The Avenue Cookery School food classes in London
The Avenue Cookery School food classes in London

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The Avenue Cookery School

33 reviews
33 reviews

The Avenue Cookery School is a fun family-run business based in Wandsworth, South West London. Head chefs Diana and son Richard, run the kitchen side of things, while daughter Sophie, manages the business with her husband Niv and a small friendly office team.

The classes at The Avenue are of a huge variety offering anything from Indian and Bao, Vegan and Gluten Free all the way to Parties and 1 & 2 week courses and now, even live online classes - there is certainly something for everyone, no matter the age or their ability. All the classes are taught in the school's beautiful kitchen in a fun and relaxed environment, leaving you wanting to come back for more!

If you have any special dietary requirements we will do our best to accommodate you but please do get in touch with us directly before booking to confirm we can cater for it.

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Food

Baking

Cooking

Butchery And Knife Skills

Sushi

Decorating

Pizza Making

Drinks And Tastings

Cocktail Making

Reviews(33)View all reviews

Ayo Awotona
19 Aug
I had an amazing time! I learnt a lot (i.e. knife skills and marinading) in the process. I loved the whole vibe and the space is very nice and clean.
Norah mohammad
8 Aug
Everything was great.
Sheetal
10 Jul
Richard is very knowledgeable and a good teacher. I learnt how to make different types of bread in a friendly environment and developed a new skill. I would definitely recommend this class.
Ian Lambert
8 Jun
Snapped my patella tendon and couldn't attend. Missed the skill course and lost my money! Was offered 10% off a new booking...

Reviews

Ayo Awotona
19 Aug
I had an amazing time! I learnt a lot (i.e. knife skills and marinading) in the process. I loved the whole vibe and the space is very nice and clean.
Norah mohammad
8 Aug
Everything was great.
Sheetal
10 Jul
Richard is very knowledgeable and a good teacher. I learnt how to make different types of bread in a friendly environment and developed a new skill. I would definitely recommend this class.
Ian Lambert
8 Jun
Snapped my patella tendon and couldn't attend. Missed the skill course and lost my money! Was offered 10% off a new booking...
Amelia Brown
26 May
We had so much fun and learned a lot - we have reused the recipes many times! thank you!
Corinna
9 Dec
Had a fantastic time. The instructors were fabulous and made everything easy to follow. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and we had plenty of room to cook socially distanced from each other.
Marion
18 Oct
This was definitely a fun evening, well organised, but with room for improvement! 1. The menu we cooked was not well-balanced, with far too much coconut. Of course, it is a staple in Sri Lanka, but 4 of 6 dishes were coconut! When I was in Sri Lanka, there was a good range of other flavours in every meal. I don't feel I can create a good meal after this session, just some tasty dishes. 2. The recipe booklet is not well-presented, with many errors, omitting punctation for the sense, and contradiction of what we were told when cooking. More care would have made this more a useful item. 3. No "doggy bags." Why on earth not? Of course you should provide containers - otherwise all that delicious food we cook is wasted. (Too much to eat.) 4. An expensive 3 hours. Of course, all the ingredients and equipment etc were provided, but still too expensive.
Beverley
28 Aug
Good fun. A few more recipes for other fillings/sauces would have been nice.
Alexandre
25 Mar
Great organisation of the class, the chef explained and showed the skills really clearly and most importantly the food was amazing. If you want to learn a fun new dish involving varied skills like making bread, slow cooking meat, deep frying meat etc I sincerely advise you to try the Bao class ! And the best reward is eating your food with everyone at the end !
Narayani
15 Mar
Really interactive and very thorough. Kind and patient staff instructing and assisting the class, enabling us to make lots of bread. Would recommend this to friends and keen to look into other classes on offer.
Lucy
16 Dec
Lovely teachers and good skills learnt! Felt that a near £40 for each person was a little too much money however. Would still recommend :)
Deirdre
12 Sep
Best day ever- I loved it! Diana is a total dream boat and there is so much crammed into the day, it’s incredible. Will definitely be back!
Barbara
23 Jun
Taught with such enthusiasm and passion. Excellent way to learn how to mske pasta!
Therese
21 Jun
Loved it! Got some great tips and had fun while doing so! Great quality ingredients were provided, wine top-ups throughout the cooking and take home materials, all made for a great class!
Jayanthi
10 Apr
Lovely teaching style and came away with some game changing techniques! Shame we didn’t learn how to cut the fish we ate though.
Ally
10 Apr
The class was really good. What would have made it better if we were told the agenda of the evening at the start so we knew what time stuff was going to happen, Ie – I’m going to show you skills for one hour, then you are going to put them into practice, and then we are going to eat the food you prepared at about xx o clock. That was people would know what to expect from the off. Otherwise it was a really enjoyable class and a knowledgeable teacher. I would be interested in finding out how to chop meat as well as vegetables if that is part of the next course.
Aimee
26 Mar
This is the second class I've taken, and it is brilliant fun! There's always a great atmosphere and people are eager to chat to one another and enjoy themselves. I've left both classes feeling like I've learnt valuable skills and highly recommend to anyone looking to gain extra skills in the kitchen
Anonymous
28 Jan
Had a fantastic time learning how to cook some lovely vegan dishes. Great fun with friends or on you're own (You'll make new friends while there). Lots of help if needed, and lots of wine! Would recommend taking the train as there is very minimal parking...and you can have a drink. The staff are highly enthusiastic and don't make you feel bad if you cant cook...which is me! Would definitely recommend!
Claire
12 Jan
The class was lots of fun and I’m looking forward to trying out some of the dishes at home. For 5 stars it would have been nice to have tried some more adventurous dishes.
Alessia
30 Jul
Very nice experience and friendly atmosphere!
Charlotte
4 Jun
An enjoyable few hours spent learning about the art of breadmaking! Richard was very knowledgeable about all things doughy and gave clear demos of each of the different breads before we set about mixing and kneading ourselves. Boxes were provided to transport our delicious baked goods safely home.
Annabeth
28 May
Fantastic class! Would definitely recommend. Richard, Mickey and Saskia were all amazing :)
Natasha
28 May
I really enjoyed myself! Richard the chef was so patient, funny and everything was so easy to follow. Mikey was also on hand and very helpful and friendly. My faviourate to bake was the brownies! So moist and gooey. The best tasting brownies ever. Thank you and I would definitely recommend to friends.
Becky
13 Apr
I bought this ad a gift for my partner, he says “They were very friendly and very hands on with the advise and really keen to share what they knew and the food was excellent.” He came home super excited and super full after an epic meal, looking forward to all the yummy things he’s going to slice and dice for me at home now.
Jessica
9 Apr
The glass was great, the cooking school is much nicer than other cooking schools I've been to with bunting on the ceiling and cute homey decor. We made a range of breads, learnt how to make bread at home and had a box to take away.
Sarah
3 Apr
Great Sunday spent cooking delicious food. There were lots of chefs on hand to help and make sure we were doing the right thing. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Amar
27 Mar
Fun class with great tasting food. Could be improved by focusing explicitly on different knife skill techniques for different food items (i.e. vegetables, fish, meat) paired with each meal cooked rather than a general overview of cutting techniques at the beginning of the class.
Sangeeta
26 Mar
Great class - picked up some tips, made a lovely brunch & met some great people. What I really liked about Avenue Cookery compared to other cooking classes I have been on is that there were plenty of chefs around to help all groups instead of one chef having to try and manage questions from everyone. Would definitely go back again!
Ranine
27 Sep
Very knowledgeable and helpful team. Recipes were very easy to follow. Great environment and fun class.
Abeer
17 Sep
The Course was really informative and fun. Our instructor Diana made it seem effortless and also tought us various techniques and provided us with lots of tips all in a friendly warm environment. I definitely recommend the Course and everything Diana might offer.
Natalia
3 May
Great fun!!!
Jan
16 Dec
Top class! Incredibly friendly and comfortable environment in the middle of London.
Tom
13 Dec
This was a great class and I learnt so much from David about pigs and where all the cuts of meat are from. Can't wait to put my new butchery skills to good use at home!

