We offer a great selection of practical cookery classes for food lovers of all abilities and avid cooks who want to improve their skills. Practical classes cater for groups of up to 10 people, each cooking at their own work station, and hob.
From time to time we run cookery demonstrations where you can relax, watch and learn from the professionals. Our most up to date schedule of classes can be viewed here.
In addition to our class schedule we offer private classes for groups of 10 or more whether this is for a fun night out, a corporate team building event or entertaining with a difference.
You can also make a booking online for any of these classes. For more bespoke enquiries drop us an email or give us a call on 028 9560 0701.
The team at Cookery School is made of chefs from the James St South restaurant group. This includes:
Prior to opening his first restaurant James St South, he worked with many of the first wave of Celebrity Chefs including Gary Rhodes, Marco Pierre White and in his first restaurant kitchen with Paul Rankin at Roscoff. Niall has since opened the doors to many other great restaurant’s in Belfast and has been honored with winning many great awards of which the Tourism Hero for Northern Ireland and an honorary diploma with the Belfast Metropolitan as his career highlights as well of course as winning a place at the coveted kitchen brigade of BBC Great British Menu program. Niall loves to cook and favors cooking for gatherings for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Carl Johannesson is a native of Sweden and has found his way to Belfast through time spent in Scotland in the kitchen’s of Gleneagles and in the US at Brant Point Grill. Carl worked in a number of Belfast’s restaurants before heading up the team at the Bar + Grill and working with Niall to develop Hadski’s in the Cathedral Quarter. Carl and his team gained a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2014 and winner of the Institute of Hospitality Chef of the Year. Carl has perfected cooking on charcoal and loves nothing more than grilling seafood on the Josper or Green Egg.
David has joined the team from his native England following cooking in many of the great hotels The Grosvenor, The Vineyard and finishing off as Head Chef at Thornton Hall. David has this year won a clutch of awards from Best Chef in Ireland and Best Restaurant in Ireland. David has a real passion for seasonal produce and has the perfect teacher as he manages and mentors the James St South Apprentices.
Cathal has joined the team at James St South following career highlights at Pied a Terre in London, The Merchant Hotel and Ox both in Belfast. Cathal has been on the team for over 2 years and loves the customer interaction at the cookery school. He is a keen teacher and has a great passion for sharing his cooking tips. A keen cook at home, his favorite dish to cook is steak.