Firstly we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all our customers who have been so understanding about date changes and uncertainty. Our number one priority has been to honour existing bookings, we will not let customers who have paid down.
Thank you also to all the customers who have continued to support us by buying products online and through Oinkers Farm Shop. We were absolutely blown away by the support on our open day.
We Are Back...Again!
As Boris has stated that the unlocking of lockdown is on track for May, we now feel safe to promote scheduled courses this summer. It is a skeleton programme in order to honour existing bookings and avoid a backlog of owed courses. Dates and availability can be found here.
- Wild Food Foraging & Cookery
- Fish & Shellfish Cookery
- Can Cook Will Cook (Basic Skills Course)
- Introduction to Fermented Food & Drinks
-Christmas Pudding Workshop
If there are any courses that you have been waiting for and are fully booked, please drop us an email and we will let you know as soon as these are rescheduled.
As trialled in the Autumn, the school has been reorganised to allow social distancing on workstations. We can accommodate 6 bubbles of up to 2 people, with plenty of space to move around. Guests are asked to bring their own masks to wear when they feel appropriate.
Historically, all courses ended with a sit down "family meal" giving everyone the opportunity to taste, share and discuss the dishes they have made. Since the last reopening we have removed the "sit down" element and found that guests were still able to enjoy and discuss their dishes. We have two large tables and plenty of standing room. We are really relieved to say that this has not detracted from the courses in any way.
We have always prided ourselves on extreme cleanliness, so no changes needed there. Workstations have always been cleaned with kitchen sanitiser before and after all courses. The sanitiser will also now be available for all guests to use during courses.
Hand Washing Facilities
We have always had a dedicated hand washing sink with anti bacterial soap. We will continue to actively encourage all guests to wash their hands on arrival and regularly throughout the day.
We have recently added hand sanitiser dispensers by the door to the toilets and by the main entrance as added security. Guests are asked to use these as they enter the Cookery School.
(Wild Flower Pasta)
We used to share facilities with Drakes Farm Cafe. However, moving forward one toilet will be dedicated for sole use by Ground Up Cookery School guests. This will be deep cleaned before and after every course. There will also be sanitising spray available to for guests' use.
If any of our team develop Covid 19 symptoms the Cookery School will be closed with immediate effect. Bookings will be rescheduled or refunded.
If guests develop symptoms it is imperative that you do not attend any courses. Therefore, we are temporarily altering our cancellation process. You may cancel up to 24 hours prior to the event IF you are displaying symptoms or are in isolation having come into contact with a Covid 19 patient. We ask that you are honest in your reasons for cancellation. As a small family business we have taken a huge hit since March 2020 and implore you to respect this. However, we cannot risk introducing symptoms to our guests, our team or our families. You will be able to reschedule your booking for any course with availability within 6 months.
(Krauts & Ferments)
So, third time lucky lets get this school open and have some fun!!