Cooking classes at Highbank with Tonia Todman

Seasonal and regional produce is an important feature of Tonia’s cooking. Classes allow for hands-on participation in the cooking process – and best of all, you will always be able to sample or dine on what has been cooked!

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Pasta and Gnocchi

Hands-on class with a memorable late lunch to sample all your achievements. Various pasta sauces, potato gnocchi with blue cheese sauce – all deliciously easy.

Dinner party classics

Beef Wellington, Coq au vin, Chicken and proscuitto roulade plus the essential sauces to accompany them. We also discuss full seasonal menus, including canapés, entrees and desserts.

Meals in a hurry

No time to cook? Learn several easy, smart meals that can be prepped in advance ready for quick presentation in the evening.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

We can never leave this one out, so by popular request this is all about chocolate – cakes, biscuits, sauces, desserts – all very, very yum!

Classic café cakes and Tonia’s famous Lemon Tart

A basic almond meal cake that has many easy, delicious guises, an Italian apple cake, meringues, an orange and passionfruit slice, a baked cheesecake with a nutty base – plus the lemon tart that has Daylesford and Twitter talking.

Gifts from the Kitchen

This is really designed for Christmas giving, but you’ll find it useful all year round. Lots of traditional baking, salad dressings, fresh fruit cordials, fruit preserves – all things that say ‘hand made with love’.