Aniar Boutique Cookery School - Galway city centre

Cookery School

2022 Aniar Boutique Cookery School Schedule


UNDERSTANDING FOOD: €550
[ 6-week course. Mondays  7pm – 10pm ]

 2022

  • Mon 7th Feb – Mon 14th March 2022 [ 5 places available ]
  • Mon 4th Apr – 9th May 2022 [ 8 places available ]
  • Mon 5th Sept – 10th Oct 2022 [ 6 places available ]
  • Mon 7th Nov– 12th Dec 2022 [ 8 places available ]



2022 Aniar Day Workshops

DAY WORKSHOPS 10am – 5pm: €250 per class (See below for details for each class)

  • 20th Feb: Introduction to Japanese Cooking  [ Full ]
  • 20th March: How to be a Better Cook [ 3 places available ]
  • 10th April: Tapas at Home [ 4 places available ]
  • 15th May: Italian Cooking at Home [ 5 places available ]
  • 19th June: How to be a Better Baker [ 2 places available ]
  • 17th July: The Perfect Loaf [ 5 places available ]
  • 21st Aug: Contemporary Irish Cooking - (Recipes from The Irish Cookbook) [ 4 places available ]
  • 18th Sept: Planning a Dinner Party [ 3 places available ]
  • 20th Nov: The Perfect Christmas Dinner [ 7 places available ]
  • 18th Dec: Gastropub Classics [ 6 places available ]


Classes are led by chef patron JP McMahon. JP has many years teaching experience and regularly ran cooking classes in Cava Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar and children's workshops that promote food provenance and better eating.

The classes are a great way to learn how to cook and engage with current trends. Classes include demonstration and hands-on activities for students to gain confidence in the kitchen.

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Courses

UNDERSTANDING FOOD - 6 Week Course: €550


  • Mon 7th Feb – Mon 14th March 2022 [ 5 places available ]
  • Mon 4th Apr – 9th May 2022 [ 8 places available ]
  • Mon 5th Sept – 10th Oct 2022 [ 6 places available ]
  • Mon 7th Nov– 12th Dec 2022 [ 8 places available ]

This course will look at 6 basic food elements. Each week we will look at the origin and traceability of food and how best to prepare it. The course will also look at the seasonality of food, wild foods, and foraging in one’s own local environment. The course includes a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course. Please note: courses will run on Bank Holidays.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €150 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable). The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

SPECIAL OFFER: 6 Week Cooking Course + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €590

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop  - Introduction to Japanese Cooking

Sunday 20th February 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

This course introduces the student to some of the most popular Japanese techniques of cooking. From the well-known methods, such as Teriyaki, Yakitori, Ramen and Tempura to lesser-known techniques such as Karaage, Teppanyaki and Nabemono, this course gives an insight into the culinary complexity of Japan. As well as learning about these techniques the course will also show how students to use Japanese condiments, such as soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, umeboshi and miso, to elevate everyday dishes of fish, vegetables and meat.

Please note: this class does not cover sushi making.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively, you may post your voucher, if applicable). The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - How to be a Better Cook

  • Sunday 20th March 2022 

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

This course will cover all basic cooking techniques, such as frying, roasting, braising, boiling, and smoking. It will show you how to source better meat and fish and vegetables and cook them in different ways. It will also teach you how to cure your own meat and fish, pickle your own vegetables and preserve herbs with salt and oil. In addition, students will make butter and cheese by hand. This course is suited to all with a love of food and would like to better themselves in their daily kitchen. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. 

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.

Day Workshop - Tapas at Home

  • Sunday 10th April 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm : €250 

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

Tapas are a Spanish way of cooking and eating that involves sharing and communal eating. In this course, students will be introduced to a range of different tapas, drawing on different regions of Spain for influence and diversity. They will also explore using Irish ingredients to create wonderful tapas. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.

Day Workshop - Italian Cooking at Home

  • Sunday 15th May 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €250 

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

Italy cooking creates some of the most popular dishes we know: from focaccia and lasagne to risotto and pasta. This course introduces the student to a number of key Italian dishes. The student will learn to make fresh egg pasta, gnocchi, and tortellini. We will also focus on regional Italian dishes using Irish fish, meat, and vegetables. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. 

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.

Day Workshop - How to be a Better Baker 

  • Sunday 19th June 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

This one day course will introduce students to different types of baking from bread to cakes to desserts and puddings. From brown bread and scones to sponge cakes and simple desserts such as pannacotta and frozen Ice-creams, this course offers an introduction to the world of baking with tips and techniques. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch with a tasting of the day's produce and a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. 

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.

Day Workshop - The Perfect Loaf

  • Sunday 17th July 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

This one day course teaches students how to make bread in all its shapes and varieties. From a simple white loaf to sweet brioche or bagel, from sourdough to rye and wholemeal, this course will show you how to become a better baker. In this course students will also learn how to make butter, cheese, crackers and terrine. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch (while the bread is rising!) with a tasting of the day's produce and a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - Contemporary Irish Cooking (Recipes from The Irish Cook Book) 

  • Sunday 21st August 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

This course will look at contemporary Irish cooking with a focus on local and artisan produce. While covering the basic elements of cooking, this course will show students how to source better meat, fish and vegetables and cook them in different ways. It will also teach you how to cure your own meat and fish, pickle your own vegetables and preserve herbs with salt and oil. In addition, students will make butter and cheese by hand. This course is suited to all with a love of food and would like to know more about Irish food now. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. 

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - Planning a Dinner Party

  • Sunday 18th September 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

Learn how to plan a dinner party at home. The course will teach you how to plan, prepare and cook a four-course meal. This will include food and wine pairing. Students will learn how to make bread, prepare a starter, a fish course, meat main course and a dessert. Emphasis will be placed on food provenance and sourcing from local suppliers. Students will also learn new cooking and culinary techniques. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - The Perfect Christmas Dinner 

  • Sunday 20th November 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

This day course will cover all aspects of Irish Christmas cooking, from the traditional to the innovative. Students will learn how to cook the perfect local turkey with all the trimmings. This course aims to take the stress out of Christmas cooking and make it an enjoyable experience. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence.
Maximum students 8. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - Gastropub Classics

  • Saturday 18th December 2022

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm  €250

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €290

Pub food is often over-looked and rarely gets the attention it deserves. In this course, we will look at some of the classics that make up what we now call 'Gastropub' food. These include Steak, Fish and Chips, Ham hock Terrines, Potted Crab, and of course, the hand made burger. As always, emphasis will be placed on food provenance and sourcing from local suppliers. Students will also learn new cooking and culinary techniques. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 68To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.

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Learning and working with you was great adventure, amazing experience and everything what I need to start my way to become a chef someday. Thank you.

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Hear what some of our students have to say

The course was wonderful, great fun and rewarding. With a different theme every week there is something for everyone. The course is very practical and hands-on. The small class size together with the Informal and relaxed atmosphere ensures maximum learning under the watchful and guiding hands of culinary director, JP McMahon. I will certainly be back for more culinary adventures at Aniar boutique cookery school.

Paul

I really enjoyed this course which was hands on from the very beginning. With a small group and with a different theme each week, we got to actually prepare, cook and eat a fantastic variety of dishes. Chef JP McMahon was very engaging and shared lots of interesting things about food and how to source locally and for quality, making this much more than just a cookery course. Loved it!

Gerard


Contact
53 Lower Dominick Street
Galway
Ireland
Hours
Tue to Fri: 17:30‑21:30
Sat: 17:00‑21:30
Sun to Mon: Closed