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The Smart School of Cookery

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Address: Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
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+44 1245 227527

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Indian Tapas

This was the first time (and won't be the last!) that me and my daughter have been to one of Anns' classes and we enjoyed every delicious minute of it. The atmosphere was relaxed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lorraine J
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first time (and won't be the last!) that me and my daughter have been to one of Anns' classes and we enjoyed every delicious minute of it. The atmosphere was relaxed and Ann is so pleasant and knowledgeable. We were all asked if we'd like to participate throughout the class so it was a very hands on... More 

Thank Lorraine J
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another excellent class by Ann Hood really enjoyed by my wife and I .ann is like a walking encyclopedia !

Thank Ray D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the cheese making after being given as a gift for mother's day. We started out by observing the making of the first cheese and then made other cheeses with guidance and class participation. We proceeded to make various artisan bread using the whey discarded from the cheese process, both of which were delicious. We were shown how the make... More 

Thank gill6562017
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely appalled at attitude of this Cookery School - Being told you can't participate in two hour Indian Tapas course on arrival because of a visual impairment, even though it was mentioned in application form and even though took own support - can watch though!!! Discriminatory and vastly out of touch ... save your money and choose somewhere with a... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a most enjoyable afternoon with my husband learning to make cheese. Found Ann to be very knowledgeable, helpful, professional. Teaching skills were excellent of which we both learnt a lot.

Thank Kay G
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267 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to many courses here and they are always informative and fun.Ann has lots of useful info.to pass on.It is possible to buy some equipment and ingredients too ,which she has invented.

Thank snellbydate
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a brilliant experience at the Artisan Bread making course. We managed to make nearly 10 different types of bread, both savoury and sweet, which all tasted delicious. We even learnt how to make butter and some dipping sauces to accompany the breads. Ann made it all seem so easy and there was a really nice relaxed atmosphere, which made... More 

Thank Gemma T
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just spent an excellent 2 hours with Ann on a patisserie course. Really enjoyable. Ann is so knowledgeable and approachable and passed on lots of tips. Got everyone involved. Will definitely be back to learn more.

Thank Julie B
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

A very enjoyable, educational afternoon. We learnt how to cook variety of interesting scummy foods with Ann giving handy tips throughout the session. Highly recommended !!! Will be back for other courses very soon

Thank TraceyBlades
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Just spent a fab 2 1/2 hours on a sausage making course with the awesome Ann. Very professional, informative & fun. Highly recommend!!

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