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THE RAYMOND BLANC SCHOOL Weekday Half-day Cookery Course by Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, A Belmond Hotel

Church Road South Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom

(36 reviews)


Learn from the best and enhance your culinary skills with The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. As the UK's leading cookery school, it's the only institution of its kind to share the site of a Michelin two-starred restaurant, the iconic Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, A Belmond Hotel. Located in idyllic Oxfordshire, discover first-hand how to create culinary masterpieces at one of the world's top gastronomic destinations.

"Here is everything any serious cook could ever want and a bunch of other stuff they never knew they needed"
-Jay Rayner, The Guardian


  • Half-day cooking course for one person at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

  • Learn through informative demonstrations from Head Tutor Mark Peregrine and his team

  • Courses to choose from include 'Sweet & Savoury Souffles', 'The Magic of Macaron, 'Let's Cook!' and more

  • Join a class at a time which suits you: morning or afternoon

  • Optional: For a supplement, upgrade to a weekend half-day course

Number of guests


30-Day Refunds, Unlimited Exchanges

Instant E-Certificate Delivery

1 Year Validity


Head tutor Mark Peregrine, who was Blanc's very first apprentice, brings over 30 years of experience to his classes. His and Blanc's philosophy is to ensure all guests learn “in a fun and interesting way.” The school's half-day courses are primarily observational, allowing guests to cast a keen eye over Mark Peregrine's in-depth and highly informative demonstrations. The invaluable techniques learned will then be put into practice in a short hands-on practical, creating one dish under instruction.

For a supplement, upgrades are available for the school's full-day courses. The full-day course is more dedicated to hands-on tuition, allowing guests to develop their culinary skills and food knowledge and learn new techniques in an interactive environment. Guests for the full-day course also enjoy an informal lunch, morning and afternoon teas and have the added pleasure of taking home a souvenir chefs jacket as a memento of their day.

Choose your preferred course from a range of options. Favourites for the half-day course include: ‘Let’s Cook!’, which provides an inspired lesson in creating a seasonal three-course dinner, and ‘Canapés’, which gets creative with dinner party staples. Favourites for the full-day course include: 'Patisserie & Desserts', which tackles the devilish soufflé, chocolate Marquise, ice cream and sorbet, and 'Tastes & Textures From Afar', teaching participants of the ingredients and techniques used in Japanese, Indian and Thai cooking.

More About Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, a restaurant and hotel situated in the Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, is renowned as one of the UK's leading gastronomic destinations. The restaurant, run by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc, opened in 1984, was awarded two Michelin stars in its first year, and has held onto these every year since.

The hotel restaurant has received a plethora of accolades throughout the years and in the restaurant's recent history it has been awarded ‘Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2014’ and named Square Meal's ‘Best UK Restaurant of 2013’.

An established household name and one of the most respected chefs in the UK, Raymond Blanc has graced our television screens with shows such as "Kew on a Plate", "How to Cook Well" and "Kitchen Secrets."

In 1991, the celebrity chef opened The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. Uniquely, it is the only cookery school in the world situated on the same site as a Michelin two-star restaurant. The school welcomes enthusiastic novices and professional cooks alike.


This experience is avilable on selected weekdays throughout the month:

  • Morning courses run from 9.30am to 12.30pm (9.15am check-in)
  • Afternoon courses run from 2pm to 5pm (1.45pm check-in)

Other useful details:

Each booking will be held in small groups of up to 8 people.

At least 14 days’ notice is required for any cancellations.

All bookings are subject to availability. Booking may be required up to 8 weeks in advance for popular courses.

Weekend courses require an upgrade, please contact your Truly concierge.

Classes are taught in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. Note that this is separate to Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, A Belmond Hotel' restaurant kitchens.

Please note that half-day courses are mostly demonstrations with only one practical dish and all other dishes are to watch and learn. If you are looking to learn more hands-on cooking, we would suggest booking a full day course as in that there are around 2-3 practical dishes.

All guests are offered tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival in the lounge at the time of their arrival which is 15mins prior to their course start time.


Wonderful venue and food

Loved the venue, and the food was wonderful but we only spent approx 10 mins actually cooking during a half day cookery class - most of the time the chef was doing the cooking and talking through the ...

Natalie - 23rd Dec, 2023

Well organised experience, recipes were lovely and given lots of tips for cooking at home in the future. It would have been nice if there was more of a practical element, we had 10 mins of cooking, an...

Ashleigh - 23rd Feb, 2023

5 stars for Raymond Blanc Cookery School

We had a really great time at the Cookery School yesterday. We were welcomed on arrival with tea and biscuits in the lounge and then went for a walk round the gardens. Mark in the Cookery School was p...

Natasha - 13th Feb, 2023


Church Road South Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom

This experience is available on selected weekdays: Morning courses run from 9.00am to 12.30pm (8.45am check-in) Afternoon courses run from 2pm to 5pm (1.45pm check-in)


1. Once you have checked out, you will receive an e-certificate with a unique redemption code.

2. Use this code to request your booking with the desired date and time

3. Sit back and let us handle the rest. Arrive to your experience knowing we have arranged everything.


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