Thank you for your patience & kindness during this time

Thank you to those of you who have already sent kind words, we all currently seem healthy and very much hope you and your families are safe and well at home.

The health and safety of our team and guests at Food at 52 is of the utmost importance to us.

We want everyone to enjoy their Food at 52 experience, so from 20th March, with the COVID-19 virus outbreak we made the tough decision to stop all cookery classes until further notice.

Please keep checking here for the latest updates. We will do our best to contact you directly to re-book your class(es) for after July/August until the end of the year.

180+ new class dates for July onwards

Thank you for your patience as we dealt with immediate class date changes and have worked hard to ensure we have over 180 class options for you to choose from.

I have a class booked, what now?

If you have a class July onwards you currently don't need to do anything as we hope to be open by then. Clearly, this will all be subject to seeing what happens with government guidance and we will do our best to keep in touch with you. 

If you have a class booked from now until the end of May, or possibly even end of June* we would be most grateful if you could please help us by doing these pro-active steps:

  1. Please check which class(es) you had booked.
  2. Click here to look at our website for classes later on in the year (July/August onwards), check there is still availability by clicking on the link and choose another class (the later the better*)..
  3. Email us at to let us know which class you would like to move onto**. Please include your best contact number within the email. If your booking is under another name, please help us by letting us know the name/order number.
  4. Please be patient as we work through these. We will do our best to send you an email letting you know we received your email.
  5. We will then send you a manual confirmation.
  6. Please update your diaries as we don't send out reminders.

* If you choose a later date and we're up and running sooner we can move you to an earlier date with 4 weeks notice.

**Subject to availability, first come first served. You can choose a different cuisine. We need a new date rather than a 'floating booking' of a gift card. Once back up and running, you can change your date again as long as you give us at least 4 weeks notice (normal ts and cs apply). Those of you with a full day Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Moroccan or Sicilian Seafood class (which have been discontinued) can either change to another cuisine full day class or to the same/different half day with a credit for the price difference. There are no fees to change date during this period of closure.

We will do our best to contact you directly, as a very small team this will take time.

I have a gift card, what now?

1. Please redeem your giftcards now before 1st April

From 1st April 2020 this will be the cost to attend a Food at 52 class:
Half day classes will be £130 per person
Full day classes will be £150 per person
Fish & Seafood Full Day Class will be £165 per person

Therefore, if you want to book or have any gift cards with credit, this is your nudge to book classes now. Gift cards will still be valid for the full term, but from 1st April you may need to pay a small top up. Those of you with classes already booked will just be transferred with no extra needed.
A booking needs to be made before your expiry date, but can be attended after the expiry date (we have dates until December 2019 currently available to book).

Once we re-open our Ts and Cs remain the same that if you want to change date, over 28 days notice we can move you without a fee to another date, 14-28 days notice it is £25 per person and no changes within 14 days.

2. All gift cards will have an extension of 4 months (or however long the school is closed for) added to them - we will need to do this manually so appreciate your patience.

Remember gift cards are still available to purchase for future dates and are delivered electronically (no postal issues).

We want to say that we really appreciate your patience, understanding and support, now more than ever!

John, Emily and the Food at 52 team.

Updated 27th March 2020