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Best-selling cookery writer Claire Macdonald OBE is famed for her practical, realistic recipes. She is also admired for a remarkable willingness to share the secrets of her kitchen, and celebrated for her truly wonderful sense of fun. All of this comes together splendidly in the three-day residential cookery courses Claire hosts at Kinloch Lodge.

Can there be an easier or more relaxed way in which to counter any fear of the unknown? Claire's tuition style, peppered with a wealth of entertaining anecdotes and time-saving tips, is relaxed and informal yet informative and hugely empowering too. Whether complete novices or kitchen-competent, attendees amass a wealth of recipes plus the technical know-how and confidence to realise them with genuine aplomb.

Tuition sessions are balanced with time aplenty to relax in Kinloch's magical setting or explore Skye's wildly romantic beauty. Naturally, the experience includes all the pampering and discreet luxury of this most remarkable of highland hideaways, characterised by its warmth of welcome and beautifully appointed guest-rooms.

We're busy planning some special events including new Cookery Courses for later in  2016. We're very excited!  Click here to find out a little bit more and perhaps join us soon to aspire to be a better cook!

A selection of Claire Macdonald recipes that were included in the Spring 2015 courses.

Italian puff pastry, Parma ham & mozzarella slice
Osso Buco, with gremolata rice
Orange & Earl grey sorbet
Smoked haddock, shallot, spinach & saffron stew
Baked dark chocolate puddings, with vanilla whipped cream
White fish salad, lime, coriander & chilli dressing
Tomato & madeira
Roast rack of lamb, minty hollandaise sauce
Rhubarb, orange & ginger suedoise
Walnut & coffee cake

How good is that?

Marcello's Table

Come and cook with Kinloch's head chef, Marcello Tully. 
See Marcello in action, creating one of Kinloch's fine-dining menus. 
Learn about the workings of a professional restaurant kitchen. Each evening, enjoy the menu around 'Marcello's Table', matched by fantastic wine and whisky tastings.

Prices range from £450 - £630 per person, dependent on the room and time of year. Prices include, 
two full mornings of hands-on prep with Marcello, dinner, breakfast and a lightly lunch each day

Bespoke Private Cookery Demonstrations

Claire also offers bespoke private cookery demonstrations for anyone, from 1 person to 20 people. 
These can be tailored to specific needs and are charged at £750 for half  day.