Love Cookery Classes

Experience Days, Cookery Classes, Birthday Parties, Lessons & Cookery Workshops.

The Cookery Courses take place in the beautiful setting of Lodge Farm in Bawburgh (10 mins from Norwich City Centre) in it’s modern Kitchen, the courses are taught by me Zena Leech-Calton, professional chef, cookery tutor, food writer & blogger with 30 years experience in catering. I trained at Norwich City College then again at Westminster as a pastry chef whilst working as a chef in London for over 10 years – I have now been teaching cookery for over 15 years. I specialise in Asian cuisine but have over 15 themes to choose from that I feel passionate about, I love teaching, I love cooking and I love eating!

Sorry I don't offer Vouchers

LATEST NEWS – Now Taking Bookings  –  You Can Add An ‘Al Fresco’ Package On To Any Mini Theme Course = £50 Additional Will Include Up To One Hour More, All Taught Plus Cooked In The Outside Kitchen Inc Fire. Plus There Will Be Time To Sit Down And Eat What We Have Made.
Tag Friends And Family On For £20 Per Person (Al Fresco only)

Semi Retirement – I always said I would give up teaching at 55 – guess what I’m 55 next March, so I won’t be offering the classes and running the cookery school as it is. To keep my hand in I will probably put on pop ups, guest courses and the occasional organised group course in set themes. 




Lodge Farm Kitchen Cookery Classes
Lodge Farm Kitchen Cookery Classes

Our Courses

Teaching Days And Times:

LATEST NEWS - now taking bookings from 17th May
From Mid May - Mid Sept you can add an 'Al Fresco' package on to any mini theme course = £50 additional will include up to one hour more, all taught plus cooked in the Outside kitchen inc fire. Plus there will be time to sit down and eat what we have made.
Tag Friends and family On for £20 per person

Tuesdays – 10am, 12pm, *1.45pm or 6.30pm (*pm – Group courses start at 1pm in term time)

Wednesdays – 10am, 12pm or *1.45pm or 6.30pm (*pm – Group courses start at 1pm in term time)

Thursdays – 11am or *1.45pm (*pm. Group courses start at 1pm in term time)

Saturdays – 10am or 2pm (Groups and Party’s only / no mini themes)

Closed the whole of August & the Christmas holidays
News - - I'm semi - retiring next year - so won't be running the cookery school as it is.

Group Cookery Courses
(up to 6 people - from £32 per person)

Up to 6 for £210 inc mid-week (mid-week term time) or £245 inc all other times, weekends, school hols and bank hols (no evenings).

3 hour session including ingredients, refreshments, a sit down feast and recipe booklet (see theme list below) (See Adults parties for bigger groups up to 10)

Mini Class – For 2 People​

A Themed 2 hour cookery lesson for £125 – including all ingredients, refreshments and recipes. (1 to 2 peeps only)

Choose from one of the themes below. Dishes to take away – Jam packed with at least 5 – 8 recipes from starters, sides, dips and mains, that's the best takeaway! (Please note teaching days & times)

Mini Family Class / Inclusion

Mini Class with the kids 1/2 adults & 2/3 children (min age 7 – 15) anytime for £135 inc.

Inclusion 1/3 learners & 1/2 carers. (Mid-week only, not available at weekends)

Children’s Birthday Parties

Up to 8 children including the birthday child plus two adult helpers needed (parents etc – you get fed!!!)

£250 including Diner Hire for 3 hours of cookery fun, demos, refreshments, tasters and a sit down lunch in the American party Diner.

Choose from Pizza & Donuts / Burgers & Sundaes / Mexican & Churros / Wraps & Baking (£10 per additional children up to 10)

Adults Cookery Parties (from £33 per person)

£275 for up to 8 (£15 per person up to 10), for 3 hours including Diner Hire.

Go Large – up to an hour extra in the Diner including Tea & Coffee and home-made cookies for £25.

Corporate / Company Cookery Demo Days (from £30 per person)

As for a Go Large Adult cookery parties but up to 12 for £350 for 4 hours, hands on creative cookery, set to a theme, with activities, demos, recipe sheets and a sit down meal, including refreshments.

Choose a theme

  • Thai One /or / Vegan or Vegetarian Thai
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese inc. Sushi / or veggie
  • Asian Street Food /or / Vegetarian or Vegan Asian (Mini Theme only)
  • **Dim Sum (**Group Course only)
  • Mexican /or / Vegetarian or Vegan Mexican
  • Spanish Tapas /or / Vegan or Vegetarian Tapas
  • Italian – Pasta & Antipasto /or / Vegetarian or Vegan Italian
  • Middle Eastern
  • American Diner Classics
  • **Bread & Baking (**Group Course only)
  • Gluten Free Baking & Snacks
  • Guide to Cooking & Preparing Fish (additional £10 mini / £20 group charge inclusive)
  • The Perfect Christmas (Go Large Group Course only)
  • NEW – – BBQ ‘Al Fresco’ Fire and Earth mid-week Group cookery course – click for info

Customer Feedback

I just wanted to say a huge thankyou for the course you ran today for my dad, accompanied by his sister and her partner. I just spoke to my dad on the phone this evening. They were in the middle of dividing up the last of the spoils from the day and they were all still absolutely buzzed, full of praise for you and your expertise, and amazed at how good the food was that they had produced!
Thank you so much. We really wanted him to have a special and fun day for his birthday that was a bit different, and this has worked perfectly.
 - Kate
Thanks for a great morning Zena – We are all fired up to cook authentic Mexican from Norfolk to Somerset

Thank you so much for Saturday Zena! We loved the class & the food was delicious. I’d love to come & do an Indian course next!!!
Thanks for a great morning of making pizzas and donuts. We all had a great time and will definitely come back for another go! Xx
Brilliant morning of bread and baking – thank you for sharing your kitchen and your expertise x
Thank you Zena for our very enjoyable morning with you learning and cooking Thai food. We’ve just enjoyed the fruits of our lesson and very much appreciated by husbands too. What a beautiful home you have in an idyllic location.
We just wanted to thank you again for yesterday, thank you for all your efforts and research for gluten free recipes, we both had a lovely afternoon and really appreciated everything you did. Very much looking forward to trying more of your recipes and including a new mix of flavours and ingredients into our cooking. We all got a thumbs up from Milo too which is high praise indeed!

I just wanted to thank you for Hannah's fabulous 16th birthday party. She and her friends really loved it and it was a very memorable and different way to celebrate her special birthday. Thank you also for her gift. God bless you - Carolyn

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and Ruth, Gavin and I treated ourselves last night to all the dishes – exquisite!

Enjoy the Milk Bar

Lodge Farm has its own 50’s style American diner for private hire, photo shoots & more – try our American Classics Cookery Course up to 6 including diner meal – See our diner site for details.

Directions to the cookery school

We are based at Lodge Farm in Bawburgh, you can find full directions here

Book your Cookery Course today

Call: 01603 742-247