what did you think?

Sharon Wooller

“I grew up in Sussex and in June I spent two days on a 1-2-1 with Graham and Jaycee. My focus was to build my confidence to enable me to develop and grow the private dining offering at my 4-star gold B&B in the Highlands of Scotland. I had a very clear brief in my head as to what I wanted to achieve through my time with Graham; the brief was to ensure my guests had the opportunity to choose dishes a menu which focussed on the best that the Scottish larder has to offer. My B&B is on the border of the Highlands and Moray which means it is in the heart of some of the best food and drink producers Scotland has to offer. Graham delivered 110% on my brief and I can now offer my guests a true Scottish experience. Dava School House, Grantown on Spey.”


"This was one of the best Birthday presents I have ever had, being shown how to cook like a professional! Graham demonstrated how to cook a three course meal and present it beautifully. For lunch we had the meal we had cooked with accompanying wine and it was amazing, I learned a great deal over just one day I have since had another day with Graham, and am going to book a day for a dear friend of ours for their Birthday."



"Thackerys is just what it says - a cookery school rather that a cookery show so you go to learn and perfect your culinary skills with just two or three others. The quality and variety of the cooking, the enthusiasm and skills of Graham may be the reason I have been going every year since 2004. Always enjoyed, have learnt loads and will be going next year!"



"I have been attending Thackerys Cooking courses for 7 years now with my dad, we try to go once a year. I love the courses because it is hands on and you actually get to make amazing plates of food - I love cooking the three course dinner party style dishes so I can show off to my friends."



"I took part in a day course at Thackery's with 3 family members. We had the most interesting, fascinating, and informative day. Watching and learning from Graham's expertise was more than I expected. The day was relaxed and informal, but extremely professional. We observed and learnt from Graham's demonstration, then cooked for ourselves. Amazingly, I think the food was just as good, which was due to his support and advice at all times. I would recommend this day to anyone who has an interest in food and who wishes to improve their cooking, tasting and presentation skills. Thank you Graham and Jaycee, we will definitely be returning."


Christine Watson

"Given gift vouchers to attend a one day course with Graham at Thackerys, my sister and I found the whole experience most impressive. After being welcomed with a cup of coffee at 09.15 we sat and watched an educational demonstration by Graham of how to cook a superb 3 course meal. Whilst my sister and I are good cooks we couldn't believe how easy it all was once introduced to some inside secrets. Later on we recreated all three courses and were served the cheese soufflé starter and fillet of beef main course, which we had prepared, accompanied by wine. The date and ginger puddings with delicious salted caramel sauce came home with us. If asked what we want for Christmas I think we would both say another course at Thackerys please!"



"I just wanted to thank you and Jaycee for such a wonderful day. I learned a great deal and know I will not only be making your superb recipes again, but also improvising based on new knowledge and techniques. I was at a dinner party last night and was singing your praises to the other guests. I look forward to attending another course next year."