The Cookery School, Food For Life

Built in 2008, the School is a beautiful open plan building located next to the main house.  The cooking ingredients used are either grown in-house or locally sourced. We welcome a variety of guests from experienced cooks to secondary school students to boutique groups and hen parties. Last year the school saw over 4,000 students pass though our doors.


Culinary Influence

Sarah Baker is the brainchild behind the homely style of cooking at Cloughjordan House. After training in Ballymaloe, she decided to open her own cookery school to pass on to students her culinary ethics using the best quality produce available.



Transition Year Groups

We’re passionate about teaching the next generation what it means to cook healthy, fresh and fun food. We provide a one day transition year field trip package, educating students about where their food comes from and how to cook in a practical and enjoyable way. The idea is for us to impart real-life practical skills that make cooking less daunting and more fun! As a student, you’ll taste things you never thought you would and be pleasantly surprised at what you can learn and achieve in just one day. Compete with your classmates on who can prepare the most delicious meal, taste the difference between fresh produce and shop-bought and did we mention the mouth-watering chocolate brownies that we finish the day with?

Price per student is €50. Teachers go free and the day includes 2 meals plus morning snack.



Hen & Stag Groups

We are delighted to welcome group bookings and bespoke hen parties to Cloughjordan House for a bit of magic and mischief. Each party can work with our events team to create a tailored trip for you and your guests, no matter the occasion.

Sample Group Schedule:

  • Arrive at lunchtime and discuss the day ahead over home-brew coffee and home-made snacks.

  • Spend the afternoon in The Cookery School and prepare the evening meal with our Chefs using local and home-grown produce or split into teams and have a Bake Off!

  • Come together for an exclusive feast with the beautifully prepared food and wine.

  • Have an evening soiree or an all-out party in the cowshed.

  • Stay overnight in our luxury accommodation with a variety of mouth-watering breakfast choices to wake up to.

  • Points to note: there are a number of local activities from yoga to pottery for groups looking to expand their stay.

  • Points to note: all requests are welcome and we love groups who want to add their own spin to their trip, so don’t hesitate to chat to us about your plans.