The Cookhouse at the Suffolk Food Hall houses
- our cookery school and auditorium,
- a variety of commercial artisan kitchens,
- and the Cookhouse restaurant , private dining (Feast) and other function rooms
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 £27 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 & 2 course dinner for only £19.96pp when booking 3 or more.|
We also host a variety of educational visits in the cookery school and/or the auditorium, a range of corporate events for team building away-days and even specific connoisseur evenings, for example for (second-time) stag parties! Simply email to Events team for further details. Such events often use the restaurant or private dining rooms.
Whilst the restaurant takes in the view upstairs in the Cookhouse, a range of food and drink artisans use the commercial kitchens downstairs. Resident businesses include:
James and his team provide catering for weddings, boardroom hospitality, private dining & parties in East Anglia & London.
Their objective is to give you exceptional food and attentive, personal service as your very own catering team.
Each and every menu is considered, dishes have been tried and tested, seasonality is prioritised, local produce is used (when it’s the best we can get) and above all they serve tasty food.
|The Slow Dough Bakery||
The Slow Dough Bakery aims to promote “Real Bread” as defined by the Real Bread Campaign which should contain no additives or enzymes, take at least 4 hours to make in one continuous process without part-baking or freezing of dough, (All our breads take at least 18 hours). We believe that Real Bread, as well as being delicious, is better for nutritional health, our communities and the environment.
Real bread is an alternative to “factory” bread which has become the majority of bread consumed in the UK. Factory bread is usually produced using roller milled flour rather than stoneground flour, which removes most of the vitamins and minerals from the wheat grain.
Snack Attach / Emerald offer hot and cold buffets of all kinds, and with a tailored menu service you can ensure everything is just as you would want it.
As well as catering services, they are also contracted for fresh sandwiches to garage outlets and to the eastern Co-op branches. Snack Attack maintains the best possible standards at all times and are proud of the excellent results.
We all live busy lives so how about ordering some dishes from Arabella's selection. Every dish can be cooked to suit the number of mouths you have to feed and can be prepared in foil dishes or crockery of your own.
Such dishes are also available in the Food Hall, both frozen and via the delicatessen.
|The Outrageous Cake Co||
They design and create Wedding & Celebration cakes for any event.
A commitment to quality is evident in every one of their delicious, hand-made products. And a friendly, down-to-earth service is the icing on the cake!
Graham and Tina specialize in quirky fun cakes, but anything goes. Only your imagination will restrict you...
We are looking for other food and drink businesses who want to run their enterprise in a place that gives a lot of public exposure. The Cookhouse is an environment for business development, collaboration and commercial support; with the Food Hall as a test bed there are chances to take new products to other independents (farm shops, deli's and convenience stores) and the wider market. The Cookhouse allows vistors to see, understand and experience more about our great Suffolk produce. Please see the prospectus if you would like to know more about renting a kitchen in the Cookhouse.
The Cookhouse: supported by RDPE funding
The Rural Development Progamme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU.
The programme is being delivered through the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas