About the East Coast Cookery School

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Run by Cordon Blue-trained chef, Tara Walker (as seen on Virgin Media One, LMFM  and author

of Good Food No Stress), East Coast Cookery School is a purpose-built,

home-based Cookery School in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.

Offering cookery classes for children and adults in a relaxed & fun

atmosphere, the Cookery School is a popular retreat for anyone interested

in food. With classes ranging from “A Mexican Feast” and “Firm Family

Favourites” to “A Taste of Italy” or “Healthy, Fast and Fresh” you’ll be sure to

find a class to tickle your taste buds!

  • Adult’s Classes both hands-on & demonstration only
  • Teambuilding events
  • Kid’s Birthday Parties
  • Kid’s Cookery Camps run during school holidays
  • Hen Parties
  • School Groups

The evening or day is designed around what YOU would like to do. Whether you want to get stuck in and “get your hands dirty” or would prefer to just relax and watch how a meal comes together, The East Coast Cookery School promises a fun and delicious experience. If you are new to the kitchen or would like to hone your skills, we can design a cooking session around your preferences.

Where we are…

The East Coast Cookery School is located in the picturesque village of Termonfeckin in Co. Louth. The long sandy beach and beautiful country views make Termonfeckin ideal setting. The village has a busy farm shop selling home grown produce and neighbours the fishing village of Clogher Head where fish can be bought straight off the boat, making local fresh ingredients an integral part of The East Coast Cookery School experience.

Our location in Termonfeckin means that we are less than an hour’s drive from Dublin for cooking lessons, as well as close to Meath and Westmeath. We even get students coming from further afield to take our cooking classes at the East Coast Cookery School.

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Who is East Coast Cookery School

My name is Tara Walker a.k.a. owner of the East Coast Cookery School.  I grew up in the restaurant business which is where I first learned about food from my Dad who is a keen cook and I spent many summer and Christmas holidays working in the family business.

I graduated from Trinity College with a degree in Business Studies and Political Science but I always felt the pull of the restaurant business – going straight from college to a position as assistant manager in a well known Dublin restaurant and later going to Edinburgh where I managed a French restaurant. I went on to work in the kitchen of the family business and found I much preferred cooking to working front of house.

During my spare time and holidays, I went to some amateur cookery courses in Ballymaloe and Fairyhouse Cookery School where I realised I would really love to teach cookery and indulge my love of food. In a life changing step, I left the family business to study professionally at the world famous Cordon Bleu in Paris to hone my skills. Following from there, I completed a stage at the Michelin starred Chapter One in Dublin.

Together with my husband, Rob we run a training and consultancy business that helps SME’s in Ireland. I love helping small food businesses grow and prosper. For more information on our consultancy services, please go to www.consultcatalyst.ie

4 thoughts on “About the East Coast Cookery School

  1. Máiréad McHugh

    Hi Tara, I have been put in charge of my cousin’s 40th party wkd! We came across your website and think its fabulous!!
    We would be looking for something ‘special’ for her as she is so good to everyone! Would you be able send me some details of classes around September time either hands on or just demo. Also would you recommend some accommodation near by.

    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Máiréad

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  2. Annette Murray

    Hi there , just wondering is there a minimum number for your classes and how much are they ? I know a few friends who would love this so would like to know all details before I meet them , thanks
    Annette

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  3. Celine McEvoy

    Hello Tara,

    My Friend and I are looking to learn to make Delicious Dinners for our Families. My Children hate my cooking (They are both Teenagers one is a Veterinarian and I am terrible and I admit it) and I want to change that and learn to make a few different Dinners and also get healthy, lose weight etc I’m sure you have had loads of women like me.

    Can you please let me know a Price for definitely two of us and maybe a few more, as I think a few more of my Friends may be interested. Do you have Saturday Classes as I work full time so Saturdays would suit for a few lessons till I get up and running. Can you send me available dates, costs etc?

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