Become A Pro: London’s 5 Best Cookery Classes Worth Trying

Food & Drink
4th October 2022
The Avenue Cookery School, Wandsworth

Lacking motivation in the kitchen? Whether you’re looking for ways to be a little more comfortable with your chopping skills, don’t know your spatula from your spoon or you’re hunting for the perfect date night or group activity for your upcoming Christmas party, a cookery class is the perfect opportunity to help you get the confidence you need to whizz up restaurant worthy dishes in as little as two hours. Not to mention are heaps of fun!

Wandsworth’s The Avenue Cookery School offers a brilliant selection of classes for all ages and abilities, from authentic Korean bites to Sri Lankan curries, baking and classes for kids to perfecting the perfect Christmas roast, as well as anything bespoke for that private event you can dream up. 

The Avenue Cookery School is a family-run business with classes led by their team of chefs and culinary whizzes. Perfect for levelling up any date night, anniversary, birthday celebration or Christmas works-do, each class is packed with expert knowledge, enthusiasm, delicious food and will take you from novice to expert in a matter of hours. Plus, they offer gift vouchers that are perfect for the foodies in your life #ChristmasGiftIdeas. 

If you are interested in their private classes you can email them on [email protected] or if you are wondering which public class to take part in, we’ve handpicked our favourite classes we think you’ll love.

Sri Lankan Cooking Class

Love Sri Lankan food but aren’t sure how you can create the same flavours from your holiday? The Avenue Cookery School have created a cookery class inspired by their family holiday to the South Asian country, packed with authentic flavours, tips and tricks of the culinary trade and bottomless wine. 

In this energetic three-hour class, you’ll be guided through the steps of making five Sri Lankan dishes from scratch. Equipped for vegetarians in mind, you’ll learn how to make coconut sambal (coconut relish), cashew curry, parippu (dal), roti and lunu sambal (onion relish). 

Perfect for groups and team bonding sessions, the Handbook team recently headed down to check out this class and we can confirm it’s a whole lot of fun!

Avenue Cookery School
Avenue Cookery School

Sushi Making & Cocktail Shaking Class

For the ultimate date/mates night, hen-do party, birthday bash or Christmas party with a twist, The Avenue Cookery School offers a brilliant hands-on sushi and cocktail class.

The evening will kickstart with a live sushi demonstration when you’ll learn the ins and outs of sushi, from perfecting the rice to rolling out your maki. The perfect pairing? Cocktails of course, and you’ll be shown how to create the ultimate accompanying cocktails. Expect to whizz up a Japanese Garden Spritz and Spiced Lady in no time.

The Avenue Cookery School

Pasta Workshop

Always wanted to learn how to make your own pasta? Put your mind to the test in this two-hour class and you’ll soon know how to make the perfect ravioli every time. 

Led by their expert team, The Avenue Cookery School’s pasta workshop will take you through the techniques, from mixing and kneading to rolling, shaping and filling your very own pasta parcels like a pro.

It’s also BYOB with no corkage fee – bonus!

Macaron Masterclass

If watching the Great British Bake Off has got you inspired in the kitchen but you don’t have a clue where to start, The Avenue Cookery School is on hand to take you on your sweet treat journey. Their macaron masterclass is a hit with everyone who takes part. 

Their talented head chef will guide you through the tricky making process before you give it a go for yourself and taste test at the end of course.

Have your very own Bake Off contest in The Avenue Cookery School kitchen with your work colleagues this Christmas and see who can create the best macaron 

For those with kiddies, there’s a kids alternative baking class too that’ll see your little ones get stuck in and make cupcakes and butter shortbread. It’s one of many great classes they offer kids – find out more about the others here.

Avenue Cookery School
Avenue Cookery School

Book the adults class here & kids class here

Best of British: Easy Christmas Class

For the ultimate Christmas party idea, book the team in for The Avenue Cookery School’s Best Of British: Easy Christmas Class. Over the course of five hours you and your colleagues will master the art of preparing the ultimate Christmas roast, from roasting the turkey and perfecting the roast tatties to tackling the obligatory Christmas pud in next to no time. 

It’s not just for groups, this is a great one for individuals who want to gain confidence in their Christmas roast before giving recreating it come the big day.

It’s guaranteed to be fun, stress free and packed with laughs. Plus, there’s a vegan option too! And the best part? You can dive right into your creation at the end – delicious.

Avenue Cookery School

Kids Classes

If you’re dreading the upcoming October half term and Christmas holidays before it’s even here, fear not as The Avenue Cookery School offers some great kids classes too. Designed for kids over eight, their classes are packed with easy cooking skills that they can use again and again, plus a whole lot of fun too. Think of The Avenue Cookery School as the best baby sitters in town.

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Created in partnership with The Avenue Cookery School

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