Kinsale Gourmet Academy

Based in the grounds of stately Ballinacurra House near Kinsale, a half hour’s drive from Cork City, chef David Rice has his Kinsale Gourmet Academy offering a range of one-day or longer courses on everything from bread-baking and BBQ-ing to dessert making and the art of artisan pizza. Fun courses in a spectacular setting.

Ballinacurra House & Kinsale have become synonymous with fabulous food for many years and our Award Winning Head Chef David Rice has added his unique culinary style to the mix in Kinsale.Kinsale Gourmet Academy is a unique cookery school that will offer people the opportunity to come and learn how to cook like a pro in a positive, creative and interactive environment, right in the Gourmet Capital.

‘Gourmet Made Simple’ is David’s philosophy. He is a fun and engaging tutor with a very relaxed, unique style. He is very passionate about food and has a particular interest in West Cork Artisan producers.

David brings a unique mix of simple, easy cooking techniques and guides people through recipes so that they can achieve restaurant-quality results at home, quickly and simply.

So roll up your sleeves and fuel your passion for food; All classes are hands-on and you will cook all the recipes yourself, under David’s watchful eye. You will leave with the confidence and skills to recreate all of the recipes at home.

  • Cookery Class