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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, we will re-start classes in May, just as soon as the restrictions allow! We are scheduling classes through to the end of the year. If you were booked onto a cancelled class and haven’t yet heard from us, please check your emails, or contact us on 01304 362288 or info@chequers.kitchen.  We will have sensible measures in place including smaller class sizes and plenty of ventilation. We are champing at the bit to get our cookery experiences started again and look forward to welcoming you back to Chequers Kitchen!

Cookery Experiences in East Kent

We offer a wide range of cookery classes and experiences that offer something for everyone. All our cookery events take place in our unique, fully-equipped teaching kitchen in Kent and are taught by our professional and friendly in-house team or a visiting expert. From international cuisines to cookery clubs for children to private cooking parties, our expert chefs will guide you to create your own inspiring kitchen stories.

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Private Dining & Cookery Experiences 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 from a range of delicious, freshly prepared menus. Our open kitchen makes your event unique.You’ll always find us in the kitchen at parties! And if you like to get hands-on, we will create a cookery experience just for your group of friends, family or colleagues.

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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

Healthy meal deliveries for elderly, stressed or vulnerable local residents
February 7, 2021

Elderly, housebound, stressed or disabled local residents in the Deal, Sandwich and St Margaret’s areas can still order a healthy, tasty…

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Leek, potato and cheese pie recipe
March 29, 2021

Here’s a short step-by-step video to make a delicious meat-free pie. Enjoy!

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Paris-Brest patisserie, part 2
February 18, 2021

Here it is in its full glory!

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Paris-Brest patisserie, part 1
February 18, 2021

This looks too good to leave out from our cookery class repertoire – we’re finding a space for it!

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