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    About this course

    This course runs over multiple days. Click here to see additional dates.

    Tue 5 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wed 6 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thu 7 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Fri 8 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm

    A great 1 week course for those who want to learn how to cook from the basics in Wandsworth, London. You will be taught a manner of really useful kitchen and household skills as well as beginners cooking.

    You will learn to love cooking and have fun doing it!

    In this course

    This 1 week course is suitable for all ages and teaches a unique mix of cooking and useful everyday kitchen / household skills. By the weekend you will have developed from a tentative white sauce maker to a confident soufflé chef.

    This course has been designed to take inexperienced cooks through a week of planned, traditional recipes, tips and techniques. The whole week is very hands-on and support is provided throughout by our chefs.

    Each Thursday, after wine tasting, you will host a dinner party for your friends and family. This great fun dinner is organised, cooked and hosted by all the students from the week, a fantastic introduction to cooking for numbers.

    Emphasis throughout the week is also made on affordable eating with no waste for those on a budget.

    Some further detail on what's in store:

    • Fun, warm and professional teaching - check out The Avenue Cookery School Video!
    • Hands-on cooking
    • The Avenue Cookbook
    • The Avenue apron
    • Tips for hosting and cooking
    • The Really Useful Course Avenue Certificate
    • All facilities, equipment and ingredients are included.

    You will learn:

    • Excellent cooking skills
    • Knowledge of recipes
    • Cooking with leftovers
    • Presentation
    • Fridge management
    • Kitchen hygiene
    • Menu planning
    • Time planning
    • First Aid
    • All manner of 'really useful skills' e.g. sewing on a button

    Sample Day Menu:

    • Different Ways of Cooking Potatoes
    • Roast Chicken
    • Lemon Roast Chicken
    • Cabbage
    • Bread Sauce
    • Roast leg of Lamb
    • Mint Sauce
    • Lemon Tart
    • Treacle Tart
    • Ginger and Pecan Tart
    • Melba Toast
    • Garlic Bread
    • Bruschetta
    • Papillote of Salmon
    • Chicken Liver Pâté
    • Fish Pie
    • Twice Baked Souffle
    • Smoked Mackerel Pâté
    • Smoked Salmon Mousse

    Other instructions

    All food and equipment is provided so no need to bring anything. Please wear sensible shoes that cover your feet.

    We can arrange accommodation for people who need to stay - just get in touch using the chat button on the right!

    Fun fact

    We are eating 900% more broccoli than we did 20 years ago.

    Age limit or other requirements

    Does this feel a bit too beginner for you? No worries, we have some more advanced cooking courses here!

    Get ready for

    • 1 week+

    Dates & times

    Mon 4 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm

    + 4 additional classes

    Tue 5 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wed 6 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thu 7 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Fri 8 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
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    Mon 18 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm

    + 4 additional classes

    Tue 19 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wed 20 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thu 21 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Fri 22 Sep, 9:30am - 5:00pm
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    Mon 2 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm

    + 4 additional classes

    Tue 3 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wed 4 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thu 5 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Fri 6 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
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    Mon 16 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm

    + 4 additional classes

    Tue 17 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wed 18 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thu 19 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Fri 20 Oct, 9:30am - 5:00pm
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    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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