Discover how to cook Rick’s recipes at our cookery school in Padstow.

All the dishes featured are from Rick’s travels around the world including courses from Secret France, Indian Seafood, Far Eastern, Mexican and of course fish and shellfish to name a few. But it’s not just about seafood, we do lots of other interesting day courses, one dish workshops, tasting evenings, children’s cookery and a rather fun ‘Cook your own dinner party’ evening. We also offer private coures events and dinner parties for special celebrations.

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One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE April

A meal in India is not a series of courses like in the West – the emphasis is much more on the main course, which will contain at least three dishes, the satisfying subtlety is in the balance between these, the way one dish complements another. On this course you will learn how to balance the flavours…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE April

Our one dish evening workshops are the perfect way to spend an evening in Padstow. Watch our chefs demonstrate how to cook one of Rick’s favourite dishes and then develop your own cookery skills and techniques whilst you recreate the dish. You’ll then get to enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE April

On this one day course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School you’ll be using the freshest seafood and classic flavours to discover some of Rick’s favourite dishes. For our one day fish and shellfish courses, we develop four menu variations to allow people to try their hand at different dishes and techniques. If you want to…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

On this one day course you’ll be using the freshest seafood and classic flavours to discover some of Rick’s favourite dishes. For our one day Fish & Shellfish courses, we develop four menu variations to allow people to try their hand at different dishes and techniques. If you want to book this course using a gift…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Our half day courses are the perfect taster for our cookery school and include three chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking for two dishes. You’ll get to enjoy everything you cook, whilst enjoying our fantastic view over the estuary. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Meat, Shellfish, Vegetarian

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

This half day celebration of recipes from Rick’s book, The Road to Mexico, includes how to make prawn empanadas, corn tortillas and the best chicken noodle soup you’ve ever eaten. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on 01841 532700.

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

This cookery course is a celebration of Rick’s latest book and BBC series, where he explores hidden parts of France’s culinary landscape, from Dieppe down to Cassis. With Head Chef Lecturer Nick and our team, you’ll discover how to cook five of Rick’s favourite dishes from the trip – including poached lobster risotto, chicken fricassée…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Baking, Fish, Meat, Shellfish, Vegetarian

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

This course is all about achieving the perfectly balanced, robust flavours that are so crucial in good Italian dishes. Focusing on both meat and seafood dishes, you’ll explore classic Italian dishes and some more contemporary recipes as well as demonstrating how to choose the right ingredients. If you want to book this course using a…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Our one dish evening workshops are the perfect way to spend an evening in Padstow. Watch our chefs demonstrate how to cook one of Rick’s favourite dishes and then develop your own cookery skills and techniques whilst you recreate the dish. You’ll then get to enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of…

Eve
Only

evening cookery £95.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

A dinner party with a twist! For a more hands-on evening our ‘cook your own dinner’ option offers a fun and engaging event. After being greeted with a glass of wine and canapés, watch two demonstrations by our chefs and then replicate the dishes before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour with a…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Meat, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

In 2016, Rick embarked on a series of culinary adventures, Long Weekends around Europe, in search of good food, lovely wine and brilliant recipes. Using some of Rick’s newest recipes we’ll show you some great ideas for speedy Friday night suppers, substantial Saturday brunches, Saturday evening entertaining and a leisurely Sunday lunch. If you want…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

On this one day course you’ll be using the freshest seafood and classic flavours to discover some of Rick’s favourite dishes. For our one day courses, we develop four menu variations to allow people to try their hand at different dishes and techniques. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call…

Four
Day

four day cookery £850.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Our four day course is the culmination of Rick’s forty-year passion for fresh fish, simply cooked. All guests are invited to join us on the Sunday for a complimentary Prosecco and canapé reception, before being immersed into a culinary adventure, cooking the best seafood in Cornwall. This course offers the perfect balance of demonstrations by…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

On this one day course you’ll be using the freshest seafood and classic flavours to discover some of Rick’s favourite dishes. For our one day courses, we develop four menu variations to allow people to try their hand at different dishes and techniques. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Love eating crab and lobster, but have no idea how to prepare and cook it? Join us on this course to see exactly how to work with these shellfish in the kitchen, with delicious tasters along the way. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

On this half day course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School, learn the skills and techniques to create ceviche of monkfish, prepare a dish of plaice with lemongrass, coriander salsa and coconut rice. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on 01841 532700.

