Affordable £ cookery schools

Smart Raspberry Cookery School

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Smart Raspberry runs cookery classes for 5-16 year olds in South East England (from Reading to Milton Keynes) with the aim of teaching the “valuable … More

Thaikhun Cookery Schools

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Basic ingredients: UK restaurant group Thaikhun (pronounced “tycoon”) has a mission: to introduce the nation to authentic Thai street food. It plans to do this via cookery classes, which “ensure … More

Teen Cooks summer cookery courses in France

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These week-long, residential cookery courses for 15 to 18 year olds are held between late July and early September in an attractive 200-year-old … More

The Avenue Cookery School

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This family-run cookery school has recently moved to new premises in Wandsworth, south-west London, and expanded its repertoire to include a range of … More

Cutting the Curd, cheese making classes

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Cutting the Curd class tutor Louise Talbot is a big cheese. Membership of the Specialist Cheese Makers Association, judge for the Global Cheese … More

Caboodle Food Cookery School

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With its background in nutrition and food safety courses, Caboodle Cook School has been training cooks for the past decade. Now home economist … More

Red Lodge Cooking Courses

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A newly opened venture by experienced chef Peter Bunting, Red Lodge offers half or full-day cookery courses in a converted barn and shoot … More

Jenius Social Cookery School

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“Making connections through food” is the Jenius Social motto and it is inscribed on the glass door of their bright, modern venue in … More

The Chefs’ Academy Newcastle

Learning the art of cookery at the Chef's Academy, Newcastle
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 Making good use of its expertise and top-notch facilities, the Chefs’ Academy fine dining restaurant at Newcastle College has launched a new cookery … More

Cakeydora Baking Academy

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 Mother-and-daughter team Pauline and Julie run Cakeydora from their pristine kitchen in Lichfield, Staffordshire. What started over 20 years ago with baking for family and friends, alongside … More

Vanessa Kimbell Sourdough Breadmaking Courses

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Baker Vanessa Kimbell is a BBC radio broadcaster and author who specialises in baking with wild yeast. Those keen to learn about the pedigree of super trendy sourdough … More

Prepare2Cook

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Wooden spoons at the ready and Prepare2Cook is the message delivered to children and young adults via two-hour, half-term classes taught at schools and … More

Courses for Cooks

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Leiths’ trained Jenny Thomson boasts 20 years of experience as a globe-trotting, private cook and former head chef. She now runs a wide range … More

Chequers Kitchen Cookery School

Chef Pieter van Zyl heads up the cookery school at Chequers Kitchen
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New premises herald a new venture in the Chequers kitchen where the skills of the Swiss-trained South African head chef Pieter van Zyl combined with … More

Corinne’s Creative Kitchen

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Basic ingredients: Corinne Goodman has been running cookery classes inspired by her mum’s creative South East Indian cuisine since August 2008, having learned to cook with the … More

Bake with Maria

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There is pretty much the full range on offer here for budding bakers, from an introduction to baking, French, Italian and Scandinavian classes … More

Lemon & Soul Cookery School

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Katarina Willingham’s lifelong passion for cooking inspired her to set up Lemon & Soul, having earned her stripes at the Billingsgate Seafood School and The Cook … More

Let Us Cook

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Married mum of three and Leiths graduate, Earleen Taylor, kick-started Let us Cook in July 2013 at Overton Grange School in Sutton. Driven … More

BKD KIDS baking classes

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Baking classes at BKD let kids have fun, be messy and nurture their creativity all at once. BKD is run by chorister and Welsh … More

The Wellbeing Farm Cookery School

The Wellbeing Cookery School has all mod-cons in a country setting
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Situated down the lane from the local moorland village of Edgworth and just 20 minutes from Manchester, Celia Gaze transformed Wheatsheaf Hill Farm into … More

Miele cooking courses

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The Miele Creative Living concept showcases its range of kitchen products via cookery courses, demonstrations and appliance schools, in Abingdon, London and Sutton Coldfield. Not … More

The CiCi CoCo Kitchen and Cookery School

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CiCi CoCo comes from a famous Italian nursery rhyme and means things that go perfectly together, which aptly describes the inspiration for this … More

Central Street Cookery School

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In a relatively short span of time, Central Street Cookery School has become a vital hub for Londoners living and working in and around … More

The Weber Grill Academy

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The Grill Academy near Oxford is Weber’s purpose-built barbecue cookery school with a dedicated team of experts who demonstrate that there is much … More

The Kids’ Kitchen

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The chief ingredient at The Kids’ Kitchen is fun. The team knows that its playful approach to cooking is the best way to … More

The Culbone Cookery School

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The Culbone Cookery School celebrates the best seasonal produce from Exmoor both in its home-style teaching kitchen and in its award-winning restaurant.  Beautifully sited … More

Fun Kitchen

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Double award-winning cookery teacher Joe Mann established the Fun Kitchen experience in response to students’ demands for extra fun hands-on cookery classes in … More

Let’s Cook Scotland!

