Corporate Christmas Parties

Has your office Christmas party always been a disappointing combination of soggy brussel sprouts, not so tender turkey and plain plum pudding?  Have you been asked to organise something a little more fun this year. Well, now you have the chance to improve standards and really impress your colleagues. Here at Ballyknocken Cookery School we invite you and your team to cook your own delicious Christmas dinner and create your own unique Christmas party.  Why give your colleagues a special Christmas work event that they will always remember!

This is the most fun you will have this year as you don your hats and aprons and get to work under the guidance of our expert Ballyknocken tutors.  You and your team will create your own delicious three course Christmas meal from start to finish.  We will plan your Christmas party to perfection and you can choose from our two hour master classes – An Italian Christmas or The Perfect Gourmet Christmas.

Our tutors will also introduce the team to new cooking trends & techniques, including knife skills.  After all your hard work in the kitchen sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

If you so wish then after dinner you can try some fun blind wine tasting or Irish coffee making.

We can also help you with your dinner music and entertainment and have a full wine and beer licence.

The Ballyknocken Christmas Party menu includes :

Leek & Oatflake Scones

Celeriac Bisque with Thyme

Glazed Turkey, Pre Brined with Cider

Apple, Sausage, Parsnip and Fresh Sage Stuffing

Hasselback Potatoes

Roast Sweet Potatoes with Lime Syrup

Brussels Sprouts With Butter (or Cannellini) Beans And Parmesan

Thyme-infused Strawberry, Blueberry & Chocolate Meringue Tower

All guests will receive a recipe booklet – perfect for making the office Christmas party dishes at home.

Ballyknocken Christmas 2016 Special Offers 

Italian Baking Evening


  • From 18.30 to 20.30
  • Arrival Reception Prosecco/Wine with Italian Antipasta boards
  • 2 Hour Italian & Irish Christmas Baking Master Class
  • Pack up and take home baked goodies
  • Recipe packs to take home
  • Signed Copy of Catherine’s Bake like an Italian
  • 15 minute Question and answer session with expert Baking Tutor on Christmas baking




Ballyknocken Italian Christmas Evening



  • Arrival 18.30
  • Arrival Prosecco/wine reception
  • Italian Antipasta boards
  • 2 Hour Italian Christmas Dinner Master Class
  • Recipes to take home
  • Signed Copy of Catherine’s Eat like an Italian
  • 15 minute Question and answer session with expert  Tutor on Christmas Cooking

Prices start from €99pp plus vat 9% and early booking is advised

To check rates & availablity for Christmas please complete this enquiry form

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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