FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about attending a course at Squires Kitchen.

If you have any further questions or just want some help to find the course that’s right for you please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

What should I wear to my course?

We advise comfortable clothing and flat, closed-toe, non-slip shoes (no open-toed sandals please). If you have an apron then it’s a good idea to bring it along to protect your clothes, and long hair should be tied back. We advise that cardigans and jumpers should not be worn as loose fibres can spoil your work.

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Do I get a certificate at the end?

Yes, at the end of each course you will be given a certificate to verify that you have successfully completed a class in the Squires Kitchen Curriculum.

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What do I do about lunch? Will there be a break?

You will have regular breaks for refreshments throughout the day - hot and cold drinks will be available in the school reception throughout the day. You will also have approximately a 30 minute break for a delicious light lunch which will be provided. You may prefer to bring a packed lunch with you or purchase something locally.

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I want to learn something specific, do you do bespoke courses?

Yes we do. Just call our school on 0845 6171812 to discuss what you’re after and we will match you up with a suitable tutor.

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How many other students will be in my class?

The maximum number of students in any class will be 12, to ensure that individual attention can be given to each student by the tutor.

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When does the day start and finish?

Classes start at 9.30am or 10.00am and finish at around 4.00pm. Please aim to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time to collect any pre-ordered equipment and to find your space ready to start at 9.30am. This is also a good time to get a hot or cold drink from the refreshment area and meet your classmates before your class begins.

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Do you do courses for children?

Not at the moment but it’s something we’re planning to do in the future. If you have a group of children and you are interested in booking a day at Squires Kitchen’s School, please call us on 0845 6171812 as we may be able to arrange a bespoke course to cater for your needs.

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Where can I stay overnight locally?

There are many hotels and B & Bs close by; we have a list of local accommodation that we know and recommend to students. When booking, please mention that you are coming on a course at Squires Kitchen.

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I have an allergy; can I still come on a course?

Please contact us with your specific requirement/circumstances and we will advise you as to how we can best assist.

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Does the course fee include materials and equipment?

Squires Kitchen will provide all edible materials for the class and will loan most basic equipment and some specific equipment. Any additional equipment that will be required for the class will be specified on an equipment order form. You may bring your own equipment (if you already have it) or we will be pleased to put an order together for you. All required equipment must be pre-ordered by the date given on the order form. Unless otherwise stated, you will be able to purchase the items in our shop provided they have been reserved beforehand.

Students are entitled to a 10% discount on all products sold in Squires Kitchen’s shop, with the exception of any household appliances we stock. This discount is valid on the day of the course only. Please note that this excludes demonstrations. Students attending courses on a Sunday should note that the shop now opens until 5pm and it does not open on Bank Holidays.

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I have comments about the course I have been on, where do I send them?

When you come on a class here at Squires Kitchen you will receive a feedback form at the end of your course. Please leave your comments here, or you can email us on school@squires-group.co.uk with them at any time. We really appreciate your feedback to help us offer an even better experience for our students.

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Where can I buy cake decorating, food decorating, chocolate and sugarcraft products?

Squires Kitchen’s shop is a stone’s throw from the school, located opposite Farnham train station on the corner of Waverley Lane. It has been affectionately nicknamed an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of cake decorating products by our visitors, and for good reason. The shop is full of everything to do with cake decorating and sugarcraft, with books, magazines, icings, colours, decorations and much more. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to advise you on the products you may need for your project and are happy to answer your questions and offer you guidance. The shop address is Squires Kitchen, 3 Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8BB.

Visit www.squires-shop.com to find thousands of innovative products for all your food decorating, baking and sugarcraft needs.

Still not sure what course you should take? Don’t worry, give us a ring on 0845 6171812 and we’ll find a course that’s just right for you.

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Students coming from outside the UK

If you are coming from abroad and require a visa to study at our School we recommend that you book at least three months in advance to allow for your visa application to be processed. We do not offer a letter of invitation to assist with your visa, however we can send a letter confirming your booking. We do not offer a refund under any circumstances other than those specified in our cancellation policy, even if your visa is rejected.

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