We offer hands-on and demonstration classes in a modern, purpose-built kitchen for adults and children and have been listed in the Discover Northern Ireland list of top 10 things to do in 2019. Read about us in the news.
There is a focus on using the best possible ingredients, making the most of fantastic Northern Irish produce and cooking with the seasons.
Suitable for all levels from beginners to seasoned cooks, our hands-on, relaxed classes aim to improve your cooking skills and inspire you to get cooking and baking at home.
At Wee Buns I want to ignite a passion for cooking and baking and to give you the skills and techniques that will allow you to cook and bake with confidence at home. Mary Anne Mackle
Classes are small, tutorial size groups, the aim is to get stuck in, learn how to cook delicious food and have fun whatever your ability. All recipes, equipment and ingredients are provided, classes are a combination of demonstration and hands-on and anything made by yourself in the class is yours to take home. We always have a break for tea, coffee and homemade scones and jam.
About Mary Anne (founder & tutor)
I’ve always had a passion for cooking influenced by my parent’s love of good food, both cooking and growing it. My mother is a brilliant and passionate cook and my father was a wonderful gardener; there was hardly a vegetable he didn’t grow.
I first decided to become a chef at a very early age but then got side tracked. It was only after completing a degree in business and working and travelling for a few years, that I finally realised my dream and started out cooking professionally. First attending the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School and from there going on to work in a number of great restaurants including a few with Michelin Stars, the former Roscoff in Belfast and the world renowned River Café in London. During this time, I learnt many wonderful things from some terrific chefs.
After returning to Northern Ireland, I had a busy stall in St. George’s Market in Belfast for many years before setting up Wee Buns Cookery School.
My passion is for eating well and using local, organic and seasonal produce.