UK cooking classes

cooking classes in Cheshire

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 seven 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.

Classes are held in my kitchen in Wilmslow, Cheshire. There is plenty of free parking I’m only a short walk from Wilmslow train station (1 hr 50 from London Euston or 20 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly).

I offer a range of different classes which are now fully booked for 2019, with the exception of my Women’s Wellness for Real Life retreat at At The Kitchen in Cheadle Hulme on Sunday November 24th.

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Women’s Wellness for Real Life day retreat

Recharge, learn and relax with Nikki Hill, Jane Townsend, Angela Boggiano and Gemma Wade – get your ticket here

Sunday November 24th 10am-4pm

Before the December madness starts, give yourself the gift of a day just for you. A day to come and re-set, away from your normal routine. A day of learning practical tips and techniques that will help you feel better – no matter what life throws at you.

You’ll leave inspired and relaxed, with loads of realistic, down to earth ways to look after yourself whilst you’re looking after everyone else.

We know that it is hard to make time for yourself and that lots of the wellness advice out there isn’t easy to incorporate into the madness of modern family and working life. So we’ve invited experts in nutrition, yoga, cooking and hormone health and who get the reality of the hustle and have built businesses that help busy women thrive.

What you’ll enjoy…

10am                           Arrive and meet everyone while you enjoy a light brunch and drinks

10.30am – 12pm          Yoga flow with Jane – suitable for all levels

Jane will guide you through breathing and movement to help open your body and calm your mind. Come in clothes you’ll feel happy moving in – trackie bottoms and a tshirt or your gym clothes. Whatever you feel happy and comfy in.

12-2pm                        Cooking demonstration, meal planning advice and lunch with Gemma and Angela

Gemma and Angela will demonstrate how to cook family-friendly, nutritious meals when life is crazy. You’ll take away recipe booklets, you’ll watch everything being made and then you’ll eat a delicious lunch while we chat and answer your questions.

2-4pm                          How to balance your hormones, improve your sleep, mood and energy with Nikki

Nikki is a naturopath and women’s hormone expert with over 10 years clinical experience. She wonderfully (and humorously!) explains how our bodies work and how we can make small day to day changes to feel better. She will be giving you lots of tips that you can implement straight away.

4pm                             Head home with a jam-packed goody bag

Please note that I am a guest at this event so I cannot accept any discount codes or gift certificates for tickets for this event.

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Learn from the artisans in my Wilmslow kitchen

Join me in my Wilmslow kitchen for a new style of class. I’ve invited some of the people I’ve been learning from, who have most inspired me, so that you can meet them and learn from them too. I’ll be on hand and will make lunch for us all at the end of the demonstration.

Learn to make sourdough bread

My 2019 classes are now fully booked. Sign up to my newsletter to find out about new 2020 classes first.

Come and learn from award-winning artisan baker Aidan Monks and Catherine Connor from Lovingly Artisan. They sell their wonderful bread at Altrincham Market and to some of the best restaurants throughout the North West.

I first saw Aiden demonstrate at an event last year and was glued. His knowledge of the process, the history and the health benefits of sourdough, combined with him being a natural storyteller make him the perfect person to set you on your way. I had tried loads of sourdough recipes before I met him and hadn’t had much success. Now I make sourdough every week.

Express classes in my Wilmslow kitchen

Join me in my Wilmslow kitchen for an express class, one that you can fit into your lunch break or after work 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. These classes include lunch/dinner and wine, tea and coffee and a jam-packed recipe booklet.

My 2019 classes are now fully booked. Sign up to my newsletter to find out about new 2020 classes first.

If you’d like to come to one of my supper clubs, take a look at them here.