Hens & Stags

Looking for a fun Hen or Stag party in Brighton? There are many traditional avenues to take when choosing how to send your Hen or Stag off in style; most of them are now beyond cliché not to mention tacky! Why not choose a totally different experience – and send your Hens and Stags off in style with a cookery party!

Fun Hen and Stag Ideas

At Brighton cookery school we provide fun, uncomplicated and professional cooking lessons, combined with a relaxed social atmosphere where you can drink, chat and maybe learn a thing or two as well!
You’ll be greeted with Prosecco and nibbles on arrival, the perfect way to start your party! Then under the guidance of our highly qualified chefs you will be preparing three delicious courses learning all the tricks of the trade, whilst you enjoy a few(!) more glasses of wine in our Restaurant Experience. We also offer our Brighton Bake Off, Cookery Challenge & Canapé Creations as well as bespoke party sessions, so if your Hen or Stag has a passion for a particular style of cuisine or really wants to master something in the kitchen, let us know and we’ll create a session to suit.

You will learn how to prepare food to Michelin standards but you can take it as seriously as you desire, it is a party after all. After the lesson you will be seated in our private dining room and be served the food you have just prepared, matched with some great wines. We recreate a restaurant experience with food you cooked and the best part is – we do all the dishes! Don’t forget all ingredients, tuition, protective aprons and wine, beer and soft drinks are included in our session cover charges!

You will have exclusive use of our workshop, chefs and dining area. A Brighton Cookery School Hen or Stag Party is the perfect way to send off your Hens and Stags in style and who knows they may even learn a few extra tricks in the kitchen to impress their husband or wife to be! Get in touch with us today to discuss our packages and themes for your Hen and Stag Cookery Parties.

Starting from £80p/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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Had such a fun time at my Nieces Hen Night. Ben was excellent. He organised a bake-off, whereby we baked our own desserts, whilst our dinner was being cooked, and although I am not a baker, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Soft Meringue Roulade and Profiteroles were to die for. Thoroughly recommend this venue for any occasion. Well done Ben!

Hen Night

As reviewed by Jan S on TripAdvisor January 2019

Had such a fun time with my friends and really enjoyed learning new cooking skills! Would definitely recommend.

Hen Party Restaurant Experience

Reviewed by Josie C 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
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

I cannot rate Ben and his wonderful team highly enough. This was a fabulous activity. We were greeted with Prosecco and canapes, followed by as much wine as we could consume. Ben talked us through the process of making a fruit roulade with Chantilly cream and a chocolate fondant pudding, all step by step so it was really easy to follow. All ingredients and equipment are provided and laid out, as soon as you have finished with an item the team swoop into action and clear up for you – it’s wonderful! Whilst we were creating our desserts, Ben’s team were busy preparing our lunch – it was superb in flavour and quality. Our silliness was tolerated, in fact encouraged and we had such a laugh. Anything that we didn’t eat on the day was kept in their fridges overnight so that we could collect them the next day before travelling back from Brighton. These guys clearly love their jobs, thank you for providing such a wonderful afternoon.

Fantastic activity as part of a hen weekend

As reviewed on TripAdvisor by Ann M

This has been an amazing experience! Very friendly, passionate and welcoming people! So much fun! Not even mentioning amazing food! Thumbs up!

Martina Shmuel

Hen's Restaurant Experience as reviewed on Google
We had such a fantastic time with you guys for Emilys hen.  Thank you so much for making it so fun and relaxed; I am impressed that we also managed to make such delicious food!  I will definitely be recommending you guys to friends. Thank you so much for the recipes!

Charlie Elgood

Hen's Restaurant Experience

As the Mother of the Bride, please pass on my thanks for a really superb evening.   I’ve recently discussed other similar events and ours was far superior – and Auntie Teresa was impressed that the wine kept flowing throughout. Two of our hens have since been busy and will have soon have saved the cost of their lessons with their savings in buying a whole bird and chopping and freezing. Thank you once again for making our hen party such a success, 100% satisfaction from an uneasy to please group, is really an achievement thank you.

Sandra Smith

Hen's Restaurant Experience

Georgie our private chef was excellent, couldn’t have asked for more, she was exceptional!! 🙂 🙂 we have recommended your company and Georgie to others already in Jersey if people from here are thinking of coming over to Brighton

Chantelle George

Hen's Private Chef

Thank you for our lovely evening on the 8th of October . A big thank you to all your staff particularly Ben 🙂

Collette Donnelly

Hen's Restaurant Experience
They were absolutely fantastic! The food was amazing! We were eating profiteroles all weekend! Both Ben and Margerita (not sure how to spell it) were diamonds putting up with us!
From the very beginning you’ve been great and I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience! We’re definately considering coming to Brighton again so you’ll be on my list to get in touch with!

Lucy Ryan

Private Chef

I organised a hen party at Brighton Cookery School for 11 ladies. The organisation from speaking on the telephone with Ben to booking this, via email, went really smoothly. We had a really great time on the day as well. We started with Prosecco and our hosts were generous, opening another bottle when needed, we learned how to make our own pasta and how to trim lamb properly and perhaps most importantly how to make a chocolate fondant Chef Ben was hugely entertaining and engaging throughout and we were all rewarded with a table downstairs to eat our efforts, whilst being waited on by Ben and his Assistant. What a lovely afternoon and evening, could not recommend this more highly. With an activity, meal and drinks included, I think this also provided excellent value for money and a much classier activity for a Hen than most other options. A big thanks to all the team at Brighton Cookery School – we look forward to receiving the recipes!

Sarah Symes

as reviewed on Google

Started off my hen activities here and was loved by all. It was real good fun and scrummy food too. Ben was able to handle the banter so big thanks to him and his marvellous team! Would come again. Top Form!

Melanie Orr

Having attended Melanie’s hen party i can confirm a lesson at the Brighton Cookery School is a top notch way to celebrate any event. We had a great fun filled time. The food was excellent and everyone at the school was welcoming, friendly and extremely accommodating. Great fun and educational too. As ‘Arnie’ says, ‘we’ll be back’!

Tracey Taylor

I just wanted to drop you and your magnificent team a note to say a huge THANK YOU for making Tara’s hen party cooking session so brilliantly fun. We all came out feeling like we’d learned something (I’ve since filleted fish twice now!) and we had a fantastic time. The day was perfectly structured, and you played such a big part in making it feel both special and memorable.

Grania O’Brien

We all had the best time…and learnt lots of new tricks. Something we will definitely make again at home.
Thank you so much for all you help and care in the organisation.

Sushi Hen

Liz Butler

Thank you so much for our experience Saturday, the ‘bride to be’ had an amazing day as did we all. I can’t wait for my e-mail with the recipes on, I have been so inspired by all of you and am eager to get going in my own kitchen! Will be recommending you to everyone!!

Hen Oct 15

Kayleigh Rand

Came to Brighton Cookery School for a stag do, great tuition with a sense of humour. I highly recommend this place!


‎Richard Alvey

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