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Basic ingredients: Let’s Cook started in December 2009 when owner and head tutor, Sarah Mellersh, returned to her native Scotland to fulfil a burgeoning desire to … More

The WI Cookery School at Denman

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Basic ingredients: It’s more than simply preserves on the jam-packed roster of cookery classes run by the WI at Denman near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Students can … More

Welsh Cookery School of Artisan Food

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The team at the Welsh Cookery School of Artisan Food is on a “real food” journey that introduces students to experts in beer, … More

Jace Catering and Training Cookery School

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A brand new venue in Wallington heralds the arrival of short cookery courses from March 2013, courtesy of Surrey’s Jace Catering and Training … More

The Vegi Table

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Basic  ingredients:  Run by vegetarian chefs and nutritionists Mo Hall and Sarah Kearns, this cookery school based in a working kitchen in the Wirral offers informal … More

The Cotswold Chef

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With more than 25 years of culinary globe-trotting, from America to Singapore, Cotswold Chef  Rob Rees has a wealth of experience to offer those keen … More

Padmaja Kochera Cookery Classes

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Padmaja Kochera is a qualified civil engineer but a passionate and devoted Indian chef, food writer and all round enthusiast. She won BBC2’s … More

Absolute Indian

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Sheba Promod has been a cookery tutor and freelance writer since July 2011 after she left a secondary school teaching post to pursue … More

Smoky Jo’s food smoking courses

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When Smoky Jo’s tutors Jo Hampson and Georgina Perkins sold their previous business, the renowned Old Smokehouse, established customers included Fortnum & Mason, … More

Rachel’s Kitchen

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Basic ingredients:  Anyone daunted by the prospect of cooking a meal from scratch but keen to learn would no doubt be inspired by Rachel Davies’ … More

Blackfriars Restaurant and Cookery School

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Described as the cornerstone of Newcastle’s historic past, the banquet hall here is a nod to the restaurant’s medieval roots and origin as … More

School of Wok

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The brainwave of chefs and Oriental and Asian cookery experts Neville Leaning and Jeremy Pang, this new, pared down cookery school in the … More

No.7 Cooking Academy

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Basic ingredients:  Located at No.7 the High Street in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the No. 7 Cooking Academy is  run by globetrotting chef, Dennis Van Golberdinge and his … More

Priceless Nutrition

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Stephen Billingham cooks with his three-year old, Archie, every week and believes it has led to his son’s enhanced appreciation of food. It … More

Pukka Paki cookery classes

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Passionate cook and serious food lover, Sumayya Jamil, aka Pukka Paki, quit her full-time job as a commercial lawyer in 2012 in pursuit … More

Colstoun Cookery School

Colstoun House is home to Scotland's first sustinably focused cookery school
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 Scotland’s first sustainable, organic cookery school is based in the beautiful grounds of Colstoun Estate, just 30 minutes from central Edinburgh. Courses take … More

Hartingtons Of Bakewell: A School of Food and Drink

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Basic ingredients: Despite its familiar location there isn’t a tart in sight at this Peak District school. A wealth of expert cooks provide tuition from the … More

Beverley Glock Cookery School

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Children’s food expert Beverley Glock established her culinary enterprise in response to her daughter’s demand for a cooking party as a fifth birthday celebration. Now … More

Jamie’s Ministry of Food

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Based in Leeds’ historic Kirkgate Market this community-focused cookery school offers two ten-week courses, ‘Beginners’ and ‘Continuing’. It’s open to people of all … More

Bridge 67 Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: From its humble beginnings in a farmhouse kitchen in 2006, Bridge 67 has upgraded to a purpose-built cookery school run by three experienced chef … More

Abbey Home Farm

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The cookery courses at the award-winning Organic Farm Shop in Cirencester are co-managed by Will and Hilary Chester-Master on their 650-acre, Soil Association … More

The Organic Cookery School

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On an ethical crusade to spread the word about healthy food to families and children, this not-for-profit social enterprise could easily be the … More

The Cookery School, Isle of Wight College

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This cookery school has been closed and there are currently no plans to relocate it.   This brand-new cookery school based in Newport is … More

