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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 & 2 course dinner for only £19.96pp when booking four 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 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.  Resident businesses include:

The Main Ingredient

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 Attack

Snack Attack / 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.

Arabella Reeve

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...

Syms Pantry

Syms Pantry is pleased to announce the opening of the new purpose built cooking unit at the ever popular Cookhouse!

Simon, aka The Pieman, set up Syms Pantry in order to offer those discerning foodies subtle twists on old favouties.  His Pork Pies are filled with finest pork loin and cured bacon.  His Chicken Pies are crammed with thigh meat and The Sausage Pies, well, you will just have to buy one to find out. On the menu you will also find Scotch Eggs with Chorizo and various Pizza Pies, topped with Creamy Mash.  Bacon has long been an accomplement to many foods and now Syms Bacon Jam takes it to the next level, available with smoked and unsmoked varieties, with or without chilli. Syms Bacon Jam sets your taste buds alive.

Read more about Syms Pantry.  For details where you buy Syms products, email Simon or call 07933 710 185 or pop in and see Simon on most days.

 

The Red Hot Chilli Fella

...coming soon

 

 

 

 

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