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NOW CLOSED Are you a cooking enthusiast? 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 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 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 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

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


beatenbyayellowteacup Mon 16-Apr-12 19:55:10

Fingers crossed. Love to be able to cook posh nosh!

Is there a chance of another one - even if we have to pay for it - later on for the people who missed out?

mummybookworm Mon 16-Apr-12 21:06:46

Pick meeeee!

delilahbelle Mon 16-Apr-12 21:14:20

I've signed up - pretty sure I am not eligible as I don't have kids (yet!) but I do love cooking...

Fingers crossed!

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 16-Apr-12 21:15:42

. Marking pkave

delilahbelle Mon 16-Apr-12 21:16:21

Although that does mean I have no problem with childcare etc. Ooo, it would be AMAZING to be chosen.

Chopstheduck Tue 17-Apr-12 07:15:30

Beatenbyayellowteacup - waitrose do paid classes too in the cookery school. Well worth the money IMO, the venue is fantastic, staff are lovely and fab equipment. link

ladybirdbliss Tue 17-Apr-12 10:07:48

Done smile

DowagersHump Tue 17-Apr-12 10:46:12

Fingers crossed. I have been dying to see what the inside of the cookery school looks like since Waitrose took over Habitat's old site grin

ShirtyKnot Tue 17-Apr-12 11:14:46

Have applied. Screw it.

FrankWippery Tue 17-Apr-12 11:23:40

Splendid Shirls. Me too, one of us must get it please please please grin

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Tue 17-Apr-12 11:36:52

I would love to do this. My mouth is watering at the menu choices!

ShirtyKnot Tue 17-Apr-12 11:44:30

I want both of us to get it Frank - and we can do TEACUP COCKERTAILS (maybe)

grumpykat Tue 17-Apr-12 11:51:08

Done! <fingers crossed, hope hope hope.......>

Fillybuster Tue 17-Apr-12 12:20:12

Any chance of a vegetarian session that isn't on a Saturday? Pretty please Waitrose and MN?

FrankWippery Tue 17-Apr-12 13:02:08

Maybe Shirty? Maybe? I think the teacup cockertails is compulsory whether we get it or not tbh.

MayaAngelCool Tue 17-Apr-12 13:02:31

Oooh! Sounds grand! Will sign up.

ShirtyKnot Tue 17-Apr-12 13:44:56


Sarayu Tue 17-Apr-12 14:35:00

Done and drooling

Whitershadeofpale Tue 17-Apr-12 14:56:11

Done. My birthday's this weekend so it be a great present!

LackaDAILYcarb Tue 17-Apr-12 17:36:58

I may be too far away, but I've applied anyway....

herecomesthsun Tue 17-Apr-12 19:13:49

I would love to go with my DH - but we would be turning up with DS, who is about to turn 4, and DD, who would be 3 months old. So I haven't completed the form, sadly...

xkcdfangirl Tue 17-Apr-12 19:18:12

Bit rubbish that you are completely excluding vegetarians. What centuary are we in again?

beatenbyayellowteacup Tue 17-Apr-12 20:25:03

ooh fab chops - thanks!

FourThousandHoles Tue 17-Apr-12 20:28:28

oh my word... would LOVE this

SweetestThing Wed 18-Apr-12 16:49:52

When do we find out? I was so excited to be applying to take part that I never noticed the closing date or anything!

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