Master Classes

Get set this year for some truly inspiring masterclasses

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We will be putting you in the safe hands of past BBC Masterchef contestant Ann Hood who heads up Ann's Smart School of Cookery and you are sure to go away feeling like you have achieved great things!

Our live cooking experience gives you the chance to cook alongside a leading edge chef and discover how you can take taste further. These hands-on sessions let you try out new recipes, pick up hints, tips and techniques and test out your skills on the latest Fisher & Paykel hobs and ovens.

Eat what you make or take home and enjoy.

Classes cost just £10.00 per adult and last for one hour

It is advisable to pre-book the class of your choice as we anticipate the classes will be fully booked before the festival weekend.

You will also need to purchase a festival entry ticket to gain access to the masterclasses.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July

11.30am - 12.30pm

Indian Tapas Masterclass      

Aloo Ghobi

Tarka Dahl

Saag Paneer

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Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Cheese and Artisan Bread Making Masterclass  

Soft Cheese with Chives & Garlic


Jumbo Dough Sticks from Cheese Whey

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Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July

3.30pm - 4.30pm

French Macarons Masterclass

Stunning authentic French Fancies with a Chantilly cream filling

and rolled lightly in colourful coconut finishes

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Your Cookery Masterclass Chef - Ann Hood

Ann Hood, past BBC's Masterchef contestant started the cookery school as a hobby from her home in Danbury in 2007, being a passionate cook, then moved to the Essex premises after just 6 very successful months, and has now become the most enjoyable full time job.

Ann's crew host 5 day trips to Bordeaux, Thailand, Sicily and Tuscany each year for a real touch of international cuisine and private chef services have included cooking regulalry on-board super yachts for Arabic Royalty and team building for Blue chip organisations.

With over 20k regular clients going into the 10th year, Ann is proving to be a top hit for showing how to cook some fabulous dishes for everyone to enjoy.

To find out more about The Smart School of cookery, visit