Welcome to GREATEST BRITISH GourmetXperiences, a unique collection of experiences that celebrate the greatest chefs, cookery schools and artisan producers that Britain has to offer.
Greatest British Cookery School Experience Gift Certificates can be redeemed towards hundreds of cookery courses at over 25 ‘ICSA accredited’ cookery schools nationwide.
And what’s more, as a special treat, we’re offering a FREE recipe book to Take Time Out members, worth over £25 for a limited time only!*
For more info on your book selection or chosen cookery school, please view the tabs above.
YOUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER Purchase any denomination of Greatest British Cookery School Gift Certificates below, and you’ll 10% off, as well as receiving a FREE recipe book worth £25 + P&P, featuring many of our cookery school recipes and Michelin chefs. Full details a checkout below.
As a Take Time member, you can benefit from an exclusive 10% discount off our Greatest British Experience Gift Certificates, which can be redeemed towards hundreds of cookery courses at over 25 ICSA-accredited cookery schools nationwide.
And what’s more, as a special treat, we’re also offering a FREE recipe book to members worth over £25 for a limited time only when you spend over £100.*
YOUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER Order your Greatest British Experience Gift Certificates at checkout for your 10% discount and select your FREE Signature Chefs recipe book worth £25 + P&P – full details provided at checkout:
Signature Chefs Recipe Book A stunning book inspired by the modern chef, with foreword by Angela Hartnett (MBE), featuring over 50 individually presented and professionally photographed recipes from the South West region’s top cookery schools, Michelin chefs and venues.
WHAT VALUE VOUCHER SHOULD I PURCHASE? Greatest British Experience Gift Certificates offer access to cookery courses for everyone, from quick classes for those who simply want to pick up a few new skills in the kitchen, to full day masterclasses and courses for professional chefs wanting to take their dishes to the next level. Courses range from half day (approx. £65-£85) to full day masterclasses (approx. £135-£200), and from Spring 2020, we’re offering access to accredited BBQ masterclass courses for those wishing to perfect their Summer garden skills.
If cookery isn’t your thing, our vouchers can also be redeemed towards hundreds of unique GourmetXperiences with award-winning chefs, Masterchef finalists and Michelin Star venues, plus overnight breaks at over 200 award-winning hotels and drink experiences including gin tastings, cocktail masterclasses and English winery tours.
Take Time members can choose from a host of cookery courses to suit every level.
The Independent Cookery School Association (ICSA) is the only independent, non-for-profit, regulatory body for cookery schools in the UK. Celebrating five years since it was founded by industry leaders, ICSA now accredits Greatest British cookery schools, rewarding for consistent teaching standards at all levels. Whether a four hour knife skills course, baking, fish, butchery or a full days masterclass. The ‘ICSA Kite Mark’ is a sign of excellence in cookery skills and training.
ICSA member cookery schools focus on teaching and practicing sustainability, seasonality, sourcing regionally and supporting British producers.
Each school is selected based on strict criteria following application, and assessment visits are made by qualified assessors based on the teaching standards of Chef Tutors across key performance indicators. The ICSA accreditation “Kite Mark” is only awarded if consistency is achieved, highlighting that they are recognised as a ‘Greatest British Cookery School’.
ICSA schools offer specialist courses on everything including baking, butchery, plant-based cookery, speciality sustainable fish selection, dinner party prep and even professional barbecuing!
Your 10% Take Time member discount is applied at checkout.
As a Take Time member, as well as redeeming your Greatest British Gift Certificate off accredited cookery schools, you can also choose to treat yourself or a loved one to one of our delectable GourmetXperiences.
These unique experiences are each selected from our network of independent chefs, cookery schools, producers and providers, designed to make the special ‘extra special’.
Perhaps you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, where you can sample memorable taster menus that create true culinary magic? We have a wealth of tasty treats, from two-course luncheons and private vineyard tours and unique pop-up tasting experiences and immersive tours with some of the finest artisan food producers and foragers.
Purchase one of our Greatest British Gift Certificates and we’ll post out your welcome pack, including full details of how and where to redeem your gift experience certificate.
As a Take Time member, as well as redeeming your ‘Greatest British Gift Certificate’ off accredited cookery schools, you can also choose to treat yourself or a loved one to one of our ‘GREATEST BRITISH GourmetXperiences’.
Each selected from our network of independent chefs, cookery schools, producers and providers. Unique experiences which make the special extra special.
Perhaps you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, where you can sample memorable taster menus that create true culinary magic? We have a wealth of tasty treats, from two-course luncheons to private vineyard tours and unique pop-up tasting experiences. Discovering some of the finest artisan food producers and even foragers, we have the perfect ‘GourmetXperience’ for everyone.
Purchase one of our ‘Greatest British Gift Certificates’ apply your “take Time” membership discount code to qualify for your 10% discount and we will post out your welcome pack, including full details of how and where to redeem your gift experience certificate. All courses and ‘GourmetXperiences’ can be booked from Spring 2020. Your gift certificates are valid for 12 months, with extensions available.
I) Click the button link below to purchase your gift certificates II) Enter amount III) Proceed to check out IV) Save 10% Off Gift Certificates: Copy & insert your Take Time code TTO-GX-10 V) Your FREE book will be added at check out + P&P.