Class Schedule

March 2022:

Wednesday 30th (7.30-10.30)                      Edward’s Quick & Tasty  Suppers                                                €60


April 2022:

Wednesday 6th (7.30-10.30)                         Dinner Party Success                                                                      €60

Saturday 9th (2pm-6pm)                               Easter Lunch with All the Trimmings                                         €80

Tuesday 12th (7.30-10.30)                             Simple Summer Entertaining                                                       €60

Wednesday 13th (7.30-10.30)                      Dinner Party Success                                                                      €60



May 2022:

Wednesday 18th (7.30-10.30)                      Easy Entertaining for Family & Friends                                    €60

Thursday 19th (7.30-10.30)                           Tasty Main Courses & Desserts                                                  €60

Wednesday 25th (7.30-10.30)                      Easy Entertaining for Family & Friends                                    €60

Thursday 26th (7.30-10.30)                           Tasty Tapas & Party Food                                                             €60


June 2022:

Tuesday 7th (7.30-10.30)                                Summer Suppers                                                                             €60

Wednesday 8th (7.30-10.30)                         Summer Dinner Parties with Style                                             €60

Tuesday 14th (7.30-10.30)                             Barbecues & Al Fresco Entertaining                                          €60



Course Descriptions

All of the classes are demonstration style classes during which Edward uses foods of the highest quality to showcase
some amazing dishes using readily available, easy to source ingredients. During each class he will guide you step by
step through the full suite of recipes and impart lots of his top tips along the way to make recreating these dishes at home
easier and less daunting for you. To help you select a course have a look through some of the course descriptions of the
various themed classes.


What to expect

Here at ‘The Edward Hayden School of Cookery’ we pride ourselves on offering a very fun, informative and educational experience in a very relaxed manner. Mountain views, river walks, water sports, Duiske Abbey, historical landmarks, long established crafts, and indeed ‘The Edward Hayden School of Cookery’ all help to make Graiguenamanagh the hidden gem that it is. The school is based at the back of Edward’s home on Mill Road in the beautiful town of Graiguenamanagh in Ireland’s south east, in view of the much adored Brandon hill.
We enjoy visits from many customers both locally and nationally and here’s a few items to note before you visit.

How to book

To book a course or seek more information contact our bookings co-coordinator Edel Bolger (during daytime/early evening hours) on 087 776 3312 or alternatively send an email to

Useful information

  • The school will be open approximately 15 minutes before the commencement of the class. Please aim to arrive no earlier than this as the school may not be open.
  • All classes are demonstration style classes, and will be delivered by chef/patron Edward Hayden, unless otherwise specified.
  • Minimum numbers of 12 people must be achieved for the class to proceed.
  • For the evening classes the cookery school closes at 11pm sharp.
  • Customers are invited to bring their own beverages as required. A limited amount of parking is available on the school grounds. Additional parking can be found on the nearby and adjacent road.
  • As the day classes are run over a longer time period we cover a greater amount of recipes
  • Recipe sheets will be provided for all guests and a full meal is served at the end of each class.
  • A substantial meal/tasting experience is included in each class.

Kind words from kind people

Edward Hayden is at your service…

Cookery school

Cookery school

Each class is delivered by Edward with his usual sense of passion, fun, knowledge and culinary integrity, and is sure to be enjoyed by all.

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Check out some of my great recipes using some easy to source ingredients. The recipes won’t take you that long to create in terms of time commitment but are guaranteed to impress your diners!
Add a bit of Edward to your kitchen!

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Edward has published three cookery books. His first self published book, ‘Edward Entertains’ was released in 2008 and is sold out. His next two publications ‘Food to Love’ (which was awarded the prestigious Kerry Food Book of the Year) and ‘Food for Friends’ were published with The O’Brien Press. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his next book, due for release next year.

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Over the last 12 years I have acquired a wealth of experience hosting cookery demonstrations around the country at food festivals, hotel function rooms, agricultural shows, school halls as well as many other varied venues. Give us a shout if you would like to arrange a promotional or fundraising cookery demonstration in the future.

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Cookery school

Cookery school

Each class is delivered by Edward with his usual sense of passion, fun, knowledge and culinary integrity, and is sure to be enjoyed by all.

see classes