Testimonials

Thank you to everyone who attends a cookery school or holds a private dinner - we hope you all have a great time.  

Thank you for your great comments and feedback;

Corporate Cookery School

Space & Solutions - a design build and office refurbishment company, spent an Italian themed team building day at The Granary Kitchen, click the link to see their blog for photos and comments.

Cookery School

"Was a relaxed fun day with a diverse and interesting group of fellow "foodies".  Tried boning the turkey legs, actually managed it and they were succulent and delicious! The pudding has been made for many and yet to find anyone who doesn't rave about it."
Christian was very patient with all my questions, and I Will definitely come to some more courses this year.
"Another great course, Christian is both inspirational and encouraging yet quite humble in his approach. A truly lovely day. What could be better! good company, great recipes made with top quality produce with loads of helpful tips and to top it all a feast of flavour to end the day"
"We really enjoyed our day at The Granary Kitchen. Christian was very friendly and the day ran very smoothly. It is definitely something we would recommend to our friends. Thank you."
"I had the most amazing day and left The Granary Kitchen feeling totally inspired.  Christian created a professional yet friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  The dishes tasted delicious and there was certainly plenty of food!  I will definitely book another course.  Cilla, Christchurch, UK "

 

"I would just like to thank you for an excellent Fish and Shellfish day on Saturday the 12th of July which was a birthday present .
I have to say from first booking to actually attending the day was  such an easy process , the day itself  was excellent lots of tips from Christian to help us not only on the day but things you can do at home, the day seemed to just fly by and of course we got to eat all the lovely things that we had prepared .  I will definitely like to attend another one in the future and also the pop up restaurant. 
 
All in all a brilliant day plenty to do but not overwhelming and a good bunch of people to share the day with."

"Many thanks Christian for such a super time on your Fish & Shellfish day.  I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but wow, what a day.  I learnt lots and have many ideas to try out at home.  It was lovely spending the day with such nice people, all with a similar love of cooking.  Can't wait till the next one - Italian day here I come." 

"Thank you for such a super day. Christian is such a talented chef! The course was great fun and very informative. It was lovely to work with fresh local produce.  I’ve learnt so much and am very much looking forward to making a huge batch of the divine chocolate brownies!"

"Thank you so much for a fab time yesterday. It was great fun to get stuck into making and creating a fabulous lunch. I gained a great deal of confidence in trying new recipes especially the focaccia and the soufflé.  The setting of the Granary is lovely and rural and you feel its like a mystery tour finding the barn. I got so much good information such as where to source the lovely chocolate for the chocolate and cherry brownies, the butter spray also was a good find. Thank you Christian for being so patient and calm with us babbling on and asking so many questions about cooking and about being a chef. I got so much value at watching and learning from Christian on cooking tips and what to look for when buying pots and pans."

"What a great experience, right from the start you are made to feel at home by Christian.  I found it a great way to learn how to cook some really lovely fish courses and some great accompanying dishes.  It was great to eat everything that had been cooked throughout the day.  Overall a great day and well recommended."

" A lovely relaxed atmosphere whilst learning valuable cooking skills.  A great day"

 "Just wanted to say that we had a fantastic time on Saturday and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Christian was a great chef and host (he put up with a lot!! He he he). We will definitely be recommending The Granary Kitchen to family and friends."

 "I had THE most fabulous day on Saturday at The Granary Kitchen on the french cookery day - so relaxed, so informative and just brilliant - cant wait to come back for more. Thank you so much!!! "

"Had an absolutely BRILLIANT day yesterday Christian on the french cookery

course. Came home buzzing. So relaxed, so informative, so blinking delicious too! You arnt a bad chef! Thank you so so much - I will definitely be coming back for more. So pleased I have found you"

 "The food is so good that you'll struggle to say no! What a lovely day. Thank you so much, Christian :)"

 "Thanks again for yesterday it was a fantastic day and far exceeded my expectations. It was definitely the best cookery course I have attended."

