Aniar Boutique Cookery School - Galway city centre

Cookery School

2023 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 13th Feb – 10th Mar 2023 [ 2 places available ]
  • Mon 17th April– 22nd May 2023 [ 4 places available ]
  • Mon 4th Sept– 9th Oct 2023 [ 6 places available ]
  • Mon 6th Nov – 11th Dec 2023 [ 6 places available ]


2023 Aniar Day Workshops

DAY WORKSHOPS 10am – 5pm: €295 per class (See below for details for each class)
Classes take place on a Sunday 

For more information on each class see below

  • February 19th – Tapas at Home [ Full ]
  • March 5th – How to be a Better Cook [ 1 place available ]
  • April 2nd – Italian cooking at home [ 1 place available ]
  • May 14th – How to be a Better Baker [ 1 place available ]
  • June 4th – An introduction to Japanese cooking [ Full ]
  • July 2nd – An introduction to cooking meat (new) [ 4 places available ]
  • August 6th – Contemporary Irish Cooking [ 3 places available ]
  • September 3rd – French cooking at home (new) [ 2 place available ]
  • October 8th – Vegetarian and vegan cooking (new) [ 6 places available ]
  • November 19th – Gastro pub classics [ 5 places available ]
  • December 3rd – Cooking for Christmas (new) [ 6 places available ]



Classes are led by chef patron JP McMahon. JP has 12 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.

If you would like to keep up to date with upcoming courses and recipes at Aniar Boutique Cookery School sign up for our newsletter.

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


  • February 13th – March 20th [ 2 places available ]
  • April 17th – May 22nd [ 4 places available ]
  • September 4th – October 9th [ 6 places available ]
  • November 6th – December 11th [ 6 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 6. 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): €735

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


Day Workshop - Tapas at Home

  • Sunday, February 19th 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm : €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 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 6. 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, 5th March 2023 

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €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 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 6. 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 2nd April 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €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 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 6. 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 May 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €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 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 6. 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 4th June 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €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.

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 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 Cooking Meat [New ] 

  • Sunday 2nd July 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm €295

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

This course will cover all aspects of meat cookery, from slow roasting to pan-frying, from stewing to smoking and braising. Students will get hands on experience deboning meat, such as duck and chicken, and learn how to treat meat adequately in order to get the best possible result from cooking it. From the perfect steak and duck to the most succulent roasted chicken, this class is for anyone who want to up their game regarding meat cookery. 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 6. 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 6th August 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €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 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 6. Minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead. 

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


Day Workshop - French cooking at home  [New]

  • Sunday 3rd September 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €295

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

This course introduces students to some of the classics of French cooking, such as Bouillabaisse. (Mediterranean fish and shellfish stew) Quiche Lorraine. Steak-Frites, Coq au vin, Bœuf Bourguignon, Moules mariníères, Sole Meunière, and many more. Students will not only learn a little about the history of French cooking, but they will also learn how to prepare fish, meat and vegetables in ways that will assist their own home cooking. 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 6. Minimum of 3 students required for 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

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm : €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 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 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.


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


Day Workshop - Gastropub Classics

  • Sunday 19th November 2023

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm  €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 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 6. To book, call 091 535947 or email food@aniarrestaurant.ie.


Day Workshop - Cooking for Christmas [New ] 

  • 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 €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 6. Minimum of 3 students is required for the class to go ahead.

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


Day Workshop - Planning a Dinner Party

  • TBC

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €295

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

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 6. 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

  • TBC

One Day Workshop: 10am – 5pm: €295

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

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 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

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


Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Please enter your contact details to hear about our upcoming cookery classes and events.

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
Contact
53 Lower Dominick Street
Galway
H91 V4DP
Ireland
Hours
Tues to Fri: 17:30‑21.30
Sat: 17:00‑21.30
Sun & Mon: Closed