The Cookery School at Laverstoke Park Farm

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Please note: As far as we are aware Laverstoke Park is no longer running cookery courses. Basic ingredients: Run by science-centric chef Paul Blake and located … More

Harts Barn Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients Gloucestershire’ s Forest of Dean provides the historical hillside setting for this new cook school (opened June 2011) at the Hart’s Barn Rural Enterprise … More

Fairyhouse Food and Wine School

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Basic Ingredients: Owner Billie O’Shea trained at the excellent Ballymaloe cookery school before establishing Fairyhouse Food and Wine, a few miles north of Dublin in Co … More

Kent Cookery School

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What better home for this culinary sanctuary than the ‘Garden of England‘ which seems to be enjoying a foodie revolution at the moment … More

Dishy Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: With good links from London Waterloo, this Surrey based cook school offers five-hour day courses from its homely but smartly equipped kitchen in the … More

Preston Cookery School

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There is plenty of shared catering expertise on offer from the four chefs who run the well-facilitated Preston Cookery School. In an industrial-style … More

SuJoCo Cookery School

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 Local chefs Sue Van Zwanenberg and Jo Oomen run this cookery school from converted stables in the foodie Parish of Lodsworth beneath the South Downs National … More

The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School

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This new cookery academy is on a working pig farm but is kitted out with a smart modern teaching kitchen. There’s a healthy … More

Brian Mellor Cookery School

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Out in the sticks, the eponymous Mellor offers an informal approach to some formal and sophisticated techniques in the kitchens of the grade … More

Blackheath Cooks

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The lovely website for this new cookery school and cook shop in South-East London promises a smart up-to-date culinary experience. Joy Neal set up … More

The Chef’s Room Fish and Cookery School

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Set in a modern kitchen in the World Heritage listed town of Blaenavon, the Chef’s Room adjoins long-standing fishmongers and food shop, Vin … More

Webbe’s Cookery School

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Based in Rye, on England’s south coast in historic 1066 Country, the cookery school is a natural extension of Paul Webbe’s passion and knowledge … More

Mourne Seafood Cookery School

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Ideally located in the Nautilus Centre, this modern cookery school has impressive panoramic views of Kilkeel harbour, home to Northern Ireland’s largest fishing … More

Divertimenti Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: Based in South Kensington, the original kitchenware shop, Divertimenti, offers several classes and demonstrations a day run by some of the best in the … More

York Cookery School

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A cookery school set up as a social enterprise offering accessible courses for local people for the price of little more than a … More

Shires Cookery School

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Recently moved to a new teaching kitchen in East Haddon, Northamptonshire, in the grounds of The Red Lion. There’s a full range of courses … More

Loaf Cookery School

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The aptly named Tom Baker has been branded the “culinary Robin Hood” of Birmingham for his community cookery school that he runs from … More

Harmony House Cookery School

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Local chef Hilary Finney (right) runs this neat school from her home/B&B in the pretty village of Stillingfleet, five miles south of York. … More

The Smart School of Cookery

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This Essex-based cookery school was started in 2008 by Ann Hood, an ex-MasterChef contestant. The varied expertise of her and an assortment of … More

Books for Cooks

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Eclectic ethnic cuisine workshops take place in a custom-built kitchen upstairs above London’s only bookshop dedicated to cookery books. The £40 price includes a … More

L’Atelier des Chefs

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Parisian brand L’Atelier des Chefs has been in London since 2008. It has a modern, hands-on philosophy that aims to get time-crunched town … More

Bunratty Cookery School

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As far as we are aware Bunratty Cookery School is now closed. Basic ingredients: Flying the flag for County Clare and the surrounding region, Donnagh Gregson (pictured, … More

Jamie Oliver’s Recipease

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Book the session online, arrive, get stuck in, enjoy! Easy-to-learn “buzzing little community hub” courses focusing on specific dishes. Reserve a place for … More

Marika’s Kitchen

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Kooky cook Marika Gauki is an Anglo-Greek former punk whose band enjoyed brief success in the US. Now she runs a morning cookery … More

Ballyknocken Cookery School

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Located in a country house on a 350-acre farm only a short drive from Dublin city centre, this award-winning cookery schools is run … More

The Little Cornish Curry Company

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Led by curry enthusiasts Louis and Nick Lewis, courses happen twice a month, last between 5-6 hours, and take place in a ‘light-filled’ … More

Square Food Foundation

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Formerly based at Bordeaux Quay this community-driven and sustainably minded cookery school founded by Barny Haughton has shifted across town to Knowle West. There … More

Ballymaloe Cookery School

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Ireland’s food queen Darina Allen oversees 12-week courses at a school that opened in 1983 and is located in the middle of a … More