The Avenue Cookery School's Upcoming Classes

Bread Making Class
4.8
(6) - Wandsworth Town
£85pp · 4 hour class
Knife Skills Workshop
3.6
(5) - Wandsworth Town
£95pp · 3 hour class
Italian Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Vegan cooking class
5
(1) - Wandsworth Town
from £90pp · 3 hour class
Middle Eastern Class with Magimix
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Indian Street Food Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Pasta Workshop
5
(2) - Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Peruvian Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Macaron Making Masterclass
Wandsworth Town
£75pp · 3 hour class
Kids Weekend Cooking Club
Wandsworth Town
£45pp · 1.5 hour class
Vegan Sushi Workshop Supperclub
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Mexican Street Food Cooking Class
4
(1) - Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Spanish Tapas Cooking Class
5
(2) - Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Vegan Mexican Street Food Cooking C...
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Best of British – Beef Wellington C...
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 2.5 hour class
Fun Cupcake Decorating Classes
Wandsworth Town
£45pp · 1.5 hour class
Useful Sauces Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£110pp · 4 hour class
Sushi Making Workshop
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Filleting and Cooking Fish
Wandsworth Town
£110pp · 3 hour class
Young Holiday Cooking Classes
Wandsworth Town
£85pp · 4 hour class
Pizza Making Workshop Supperclub
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Sushi Making and Cocktail Making!
Wandsworth Town
from £90pp · 3 hour class
Savoury Bottomless Brunch Cooking C...
5
(4) - Wandsworth Town
£49pp · 1.5 hour class
Ready, Steady, Bake!
5
(3) - Wandsworth Town
£75pp · 3 hour class
Easy Christmas Dinner Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£130pp · 5 hour class
Vegan Pasta Making Workshop
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Vegan Ready Steady Bake Class
Wandsworth Town
£75pp · 3 hour class
Thai Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£80pp · 2.5 hour class
Vegan Bottomless Brunch Cooking Class
4
(1) - Wandsworth Town
£49pp · 1.5 hour class
Dinner Party Dining Cooking Class
5
(2) - Wandsworth Town
from £90pp · 3 hour class
Bake Off Class
Wandsworth Town
£60pp · 2 hour class
Vegan Spanish Tapas Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Bao Buns Class
5
(1) - Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Vegan Indian Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Sous Vide class with Anova
Wandsworth Town
£115pp · 3 hour class
Vegan Bao Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Quick Curry Workshop
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Proper Pudding Class
Wandsworth Town
£80pp · 3 hour class
Kids Ice Cream Class
Wandsworth Town
£60pp · 1.5 hour class
Paella Workshop Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour class
Best Of British - Scone Class
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour workshop
All You Can Eat Doughnuts Workshop
5
(1) - Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour workshop
Private Cookery for 2 - You Choose ...
Wandsworth Town
from £300pp · 3 hour class
Sri Lankan Cooking Class
3
(1) - Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
French Cookery Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class
Gnocchi Workshop
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour workshop
Best of British: Gastro Pub Grub Cl...
Wandsworth Town
£99pp · 3 hour class
Katsu Curry Workshop
Wandsworth Town
£65pp · 2 hour workshop
Greek Cooking Class
Wandsworth Town
£90pp · 3 hour class

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