Cocktail Party Masterclass

Cocktail Party Masterclass

We’re super excited to be teaming up with the smashing crew from Drinks Abode to bring a new Cocktail Party Masterclass to Brighton Cookery School.

You’ll be greeted with Kir Royal & canapés on arrival as you meet your hosts from Brighton Cookery School & mixologists from Drinks Abode.

The event will kick off with you mastering a technical cookery element of one of our seasonal cocktail garnishes, before moving on to make three seasonal cocktails during your time with us. 

Included in the session:

3-hour cocktail party master class with either paired canapés or a festive finger buffet, cocktail garnish technical cookery challenge, professional tuition from our Chefs and Drinks Abode’s Mixologists

A sample of the Cocktails Created for this season for you to enjoy:

  • Orange & Ginger Collins – Vodka, Citrus, Ginger & Orange Syrup, Mint, Soda
  • Mulled Pear – Sloe Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Spiced Pear Puree, Lemon, Egg White
  • Vanilla Pecan Pie – Pecan Butter Infused Bourbon, Madagascan vanilla Liqueur, Chocolate Bitters

You can choose from carefully paired Canapés which will be served by your hosts as you enjoy your drinks, they’ll give you an insight into the art of pairing food and drinks so you can go on to wow your friends or you can choose a grazing finger buffet for your party to enjoy throughout your party.

Once the Cocktail Party Masterclass has ended (approx. 2-hours), you’ll be offered either a half bottle of wine or 2 beers per person to finish off with the canapés or finger buffet and enjoy the last hour of your party with us at Brighton Cookery School.

Minimum booking for this event 10 up to a maximum of 40 guests

Starting from £65.00p/p

Please note all our prices are subject to VAT.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements in your group when booking.

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I arranged this for a team event at Christmas time and it was so much fun. Everyone learnt a lot and it was such a fun, relaxed enjoyable day. The team still talk about how good it was! The guys looked after us really well with a constant supply of drinks and tasty food. I would definitely recommend going. Everything was very smooth to arrange with amazing communication and they catered to everyone’s needs. Thanks so much for a memorable time!

Fun and tasty team building event

As reviewed by zozota30 on TripAdvisor
Any one who is interested in cooking will love this experience. The crew are happy, involving and confident in everything that goes on in the kitchen. Not only do you learn some excellent skills, but you get to eat fresh and delicious food once you’ve made it. Fantastic experience, would highly recommend.

Great way to spend the day

Reviewed by Devina G on TripAdvisor

Many thanks for the session last week – we found it really enjoyable and Ben and the team were fantastic. Thanks also for the recipes, it’s great we can replicate the delicious meals we prepared. Kind regards James

Team Building Restaurant Experience

JAMES KHOO MSc - AbbVie Ltd Oct'18
Thinking of exciting activities isn’t easy when you have to do it 4 times a year. Brighton Cookery School was recommended to me, so I decided to give it a shot. The team loved it! So different to the usual karting etc. They haven’t stopped talking about it since and a couple of them even have plans to revisit with their partners. Ben is a great host/teacher. He’s very knowledgeable and makes the session interactive and educational. We were sent the recipes after the session so we can impress family and friends with our new found cooking skills. Overall, an amazing evening. I’d recommend this to anyone, whether it’s a stag/hen, or a team building activity. Book it!

Great Team Activity

As reviewed by Wattsy17 on TripAdvisor 15/10/18

Brighton cookery school is a fantastic, fun way to spend an evening learning to cook quality food (and drinking wine) taught by local food legend- Chef Messa Ben. Trés bon!

Looking for an excellent night out or teambuilding opportunity?

As reviewed on LinkedIn by Sarah Ryan

We had our teambuilding event here today and everyone loved it! Ben was a great teacher, very helpful and patient and the entire experience was informative and was expertly managed from start to finish, including the booking process! Thank you from everyone at Topsail Insurance!

Team building with Topsail

As reviewed on facebook by Laura Clothier

A fantastic day from start to finish. Fantastic staff, great food and great fun too. Would recommend to anyone!

James Hawley

Team building Restaurant Experience, as reviewed on Google

I went to Brighton Cookery School on a work away day around Christmas time. The day was brilliant – great fun, lots of laughs with excellent tuition, ending with a fab dinner cooked by us. Would highly recommend!

Susana Vazquez

Christmas Restaurant Experience as reviewed on Google
The time spent with you all on Tuesday was fantastic we all enjoyed the event and it certainly achieved my objectives . Please pass on my thanks to all involved particularly Ben who was marvellous . Let’s keep in touch I am sure there will be more opportunities to work together .

Simon Markey

OneFamily - Team Build - Restaurant Experience

Just wanted to say a massive Thank You Lel & team for all your help and support yesterday.
Everyone loved it and had a fabulous time. Fingers crossed during next year I will see you again with another bunch.

Karen Settle

Paxton UK

A very big thank you to you all. We had a great time – I’ve had one person saying they’ll bring back a family member and another who’s going to try and bake the torte over the weekend. So thanks to you, Lel and Ryan – we had a memorable time and we’ll certainly recommend the experience to anyone and everyone.

Karen Sullivan, Data & Analytics Services, Royal Bank of Scotland

Once again, thanks for having us on Thursday. As Jade stated, we have had some great feedback. People loved making the Gnocchi because they hadn’t done it before and it was quite easy. Also, the meat lovers were all raving about being taught how to butcher the chicken

Paul Miller, Head of Marketing, O2 Wifi, Telefónica UK Limited

Hi Messa, We had an amazing time, thank you! We would definitely use your services again and we haven’t stopped talking about you to all our guests! If you could forward some more brochures that would be great as we have given away ours already!

Jo Minihane, Owner, Real Hair and Beauty

I just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and your team for a really fabulous day on Friday. As team events go it was by far the most popular we have ever done and I suspect I may get asked for a repeat performance next year so we can try something else on the menu!

Louise Thornton, H&S Manager, TUI Limited Plc

Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU! It was such a brilliant day, we had so much fun and you really enabled us to make such an amazing range of dishes!
Thank you for having us!! It will be one of the experiences that I will personally remember – Thank you!

Grape Escape

Myrna - Grape Escape

Just to say thank you so much for everything last night, including all the flexibility around our changes in numbers on the run up to our event.

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend the night to anyone else

Pfitzer Pharmaceutical

Jo Martyn - Pfizer UK

A big thank for today, the team had an amazing day and you were a great host, fun, informative and very engaging.


Barbara Sempa - Kineo

Thank you so much to all at Brighton Cookery School for a great evening for the Napier Partnership Christmas Party – we all had a great time and took away some great tips! The Napier team x

Napier Xmas

Sophie Thomas - Napier

Enjoyed a team event for 20, managed to balance fun, learning, and drinking all at the same time. I would highly recommend this for any corporate event. ***** as reviewed on TripAdvisor


I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent and enjoyable cooking session we had on Wednesday evening! We had a great laugh and learnt some new skills as well! I have had some great comments from the rest of the group and they really enjoyed themselves!
It was lovely to meet you and the venue was excellent. Thank you for everything. July 2016

Allianz July 2016

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