Join me in one of my classes or supper clubs.
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 …
If you’ve never been to a supper club before, they are a cross between an intimate dinner party and a pop up restaurant. There is no demonstration at this event – you’ll sit at long, beautifully set, candlelit tables to eat a 5 course meal along with your friends and follow guests. I’ll be there to cook and serve you and will join you at the table to chat over drinks and dessert at the end of the evening.
I’ll be cooking up a storm with Angela Boggiano – award winning cookbook author, ex Food Editor of Delicious magazine and food stylist to Nigella Lawson, Georgio Locatelli amongst others. She and I creating a seasonal menu celebrating the best of the food we produce in the North West. Angela’s Italian heritage and my California touches will pop up through the menu too.
We’re working with some small local drinks producers to create a special welcome cocktail, but you are encouraged to BYO to keep your glass topped up for the rest of the night. You will receive an email the week of the event with suggested wine pairings to help you choose what to bring.
The set menu is a surprise until the night itself to allow us to make the most of what is best on the days we shop. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements when you book so we can make plans for any delicious alternatives we need to make.
Friday 25th January 7.30-10.45pm, At The Kitchen, Cheadle Hulme FULLY BOOKED
Cost £45pp for a 5 course meal and a welcome cocktail. These events are limited to 25 people.
February and March supper club dates will be announced soon. Sign up to my newsletter to find out first.
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 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.
Cost £30 per session (includes, lunch or dinner and a glass of wine and coffee).
January and February dates are fully booked. March dates will be announced soon. Sign up to my newsletter to find out first.
How To…Traybake dinners
When life is busy, having full dinners you can throw in the oven without fuss and with only one tray to wash are a lifesaver. I’ll share my tricks that will ensure your plate is balanced and delicious. I’ll demonstrate some of my favourite ingredient combinations, explain how to plan timings as well as the seasonings and quick finishing touches that transform things. (options for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian)
Thursday 31st January 2019 8-9.30pm FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 31st January 2019 12-1.30pm FULLY BOOKED
How To…Taco night
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)
Friday 8th February 12-1.30pm FULLY BOOKED
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