Welcome to Emma Crowhurst's Official Website
Hi and welcome to my web site, here you can find out about my career, television work and my food writing with the East Anglian Daily Times. You can also find out about my cooking lessons and private catering as well as check out some of my recipes.
I used to teach at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London. I was Head Teacher there for many years and now I am teaching cooking lessons at some fabulous venues, The super new Cookhouse at the Suffolk Food Hall has a wonderful cookery area, a bespoke cookery room with spacious tables, each with a halogen stove, a bank of wonderful ovens and curved demonstration bench. All this with a fabulous outlook to the Orwell Bridge and the river. We dine upstairs in the restaurant and relax at lunchtime enjoying the splendid view.
Cookery Days at The Cookhouse begin at 9.30am with welcoming coffee and finish around 4.00pm. The cost is £130 which is inclusive of all refreshments throughout the day, lunch with wine, all cooking ingredients and a folder brimful of delicious recipes and tips, as well as a selection of mouth-watering food to take home.
There are classes each month with different themes and recipes; you are sure to find the perfect day for you or to give as a gift for the cook in your life. Vouchers are available and you can book through my web site or send a cheque to the Suffolk Food Hall. You can also message me through the web site if you would prefer to pay by cheque and I can email you direct to arrange it.
Here is what some say about my classes:
"Emma's infectious enthusiasm and passion for food, along with her informal delivery, makes for a fabulous day I will remember for some time"
I also host cookery days at the historic Helmingham Hall, Family home of Lord and Lady Tollemache. Have a look at the cooking courses and do join us for some culinary adventures. The cookery days are a little different to my other classes and have been described as ‘Downton Abbey meets Ready Steady Cook’. Be assured, they are great fun as well being very informative and useful to anyone interested in cooking and food. More courses are being planned to cope with demand. Check out the testimonials of what people say about the courses.
The Cookhouse Gift Vouchers
They are a unique gift which enables you to buy a wonderful day on one of my cookery courses to give for any occasion. Choose which venue you want to buy from and decide which themed course you want. If you want to buy a cookery course as a gift - but don't know which course to choose for your friend or relative? All you need is one of our free choice gift vouchers and the recipient can choose the course that they want to attend. The gift vouchers can be personalized for the recipient and can be sent directly to them. They will receive a beautifully presented letter of congratulations, the gift voucher and details of our current cooking courses. All they have to do is choose a course and a date and book online and mention in the comments box that they have a voucher, quoting the voucher number. You can view pictures of past courses in the gallery.
Vouchers for The Cookhouse can be purchased using the booking form on my web site or from http://www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/cookhouse
For vouchers and courses for Helmingham Hall cookery classes go to: http://www.helmingham.com/cookery.asp alternatively you can call them on 01473 890799.
All Helmingham Hall classes must be booked direct with them, although I can pass on any requests or inquiries you may have!
I also have a small Suffolk based private catering service and work as a private chef. Have a look at my menus and pictures and you may like to contact me to discuss a future event. I can give you some ideas, design special menus and a personal friendly service. I have many satisfied clients and my reputation as an excellent chef is everything to me. Have a look at the testimonials to see what people say about me. If you are coming to Suffolk for a holiday or weekend you can hire me to cater for any formal or informal event.
I live and work in Ipswich and I am happy to travel throughout Suffolk. I am an individual who caters rather than a big company, but I can arrange hire and find staff to help at your event. For a personal, unique, high standard and local service, you need go no further.
I can also plan private cooking lessons, which can be at your home. You and your friends can have a bespoke culinary adventure. A thoroughly enjoyable day to remember, you can cook for a grand lunch or for an evening dinner party where you can invite other guests to taste the results of your labours.
Have a look on my events page to see where I may be demonstrating or appearing at any food Shows.