"Can i thank you for a great Saturday morning, it was just great to spend time as a family having fun and learning new skills. Christian has a way of putting you at your ease and imparting knowledge. Thanks once again."

“We really enjoyed the Fish and Shellfish day for 2.  A small group of 6 allowed us all to become involved in the cooking experience.  A very welcoming environment with excellent produce which was well sourced.  Christian's style was informative, relaxed and inclusive so that everyone got what they wanted from the day.  We would certainly recommend this to friends and family.”

"Thank you for a fantastic half-day 'cooking with chicken' course - I learned lots of new tips and great recipes which I'm enjoying trying at home, and most importantly had a really good laugh too.  I'd recommend The Granary Kitchen to anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills and have a fun day out."
"I have just come back from the Italian cookery course and frankly it was amazing. Such a relaxed day of good food, good company and learnt loads as well which is a bonus. Many thanks and big thanks to Christian who made it such a fab day.  I will highly recommend"
"A sociable fun day where I learnt a lot and ate great food as well !!"

 

Private Dining

"I just wanted to thank you for doing such a splendid job on Tuesday.  We have received lots of compliments on the standard and selection of canapés and I thought the staff were charming."

"I just wanted to write to you personally to “thank you” for the most wonderful weekend. Christian, you and your team really were incredible, the food you prepared for us was truly delicious, from home made bread to home made chocolates, the attention to detail was so apparent, with so many wonderful flavours and tastes, every meal you prepared was excellent especially our formal dinner on Saturday which was outstanding!

I know you went the extra mile with other things too, organising wine to be returned, trips to  Waitrose on our behalf, leaving delicious snacks for my daughter and providing hot food for the boys on our continental breakfast days! None of this went unnoticed and it was greatly appreciated.

Your team worked tirelessly and were a pleasure to have around, very discreet but also very friendly and good fun. Also I have to mention how tidy everywhere was and I know that was down to your team, everything was immaculate each morning and the service in the evening was second to none!

Thank you so much again for your handwork, you certainly made our weekend one to remember and would certainly recommend you to anyone requiring private catering, Christian you really are a legend!"

 

"We really enjoyed the lovely evening we had the Granary Kitchen with our friends. The meet and greet was superb, the pre-dinner natter was an opportunity to catch up with friends and the dinner was truly magnificent.  I was a little worried that it might prove too rich or too filling for me but it was spot on!  A delightful meal gauged just right not to make me feel overfull but fed well. There were lots of chances to have little tasters which tickled the palate without overfilling the tum!

Thank you for your gastronomically wonderful evening."

 

"Thank you Christian and Jo for serving delicious canapés and vol-au-vents for over 100 people. The food was extremely tasty and looked beautiful.  And the service was very charming and helpful.  Would always be happy to recommend you."

"Christian & Jo - thanks so much for the wonderful meal that Christian prepared for us at our house on Saturday for my 50th.  It exceeded my expectations in every way and was delicious as well as relaxed and perfect in every way.  We are still eating the marvellous cake he left us and many of our guests have written to say how fantastic the food was, especially the lamb.  Julian was an added bonus too and the lack of clearing up made all the difference - I'm not sure my kitchen has been as clean as Christian left it for a long time!"

"Thank you Christian for a wonderful meal last night. Everyone loved it and the food you cooked was absolutely delicious. For anyone looking for a really special evening, with food prepared and cooked by a fantastic chef, look up The Granary Kitchen. It's worth every penny. Christian Rivron, Thank you. xx"

"loved the selection of menus to chose from, wanted them all!  Christian took our likes and dislikes to create an outstanding menu using excellent quality local produce with exquisite presentation.  French waiter was added bonus - and no washing up! Absolutely excellent, worth every penny!"  

"I thought you did a marvelous job for us last Saturday.  Your food was delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented"

"All your dishes were delicious and beautifully presented with excellent care and attention by you Christian and your waiter.  The occasion was a great success and all my family will have much to remember and were all most appreciative of the planning and execution of your dinner, and their enjoyment was very evident."