Cookery Classes

Would you like to expand your cooking repertoire or would you just like an evening out watching someone else doing all the work? Then why not check out our cookery classes?YvonneKitchen

Cookery classes in Hey Pesto! are demo style which have a habit of developing into social evenings! Yvonne cooks a number of dishes over 2 hours and then everyone sits round the table and enjoys the fruits of her labours.


To start the ball rolling this Autumn I have a  ‘Quick and Easy Dinners’ Class on Wednesday 27th September at 7.30 pm. This should get you back into the kitchen whether you’re cooking for just yourself or a family .Thai Beef Salad

This will be followed by ‘Arabian Nights’ on Tuesday 3rd October – I’ll be conjuring up fragrant dishes inspired by the Middle East and some of my favourite cookery writers!

Tuesday 10th October is ‘Modern Vegetarian’ cooking . It’s not all about brown rice and lentils! How about leek and mushroom filo parcel with a red wine sauce – or sweet potato pie to tempt your tastebuds?

On the 17th October we will be imaging ourselves in sunnier climes with the return of the ‘ Entertaining Tapas Style’. Croquetas de Jamón anyone?

Wednesday 1st November will bring us back to thoughts of ‘ Winter Warmers’ . Casseroles, stews, pies…. Need I say more?

On Tuesday 7th November we’ll be creating ‘Fakeaways’ – healthier (and cheaper!)  versions of your favourite takeaways for you to try at home

By request I’ve included a new class ‘Delectable Desserts‘ on Tuesday 14th November . And I was bowled over by the fact that this class was booked out before I even got a chance to advertise it. I obviously underestimated the power of desserts!

I’ll be doing a  ‘Christmas Cooking’ Class on Tuesday 21st November – due to time constraints we may not manage a turkey but there will be lots of ideas for starters, sides and sweets!

Our annual ‘Christmas Workshop‘ will be on Saturday  25th November . This ever popular day kicks off with coffee and scones before we cook up lots of festive dishes for relaxing lunch, followed by an afternoon of chocolate fun!


And on Tuesday 5th December I’ll be concentrating on ‘Christmas Party Food’ for all your festive entertaining!  Delighted to say that this class is BOOKED OUT (and it’s only September!) 

I’m delighted to announce that due to demand I’m adding a second ‘Christmas Party Food’ class on Tuesday 28th November and places are going fast……

If you would like to come along you can book your place by contacting me on 087 2488124 or

I promise I will be adding lots more classes so please check back for updates and news of guest chefs! If you have any suggestions for 2018 classes please let me know.

Costs & Booking :

All evening classes €40 per night including full tasting, recipes and a complementary glass of wine.   

Book 3 Nights in advance for €100. 

Afternoon Tea including full tasting and glass of prosecco €40

Full Day Workshops  €120 including morning coffee and lunch with wine. 

50% deposit secures your place.

Please note, should a cookery class or demo not reach the required number of participants it may be postponed or cancelled. In such a situation, we will offer an alternative class for you to attend at a later date. Deposits must be paid upon booking, and are non-refundable, but are transferable to alternative dates, provided class spaces allow.


If you have any suggestions for classes please let me know – we are always interested in new ideas

If you are interested in a tailored group or individual class, please contact me for a quote.

We also provide ‘Cook and Dine’ classes in the comfort of your own home. Please ask for details.

Price for classes include full tastings, recipes and sometimes even a glass of wine.

All classes are held in Hey Pesto! kitchen on Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Gift Vouchers available

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I also work  as a Home Economist for the BSH Group and regularly do cookery demos featuring Neff, Siemens and Bosch appliances both in their Dublin Showroom and in various locations around the country.

Contact Yvonne by telephone: 087 2488124 or by e-mail: