The Times... "Time to Get Fresher with Chef" Nick Wyke
"A course to fast-track students from clueless to cool in the kitchen ensures a healthy start to life away from home…
The shiny clean, well-equipped kitchen is a hive of activity. Saucepans are bubbling with farm-fresh vegetables, golden chicken breasts sit ready to be sliced, a bunch of herbs from the old trough outside the back door are being finely chopped and chocolatey aroma wafts from a briefly opened oven door. Timers buzz and James Blunt croons in the background. Eight freshers-to-be, feeling a blend of stress and excitement, are applying the finishing touches to a three-course meal…"
Edge Magazine... Learn To Do More Than Just Cook
"The Bomford sisters have set out to inspire, motivate and encourage young people to take control of their lives and invest in their future – through the art of cookery..."
"Isabel and Lucy have devised the perfect course to prepare teenagers for university, teaching them to cook healthy cost effective meals."
"Through a doorway in the wall of the garden, lies a stunning kitchen garden where students have the opportunity to see how the fresh produce used at the school is grown. Orchards Cookery School provides fantastic opportunities for anyone wishing to become a better cook but particularly for young people who want to gain experience and learn the necessary skills for their gap year and university ventures."
"He had a fabulous time with you – thank you – in fact I think it was the best investment!!"
"Just to thank you all so much for having Jamie and his friend Alex on the above course [Off to University Course] - although I have yet to catch up with them both in person to hear a full account, they obviously both had a really great time and you have saved me, as jamie's mother, a great deal of anxt by teaching them to look after themselves nutritionally - something I'd had several failed attempts at doing.
By contrast, Jamie's text on returning said that he'd had an 'awesome' week (the ultimate accolade indeed!) and said it had been his best birthday present. Many many thanks to all concerned."
"I just wanted to write to with the positive and enthusiastic feedback I have had from James having been on a cooking course with you recently. To quote him he said it's one of the best weeks he has ever had!"
"Thank you so much for the most brilliant week at Orchards....In one week I never expected to learn so much! It was a wonderful week of incredible food fabulous teaching and so many laughs”