Basic ingredients: A fun programme of classes mainly for adults but which also cater for children and teenagers. Classes can be held at any venue with a kitchen and somewhere to eat or at one of the Pudding Pie outposts in the Home Counties around Oxford and north to Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The school and its franchises are run by mum and chef Ilja Harvey. Courses range from sushi to hen and vintage tea parties.
They say: We encourage all ages to experiment, taste and touch food. Our philosophy is that learning should always be fun.
We say: Some great concepts for cooking with children and the family. The cookery parties are good value if you can gather a group together to divide the overall cost.
01295 713705; www.puddingpie.co.uk/