Cook & Bake Days
My aim is to share my love and knowledge of cooking and baking with you to inspire you when cooking and baking in your own home-kitchen and provide you with plenty of new recipes. I hope then that when you are entertaining it will be less of a task and more of a pleasure; armed with lots of new ideas to wow your dinner guests and enthuse family meals.
I can accommodate 8 people at the demos and although the days are not hands-on I encourage input; whether it be stirring a sauce or grating the garlic!
I plan to host both morning and evening seasonal demos during which I will demonstrate short cuts, essential cooking techniques and organisational skills to make the preparation of entertaining simpler. I advocate using local seasonal produce and suppliers wherever possible.
For a morning demo you will arrive at 9.30am for coffee and cake or biscuits and I will start the mornings demonstration by 10am. I will run through the recipes for a 3- course meal with numerous options for each course; which you will then enjoy for lunch. You will eat your meal together around the kitchen table, accompanied by a glass of wine. I aim to finish lunch by 2-2.30pm.
For an evening demo you will arrive at 6pm and I will go straight into the demo and serve refreshments whilst you watch. You will eat your meal together around the kitchen table and I aim to finish by 10pm.
You will go home with a recipe pack ready to re-create the dishes at home.
Then and now.....
In November 2018 Sarah and a friend opened the doors to their first demonstrations at The Leen farmhouse covering Christmas Entertaining over 3 weeks leading up to the festivities. With wonderful feedback following the demonstrations we decided, alongside my own cooking enterprise, we would offer seasonal demonstrations starting in 2019. Due to a relocation, Sarah now runs the demo days solo!
Sarah Norman - Your host for the demonstrations at The Leen has run The Border County Cook catering business for 18 years, having trained at The Grange Cookery School in Somerset. A short course which enthused Sarah's love for food. She ran a successful business catering for Shoots, Canape Parties and travelling on holiday with clients as their Cook. After moving to Herefordshire in 2004 the business took a back seat whilst her family grew by 3. Now catering locally at The Colloquy holiday property and for Dinner Parties.