam Park’s Michelin starred Executive Chef Hywel Jones.

We went along earlier in the year and had the most amazing time – read all about our day learning how to cook ‘Street Food of India’ here.

Now Chef Kesh is offering a lucky Design Restaurants member and their guest the chance to win a Cookery Course of their choice from the course calendar worth £350 (subject to availability).

Here are just a few of the 24 courses they currently run to tempt you!

Michelin Star Cooking at Home

cookery school backs lucknam

This course will introduce you to the history of Michelin, the Michelin Guide and the meaning of Michelin stars. You will then, using locally sourced ingredients (where possible) create a gourmet meal. The course will emphasise the importance of each element of the dish, its ingredients and accompaniments and the techniques in achieving the fullest flavour and overall balance. You will be shown the different techniques used to create a dish in a Michelin starred kitchen and how to present it professionally. Finally taste your courses with carefully selected wines and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and share tips! This course will elevate your cooking from great to exceptional.

Sweet and Savoury Pastry

Cookery School Pastry Course-19

An introduction to the various techniques that are required to create the perfect pastry. You will be guided through the recipes and methods to create such classics as, choux buns filled with flavoured creams, macaroons, sweet pastry tarts, cakes and biscuits. This course will also introduce you to mousses, soufflés, meringues, ice-cream and sorbets. This is the perfect way to enhance your understanding and techniques, allowing you to create your very own perfect pastry.

Spice Routes of India

Lucknam Park Cookery Course Curry

Indiain cuisine is no stranger to the British palate and Britain is home to many excellent Indian chefs who have been awarded Michelin star status for their restaurants. This course aims to teach you the regional cuisine of India, a spice journey which will transport you to different regions and their respective cuisines some remote and little known. Each course will commence with learning the ‘basics in the Indian kitchen’ and building an understanding of spices and herbs.


Each one day course is £175 per person inclusive of: all ingredients, lunch, course folder, Lucknam Park Cookery School bag and use of apron and chef jacket through out the day. Why not buy one as a great imaginative Christmas present for the gourmet in your life?

To enter the competition simply email your name, membership number and address details with the subject heading ‘LUCKNAM PARK COOKERY COMPETITION’ to claire@designrestaurants.com by 5pm on Friday 6th December 2013 and the winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries.

For further information go to http://www.lucknampark.co.uk/cookeryschool/ or call 01225 742777.


Not a member of Design Restaurants? Try our membership for 12 months for just £90. Go to www.designrestaurants.com to find out how to join. You can use your card to dine at Lucknam Park and receive fantastic benefits.

Terms and Conditions of Competition entry:
  • The prize is a Cookery Course for two people at Lucknam Park Hotel, chosen from available courses. Any extras (outside of the above) must be paid for by the winner on the day.
  • The competition closes on Friday 6th December at 5pm. No entries submitted after this time will be accepted.
  • The prize is subject to availability.
  • The prize must be taken by 31st December 2014.
  • To enter, the participant must email claire@designrestaurants.com using the subject heading ‘Lucknam Park Cookery Competition’ and include their membership number and address details.
  • No cash equivalent will be offered and the prize is not transferable.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from correct entries by designrestaurants.com. The judge’s decision is final and no negotiation will be entered into.
  • Entrants must be over 18 years old.
  • The competition is open to UK and ROI residents only
  • The competition is not open to employees of Lucknam Park Hotel or of Designrestaurants.com.
  • Offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Internet access required.
  • No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted.
  • No incomplete, or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.
  • The winner will be contacted via email within 72 hours of the competition closing.
  • Promoter and data controller, Design Restaurants, Spinnaker House, 48 High Street, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5AW (please do not send entries to this address).

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