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Don your Apron Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Stuck Into Some Creative Cookery

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From left to right:  Giles Pushman, Ben Gilks, Peter Gilks, Ron Faulkner and Josh Eggleton


102 Cookery School by Nailsea Electrical

Nailsea Electrical is the largest independent retailer of electrical appliances in Bristol and the founder of 102 Cookery School

The company was first established by Peter Gilks in a retail shop in Nailsea just outside Bristol in 1982. A few years later, Peter opened a second shop in Bristol on the Gloucester Road and in 1988 was crowned HTV's Young Businessman of the Year.


Nailsea Electrical is still family-owned and is run by Father and Son Team Pete and Ben Gilks.  In 2008 the company moved into a stunning Church Building on the Gloucester Rd and 3 years later won Family Business of The Year. 


The bold move saw Ben and Peter open the UK's first built in appliance showroom showcasing more than 300 appliances all of which are fully fitted and working for customers to touch see and try before they buy. 


Having seen business grow rapidly by offering customers a unique shopping experience, running weekly cooking demonstrations by Michelin Star Chefs Ben and Peter saw a gap in the market and decided to open a unique cookery school set in the stunning church conversion.


Ben Gilks Director of Nailsea Electrical:

''After expanding our business by opening a fully working showroom we have seen that the public have a genuine interest in food and the methods by which it is cooked to get the best results. We've been inspired by this to create a cookery school and kitchen like no other and are very excited for the launch in April."


102 Cookery School

102 is a purpose built cookery school offering a variety of classes in a stress-free, informal atmosphere. Classes run alongside events including guest cookery courses and 'demonstration and dine' evenings (with tutored wine tasting) led by the south west's finest Michelin Starred and AA rosette rated chefs.  There will always be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and gain a full understanding of what you're learning. In every class or course you'll get to taste what you've made - meaning that at the end of a few hours in the kitchen you'll be able to enjoy the results in our relaxing dining area.


Whether you're an individual looking to brush up on your skills, a toast burner willing to learn something new or a corporate group looking for an alternative team-building event, 102 Cookery School is the perfect solution.


We also run private classes and children's events, letting them make a mess in someone else's kitchen for a change!


With courses ranging from Knife Skills, to Wild Food Foraging Feasts you won't be stuck for choice. Courses are designed to suit beginners as well as experienced cooks and our fresh approach to cooking and exciting classes will be sure to ignite a passion for something you didn't know you had.



Voucher Terms and Conditions


Upon receipt of a completed order form and appropriate validated credit/debit card payment,  we will send you a receipt of confirmation by email giving you a unique code.

The gift voucher(s) will either be emailed or posted to the address to be supplied by you.

Gift vouchers are redeemed by either emailing or telephoning Cookery School to select the class(es) of choice.  It will be necessary to supply the gift voucher number when doing this.

Our Booking Terms and Conditions set out at the bottom of the Cookery School booking form will apply to all bookings made with a gift voucher.

Gift vouchers are not refundable in any circumstances but are transferable to another person.


Booking Terms and Conditions


Any dishes listed in class descriptions are only a guide to course content. Amendments may be made at our discretion.


Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis on receipt of full payment. We regret that no refunds will be given. Amendments to bookings may be made up to 28 days prior to the date of the class. If you find you are unable to attend a class less than 28 days before the date of the class you are welcome to send someone else in your place. These rules apply equally to gift voucher bookings.


Where you are unable to attend a class due to adverse weather conditions, illness or other personal circumstances our booking and cancellation policy will still apply however at our sole discretion we will offer alternative dates for a replacement class at short notice.  We cannot guarantee that alternative dates offered will be for the same class or even for the same day of the week.  


In the unfortunate and unlikely event that a class has to be cancelled we will always try and give you as much notice as we reasonably can and you will be offered the choice of an alternative class or a full refund. We will not be liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur. If you need to arrange travel or overnight accommodation, we recommend that you seek appropriate insurance.


Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0117 2 440047 or at  if you have any queries.




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