Baking workshops - frequently asked questions - FAQ’s

We set out below answers to Frequently Ask Questions about our baking workshops - hopefully answering any queries you may have. If there’s anything we’ve missed please call or email - feel free to ask……

Typical Workshop Programme (1 day workshop)

9.30-10am We start the workshop with introductions and refreshments.  

10am Monique will take you through the basic ingredients and processes. 

10.30am We then get stuck in; the morning is spent mixing doughs, learning to knead, bulk fermenting the doughs and knocking them back.  We often make our own pizzas for lunch.

12.30pm We have a break for lunch; a walk round the garden (weather permitting). Lunch is served around the kitchen table.

1.15pm Refreshed we head back into the afternoon session; shaping doughs using moulds, proving and baking.  Whilst the bread is baking there is time for a break and a final question and answer session.  

4/5pm At the end of the workshop you will have a tray of breads to take home along with your course goodies.


FAQ’s (Frequently Ask Questions)

Got a group of you and want a specific date?

We can arrange this for you.  There needs to be a min 2 participants and tailor to your groups needs; Call Monique to arrange your event on +44 (0)7973 443527

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Green Cottages Kitchen is based in the pretty Kent village of Rodmersham Green. You can park on our drive, we are approx 2 miles from Sittingbourne/10mins from junction 5 M2. The nearest train station is Sittingbourne with good services to the Kent Coast and London (1 hour from St Pancras and Victoria stations). Taxi's cost about £10 from the train station to our house. 

Can I book a place for a child?

We’d recommend that your child is minimum 11 years old or over - this is a full one day workshop shop and they need to be capable of participating over a 6 hour period (with breaks along the way).  The price is based on a per person basis so the price is the same for an adult or a child.  All children to be accompanied by a paying responsible adult.  

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You will be using flour and kneading dough, it's a physical activity. Please wear a short sleeved top/shirt to avoid clothes dangling in the dough and comfortable covered footwear with soft soles. Leave rings at home they'll only get covered in dough! We will provide you with an apron to wear on the day. 

What about COVID or illness?

We ask that if you feel ill (runny nose, upset stomach, cough etc) prior to the workshop, advise us immediately, so that we can rearrange your date.  We are working with food so it is important you don’t turn up ill!  We don’t want to be ill and neither do we want to pass anything on to others who maybe vulnerable.  We want to keep everyone safe and have fun baking. 

We provide hand sanitisers and antibacterial hand wash and we try to keep the group reasonably spaced out so everyone feels comfortable.  

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, we can cater for varyious dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan etc. however please advise us as early as possible, minimum 2 days in advance of the workshop.

Where can we stay nearby?

To see/book our lovely award winning holiday cottages visit our website  Our cottages are child friendly and dog friendly, located overlooking Rodmersham village green, in Kent and next to the village pub, the Fruiterers Arms and adjacent to the village shop/café.  The cottages are just a 5 min walk around the corner from our kitchen where the workshops are based. 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call Monique on +44 (0)7973 443527 or email 

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users.

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