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NOW CLOSED Are you a cooking enthusiast? Waitrose.com are looking for MNers to attend a Michelin-star cookery masterclass - sign up here!

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Apr-12 12:45:31

Waitrose.com are offering 12 Mumsnetters (plus one guest each) a chance to attend a Michelin-star cookery masterclass at Waitrose Cookery School in London. They're looking for cooking enthusiasts who are interested in learning Michelin-star cookery skills from a professional chef and are keen to share their passion for food with like-minded Mumsnetters.

The event will take place on Saturday 12th May from 11am - 4pm at Waitrose Cookery School in North London. The venue is easy to get to using public transport (close to Finchley Road tube station on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines).

Throughout the day Mumsnetters and their guests will be cooking a three course dinner party menu with all ingredients provided by Waitrose.com. Each course will be served in the dining room and you will have a chance to enjoy the menu you have prepared with a glass of wine specially selected to go with each course. The aim of the day is to inspire you to create your own Michelin-star-inspired dinner party menu!

The day will be filmed and the video will appear on Waitrose.com and possibly elsewhere. Please only apply if you're happy to be filmed. After the event you will be asked to leave written feedback on a thread on Mumsnet. Everyone who is selected to attend and adds their feedback on MN will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher for Waitrose.com.

If you would like to attend please sign up here. When signing up, please vote for the starter, main course and dessert you would most like to cook (and eat!) on the day. The three most popular dishes chosen by Mumsnetters who apply to go along will form the menu that attendees will be cooking on the day. Here's a few of the choices on offer to whet your appetite!

~ Roast scallops, potato gnocchi and truffle emulsion
~ Rack of lamb with braised peas, bacon, lettuce and mint. Dauphinoise potatoes
~ Inverted lemon tart, summer fruit salad and lemon yoghurt sorbet

Please let us know about all dietary requirements when you sign up to take part. As you'll see from the menu choices, all of the starters and main course options include meat or fish. If you're a vegetarian, apologies - this probably isn't the event for you, sorry.

Attendance is by invitation only - we'll be in touch with full details if you are selected.

Thanks and good luck

MNHQ

Thanks to whoever let me put my bag in their locker thanks and DP and I enjoyed sharing our bench and dining table with the MNer from NZ (I hope...) and her DH smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 13-May-12 17:29:08

Feedback thread is here - thanks

noseynoonoo Sun 13-May-12 15:07:17

Thanks for a great day. My friend and I seemed to be the only people wholly ignored by the camera. A blessing to be honest but am worried I should have a complex about my appearance now.

Feel quite inspired by it though and thought the trainers were excellent.

My many thanks to Waitrose and Mumsnet, I had a lovely day, everyone on the staff was lovely, and it was nice to meet fellow mumsnetters,

Woodlands Sat 12-May-12 22:53:50

I had a brilliant day too - shame I can't match MN names up to faces I met today! Am looking forward to adding my feedback but assume it will be on a different thread.

The bit up the top of this thread says it'll go on the Waitrose website and possibly else where hmm

FaceCrack Sat 12-May-12 22:23:45

Did anyone find out what the video was going to be used for?

oh yes obv that is my worst nightmare. I have no idea when it goes 'live' - hopefully I will be edited out.

FaceCrack Sat 12-May-12 21:41:46

I had a wonderful day. It was lovely to meet you all.

Thanks Waitrose and MN.

So did we! I'm so grateful to MN and waitrose. I'm dreading that video footage though grin

Had a fantastic day today! Loved every single minute of it.

Thanks, Waitrose and MN.

Was lovely to meet some other MNers too. wink

Me too!

FaceCrack Fri 11-May-12 17:11:32

Squuuueeeeee! I'm so excited about tomorrow!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-May-12 11:04:23

Hi all, I'll email everyone today with all the details you need.

<re-reads email from KatieMumsnet>

It says they'll be in touch with more details.

<Taps foot>

noseynoonoo Sun 06-May-12 20:19:37

I was just coming on here to ask the same. Were we due to get more info or do we just turn up on Saturday?

FaceCrack Sun 06-May-12 19:23:15

I am excited!

Has anyone heard any more details?

Less than seven days to go!!

My mate isnt a MNer either - she already thinks I'm barmy! grin

what top fourthousand?

FourThousandHoles Thu 26-Apr-12 14:27:10

Oh yes will be jeans, shoes, top

But I have just ordered the trainers from this thread and the top will be one I've been eyeing up for a while (tis nowt special, just a pretty vest top) but couldn't justify buying until now.

Do we need badges so we know who's who? grin

My mate isn't an MNer, she'll think we're barmy.

catzu Thu 26-Apr-12 14:17:24

Gosh that would be fantastic!

Shall we only call ourselves by out MN NN's all day grin

noseynoonoo Wed 25-Apr-12 23:20:58

Sense at last - think I will be in the same uniform as Jax!

jeans, trainers and top. job done. hair in a ponytail. sorted.

oldbag I bet you are silf like, I think we should all go and enjoy ourself. I am changing my name by deed poll straight after filming. I hate myself on camera.

Wigeon Wed 25-Apr-12 21:25:42

Haircut booked. Outfit decided. There is bound to be a group photo / filming while we are eating / filming while we are donning the chef-outfit stuff, and so I am definitely going to attempt to look presentable! well at least make sure there isn't baby sick on my shoulder

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