If you want to come to a cooking class where you’ll leave not only brimming with enthusiasm and confidence to get in the kitchen, but with recipes you will actually make, then read on.
Unlike many chef-led cooking schools which may be fascinating but not that practical for real home cooking, my classes come from the reality of cooking in a home kitchen with the rest of life being juggled around it. Over the years I’ve picked up tons of tips and tricks to get delicious food on the table with a realistic level of effort.
Spending six years teaching over 5,000 people of all abilities, rather than cooking chef-style in a restaurant, means I know what needs explaining and how to explain it. I also know the challenges busy people face as they cook, so I’ll take you through ways to make every day cooking doable and delicious.
My upcoming UK classes and events …
Lunch and Learn express classes in my Wilmslow kitchen
Join me in my Wilmslow kitchen for a new style of express class, one that you can fit into your lunch break and still get the rest of the day’s jobs done.
You’ll build confidence as you learn a versatile midweek meal that you can add to your repertoire. Watch me make it from scratch, describing the techniques you need to recreate it at home. I’ll also share tips on how to substitute ingredients, deal with leftovers or people eating in shifts and fancy things up if you’re entertaining.
The demo and lesson will take 60 minutes, so you can dash off then with your food, or you can stay for half an hour to eat and chat. Come to one class or come and learn to all three menus over three sessions – it’s up to you.
Cost £30 per session (includes, lunch and a glass of wine and coffee).
Upcoming Lunch and Learn classes…
Learn to make a one-pan fragrant chicken pilaf and how to adapt it to create Spanish and Indian versions. (gluten and dairy free, vegetarian and vegan tasters available)
Thursday 4th or Friday 5th October 12-1pm
Noodle bowl 101
Learn how to build and season a noodle bowl, what sauces, vegetables and proteins to add and how to cook noodles to make a balanced, fast dinner. (options for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian)
Thursday 11th or Friday 12th October 12-1pm
Taco night tips
Ditch the packets and learn how to make authentic tacos with a California twist. You’ll learn how to make the perfect fillings and all important sauces and how to build a great taco. (options for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian)
Thursday 8th or Friday 9th November 12-1pm
At The Kitchen
One pot soups and stews + dinner to take home
Thursday 25th October 11am-2pm
Cost £60 (includes, lunch and a glass of wine and coffee plus dinner to take home).
I’m delighted to be guest teaching in the stunning new cookery school, At The Kitchen in Cheadle Hulme. In these new classes, you’ll not only learn new recipes and techniques to transform your cooking, you’ll enjoy lunch and a glass of wine and will also take home a ready made dinner for later so you can have the night off.
You’ll learn the secrets to making one pot, hands-off cooking taste delicious without spending hours in the kitchen. You’ll take away tips for batch cooking so that you can fill your freezer with effortless meals and also learn how perfect this style of cooking is for stress-free entertaining.
I will make everything in front of you from scratch and you’ll take home a jam-packed handout so that you can confidently recreate everything at home.
On the menu
- Braised Middle Eastern chicken with dukkah and slaw.
- Spanish fish stew with aioli.
- Tuscan bean stew with rocket pesto.
Private group cooking classes in Cheshire, the Cotswolds or London
If you prefer a class with just your friends, in my kitchen or yours on a date of your choice, you can pick any of my menus or ask for a custom menu. Feel free to bring extra wine to make the class more of a party. Find out more here.