The Augill Academy
Fun and useful things you didn't learn at school...
On the back of the success of our Little Augill Cooks children's cookery school and fifteen years running the castle comes a new idea: All the things we've learnt and would like to share.
The perfect Christmas present:
Gift vouchers for the full value of an augill Academy course or in denominations of £50 can be purchased and are valid for two years.
Who will teach you:
With more than twenty five years in hospitality and journalism, Simon has a wealth of experience in the kitchen as well as at the keyboard. He is an accomplished cook, having run food & beverage departments in some of the world's top hotels as well as his own restaurant in Mayfair. Simon has written extensively about all aspects of his career, blogs and knows more than is decent about the inner workings of the internet as well as how to mix the perfect Dry Martini.
Wendy has had a similar career in hospitality and human resources. She too is an accomplished cook, being the inspiration and driving force behind the success of our Little Augill Cooks cookery school. She is also an experienced floral designer, trained at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers and has worked with some of the country's top floral artists. Wendy also has a natural affinity for customer service and knows how to put together the perfect party.
Wendy & Simon draw on their extensive contacts to bring in the best expertise to deliver specialist courses: Award winning chefs from Cumbria a further afield, accliamed floral artists, local craftspeople, leaders in business, hospitality management and internet gurus.
Here's what's on offer from January 2013:
Our children's & family cookery courses
Augill Little Cooks - regular cookery classes for kids. Real food in a real kitchen, in a castle!
Family cookery days - a extension of our Little Cooks giving families time and space to cook and eat together
Fifteen courses for an inspirational start to 2013, our fifteenth year at Augill Castle:
One for the pot - game, slow cooked and de-mystified
Karma Souptra - soups made sexy
Fifty shades of Grayling - saucy ways with fish
Dinner for two - the ultimate in romance, cooking together
Queen of Hearts - afternoon tea made modern
The art of cocktails - not cooking, more shaking, less stirring!
Floral design courses
Burns Night flowers - table centres for a winter celebration
Valentine's hearts - putting some soul into Valentine's Day
Mother's Day hand-tied - wow your mum with something a bit more special than a bunch of daffs
Connect with your own Eden - making the most of what's in your own garden at any time of year
Other skills courses
Rattan & Rush - restoring cane and rush furniture
Untangling the interweb - spiders, bots and other mysteries of the internet explained
The power of PR - how to harness the media on a budget
Serving the Great British public - customer service skills for small businesses
Creating an experience - planning your party and how to make it extra special