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Meat, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Rick’s Mexican adventure documents the food and culture from San Francisco in California down to Oaxaca in Mexico, inspired by the nostalgia of a trip he made in the late 60s. On this course you’ll discover Rick’s recipe finds and learn how to cook his favourite Mexican dishes. Expect plenty of tortillas, avocados, chilli and…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Rick Stein’s Cookery School one dish workshop: Monkfish with garlic and fennel Our one dish evening workshops are the perfect way to spend an evening in Padstow. Watch our chefs demonstrate how to cook one of Rick’s favourite dishes and then develop your own cookery skills and techniques whilst you recreate the dish. You’ll then…

One
Day

one day cookery £225.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

The classic seafood course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School focuses on the preparation and cooking of a number of time-honoured fish dishes. Many people are nervous of making hollandaise sauce or preparing a lobster for grilling, but we’ll show you how simple it really is. If you want to book this course using a gift…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE May

Our half day courses are the perfect taster for our cookery school and include three chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking for two dishes. You’ll get to enjoy everything you cook, whilst enjoying our fantastic view over the estuary. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Rick Stein’s Cookery School one day Fish and Fizz cookery course Enjoy a Champagne breakfast and discover how to make a few light bites before heading to Camel Valley vineyard for a tour. In the afternoon, Head Chef Nick will demonstrate how to cook perfect monkfish and chips accompanied by a glass of Camel Valley…

Eve
Only

evening demonstration £35.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Rick Stein’s Cookery School 2021 Celebration Tasting Evening Join us for the evening in Padstow to celebrate three dishes from the last 21 years of courses at our cookery school. Sit back and relax with a glass or two of wine and tastes of the three dishes demonstrated by Head Chef Lecturer Nick. If you…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

On this one day cookery course, you will start the day with a trip out to sea with local Padstow fisherman, Lee Wicks, before heading back to the kitchen with your catch to learn how to prepare and cook it. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Nothing is better than the fabulous fresh fish landed every day on our very own British shores. On this one day cookery course you’ll discover how to prepare and cook roast monkfish with crushed potatoes, olive oil and watercress, a classic omelette Arnold Bennett and more. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

In the words of Rick, “nothing is more exhilarating than fresh fish, cooked simply” and this course teaches you how to select what you cook carefully. Dishes include amritsari fish, clams in XO sauce, marinated salmon with passion-fruit, lime and coriander and steamed scallops with ginger, spring onions and soy. If you want to book…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Sea bass with vanilla vinaigrette one dish workshop at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. Our one dish evening workshops are the perfect way to spend an evening in Padstow. Watch our chefs demonstrate how to cook one of Rick’s favourite dishes and then develop your own cookery skills and techniques whilst you recreate the dish. You’ll…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

From those who’ve never cooked with fish or seafood enthusiasts alike, this one day course will teach you the techniques you’ll need to create really impressive fish dishes. Using the freshest fish that is often landed right on the school’s doorstep, we’ll show you how to choose good fish and how to make the very…

One
Day

one day cookery £225.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Opened by Rick and Jill back in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish. We’ll show you how to cook dishes that have become synonymous with the restaurant, new and old. Now’s your chance to discover how to recreate them at home. If you…

Two
Day

two day cookery £360.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

On this two day cookery course you’ll be using the freshest seafood and classic flavours to discover some of Rick’s favourite fish and shellfish dishes. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on 01841 532700.

