Aniar Boutique Cookery School - Galway city centre

Cookery School

2024 Aniar Boutique Cookery School Schedule

UNDERSTANDING FOOD: €695

[ 6-week course. Mondays* 7pm – 10pm ]

(See below for further details of the 6-week course)

  • Mon 12th Feb  – 18th Mar 2024 [ FULL ]
  • Mon 8th April – 13th May 2024 [ FULL ] 
  • Mon 9th Sept – 14th Oct 2024 [ 6 places ] 
  • Mon 4th Nov – 9th Dec 2024 [ 6 places ]  

Please Note *date changes* Week 5: Tues Dec 3rd & Week 6: Wed Dec 11th



2024 Aniar Day Workshops

DAY WORKSHOPS 10am – 5.30pm: €295 per class. Classes take place on a Sunday 

For more information on each class see below

  • Sun 18th Feb 2024 - Tapas at Home [ FULL ]
  • Sun 3rd Mar 2024 - How to be a Better Cook [ FULL ]
  • Sun 24th Mar 2024 - Italian Cooking at Home [ FULL ]
  • Sun 14th Apr 2024 - How to be a Better Baker [ FULL ]
  • Sun 28th Apr 2024 - Introduction to Japanese Cooking [ FULL ]
  • Sun 12th May 2024 - An Introduction to Latin American Cooking [ FULL ]
  • Sun 26th May 2024 - Gastropub Classics [ FULL ]
  • Sun 23rd June 2024 - Introduction to Greek Cooking [ FULL ]
  • Sun 14th July 2024 - Contemporary Irish Cooking [ 4 places ]
  • Sun 11th Aug 2024 - Vegetarian and vegan cooking [ 3 places ]
  • Sun 15th Sept 2024 - An Introduction to Latin American Cooking [ 6 places ]
  • Sun 29th Sept 2024 - Tapas at Home [ FULL ]
  • Sun 13th Oct 2024 - Introduction to Japanese Cooking [ 5 places ]
  • Sun 3rd Nov 2024 - Italian Cooking at Home [ FULL ]
  • Sun 17th Nov 2024 - Vegetarian and vegan cooking [ 6 places ]
  • Sun 1st Dec 2024 - Cooking for Christmas [ 6 places ]

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for one of our classes. Purchase a voucher and email us at food@aniarrestaurant.ie with your voucher number. 

 


Private in Person Classes with Jp McMahon

Each participant will receive an Aniar Apron and one of Jp's signed books. 

  • One Participant €650
  • Two Participants €780
  • Three Participants €900
  • Four Participants €1000

Please email food@aniarrestaurant.ie for more information and availability.


Classes are led by chef patron JP McMahon. JP has 15 years of teaching experience for both adult and presenting children's workshops that promote food provenance and better eating. A wonderful element of the classes (6-week and one day) is that when all the cooking has been done, the students sit down with JP to enjoy what's been prepared and have a chat over a glass of wine. The classes are a great way to learn how to cook and engage with current trends. Classes include demonstrations and hands-on activities for students to gain confidence in the kitchen.

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NOTE: If you are interested in arranging a private cooking class for 6 people (Sundays & Mondays only, subject to availability), please email abigail@eatgalway.ie for more information.


Courses

UNDERSTANDING FOOD - 6-Week Course: €695


  • September 4th – October 9th 2023 [ Full ]
  • November 13th – December 18th 2023  [ Full ]
  • Mon 12th Feb – 18th Mar 2024 [ 7 places ]
  • Mon 8th April – 13th April 2024 [ 7 places ]
  • Mon 9th Sept – 14th Oct 2024 [ 7 places ]
  • Mon 4th Nov – 9th Dec 2024 [ 7 places ]

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 €195 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 7. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead.

SPECIAL OFFER: 6-Week Cooking Course + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €735

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


Day Workshop - Tapas at Home

  • Sunday, 18th Feb 2024  
  • Sunday, 29th Sept 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm : €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead.

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


Day Workshop - How to be a Better Cook

  • Sunday, 3rd March 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm: €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. 

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


Day Workshop - Italian Cooking at Home

  • Sunday, 24th March 2024
  • Sunday, 3rd November 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. 

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


Day Workshop - How to be a Better Baker 

  • Sunday 14th April 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. 

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


Day Workshop  - Introduction to Japanese Cooking

  • Sunday 28th April 2024
  • Sunday 13th October 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm: €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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.

The course runs from 10am to 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6.  A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - Gastropub Classics

  • Sunday 19th November 2023
  • Sunday 26th May 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm  €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

Pub food is often overlooked 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 5.30pm 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 €95 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 6. To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - An Introduction to Greek Cooking [ NEW ]

  • Sunday, 23rd June 2024  

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm: €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

Greek cooking is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavours and ingredients of this ancient Mediterranean region. Greek cuisine is based on simple age old cooking methods, such as frying, baking, grilling, stewing and roasting. It uses fresh herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cheese, yogurt and honey to enhance the taste of its traditional dishes. As a crossroads to the Middle East and Asia incorporates some of these cuisine into its national larder. Some of the Greek foods that students will cover in the class are moussaka, spanakopita, tzatziki, and baklava.

Students will also learn new cooking and culinary techniques. The course runs from 10am to 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 7. A minimum of 3 students is required for the 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 14th July 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm: €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. 

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


Day Workshop - Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking  [NEW]

  • Sunday, 8th October 2023
  • Sunday, 11th August 2024
  • Sunday, 17th Nov 2024

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm : €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

Over the last number of years, interest in vegetarian and vegan cookery (also referred to as plant-based cookery) has increased dramatically. Often seen as the opposite of eating meat and fish, plant-based cookery needs to be seen in a more holistic light. In this class, students will learn to prepare and cook a variety of vegetarian dishes from around the world. They will also learn about vegetable cooking in Ireland and cook a number of traditional and contemporary Irish vegetable dishes. 

The course runs from 10am to 5.30pm and includes 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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead.


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


Day Workshop -An Introduction to Latin American Cooking [ NEW ]

  • Sunday, 15th September 2024  

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5.30pm: €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

Latin American cooking is a diverse and flavourful cuisine that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the region. Latin America covers a large area that includes South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, and each subregion has its own culinary traditions and specialities. This course will introduce students to some of the main dishes of this vast region from tamales to salsas and empanadas and ceviche.

The course runs from 10am to 5.30pm and includes a 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. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €95 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 7. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead.

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


Day Workshop - An Introduction to Mexican Cooking [ NEW ]

Sunday, 15th September 2024  

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: 10am – 5pm: €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

Mexican cooking is a rich and diverse culinary tradition that reflects the history and culture of Mexico. Mexican cuisine is influenced by indigenous, European, African, Asian and Middle Eastern flavours, and uses a variety of ingredients such as corn, beans, chilies, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, herbs and spices. In this class, student will make tacos, mole, guacamole and churros among many other Mexican dishes.

The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes 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. Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of €95 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 7. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.




Day Workshop - Cooking for Christmas 

  • Sunday 3rd December 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €295

SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + signed copy of the Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon (value €45): €335

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 €95 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 6. A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead.

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


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Hear what some of our students have to say

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.

Alicja

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
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53 Lower Dominick Street
Galway
H91 V4DP
Ireland
Hours
Tues – Thurs: 17:00‑21.00
Fri & Sat: 16:30‑21.00
Sun & Mon: Closed