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.

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.

  • External barbecue area
  • Indoor preperation kitchen
  • Course can take a maximum of 16 participants
  • Rural countryside location in the grounds of a luxury guest house
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The Team

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David Rice is the Executive Chef at Ballinacurra House, Kinsale and the co-founder of the Kinsale Gourmet Academy. Before joining Ballinacurra House in 2013, David spent 2 years working as head tutor at Dublin’s premier cookery school, Cooks Academy. Prior to this, he worked as a senior chef at Dublin’s Michelin star restaurant Chapter One.

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