Kitchen Confidence Cookery Class and Course

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Buy the whole 3-part course for £315! Or combine it with our Kitchen Basics course and get 6 classes for £600!

To get the discounts, simply add all 3 classes to your cart and use the code CONFIDENCE at checkout to get £30 off. Or add another 3 Kitchen Basics 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 Please note these classes don't give you a certificate/qualification.

Kitchen Confidence Cooking Workshops To Take Your Cooking Skills Up a Level

Whether you've recently completed our Kitchen Basics series or jump straight into cooking classes at a higher level, this advanced cooking course steps things up a gear.

Designed to give our students confidence in the kitchen, our 3-part series of evening cooking courses has taught aspiring cooks of all ages to hone their kitchen skills, from teens and university students to pensioners who finally have time to dedicate to mastering more advanced cookery skills.

I went on all three Kitchen Confidence courses. They were great. The evening was well thought out, cooking and eating three course meals (with sides) each evening. The food was delicious and the teachers were very helpful and clear (no question was too stupid/basic). They send through the recipies for each meal after the course. I have already cooked a couple and they are easy to follow. This course has definitely improved my cooking and I had a lot of fun doing it.
Ben Kerry, Google Review

Learn Advanced Cooking Skills

If you can already recreate a recipe and even put on a decent dinner party, but long to tackle expert techniques and build on your existing knowledge, these cooking workshops are for you.

We’ve designed our fine dining cooking courses to cover indulgent desserts and bold side dishes that will compliment impressive mains and make for unforgettable menus.

Master skills which may include learning pasta making, knife skills, seafood preparation, how to make soufflés and conquer different pastry forms.

You’ll know what expert cuisine looks and tastes like and walk away with the confidence to tackle any dish, big or small.

Wow! What an amazing afternoon I had at Food at 52. I really did learn so much! Techniques, flavour combinations, presentation. Having been sent the recipes afterwards, I have cooked the dishes again. To great acclaim! (Which has never happened when I've cooked for friends in the past!) Oh and I met some really interesting people and drank some great wine. All in all, a great day out!
Alexia Smith, Google Review

It’s Not Just A Class, It’s a Feast Too!

Like all our London hands-on cookery classes, our advanced cooking courses include all food, equipment, and unlimited specially selected red and white wine and soft drinks.

You will cook around our oak banquet table and enjoy eating all your dishes together in the most sociable way in London. Check out our TripAdvisor page for reviews.

Sample Menus

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 Confidence Part 1

Typical skills you may cover in this class include:

  • matching flavours with fish
  • braising larger pieces of meat
  • taking presentation up a level

Example menu:

  • Cod with fennel puree
  • Braised shoulder of lamb with mint pistou and potato dauphinoise
  • Tarte tatin


Kitchen Confidence Part 2

Typical skills you may cover in this class include:

  • mastering pasta making
  • balancing delicate flavours
  • preparing squid
  • raising your game with a technically challenging Normandy pear tart

Example menu:

  • Butternut and biscotti ravioli with sage and lemon dressing
  • Risotto negra
  • Normandy pear tart


Kitchen Confidence Part 3

In the final class of this advanced cooking workshop you’ll raise the bar to produce some dishes that will further your kitchen techniques. Some of the kitchen skills you’ll learn include:

  • how to spatchcock poultry
  • baking your own soufflés
  • making profiteroles

Example menu:

  • Twice baked thyme and goat's cheese soufflés
  • Spatchcock poussin with orange and honey glaze with cavolo nero salad with squash and dukkah
  • Profiteroles with cardamom and orange cream and chocolate sauce

Fantastic food and fun at 52
My wife and I went to one of the kitchen Confidence classes earlier this year - we enjoyed it so much we decided to have our work Christmas do here.
JonnyLarpod, TripAdvisor

Choose The Cooking Courses You Like

You can go on all three parts of our advanced cooking course as a series or choose the one or two you fancy.

Want to Learn The Cooking Basics Too?

If you’re looking for a complete cooking course that takes you through the basics before tackling more advanced cooking techniques then we suggest combining this 3-part Kitchen Confidence course with our 3-part Kitchen Basics course to make up a comprehensive 6-part series that will turn you into the ultimate kitchen whizz. If you do, you’ll get all classes for a discounted £600.

Our next series will start early in 2019 but you can buy classes now and book in the new year.

Please note if you buy a package, your dates are not confirmed until you have received an email from us with those exact dates.

A great experience
Having attended the Kitchen Basics course and now half-way through the Kitchen Confidence Course must say what an enjoyable experience and well worth every penny. In a nice relaxed atmosphere over a glass of wine we have made dishes I never would have attempted. John really is an excellent teacher providing lots of useful tips in an interesting and informative way. I can't wait for the final instalment next week and would certainly recommend the course to anyone.
Davic S, TripAdvisor

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