Ballymaloe trained Nikki Walsh aka Lady Eve, vision, was to run a cookery school so she could deliver and teach essential cooking techniques with ease and confidence.  The classes are designed to cover every aspect of cooking.  Almost without realising it, the students cover a wide range of both skilled and simple cooking.  Lady Eve and her small great team run a series of classes throughout the year catering for all needs.

Food Styling

More recently Nikki's skills have evolved into food styling.  She completed a food styling and photography course in The Cordon Bleu Cookery School in London.  Her vast experience as a chef stands to her in this field and has an acute eye for detail and style.

Nikki spent a year in Ballymaloe, she did the 12 week certificate course and stayed working in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork City (owned by the Allen's) and afterwards in the main house in Ballymaloe as pastry chef.  Nikki then returned to Dublin, and worked in a number of restaurants and catering companies.

Nikki got distracted from the food world and worked in the family pharmacy business for a number of years. She exited the Pharmacy in 2011 and pursued her true passion - food.  In a nutshell, Nikki's utter passion is teaching how to cook delicious food, using locally sourced Irish produce, with the maximum of  taste in a cost effective and simple manner.

The ethos in the school and every part of Nikki's passion is to instil the importance of locally sourced produce.  Nikki uses Irish produce in all her classes.  The importance of using Irish produce is core to the quality of every dish presented.  To achieve excellence one must use the most excellent ingredients to start with.  Irish produce is the heart of excellence and therefore is used throughout all classes.  

A wedding, any big bash!, family food, technical food, a communion, a confirmation, a business event.  What­ ever the occasion Lady Eve Cookery has the solution.  The teaching methods are simple, clear, to the point and memorable.  We all want to be in the presence of great food, good wine and close friends.  Lady Eve delivers her teaching method so well.  She teaches with ease and comfort, in a way that’s unforgettable.     

So please get in touch, looking forward to hearing from you...


Classes start from €50.00

Lady Eve Cookery 


Dublin 4


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