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The Cookhouse

The Cookhouse at the Suffolk Food Hall houses:

 

Cookery and other lessons

Bread Workshops ~ Sue Hudson Informal, hands-on, fun baking for four hours or so typically around £50pp.
CAFF ~ Jevan Watkins Jones Associate artist to Firstsite and the national Drawing Action Programme, etc, runs the Children's Art Farm Foundation for £15 per session.
The Cooking Club ~ Jess Colmer An array of holiday events, after-school clubs, workshops and weekend activities for chefs aged 8 to 18, typically around £14 per event.
Curry Masterclasses ~ Badu Thobhani A spice odyssey from the maker of authentic curry kits (£95).
DrawEast ~ Jane, Maryanne & Cary For new and experienced artists, you will be tutored through a number of challenges by professionals for £65 per day including materials.
Emma Crowhurst Workshops Full day masterclass including lunch with wine for around £130 cover a broad range of cuisines. Bookings via Emma's website only
Pasta Workshops ~ Ursula Ferringo Entertainment 10am to 2pm from someone with a deep love Italian food for £65.
Photographic Day ~ Anthony Cullen Direct tuition from an award winning photographer, with numbers limited to seven, and lunch etc included (£110)
Kitchen Club ~ Suffolk Food Hall Our own format: demo, drink & dinner for as little as £18.00 per person.

We also host a variety of educational visits in the cookery school and/or the auditorium, a range of corporate events for team building or away-days and even specific connoisseur evenings, for example for (second-time) stag parties!  Simply email to Events team or called the directly on 01473 786 618 for further details.  Such events often use the restaurant or private dining rooms.

 

  Commercial Kitchens 

  Whilst the restaurant takes in the view upstairs in the Cookhouse, a range of food and drink artisans use the commercial kitchens downstairs.  For unit availability, see the prospectus.  Resident businesses include:

The Main Ingredient

James and his team provide catering for weddings, boardroom hospitality, private dining & parties in East Anglia and surrounding areas.
 
You can expect exceptional food and attentive, personal service from your very own catering team.
 
Each and every menu is considered, dishes have been tried and tested, seasonality is prioritised and local produce is used
(when it’s the best they can get).
 
 
 

 

 

Snack Attack / Emerald Catering

With a wide range of tasty fillings, lovingly prepared by hand, it is no wonder the Co-Op uses Snack Attack to supply sandwiches to its East of England stores.
 
Also prepared in the artisan kitchen are all you need for the very best in catering.  Whether it is discerning dining, holiday home meals, picnics or river trips, Emerald Catering supplies the tastiest of buffets and meals tailored to your occasion.  Our experienced team of caterers cook, serve and clean up, leaving you to enjoy your event.
 
 
 
 

Vernon Blackmore / Paul Thompson

further details to follow

 

   

Outrageous Cake Company

Gaze in wonderment at the amazing display of unique cakes made for unique people in the Outrageous Cake Company’s kitchen.
 
Husband and wife team Graham and Tina Weare create bespoke cakes for all occasions using the best ingredients from super cake pops to five-tier works of art.
 
The experienced couple have created cakes for West End stars, Lords and Ladies as well as personalised cakes for children through to great-great grandparents.

 

 

Outrageous Cake Academy

Learn how to make the most amazing cakes in the Outrageous Cake Academy artisan kitchen.
 
Skills taught include royal icing piping, a wide range of cake decorating where you can create the most incredible designs on everything from a cup cake to elaborate wedding cake.
 
Classes are available for youngsters, special needs and daily adult courses. There are also group sessions and team-bonding workshops along with one on one sessions.

 

 

 

The Gourmet BBQ Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Bennetts Pickles & Chutneys

Mrs Bennett's is a family run business. It takes its inspiration from delicious recipes handed down over four generations.  For the current Mrs Bennett, Keeley, the story started by supplying her brother's deli with Piccalilli based on her Great Grandmother's secret recipe.  Since then demand has really taken off.
 
Mrs Bennett's is committed to using the best local ingredients available and keeping food miles to a minimum.  All its pickles and chutneys are produced by hand in small batches to maintain quality and flavour.
 

 

Interested in a Commercial Kitchen ~ see the prospectus

The Cookhouse: supported by RDPE funding

The Rural Development Progamme for England was funded by Defra and the EU.
The programme was delivered through the East of England Development Agency and Defra.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas