Cooking with enjoyment

Rita Meade's Cookery School

"Serve fresh young food and mature drink" is an old Irish proverb that is reflected in our cookery courses:

Cookery School:
Knead, fold, marinade and nibble!

Learn a skill that will last a lifetime in relaxed cookery lessons at Berry Lodge. Course can be with or without B&B accommodation. Read more about our short courses on the next page

The main recipe will have you using local seafood and sea grasses, mint and sorrel, duck and lamb, flour, buttermilk and cheeses, and a dash of Guinness, Mist and Mead to enhance the flavours. We deliberately keep our numbers to ten and under so that you our guests will gain maximum benefit from the tuition in the relaxed traditional homely atmosphere of Berry Lodge. Courses are designed to suit all levels. The only criteria is a love of learning and a desire to get some cookery knowledge.
Cost: from 90 Euro - see individual course outline
This exciting programme will begin with a welcoming dinner where you will be introduced to your host and teacher Rita.

  • Arrive 10.30am to 11.00am for days cookery
  • Welcoming Coffee and outline of day
  • Recipe folders supplied
  • Demonstration 11am to 12.30pm followed by break
  • ”Hands on” cookery 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Serving, analysis and photographs
  • Lunch

  • B&B accommodation available.

What guests think about our cookery classes...

Berry Lodge on Tripadvisor"A warm welcome awaited us from Rita and Marguerite, who provided us with tea home made scones and chocolate biscuit cake. We spent the next 3 hours preparing & cooking dishes with Rita's guidance & direction ( & recipes ) in her cosy kitchen.We preapred breads, a starter, soup, main course veg & dessert. Rita was very knowlegable and helpful throughout. We then sat down to a wonderful dinner in good company, a great evening was had by all. " BrendaLee, Ireland, on tripadvisor

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