Somerset animal sanctuary offers cookery workshops

Richard Kingdon_Ferne Animal SanctuaryFerne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard, Somerset are inviting everyone, whatever their ability, to come along and learn how to bake bread with their resident chef, Richard Kingdon.

Participants will learn how to prepare and cook varieties including Irish soda bread, focaccia and gluten free.

Chef Richard said: “I’m really looking forward to running these cookery classes. It’s a new and educational activity which should also be great fun for all involved.”

Sarah Jackson, event organiser said: “The cookery classes are aimed at adults which add a new and different element to our programme of events here at Ferne.

“This is a great opportunity to learn and our chef Richard will teach participating bakers how to get their dough to rise to the occasion.”

The event is on Thursday, 28th January from 10am to 1pm. Cost is £20 per person and only open to the first 10 applicants. All equipment and ingredients are included. Full payment is required on booking and is non-refundable.

“A second session is planned for Thursday, 25th February. This will be ‘Dessert Craft’ where participants will learn how to create restaurant quality desserts. This workshop will be £30 per person inclusive”, added Sarah.

“The classes will help raise money for us to care for the animals we have on site and will be particularly well received as we are currently fund raising to build a special care cat unit.”

“All cookery workshop bookings should be made direct to me on 01460 67587 or by email to [email protected]

To find out more about Ferne Animal Sanctuary, their upcoming events and how to become a valued volunteer, visit

Image: Richard Kingdon, Chef at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.