Enjoy the communal bond of togetherness through the sharing of food

Ever wondered how professional chef's cook and serve such delicious food? Do enjoy cooking for yourself and those you love? Jacqueline and her fantastic team are available for bespoke cookery lessons, tailored to your exact needs. Whether it be a private cookery lesson to learn how to wow your guests at your next dinner party, an outdoor cookery class over an open fire, or a corporate team building event, we can create a unique food experience for you.

Jacqueline also runs regular events with Jeremy at The Surrey Wine School in Guildford. Jacqueline is passionate about the way good food brings people together with a feeling of connectivity through the 'breaking of bread.' Food sharing experiences are nuturing, nourishing and bring a simple sort of joy rarely found in our busy world. See below for upcoming classes, vouchers also available!

Events with Surrey Hills Yurts

Book your space today for a truly unique experience and fabulous feast in the woods with like-minded foodies! Join us for the cookery workshop and get hand on, or come to our pop up restaurant and be waited on! Your table will be elegantly set in the pretty woodland, in a space of true natural beauty amongst the trees.
When it comes to food...we shall be truly spoiling you with a meal served straight from the flames!

Over-Fire Woodland Cookery Workshop Thursday 16th May

Learn how to make your own flatbreads from scratch and how to cook steak over the fire. Learn tenderisation and marination techniques, and how to flambe with brandy like a pro chef...


To Start

Flatbreads with a selection of spices and herbs, dukka & oils
Cucumber cups with beetroot hummus, fresh mint & edible flowers

The Main
Flat iron steak

Wild garlic mayonnaise
Balsamic potato skewers with truffle oil and Parmesan
Feta, watermelon and mint salad
Green salad with French vinaigrette
Coleslaw with fennel and caraway seed

Flambé Time!
Fruit kebabs – strawberry, banana, pineapple, apple, brandy


Served with
Whipped elderflower cream, salted caramel sauce & ginger biscuit crumb and wild tea


Complimentary glass of wine/beer served with dinner.
Delicious local gins, wines and beers available to purchase during the event.


Woodland Pop-Up Restaurant 6th June

Relax under a canopy of trees as the sun sets, sampling fine dining from the fire and siping delicious local tipples...



Woodfired flatbreads with spiced dukka & local oils

To start
Handmade Italian style burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes, black olive, lemon & basil oil, sea salt

Flamed guinea fowl, creamy summer vegetable & basil orzo, pea shoots, Parmesan crisp, balsamic glaze

Pear mille feuille, cardamom cream, salted caramel sauce, vanilla fudge

To finish
Local cheese board, tea and coffee


Complimentary glass of wine/beer served with dinner
Delicious local gins, wines and beers available to purchase during the event.

Time 18:00 – 21:00 (please arrive 15min prior to the event)


Gorgeous overnight glamping accommodation also available with Surrey Hill’s Yurts at the rate of £150 for 2 adults for a night.

Price £50 per person


Dietary requirements can be catered for as long as given in advance

Parking Available - please specify amount of cars you will be bring.
Location of the event: Surrey Hills Yurts, Mad Horse Copse, Logmore Lane, Westcott, RH4 3GB

Events with Surrey Wine School 2019

Spanish Tapas & Wine Matching Friday 26th April 

Our brand new Cookery evening is a must for lovers of great food and wine. This new evening will showcase some tasty Spanish Tapas made in front of you by professional Chef Jacqueline Wise.

Join us on a fabulous evening learning about the art of preparing great tapas dishes. You will see how to select your ingredients, what makes a great tapas dish, and how to prepare your tapas. Jacqueline will be demonstrating how to prepare these stunning dishes, and what makes each one special.


- Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic prawns with butter, spring onion & olive oil)

- Chorizo y garbanzoz en vino tinto (Sauteed chorizo and chickpeas with red wine, garlic, honey & herbs)

- Croquetas de pimiento rojo y queso de cabra (Roasted red pepper & goat's cheese croquettes)


Accompanying your cookery demonstration will be 6 delicious wines to compliment your food, all especially chosen by your Wine School host Jeremy. Learn how to match different wines for yourself as we talk about the role of tannin, fruit and aroma in helping you choose your perfect wine for your own tapas dishes.

To match the stunning dishes you will try wines that are ideal with tapas from countries like Spain, Italy and Portugal, amongst others.

By the end of this course you will feel able to prepare these delicious treats yourself at home and impress your friends with your ability to match food and wine.

This course can be bought as a gift voucher - just reply to the automated confirmation email you receive after booking and we'll post one out.


Your Course Includes-

• Cookery demonstration of a range of tapas dishes prepared by a professional chef, with tasting samples

• Tips and tricks on knife handling, food preparation, presentation and other cookery skills

• Tutored tasting of at least 6  wines to match with the Tapas dishes

• Full tasting notes on your wines and information about where to buy then locally

• Full lists of all the ingredients and recipes demonstrated on the night


Course Date/Time: Fri 26th April at 7.00pm-9.00pm

Duration: 2 Hours

Venue: The Guildford Institute,Ward Street, Guildford,GU14LH

Event Price: £35.00

Click here to see more info on other upcoming courses with Surrey Wine School:

Seafood and Wine Friday 3rd May

Tapas and Wine Friday 28th June

Bespoke Cookery Lessons

Prices vary as we offer a bespoke services to suit your needs. Please get in touch for a quote. Jacqueline can also offer one to one tuition in your own home. Here are some popular options suitable for one on one, groups or demonstrations:


Canape Work Shop From £20pp

Learn how to make exquiste canapes that both look and taste sensational. From melt in the mouth parmesan shortbread, to steak pops with bearnaise sauce, delicate pastry tartlets or cucumber cups filled with homemade hummus. Perfect for parties, and especially for Christmas. Works well for cookery demonstrations.


Dinner Party Cooking Lesson From £50pp

Understand how to plan ahead for your dinner party and produce exceptional dishes for a crowd, while still having time to sit down, relax and eat each course youself. This confidence building class will revolutionise your entertaining and also focusses on plating tecniques.


Outdoor Feasting Experience From £45pp

Perfect for a boho hen do or outdoors loving crowd, your chef will show you how to cook over an open fire. From rosemary flatbreads to wild garlic marinated lamb kebabs and chocolate and cardamom infused bananas, you will come away with life long skills and a satified stomach!

Based in rural Sussex village Ardingly, surrounded by fantastic local produce, Jacqueline's Private Dining Services are currently available across West Sussex, Mid Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London


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Tel: 01444 891578

A creative and experienced Cordon Bleu Chef trained at Tante Marie Culinary Academy, Jacqueline has worked at Buckingham Palace, The Ritz and Michelin Star restaurants


Jacqueline has been on the Radio and Television sharing her knowledge and reached the semi finals of Young Chef of the Year competition. She won TV Cookery Show 'Win it Cook it' on Channel 4, and also appeared on Masterchef The Professionals.


Jacqueline's delicious dishes and her professional team will ensure superior quality food and service for your special event

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