JP McMahon to host another virtual cookery course for kids

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Galway chef and restaurateur JP McMahon will be hosting a new virtual cookery class for children beginning at the end of this month.

The owner and chef of Michelin-starred Aniar restaurant launched an eight-week cookery course for kids earlier this year, when over 200 children learned about food and became better chefs.

The eight-week autumn course begins on Saturday 30 October and is ideal for children and teenagers aged between 9 and 16 who are already showing talent in the kitchen.

It is also a fantastic course for those that need a little encouragement as the course will not only teach kids how to cook traditional meals and recipes, but also must-know culinary skills along the way.

The course will support kids to build an increased understanding of Irish produce and appreciation for different flavours through a relaxed and fun format.

Budding chefs will learn some crowd-pleasing foods including breads like Waterford blaas and treacle scones, as well as family favourites like meatballs, ratatouille and beef ragout.

Also on the menu are more adventurous dishes like salmon teriyaki with Catalan spinach, along with desserts like profiteroles and chocolate fudge cake.

They will even learn how to prepare a Christmas feast, from turkey with pork and apple stuffing and ham cooked in stout and hay, to mince pies and Tiramisu.

As parental supervision is advised for kids under 12, the classes also offer parents the chance to bond with their kids over everyone’s favourite talking point – food!

Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday or Sunday mornings from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Students have the option of cooking along with JP or tuning into the class later and putting the learnings into practice on their own when it has finished.

The Aniar 8-week Virtual Cookery Course for Kids starts on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October.

Pre-book to attend the full course for €250 or choose to attend individual classes for €35 per session, with ingredients list and required tools shared in advance. 

Plus all participants will be sent a certificate and an Aniar apron on completion of the 8-week course. 

For more information and bookings on all courses, including the next Adult’s Cookery Course starting on 1st November, visit