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Meat

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Char-grilled beef tacos one dish workshop at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. Our one dish evening workshops are the perfect way to spend an evening in Padstow. Watch our chefs demonstrate how to cook one of Rick’s favourite dishes and then develop your own cookery skills and techniques whilst you recreate the dish. You’ll then get…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

On this exclusive summer course, you won’t just get to learn how to cook, but also how to grow your own produce as we join Ross Geach on his farm at Padstow Kitchen Garden to pick, prepare and cook your own meal. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Meat, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Jack’s extensive travels around the world and passion for British produce came together in his debut cookery book, World on a Plate. Now you can spend the day in the kitchen with Jack to hear the stories and learn how to cook a selection of fantastic dishes from it. This course includes a signed copy…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Meat, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

From classic pad Thai and crispy spring rolls to Malaccan black pepper crab with black beans, ginger, garlic and curry leaves, this course will teach you how to recreate Rick’s favourite street food dishes found on his Asian adventures. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations team on 01841…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE June

Half day shellfish course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow, Cornwall. On this new half day course, we’ll debunk the myths around cooking with shellfish to give you the confidence to buy it from your fishmonger or supermarket to cook at home. The recipes include mussel, cockle and clam masala – a fab dish from Rick’s…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £55.00

Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE July

Rick Stein’s Cookery School one dish workshop: Lobster thermidor We used to sell lobster thermidor 20 years ago, but fashion changed. Now there’s a renaissance of classic French seafood dishes. I’ve made it lighter and more fragrant and it’s rather good. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Meat, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE July

Southeast Asian cooking is a glorious assault on the senses and it seems so healthy. Vegetables are raw or hardly cooked, lots of seafood and fresh fish; meat used sparingly and rice simply steamed. This course demonstrates the combinations of hot, sour, salty and sweet, the occasional bitter notes and enthusiasm for colour and texture….

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE July

Half day shellfish course at Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow, Cornwall. On this new half day course, we’ll debunk the myths around cooking with shellfish to give you the confidence to buy it from your fishmonger or supermarket to cook at home. The recipes include shangurro crab – a fab dish from Rick’s Spanish travels. If…

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE July

Half day Indian seafood at Rick Stein’s Cookery School, Padstow Indian food was made to be shared with friends and family. Large bowls of curry, like prawn molee in the middle of a table alongside smaller, but equally flavoursome picky bits like Rick’s favourite, Amritsari fish. Join us in the kitchen for half a day…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE July

Rick Stein’s Cookery School ragout of lemon sole with Serrano ham and summer vegetables one dish workshop Our one dish evening workshops are the perfect way to spend an evening in Padstow. Watch our chefs demonstrate how to cook one of Rick’s favourite dishes and then develop your own cookery skills and techniques whilst you…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE July

Rick discovered the recipe for Pad Thai at the Ghost Gate in Bangkok. A delicate balance of soft noodles, the crunch of nuts and beansprouts, and the yin and yang of sweet, salty, hot and sour flavours. This dish is without doubt one of Thailand’s most popular dishes. If you want to book this course…

Eve
Only

evening workshop £45.00

Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE August

Rick Stein’s Cookery School oyster workshop A masterclass in shucking oysters and preparing them three ways: classic with shallot vinegar, tempura with sesame seeds and lime and to finish we will make oysters charentaise: a seemingly unusual but wonderful combination – freshly opened oysters with some hot, spicy sausages. The idea is that you eat…

Half
Day

half day cookery £72.00

Baking, Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE August

Our children’s cookery courses are specifically designed to inspire and engage the young chefs into the world of cookery. Our younger students always leave inspired after having a great time in the kitchen under the amiable supervision of our chefs. From 9am – 1pm.

Half
Day

half day cookery £72.00

Baking, Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE August

Our teenager’s cookery courses are specifically designed to inspire and engage the young chefs into the world of cookery. Our younger students always leave inspired after having a great time in the kitchen under the amiable supervision of our chefs. From 2 – 6pm.

