Phone 01603 742-247
  • New Road, Bawburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3LZ

Lodge Farm

Cookery Courses

"Welcome to Lodge Farm Kitchen - Cookery Courses"

"Forget going out to lunch - just come here with friends & family and make it instead!!!"

SAD to say this will be my last year of the cookery school - it officially closes from July this year, with group classes being booked in until the end of June.

I've loved teaching for over 15 years first for Adult Education and then Family Learning, with lots of community lead projects and Ive now been running LODGE FARM KITCHEN for 10 years, teaching as a cookery tutor well over 1000 people from wags to witches to 8 year old future chefs of the world and loved it all.

But its time to hang up my pasta machine and focus on writing and my food tours -

NO more Bookings being taken - please look at my amazing Food Tours instead.

Zena x


Themed Cookery Courses, Birthday Parties, Cooking Tuition, Cookery Course Vouchers, Lessons and Cookery workshops, Cookery School.

Cookery Courses are held in the beautiful setting of Lodge Farm in it's modern Kitchen, the courses are taught by me Zena Leech-Calton, professional Chef. cookery tutor, food writer & blogger with over 30 years in catering. I trained at Norwich City College & was a chef for over 10 years in London including pastry chef at BT tower, commis chef at Habitat, sous chef at Designers guild & eventually working my way up to Head Chef at Ealing Film Studios, after which I went in to catering management for Leiths. I have now been teaching for over 15 years firstly for Adult Education/Family learning and now here at my very own Cookery School in Bawburgh.

All my courses are private, for your friends & family only - you can choose from a group course up to 6, a mini themed course for 2 or a party course for kids or adults up to 10. Pick from over 12 different themes (see below) - I specialise in Asian but have a passion for all foods.

Cookery Courses - Norwich, Norfolk

No Vouchers - Sorry I am no longer offering vouchers. Pre-Booked courses only.

Themed Cookery Courses

Group Courses - Up to 6 for £250 midweek term time or £275 anytime* inclusive for a 3 hour session including ingredients, refreshments, a sit down feast in the kitchen. See Adult Parties for bigger groups including diner hire.

Sorry I no longer offer my mini themed courses for two. OR vouchers.



Children's or Adults Birthday Parties

Up to 8 children (minimum age 8) including the birthday child plus two adult helpers needed (parents etc - you get fed!!!) £275 for 3 hours of cookery hands on fun, demos, tasters, games and lunch. Choose from Pizza & Donuts, Burgers & Sundaes, Mexican & Churros or Wraps & Baking (£15 per additional child up to 10)

PLUS for bigger groups & companies Adults Cookery Parties - - - £299 for up to 8 (additional £17.50 per person up to 10) for 3 hours including Diner or Dining room Hire.

Corporate / Company Cookery Demo Days (from £37 per person - See more details on )

I also can train people who would like to teach cookery - - e mail for details and prices.


Teaching Days and Times: - (Subject to availabity) 

Tuesdays - 10am, 12pm

Wednesdays - 10am or 1pm

Saturdays - 10am or 2pm  (Groups, corporate and Party's only)

Closing end June this year 2022

Choose a THEME

  • Thai One /or/  Vegan or Vegetarian Thai
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese inc. Sushi
  • Asian Street Food /or /  Vegetarian or Vegan Asian
  • Mexican /or /  Vegetarian or Vegan Mexican
  • Spanish Tapas / or / Vegan or Vegetarian Tapas
  • Italian - Pasta & Antipasto /or /  Vegetarian or Vegan Italian
  • Middle Eastern



What's Included - No need to bring anything (apart from maybe an apron & some large take away containers), all ingredients and refreshments included, as is a recipe booklet with plenty of recipes to try at home - including dishes to eat here or take away.


  • Thank you so much for Saturday Zena! We loved the class & the food was delicious �� I'd love to come & do an Indian course next!!! X
  • Thanks for a great morning Zena - We are all fired up to cook authentic Mexican from Norfolk to Somerset 😎
  • Thanks for a great morning of making pizzas and donuts. We all had a great time and will definitely come back for another go! Xx
  • Brilliant morning of bread and baking - thank you for sharing your kitchen and your expertise x
  • Thank you Zena for our very enjoyable morning with you learning and cooking Thai food. We've just enjoyed the fruits of our lesson and very much appreciated by husbands too. What a beautiful home you have in an idyllic location.
  • A brief  but sincere 'thank you' for this afternoon. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and your very effective teaching, Jeremy now fired up to take a course with his children. Many thanks again, Ron.
  • We just wanted to thank you again for yesterday, thank you for all your efforts and research for gluten free recipes, we both had a lovely afternoon and really appreciated everything you did. Very much looking forward to trying more of your recipes and including a new mix of flavours and ingredients into our cooking. We all got a thumbs up from Milo too which is high praise indeed!


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To Enquire about our courses, please contact us:

Forget going out to lunch – just come here and make it instead!!!

Lodge Farm Holiday Barns, New Road, Bawburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3LZ

01603 742-247

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