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Pie and a Pint28 Oct

Men can sometimes be difficult to buy for…not now!  MEN ONLY ‘Pie and a Pint’ is designed to treat those special men in your life.  They will be schooled through the pie making process, will cook and eat their pie.  What better way to wash it down but with a pint from a local brewer! 
Thursday 13th NovTo book click here – Pie & Pint

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The final touches19 Jun

Lighting sorted, pictures hung, and after lots of cleaning and polishing we are ready to open the doors to our first group of students!





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Near the finishing post12 Jun


The final batch of deliveries have arrived from Baumatic, the oven housings have been built. After a few sharp intakes of breath and lots of head scratching, it looks like its all going to fit. Only 6 days until our first course takes place!



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Christmas arrives early11 Jun






Now that the builders have completed their great work, the equipment for the fit out has started arriving on a daily basis. First delivery from Baumatic, our fridge freezer and the chefs workstation oven. The stainless steel students work benches arrived next, quickly followed by the housing units for the ovens and the worktops from Windmill Kitchens.  Some great canvass pics organised by Adam will definitely add the final touches.

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Ahead of schedule02 Jun










Work at the school is moving on at an amazing pace. The roof and walls are all completed, the fabulous original beams look amazing and add real character. This week a mini digger arrived and after excavating a large trench across the car park the drainage is now connected.

Now that the plaster has dried two coats of paint have been applied and the flooring is being laid. Nick Bonner, Director of the school said ‘the building work has been completed to a very high standard, we have managed to retain the character of the old building but add in the modern functionality that will make this a great teaching kitchen, and the added bonus is we are ahead of schedule.’

The first cookery class in the new school will be an Artisan Bread day, taking place on Saturday 18 June.



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We are on track16 May

Thanks to the guys from T J Briggs & Sons great progress is being made – we are on schedule for our opening in  mid June.

After months of planning it is great to see everything starting to come together – we cant wait  to host our first cookery class in the new school!

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Raising the roof08 May

Sorry for the delay in updating you on our progress, but as you can see from the pics work is now well underway on our fabulous new teaching kitchen. New roof completed, new floor being constructed, all the state of the art  kitchen equipment is either on route, or being ordered. We will keep you posted on our progress.

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Our exciting story continues…30 Nov

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As friends of Shires Cookery School you maybe aware that we are moving to a fabulous new premises in East Haddon, Northamptonshire. Our purpose built kitchen, will be housed in the grounds of The Red Lion, and is due to open late January 2011. Over the forthcoming weeks we will keep you up to speed with our exciting plans, post pictures as the build develops, introduce you to the project team and give you a behind the scenes tour online. We will diarise our progress and keep you in the loop via our website and the Red Lion website, facebook and twitter.

The picture above shows the fantastic old building where the school will be housed. As you can see, we have lots to do. By the end of January this building will be turned into a professional teaching kitchen – so follow our progress and let us have your feed back. Wish us luck!

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