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    Chequers Kitchen Cookery School is a beautiful venue situated near the sea in Deal, Kent, offering a wide range of cookery courses for adults and children, team-building corporate events, and private dining for special occasions. We use many local, Kentish ingredients.

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Dear Customers and Friends, during this unsettled time our classes are suspended. If you have a booking, we will be contacting you and sending a voucher to re-book your class at a future date, valid for 24 months. Meanwhile, as a social enterprise, we will be seeking ways to serve our community during these extraordinary times. We wish you all well and look forward to cooking with you another time! With love from Pieter, Stephanie and all the team at Chequers Kitchen.

Cookery Courses in East Kent

Our aim is to provide a wide range of cookery classes and workshops that offer something for everyone. All our cookery courses take place in our purpose-built, fully-equipped teaching kitchen in Kent and are taught by our friendly in-house team or a visiting expert. From baking clubs for kids to knife skills to artisan bread-making and international cuisines, our expert chefs will guide you.

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Private Dining for Groups

Whether you’re having a birthday celebration, retirement party, wedding reception or a company ‘do’, we will help you make it really special. You will have exclusive use of our lovely, unique venue and can choose form a range of delicious, freshly prepared menus. Our open kitchen makes your event unique.You’ll always find us in the kitchen at parties!

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Team-Building Corporate Events

Nothing brings people together quite like cooking and eating. Working with others to prepare a wonderful meal or selection of baked goods in a fixed time frame is a mixture of challenge and satisfaction. You’ll need good preparation, collaboration, negotiation, attention to detail, careful timing, multi-tasking, a level head and a little bit of flair. It’s also enormous fun.

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Dining Events in East Kent

There is a chance to come and dine with us at Chequers Kitchen. Our popular Demo & Dine events are entertaining, informative and, of course, include a delicious meal prepared from the finest local ingredients. We also offer occasional theme nights and special lunch and supper dates.

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Looking for a Unique Experience?

If you want to try our cookery courses, private dining or team-buildingdining events, why not get in touch today?

About Our Kitchen

Our passionate team are committed to bringing Kent a quality venue where the term ‘fine dining’ is highly-realised. Run by head chef, Pieter Van Zyl, and social entrepreneur, Stephanie Hayman, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School surpasses all your expectations.

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Latest News

Launch of Young Cooks 2019
June 11, 2019

We were delighted to host the launch of Young Cooks competition 2019. Here's a video of the launch. If you are... Read More
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Holiday Cooking Clubs
April 17, 2019

Following the success of our After School Clubs we have introduced children's Holiday Cooking Club for kids aged 9 to 15... Read More
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Tomato salad with salsa verde
April 12, 2019

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