Conveniently located in the centre of Belfast, at the rear of the Mourne Seafood Bar, this is the city's first purpose built cookery school and it is a bright airy space with state of the art equipment and a great team of tutors headed up by proprietor Andy Rea and Wayne Carville, head chef at Mourne Seafood Bar.
Others on the team include Carmelo Lopez and Nash Chercoles, and Franco Cutrona, who contribute Spanish and Italian flavours, and wine expert Robert Neill.
A wide range of courses is offered, suited to all ages and skill levels and the school has 16 fully equipped cooking stations which can be used by individual students, or for cooking in pairs or teams - ideal when the school is used for group outings or team building events.
Popular courses include Dinner Party in 3 Hours, a Seafood Master Class (of course), and Family Bakery Cook Along. Themed classes include Spanish, Italian and Thai Cookery nights, and there are guest tutors - such as the popular Dublin based South African chef Rozanne Stevens, who is a BBQ expert and has spent some time working out how best to do BBQ in the Irish climate.
Classes are of varying lengths, mostly half days, with some also held in the evening or even at lunchtime, and classes can be tailored to suit groups.
Gift vouchers are available and can be purchased on the website.