Cornwall, UK

An intensive two week course designed for busy private chefs.

  • 10 full days of hands-on practical teaching
  • World-class guest chefs 
  • State of the art professional teaching kitchen
  • Includes 13 nights twin accommodation at the school
  • Weekend off to experience the vibrant surroundings
  • Extra-curricular activities including dinners, foraging, surfs, yoga and hiking
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee each day 
  • £3200 including accommodation, food and drink

It's that time of year again, Galley Gang's intensive workshops are back and this time in the gastronomic heaven of Cornwall, UK. We gather some of the world's best chefs to lead classes in a variety of topics all aimed at busy yacht chefs and private chefs. The emphasis this year is not only learning new techniques and skills, but also running a successful high-end galley so you can hit next season full of inspiration and enthusiasm.

All classes are taught in a way that is relevant to life in the galley or villa, keeping in mind that you may be short of time or space and offer plenty of tips and tricks. We know plating and presentation is important as well as how to adapt dishes for difficult guests and varying dietary requirements.

This is not an entry level course and a level of competency is required to make the most of it. Topics / classes include (but not limited to)

  • Plant based fine dining 
  • Foraging and fermentation techniques
  • Fish and seafood
  • Pastries and sour dough
  • Sushi, Korean and pan-Asian
  • Desserts and chocolate work
  • Butchery and meat dishes
  • Plating and presentation
  • Tuile and mold work
  • Food Photography

Within this there will be a variety of techniques and practical uses demonstrated (and practiced), including sous-vide, emulsions, fermenting, dehydrating, gels and liquid gels and infusing. As well as perfecting more traditional techniques and refining plates.

One of the highlights of any workshop is the tasting menu that we all work towards and we're thrilled to say Chef Arty Williams will be hosting that one on the final evening. Using local fish and seafood, you'll work towards this 10-course Cornish menu over the last 2 days, bringing all the techniques together for a small gathering of lucky guests. 

We're a small group so we can tailor the course to suit individual needs so please get in touch with suggestions. Our guest chefs are happy to work them in.


"The guest chefs are incredible, everything they teach is aimed towards yacht chefs. Heaps of useful tips and inspiration for next season."
"Friendly, fun and now an invaluable part of my progress as a yacht chef. I'd recommend Galley Gang classes to anyone in the industry."

It's a fun couple of weeks with plenty of social events with your fellow chefs. Not only will you leave with a fistful of new recipes and ideas but some great friends in the industry. That's why we're a gang, afterall.

State of the art teaching kitchen

Located in a professional cooking school, the facilities are of an incredible standard. We only work with the freshest and best produce Cornwall has to offer. Classes run from Monday to Friday with the central weekend off to explore.

Central Accommodation

The course includes 13 nights shared accomodation at the school. With stunning grounds, an onsite gym and swimming pool, it's only a 10 minute walk into Truro town centre. Plenty of great restaurants, old Cornish pubs and decent shopping.

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Food and Drink

Breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, superb teas and coffee are provided each day. There's normally plenty of food from the days cooking to make a feast for dinner too.

Chef travelling to Galley Gang Yacht Chef School

Getting there

The nearest airport for the event is Newquay, Cornwall where a pick up can be arranged. Whilst small, it has cheap connecting flights from London Gatwick twice daily. Bristol and Exeter airports are also in driving distance. Truro train station is a 15 minute walk from the school and can take you to most cities including London.

Ready to book?

Places are limited to 10 students. A 50% deposit is required to secure your place.