Recent Reviews and Testimonials

Coghlans Cookery School Reviews
Summer picnic and pie making courses in Derbyshire 5 Star Cookery Class Review
"Highly Recommended!"

Thanks Simon @CoghlansCooking for summer picnic class. Highly recommend.

Also made cheese/leek tart & 5 x strawberry mousse!!

Outside catering in Derbyshire 5 Star Catering Review
"Excellent food and service!"

I just want to thank you on behalf of the family - the food and service were excellent and made a difficult day much easier. Everyone commented on the food and service and said how nice it was.

Thanks again!

Tapas Making Classes in Derbyshire 5 Star Cookery Class Review
"A Great Present!"

This course was bought as a present to both my husband and myself. Couldn't have wished for anything better. Simon made this evening a very enjoyable experience. Many thanks.

Coghlans Pop up Restaurant 5 Star Restaurant Review
"An extraordinary feast!"

Andrew; I wanted to let you know how very impressed all of our guests were by the extraordinary feast you provided last Saturday. It was beyond my expectations and made for a remarkable evening for all of us. I don't know how you and Simon combined military efficiency with a relaxed professional approach to the whole thing, so please accept thanks from us both for the evening.

Indian Cooking Classes in Derbyshire 5 Star Cookery Class Review
""Why ring a takeaway...?"

...when you can learn how to create a 2 course Indian meal plus a homemade nann bread too? A friendly greating from Simon and once the formalities are done you are taken through to the kitchen wearing your new (borrowed) apron :blush:. It's a proper set up; your own work bench hob oven fridge etc. Everything is explained fully with tips on how to and why. Questions at any time. Our class was very relaxed, just the right speed. Throughly enjoyable. You wouldn't feel out of place going here alone or with friends. Thank you Simon... with your expertise I created a 2 course meal I could eat and be proud of & I have the recipe to do it all again at home.

Rachel, Yorkshire
Chocolate Making Classes in Derbyshire 5 Star Cookery Class Review
"Would do it again!"

I Bought this as a surprise for my 13 year old grandson who loves cooking , we had a fantastic evening everyone one was made very welcome , people came alone as well as couples. Came out with great tips and ideas would definitely do it again...

Vicky, Stoke
Macaron Making Classes in Derbyshire 5 Star Cookery Class Review
Marvellous Macarons!

Fantastic tuition! ...level of experience wasn't a problem here - everything was well explained and everyone's work carefully, but subtly, monitored, to ensure success. Felt a little more pressured than courses I've been on at other places, but that's because this was everyone making the same thing, rather than the themed days where people follow different recipes. Everyone managed to turn out impressive looking macarons, and there were some great tips and tricks to take away from it. I got it as a Groupon deal, but it's good value even at full price.

Lindsey, Derbyshire
MasterChef GB Cooking Videos 5 Star Cookery Class Review
"Move over Jamie..."

This guy is really good - not just at cooking, but he's funny with it to boot while at the same time not coming over as an egotistical maniac. I bought these videos for my wife (mainly) not expecting a great deal of them, but having watched the first one I watched them all. They're instructive and interesting and I hope Simon has some more in the can... or intends to do more. Preferably on the telly!

Adam, Fareham
Outside catering in Derbyshire 5 Star Catering Review
Just to say "Thanks..."

Andrew and I would like to express our thanks to you all at Coghlans for the absolutely fabulous catering provided for our 5oth / 70th birthday celebrations last Saturday, 11th June. From start to finish, the service you gave us was exemplary. The service the staff provided was extremely efficient; nothing was too much trouble. They were friendly, observant and discreet; I don't think I saw an empty glass all day! The food and the drinks were phenomenal and the compliments we received on your behalf were fantastic. They couldn't sing your praises enough.

The Party was a great success and this was certinly helped by all you at Coghlans. With much appreciation and best wishes.

Helen and Andrew

5 Star Catering Review

Most memorable occasion!

Just a few lines to say a huge thank you to The Coghlans Team for helping to make our celebration such a resounding success. The food and the service were excellent, and the staff were most attentive and professional in their duties. The party was a great success in every way and we were blessed with a beautiful evening. Just perfect! Thank you again for all that you contributed to make our Ruby celebration a most memorable occasion.


With king regards,


Mr & Mrs W - Derby

Dear Andrew 
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and all your team at Coghlans for your help and support both in the run up too and during our wedding day on November 23rd. It really was the best day of our lives and we keep receiving no end of compliments about the food and drinks and how smoothly everything ran on the day so a big thank you for that. It really was the best wedding food we have ever tasted!

All our thanks

Mr and Mrs Turnbull

Could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. Coghlans catered for us for our whole wedding weekend and they were amazing! Their food was absolutely stunning and the staff were awesome! I would recommend them to anyone wanting an extra special day.


We had tasting & wine sessions to select our menus and pretty much made them up; especially the hot food (Moroccan Tagine) provided during the evening reception. Many guests were staggered that the main course Wedding reception beef was so tender; considering the en-mass catering! Fantastic!!!


Coghlans provided an excellent service throughout our wedding. The attention to detail in the planning of the menus, including taking into account our personal preferences and advising on matching flavours, was second to none. On the day the quality of the food was simply sensational throughout.


Andrew and his team were informative and helpful throughout all pre-planning and with menu choices. The food was both beautifully 

Andrew and his team were informative and helpful throughout all pre-planning and with menu choices. The food was both beautifully presented and incredibly tasty and left every single guest commenting on each and every course throughout the day. All staff are both friendly and professional all day.


 Everything was perfect.


Amazing to work with Andrew and his team. Andrew made it very easy for us to have the unique menu we wanted and even invited us to a tasting evening though we had already booked him, highly recommended too.”


We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Coghlans to any future brides and grooms. They made our day feel very special. Nothing was too much trouble and their staff were beyond professional. We felt extremely proud to be providing such fantastic food, drink and service to our friends and family. Thank you!


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