Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons food classes in London
Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons food classes in London

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Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons

9 reviews
9 reviews

The Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons Teaching Kitchen is situated in a stunning, light-filled residential space in North West London. Laura likes to create a relaxed and accessible atmosphere in which to learn, whilst ensuring the school is fully equipped with the highest quality kit and ingredients. Classes are kept to a maximum of 6, ensuring high student to teacher ratio and ensuring classes are intimate and relaxed.

Laura is a joyful and irreverent teacher, and she strives to maintain a calm and fun environment in which to learn, whilst imparting professional knowledge and genuine chef tricks and tips.  She has worked in the industry both as a chef and as a teacher in London, Singapore and the US. In addition, her experience as an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America makes her uniquely qualified to teach, and gives her an interesting perspective on food history as well as food future, the ethics of eating, and a particular personal interest in vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Laura's fascination with forgotten skills and vintage kitchenalia seeps into many of her recipes and techniques. She is forever finding antique equipment and tableware, and often uses vintage items and long forgotten techniques in her classes.

Laura believes that your hands are your greatest tools, so be ready for a truly immersive class (not just demonstrations). Unless otherwise stated, all classes are hands-on, and you will get to make and taste everything.  Each class is designed to finish with a meal to be enjoyed with your fellow cooks, or take your creations home to share. Regardless of experience, you will be challenged and inspired to return home with renewed confidence, and new friends!

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Chocolate Making

Pasta Making

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Rebecca Magnusson
1 Feb
Laura’s classes are brilliant. So much fun! She is a fantastic teacher, and it’s all done in her amazing teaching kitchen at home. She taught us a number of very do-able and completely delicious dishes - the sorts of things that you’d want to cook again at home (and which I have done, much to the delight of my husband!). It’s a great way to spend a few hours with friends. We had a great day, and I can’t wait to do another class soon.
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Jill Watt Torrance
1 Feb
I am far from being a gourmet cook, but this class sounded so intriguing. It was way beyond my expectations.! Laura is a distinctly awesome teacher with amazing patience and a delightful sense of humour. The Teaching Kitchen is superbly designed to do just that....TEACH. Others in the class were more proficient than me but I never felt intimidated, just encouraged by the Professional Chef and also by the delightful classmates. No matter what level of expertise individuals had, I noticed Teacher Chef taking time with everyone. I left, not just having had fun, but having learned new skills, recipes and met lovely people. I can't wait to return to Heirlooms and Wooden Spoons. A great experience.
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Jocelyn Latif
4 Feb
What a venue! Laura invites you into her wonderful kitchen which is both professional and cosy. Laura creates a warm relaxed environment as she has a very calm and knowledgable delivery of all you need to know. I came away feeling very proud of all my achievements and xan’t Wait to try another course very soon. Highly recommended!
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Charlotte pearl
4 Feb
The venue is absolutely gorgeous and Laura is so lovely as well as being an amazing and inspiring teacher. I was also easily able to replicate the meal I learnt and impress at my next dinner party!

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Rebecca Magnusson
1 Feb
Laura’s classes are brilliant. So much fun! She is a fantastic teacher, and it’s all done in her amazing teaching kitchen at home. She taught us a number of very do-able and completely delicious dishes - the sorts of things that you’d want to cook again at home (and which I have done, much to the delight of my husband!). It’s a great way to spend a few hours with friends. We had a great day, and I can’t wait to do another class soon.
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Jill Watt Torrance
1 Feb
I am far from being a gourmet cook, but this class sounded so intriguing. It was way beyond my expectations.! Laura is a distinctly awesome teacher with amazing patience and a delightful sense of humour. The Teaching Kitchen is superbly designed to do just that....TEACH. Others in the class were more proficient than me but I never felt intimidated, just encouraged by the Professional Chef and also by the delightful classmates. No matter what level of expertise individuals had, I noticed Teacher Chef taking time with everyone. I left, not just having had fun, but having learned new skills, recipes and met lovely people. I can't wait to return to Heirlooms and Wooden Spoons. A great experience.
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Jocelyn Latif
4 Feb
What a venue! Laura invites you into her wonderful kitchen which is both professional and cosy. Laura creates a warm relaxed environment as she has a very calm and knowledgable delivery of all you need to know. I came away feeling very proud of all my achievements and xan’t Wait to try another course very soon. Highly recommended!
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Charlotte pearl
4 Feb
The venue is absolutely gorgeous and Laura is so lovely as well as being an amazing and inspiring teacher. I was also easily able to replicate the meal I learnt and impress at my next dinner party!
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Michael
3 Feb
This definitely will be my best Valentine present in years. I’m pretty confident my wife will love the chocolate. Laura is a fantastic teacher. I’m not the most knowledgeable person innthe kitchen but she helped me to create a wonderful box of chocolate. She made the difficult process of creating truffles so easy. She teaches in her own kitchen which makes you instantly feel welcome. I will be back next year for another chocolate challenge.
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Julia
3 Feb
I love to eat chocolate but I never imagined I will be able to create my own box of chocolate. Laura made everything so easy to follow. Her handouts are simple and easy to follow. I managed to create my own truffles with different flavours the weekend after. I’m looking forward to attend another of her classes maybe pasta.
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Gemma Bond
1 Feb
A brilliant course. A friend and I booked as a treat for each other. We didn’t know what to expect. We arrived at a beautiful house and a beautiful teaching kitchen. Laura the teacher was clear and easy to understand and we had laughs and fun and experimented with new ingredients and recipes. We both came away with delicious goodies and feeling happier and more confident. Perfect! Thanks and we will DEFINITELY be back!
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Katja S.
3 Feb
Laura is a treasure of knowledge. She is the most patient teacher, so I managed to overcome my fear of makkng pasta. After her class I had the confidence to venture out and create my own filled pasta. My family lovers her for that. Her teaching kitchen is a warm and welcoming place and professional at the same time.
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Kate
3 Feb
I finally managed to make my own pasta. I couldn’t be more proud. Laura is such a fantastic teacher, patient and knowledgeable. I have done many different classes over the years but Laura’s are by far the best. It is wonderful to spent time in her kitchen and meet new people who share the same interest in the food. I definitely will come back!