Training & Development

If you would like a little more training and development from your team cookery experience we invite you and your corporate team to create and design your own restaurant. This team building experience involves menu selection and description, role delegation and gives your team the chance to operate your restaurant for the day. This can be done in conjunction with your own HR department/ team trainer/ facilitator.
Alternatively we will be happy to arrange for one of our own facilitators to work with you as required.


The Ballyknocken Restaurant Challenge

  • Offer your employees/ future employees the unique exclusive opportunity to test their skills in leadership, marketing, creativity, intuition and many other important business place skills.
  • The challenge is set for the development of a successful restaurant – to create the concept, menus & service whist working in a definite budget.
  • The aim is to create the ideal environment to build effective and lasting leadership development within your team.


Ballyknocken Cookery School will provide all you need for this interactive office challenge.

Mobile Cookery Unit

Have the Ballyknocken House & Cookery School Tutors Guest Demonstrations at your own office!

A Cookery Demonstration is a wonderful office team event and more importantly for your colleagues, a great way to encourage healthy eating and a general interest in cooking food at home. If you have the on site facilities and would prefer to stay within the office environment then let us come to you!!

The Ballyknocken demonstrations are proving to be highly successful due to our excellent tutor’s passion for cooking and their extensive food knowledge. The Cookery Demonstration or  hands on experience in your office can be 1-3 hours long depending on recipes and all recipes can chosen in advance.

There are also many different hands on team activity themes such as Southern Italian, Mediterranean diet, Gastro Food at Home, Thai & Vietnamese to name but a few.  We can also tailor recipes to suit the interests of a particular group. We have our own specially designed mobile demonstration unit equipped with all you need for a cookery hands on experience in your office environment. All you would need to provide is the venue, access to water, AV and a power source.

For more information email

Contact Details

Address: Glenealy, Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)404 44627


Ballyknocken House, Farm and Cookery School is scenically located on 280 acres only 47 km south of Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow, Ireland.  Our charming 4* Victorian style farm guesthouse offers welcoming Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Home to celebrity chef and award winning food writer, Catherine Fulvio,  we pride ourselves on continuing the family tradition of providing B&B accommodation for over fifty years here in County Wicklow.

We offer an intimate, warm, friendly & welcoming, bed and breakfast experience.  Here at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, named McKenna Guide’s top 100 Best Places to Stay (Hotel and B&Bs) in Ireland, guests can enjoy:


Ballyknocken Cookery School

Welcome to our state of the art award winning cookery school, nestled between lush herb, vegetable and soft fruit gardens Ballyknocken Cookery School, Wicklow.  This much loved school is a haven for foodies and budding chefs and was voted ‘the winner of the International Cordon D’Or Culinary Academy of the Year.

If you share our passion for good food and would like to develop new skills in the kitchen, then our popular cookery classes are a must.  Our year round cookery calendar has a great choice of special and unique classes to suit all levels of skills and experience. Whether you are a novice chef or a more experienced cook we are sure to have a beginner cookery class or a more advanced class to suit.

Our classes are specifically tailored as follows:


We also welcome private groups and bookings for