Skip to content Skip to menu

Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Learners may wish to attend other cookery courses offered by the college - please browse the website.

What will I be learning?

This course is ideal for a beginner or intermediate cook. The course is a great way to inspire learners to try new ideas for the whole family or for someone simply wishing to eat healthier and learn to do this in a fun environment. You will be taught how to make divine foods that are low in calories and full of flavour.

The dishes will be easy to prepare and the chef lecturer will show you knife skills and how to prepare food correctly.

A sample menu will consist of:

Starter - Country Minestrone Soup; Winter Pasta or Noodle Mason Jar Salad
Main - Classic Cumberland Pie with Mince Beef; Lighter Mushroom Fragrant Herb Risotto with Parmesan Crisp
Treat - Dark Chocolate Apricots

Why is this course for me?

This course will give you to the confidence to prepare dishes which are lighter and healthier to start you off in the right direction for the New Year. The course is essentially a practical class with hands on learning. There will be some group and individual instruction with demonstrations.

How will my learning be enhanced?

Workshops take place in a large kitchen classroom. Recipes will be included for the day so you can go away and make healthy, nutritious meals at home.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

The tutor has over 20 years teaching experience, is a specialist artisan patisserie lecturer, and has taught a variety of cookery courses for Eastleigh College over a number of years.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. This course is ideal for anyone who would like to kick start the new year and achieve a healthier you!

Is there anything else I need to know?

Learners will provided with an ingredients list approximately 7-10 days before the start of the first class.

Learners will be responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course. Ingredients need to be purchased in advance of the lesson from the list provided.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code


Course Options

Click an option below to see more details and to apply.

16/1/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

Session code





09:30 – 13:30





24+: £49.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C509Y Eastleigh College 16/1/2021 Sat 09:30 – 13:30 1 £49.00 £49.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.