Half
Day

half day cookery £95.00

Fish, Shellfish, Vegetarian

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE August

Join Nick and the team for a half day Asian adventure. Prepare to dive headfirst into some of Rick’s most flavoursome dishes from his travels around Asia – including Kolkata’s famous kati rolls and steamed mussels with yellow kroeung from Cambodia. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please call our reservations…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Baking, Fish, Meat

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE August

Join us for Curry Club at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. This one day course is a celebration of some of Rick’s favourite curries from his travels through Asia. You’ll discover the balancing act of using spices whilst learning how to cook dishes like monkfish vindaloo and slow-cooked lamb with cloves and cardamom. If you want…

One
Day

one day cookery £198.00

Fish, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE September

Rick Stein’s Cookery School one day 21st Anniversary Celebration course 2021 marks 21 years since Rick opened our cookery school in Padstow, and we’d love to welcome you to the kitchen for our special 2021 celebration course – which includes six favourites from the last 21 years. Join us to learn how to cook the…

Eve
Only

evening demonstration £16.00

Game, Meat

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE September

Listen to some of the South West’s most respected suppliers and producers whilst watching our chefs demonstrate a selection of seasonal dishes using their produce. You will have the opportunity to try the dishes with a glass of wine.

Eve
Only

evening cookery £45.00

Baking

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE October

Join Stuart Pate, head pastry chef at The Seafood Restaurant, as he teaches you how to make this caramelised French delicacy. After watching Stuart demonstrate how to prepare the perfect tarte tatin, you will have the opportunity to create your very own – and even take home your creation to your friends and family. If…

Two
Day

two day cookery £360.00

Baking, Fish, Meat, Shellfish, Vegetarian

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE October

On his Indian adventure, Rick embarked on a spectacular journey through India’s sub-continent in search of recipe inspiration and the perfect curry. In this two day Cooking from India course, you will recreate some of Rick’s favourite dishes from the trip including meat, fish, shellfish and vegetable dishes. If you want to book this course…

Half
Day

half day cookery £40.00

Baking

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE October

Things are getting spooky at Rick Stein’s Cookery School, with this Halloween cookery course. With lots of tempting treats to bake and enjoy, this is the perfect way to get in the mood for Halloween – plus take your witches hats and pumpkin cupcakes home with you at the end of the course.

Eve
Only

evening demonstration £35.00

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE November

Rick Stein’s Cookery School Secret France Tasting Evening Join us in Padstow to celebrate dishes from Rick’s latest cookery book, Secret France. Sit back and relax with a glass or two of wine and tastes of the three dishes demonstrated by our chefs. If you want to book this course using a gift card, please…

Eve
Only

evening cookery £55.00

Fish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE November

Cheffy sole à la meunière one dish workshop at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. Rick discovered this recipe in Bordeaux during his Long Weekends series. Similar, to a classic from The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Dover sole is pan-fried and paired with a beurre noisette – the difference comes in the accompaniments of girolle mushrooms and…

Two
Day

two day cookery £360.00

Baking, Fish, Meat, Shellfish

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE November

NEW FOR 2021: This two day course is a celebration of Rick’s new book and BBC series, where he explores hidden parts of France’s culinary landscape, from Dieppe down to Cassis. With Head Chef Lecturer Nick and our team, you’ll discover how to cook ten of Rick’s favourite dishes from the trip – including scallops…

Eve
Only

evening demonstration £25.00

Baking

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE December

Head Chef Lecturer Nick Evans is giving a Christmas masterclass on the Saturday 7th December. Join us 4-6pm to discover the tricks of the trade when it comes all things festive baking; from the perfect mince pie filling to decorating a chocolate yule log that is sure to impress your friends and family. Whilst watching…

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All the dishes featured are from Rick’s travels around the world including courses from Secret France, Indian Seafood, Far Eastern, Mexican and of course fish and shellfish to name a few. But it’s not just about seafood, we do lots of other interesting day courses, one dish workshops, tasting evenings, children’s cookery and a rather fun ‘Cook your own dinner party’ evening. We also offer private coures events and dinner parties for special celebrations.

Nick Evans

MEET NICK EVANS, OUR HEAD CHEF LECTURER AT RICK STEIN’S COOKERY SCHOOL, PADSTOW

Nick, Head Chef Lecturer at Rick Stein’s Cookery School, first joined our team in 2001 and what he doesn’t know about fish isn’t worth knowing. After working his way up to Head Chef at St Petroc’s Bistro, including a good few years as Sous Chef our flagship, The Seafood Restaurant, he took the lead at our cookery school in 2016. His passion for seafood cookery is truly infectious.