Kitchen Basics Cookery Class and Course
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Buy the whole 3-part course for £315! Or combine it with our Kitchen Confidence course and get 6 classes for £600!
To get the discounts, simply add all 3 classes to your cart and use the code BASICS at checkout to get £30 off. Or add another 3 Kitchen Confidence classes and use the code KBKC to get £90 off the 6-part course. Want to buy a series but we don't have dates that suit you? Send us an email. You can mix and match dates, they don't have to be sequential.
Not Your Average Beginner Cooking Classes
We’ve come up with a cooking course designed to nurture even the most novice of cooks through the basic cooking skills required to prepare simple but impressive dishes.
Whilst you’ll certainly be learning the basics of cooking, we can assure that the menus on our Kitchen Basics course are anything but basic!
Over this three week beginner cooking course you will build your recipe repertoire with dishes that are suitable for entry level cooks but far more inspired than those offered on similar beginners cookery courses.
The perfect cooking class
I have been looking to do a cookery course for years and I finally found the perfect one. My friends bought me vouchers for Food at 52 for my birthday and due to my non-existent cooking skills I chose to do the basics course. There were 7 of us on the course at a venue that felt like a lovely country house kitchen. As I normally burn most things I was slightly worried that I would be shamed in front of the group, but I needn’t have worried as everyone was lovely and supportive and we all worked together. Between us we cooked egg fried rice with duck, pancetta and leek tart with smoked paprika pastry and a chocolate molten fondant. All of them were absolutely delicious. We drank really great wine throughout and I took home many more tips than just those 3 recipes. I was shocked at how easy our chef Ryan made it look and I actually feel like I could cook these on my own. I expected to learn how to cook a bit, which I did, but I didn’t expect that I would have a brilliant evening aswell. I would definitely book again.
Choose The Cooking Course That Suits You
We have designed all 3 beginner cooking classes in our Kitchen Basics course to help you develop a different aspect of your cooking skills.
Each week will be peppered with tips and techniques to improve your everyday cooking at home.
You can choose to go on all 3 classes as a full beginner cooking course or just pick up one or two parts. See the description of the sample menus for different course parts below to help you decide. We can occasionally tweak these so if you’re heart is set on one get in touch to let us know.
Once you’ve completed the Kitchen Basics course you’ll be ready to move on to our Kitchen Confidence course in seamless transition.
Learn to cook whilst having a great night out
Like all our London hands-on cookery classes, you will cook around our oak banquet table and enjoy eating all your dishes together in the most sociable way in London.
Our beginner cooking courses include all food, equipment, and unlimited specially selected red and white wine and soft drinks. Check out our TripAdvisor page for reviews.
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We love to mix things up from time to time but the menus below will give you a good idea of the format and contents of our classes.
Please note these classes are not suitable for adapting to different dietary requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, pesctarians, vegetarians and vegans. Please email or call before booking if you have dietary requirements or allergies to check it is suitable.
Kitchen Basics Part 1Typical skills you may cover in this class include:
- making easy stocks for soups
- taking the stress out of pan frying fish fillets
- baking the perfect crumble
- knife skills with vegetables
- Minestrone soup with pesto verde
- Pan fried sea bass with provencal lentils
- Seasonal crumble and Crème Chantilly
Kitchen Basics Part 2
Typical skills you may cover in this class include:
- making a basic roux
- working with pastry
- braising meat
- working with delicate egg whites
- Fish pie, green beans and vichy carrots
- Coq au vin
- Lemon, lime and ginger mousse
Kitchen Basics Part 3
Typical skills you may cover in this class include:
- taking the flavours further afield and cooking duck just right
- removing the guesswork from cooking rice
- making pastry
- learn the secret to the perfect melting middle of a chocolate fondant every time
- Seared five spice duck with Chinese broccoli and egg fried rice
- Pancetta and leek tart with paprika and parmesan pastry with apple and walnut salad
- Molten chocolate fondants
Elizabeth James, Google Review
Want a more comprehensive cooking course?
Our next series will begin in early 2019, you can buy one, two, or all three parts for then if you would like to.
Please note if you buy a package, your dates are not confirmed until you have received an email from us with those exact dates.
Have a special request or any questions? We’re always happy to help. Send us an email.Special Request