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The Smart School of Cookery

Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
+44 1245 227527
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Terrible class, even worse customer service.

We were given a gift to do the 2 hour pasta making class and were looking forward to learning how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Brilliant evening of smart tips

Came to the smart school with work. We did a curries cookery lesson. Ann was great providing lots... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
+44 1245 227527
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a gift to do the 2 hour pasta making class and were looking forward to learning how to roll and make it. Instead one person at a time did parts of each recipe and all I got to do was stir some...More

2  Thank Rich_London17
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Came to the smart school with work. We did a curries cookery lesson. Ann was great providing lots of hints and tips to make curries really easily. Really good evening, well worth a visit.

Thank Kfuller8
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my fiancé fancied doing something different on a Sunday afternoon and went to a class as a recommendation from a friend. Ann is great and you can tell she is passionate about what she does which improves your experience. Did a tastes of...More

Thank Coombs_1989
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A group of us from work took part in a 'curry cooking' lesson and one that I really enjoyed was a Japanese Katsu curry. Ann gives great hints and tips as she talks you through the stages. This is the second time I have been...More

Thank alwaysonthemoveEssex
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The course was an excellent balance of observing and doing and was very informative. I learnt a lot. In addition to making a number of cheeses, we also made several breads, butter and chutney. I hadn't realised the process was so simple (simple but precise...More

Thank howarddavid3
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Myself and my partner were looking to a fun hobby to do together, we attended the Great British Classics and learnt loads - whilst eating lots of delicious food. We are looking forward to attending our 6 week chef skills course which Ann has kindly...More

Thank laurenhumphris
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was the first time (and won't be the last!) that me and my daughter have been to one of Anns' classes and we enjoyed every delicious minute of it. The atmosphere was relaxed and Ann is so pleasant and knowledgeable. We were all asked...More

Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Another excellent class by Ann Hood really enjoyed by my wife and I .ann is like a walking encyclopedia !

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Attended the cheese making after being given as a gift for mother's day. We started out by observing the making of the first cheese and then made other cheeses with guidance and class participation. We proceeded to make various artisan bread using the whey discarded...More

Thank gill6562017
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely appalled at attitude of this Cookery School - Being told you can't participate in two hour Indian Tapas course on arrival because of a visual impairment, even though it was mentioned in application form and even though took own support - can watch though!!!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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