Intermediate Cooking Course

    After this week-long intermediate cookery course in London, you will be able to work in a chalet, on a yacht, or cook for families in their holiday homes.

    Cooking class hosted by The Avenue Cookery School

    Beginners welcome

    Five session course

    The Avenue Cookery School, SW18

    What you'll learn

    After this week-long course you will be able to work in a chalet, on a yacht, or cook for families in their holiday homes. Students are required to have a basic knowledge of cooking beforehand (for the basics, check out The Beginner Booking Course). This course is designed to teach students a combination of the important theoretical stuff (e.g. recipes, food pairing, etc.) as well as the hands on stuff (such as knife skills and presentation).

    In this course

    Whether you fancy working for a family in your time before university, or want to improve your cooking skills and start thinking about becoming a professional chef, this course will help you reach the next level in only 5 days.

    What you will learn:

    • fantastic knife skills
    • some great variations of bread making (including Diana's famous bread)
    • elaborate cake making
    • how to make your own soft drinks
    • food presentation
    • boning meat and handling fish
    • preparing and cooking a variety of vegetables
    • learning to cook international foods and different techniques
    • canapé making

    You will also get your own copy of The Avenue's cookbook, and an apron to take home with you

    Sample menu:

    • Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé with a Red Pepper Coulis
    • Thai Green Curry with Lemon Saffron Rice and a Vegetable Stir Fried
    • A Trio of Raspberry Macaroons, Raspberry Cheesecake and Raspberry and Orange Parfait

    Now you can

    • invite your mum round for dinner and make her feel special
    • read your favourite recipes and feel inspired not overwhelmed
    • bake a trio of desserts


    As well as bagging some kick ass kitchen skills, you will also get your own copy of The Avenue's cookbook, and an apron to take home with you

    Did you know?

    The chef's tall hat or toque traditionally had 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways you could cook an egg. These hats were adopted by the inventors of French haute cuisine, Marie-Antoine Caréme and Auguste Escoffier, to make it clear just who was boss - literally "chef" - in the kitchen.

    Class location

    The Avenue Cookery School, Wandsworth

    3 Enterprise Way

    SW18 1EJ


    Dates & times

    Mon 25 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm (all sessions)

    Tue 26 Sep, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed 27 Sep, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thu 28 Sep, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri 29 Sep, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Mon 9 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm (all sessions)

    Tue 10 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed 11 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thu 12 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri 13 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Mon 23 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm (all sessions)

    Tue 24 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed 25 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thu 26 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri 27 Oct, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

    About your host, The Avenue Cookery School

    The Avenue Cookery School is a family-run leaning business based in Wandsworth in South West London. The owner and head chef Diana began her career as a chalet chef before discovering her entrepreneurial side and founding a number of specialist food ventures. Infamously, Diana taught at The Grange Cookery School in Somerset for 7 years before starting The Avenue, where she has been ever since.

    Diana is supported by her son Richard and daughter Sophie.

    The food at The Avenue can be considered classic chic but full of fun twists and turns (ranging from macaroon masterclasses to gluten free baking to simple supper classes). All the classes are taught in the school's beautiful kitchen facilities in a relaxed environment.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.