What our customers say

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Klara Airbnb

'We organised afternoon and evening corporate team building events at Ballyknocken for a group of 23 people. The event was a huge success and we received very positive feedback from everyone who attended, there were a number of things that made it a special day for us: seamless organisation (including facilitating a number of challenging dietary requirements); great organisation on the day; great flexibility (due to great weather the team set a table for us outside); very friendly and attentive Ballyknocken team. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ballyknocken for corporate or individual events and hope to get back again ourselves soon!'

Linda Eurofound

'Thanks so much for a great day last Friday week, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and went home stuffed to the gills!  I think the lads surprised themselves with what they achieved and there were texts flying around all weekend saying what was being cooked for dinner, etc. using their newfound skills.  Everything went along very smoothly, even if we did run overtime with our meeting but it seems we are very fast cooks so we caught up soon enough.  It was lovely to meet you and grade my paper Catherine and we felt very special having the whole place to ourselves.  Pat was great to work with too and we picked up lots of tips and tricks from him.'

Jenny Ald De

'We had a fantastic day at Ballyknocken and the ‘ready stead cook challenge’ was a brilliant team building event and everyone rose to the challenge. The organizer was a pleasure to deal with and made organizing the event a dream. The video was a lovely touch and a great memento of the day. Thanks so much to everyone in Ballyknocken especially Debbie, Catherine and Daniel.'

Mick Sweeny Bank Of Ireland

'A huge thank you to you and Catherine for such a wonderful experience at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School.'

Aisling Google

'Our team had such fun at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School. Thanks a million for looking after them.'

Mo Hayes Solicitors

'Just wanted to convey to Pat, Daniel, Catherine and especially you our genuine thanks for a fantastic fun-filled afternoon with some great Italian cooking tips!  You were such a complete pleasure to arrange our event with so thank you so much. We are definitely considering our Summer BBQ in Ballyknocken next year!'

Ciaran JDE

'The JDE Ireland team thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and evening in Ballyknocken Cookery School. Our chef and mentor Patrick was excellent at teaching us some of the finer arts of cooking and facilitating our group in a fun & inclusive way. It was a really enjoyable team-building event – it wasn’t too strenuous, everybody got stuck in and having a competitive element when we were divided into two teams meant there was good banter among the team. It was particularly enjoyable to sit down as a team at the end of the session and enjoy the meal we cooked together along with a glass of wine. Debbie the Sales & Events Manager was a pleasure to deal with in setting up the event. All in all, I would highly recommend a class at Ballyknocken Cookery School as a team or a corporate event.'

Lynn Microsoft

'The meeting room was a lovely change to a corporate setting and very relaxing, with plenty of freshly baked cakes to keep us going throughout the day.  A big thank you to Sharon and yourself who were at hand for anything we needed. We all really enjoyed the cookery class and Pat was great.  We all learnt something new and have now got our sights on doing the Italian course in the future.'

Linda Pernod Ricard

'We had a fantastic time in the Cookery School, we had great fun cooking together as a team, learning lots and then being served our amazing food which we loved and enjoyed with a few glasses of wine.'

Sarah Jameson Brand Team

'A massive thanks to Daniel, Pat, Catherine,  Romana & Ann for the amazing experience the Jameson Brand Team had this week at the cookery school. The evening was a great success and we had 26 smiling faces at the end of it would thoroughly recommend we enjoyed it so much.'

Alison Greenlight Events

'We had a great time at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School thanks!'

Joanne Hen Party

'Just a quick note to say thank you so much for having us this weekend…we had a great time and really enjoyed the set up, the venue and the cooking'

Sue Private group

'Hi Sharon, thanks so much for making it all happen! Was a fab day and we were so lucky with the weather! What a fantastic spot - we all want to come back again'

Angela Hen Party

'I just wanted to drop you a line to sincerely thank yourself, and all the team there in both the school and the main house, and of course Catherine herself for a very memorable Hen.  All the ladies were very impressed with the masterclass, teaching method, high standards and fun interaction.  It was such fun and flew by! The food was delicious and everyone was very complimentary.  It really was such a wonderful day and night and we really appreciated everything'