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The Smart School of Cookery

Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
+44 1245 227527
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Another first class lesson

Ann has taught me how to make cheese and fillet fish in a simple but effective way, together with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
reallywrenchit
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Maldon, United Kingdom
3rd class attended

My husband and I have now attended 3 classes so far; sausage making, curries and artisan bread... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen K
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“artisan bread” (20 reviews)
“useful tips” (20 reviews)
“curries” (13 reviews)
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Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
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+44 1245 227527
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"smart school of cookery"
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"macaroons"
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"ann hood"
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"bread making"
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"great tips"
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"ask questions"
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"the kitchen"
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"knife skills"
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"small group"
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"enjoyable afternoon"
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"learnt loads"
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"christmas present"
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"great teacher"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ann has taught me how to make cheese and fillet fish in a simple but effective way, together with extra tips and add on recipes to complement the foods. This time it was Macarons and again I came away feeling confident and full of new...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have now attended 3 classes so far; sausage making, curries and artisan bread. Every class has been fun but we have learned so much and if you forget don’t worry because Ann emails the recipes afterwards. You don’t just learn about...More

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the luxury pie course today. Variety of pies, ease of them and very tasteful. Will certainly be making them at home. The chef Michelle was superb too. Great enjoyable class

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having attended a workshop last year my daughter and I returned yesterday for the macaroon class and we had a brilliant time. Ann herself went into great detail to explain where we might have gone wrong previously when we tried and failed to make them...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my husband to this cookery class today for a birthday gift. I had read the reviews before and saw that most people liked the format whilst some really did not. It would probably help if this group format was explained more clearly on...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

A very enjoyable afternoon. I attended with my partner and we both thoroughly enjoyed joining a group and learning many interesting tips whilst helping to prepare and then eat a starter, main course and dessert. Ann was a delightful host who answered everyone’s questions and...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening last Thursday learning how to make fabulous macarons. Great people, fab teacher, great tips and lots of yummy macarons! Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely go back 💕👨‍🍳

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Such a fun experience! In just an hour we had a tasty afternoon tea, learnt lots of useful cooking tips, Hubby made a Tarte tatin under the watchful eye of Ann, and I made a wonky but delish caramel basket once Ann got me to...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Exceeded my expectations. A great experience lead by Ann. I learned a lot and relished the opportunity to work under the tuition of a professional. Lots of helpful and useful tips and hints and food that was fresh, tasty and memorable. Looking forward to my...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My boyfriend and I went to a seafood cooking class, and it was a wonderful session. Ann is really lovely and has a wealth of cooking knowledge which she often shared with the class. You have the option to add on wine/nibbles etc. during your...More

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bobCastle17
31 March 2018|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Hi use Annsmartschoool site there are 3 different venues to choose from and the calendar runs for 8 weeks so you will need to search for the Sushi course and may need to be flexible on date. I attended the Sushi course on... More
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mystic-merkin
20 September 2017|
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My husband was given this as a birthday present. The original information was perfect as he’s been making bread for over 40 years. This has been a pig in a poke and we’re extremely angry about the experience held in a... More
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