Catering Courses & Cooking Classes
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Spices are at the heart of Indian cooking and learning how to bring out their flavours will make your Indian dishes delicious and authentic. In this class Monisha will help you to make Okra with Fenugreek, Lamb Curry with Garam Masala, Goan Prawn Curry with Tamarind, Cabbage with Bengali Spices, Mixed Gujarati Vegetables with Ajowan, Chickpeas with Mango Powder and Lentils with Asafoetida.
Cookery author, Pamela Lalbachan, takes you on a journey of some of Cubas most well known food and drink. With a Mojito in hand, youll journey through the island preparing old and new classics as you go. Youll learn how to prepare Cuban favourites such as Arroz con Pollo (chicken cooked with rice), Picadillo, Tostones (fried plantains), Cuban Black Beans, Enchilada de Camarones (shrimp) and Tocino del Ciele (a wonderful Spanish influenced flan). A history of the island and the food will provide the backdrop to this class.
Galicia, in the far Northwest corner of Spain, is famed for its seafood, soups, beef and Orujo. Known for its cold and wet climate its simple, hearty food is ideal for a typical London autumn. Join Rachel for a fascinating insight into some of the area's most well-known dishes cooked in the classic style of the region. Recipes include Rollo de Tenera (stuffed roast beef), Pulpo a Fiera (spiced octopus cooked with potatoes), Caldo Gallego (cabbage, pork & bean stew) and Empanada de Atùn (tuna pasty). All of the dishes prepared during the class will make up a traditional Galician meal, culminating of course with a Queimada (coffee with burning Orujo) and a spell to discourage the bad spirits from entering your warm, dry house.
In Italy it is a widely held belief that if you haven't eaten pasta you haven't eaten properly. In this class you'll learn how to make a variety of fresh pastas from Tagliatelle to Tortellini with delicious accompanying sauces. Ursula will also show you the tradtional way to roll and cut pasta by hand as she herself was taught at a young age by her Nonna. The class will end with the opportunity to sit down and enjoy your creations, cooked with Ursula, as she shares her memories of eating in Italy as well as stories about her cultural heritage.
Kick off the festive season with this hands on masterclass in the art of entertaining. Full of creative ideas for drinks party catering, you'll work with professional caterer Julie Platania to make Crab & Papaya Summer Rolls, Spiced Aubergine Parcels with Tomato Chutney, Smoked Haddock Scotch Eggs with 'Kedgeree' Spiced Sauce, Mini Toads in the Hole and more. Let Julie guide you through her top tips to preparing stunning food with minimum fuss and sit back this Christmas in the knowledge that at least your canapés can be crossed off the to-do list.
Discover the science behind allergy-friendly baking with Amy Ruth, creator of Amy Ruth's Gluten-Free Baking Mix. In this masterclass you'll learn about the personalities and temperaments of the very different gluten-free flours available on the market as well as how to bake using egg and dairy substitutes. You'll also gain the know-how to confidently cater for a variety of allergies and intolerances with recipes for Pecan & Cranberry cookies made with Amaranth Flour, Chocolate & Honey Cake made with Almond Flour, a rustic Rosemary Bread made with Chestnut Flour, Amy Ruths latest muffin recipe and more. The class will finish with a light lunch of Spiced Pumpkin & Lentil Soup served with your own freshly baked bread.
As professional caterers, Jane and Chloe know only too well the anxiety surrounding the macaroon and its fickle nature. This class will aim to strip away the confection's diva image and present you with a straight-forward guide to producing gorgeous macaroons every time. You'll come away with a sound collection of adaptable recipes such as Rose, Chocolate & Praline, Salted Caramel and Blackberry and the confidence to develop your own signature flavours at home.
Bring the classic simplicity and robust flavours of French bistro cooking to your kitchen table with some evocative recipes created especially to cater for two. Flavia will guide you through some of her bistro classics with a Warm Salad of Chanterelles with Quail's Eggs, Tomates Farcies (heavenly tomatoes stuffed with a farce of beef, pork, veal & rice, fresh thyme, mint & lemon zest), Moules Marinières, Seared Pork Fillet with Mustard Sauce served with Fine Green Beans & Pommes Purée and to round off the feast, Crème Brulée, a keystone in French dining.
Experience the flavours of Southern Italy in this fantastic culinary class and return home with the confidence to create your own repertoire from this rich and vibrant cuisine. Married to a Sicilian, your instructor, Catherine Fulvio, has an interesting stock of the tastiest southern Italian meals. Join her for this most popular of Ballyknocken courses.
Join chef, Flavia Rowse, and beer expert, Peter Haydon, to learn about a variety of beer styles that can be used both for cooking and for pairing with food. This class is part hands on cooking and part tasting, interspersed with talks and anecdotes guaranteed to enlighten your senses and palate. Designed to challenge the amateur cook, recipes will include Marinated & Slow-cooked Spare Ribs in homemade Worcester Sauce, Beer Battered Haddock, homemade Tagliatelle with Crab, Chilli, Lime & Basil and Chocolate Brownies with a twist.
With the inclusion of your own re-useable Bento box to take away at the end of the class, this workshop with Japanese chef, Atsuko Ikeda, will give your weekday lunches a whole new lease of life. Atsuko will teach you how to cook in the traditional Japanese style and introduce you to a wealth of unfamiliar ingredients. You'll then be shown how to make your own unique style of decorative Bento with recipes for Onigiri (rice ball with a variety of toppings), Yaki Bitashi (marinated fried vegetables), Saikyo Yaki (grilled miso-marinated fish), Tamagoyaki (egg roll with Nori seaweed) and a Miso Ball (homemade instant Miso soup).
This experience is great for any cooking enthusiast. If you love cooking or the kitchen then come try your hand at this. Learn the basics of cooking, using only fresh local produce. Learn simple techniques to create your three-courses and eat them all on this course.
Take the heat out of the kitchen and have fun learning to cook. You will prepare a range of everyday Indian dishes from korma to party canapés. There will be hints and tips throughout the cookery class on how to work with spices, marinate food and provide low fat options to tickle those taste buds and keep your friends coming back for more. So put your pinny on, share a glass of something with friends and enjoy cookery Indian-style.
Learn to cook authentic Indiandishes from scratchwitha hands-on cookery courseatthis fun and friendly cookery school in London. In groups of up to six people you will learn how to make five different dishes, with enough food to take home. You can choose from a variety of set menusincluding Curry in a Hurry, Dinner Party Group Class or Vegetarian Cooking. All ingredients are suppliedso all you need do is the cooking!
This fantastic full day cookery course takes place in the welcoming Granary Kitchen and is sure to leave you feeling more confident in the kitchen. You can kick start your day with a coffee on the comfy sofa before getting started on the cooking. Each class has a different area of focus, including meat, fish, vegetarian and desserts, so you can choose a class that suits you! At the end of the day you'll gather round the table and enjoy the freshly prepared food you've made.
Italian food and La Cucina Caldesi in central London are two subjects that marry well together. With a whole range of classes to choose from (including 30-minute Italian recipes or traditional Tuscan cookery), whether you have cooking experience or not, this cooking class is designed to make the most of your talents. Enjoy coffee and biscotti as the instructor talks the class through the menu. Then get cooking and get involved, the flexible format of the class provides plenty of opportunity to do both. When the meal emerges in all its glory, sit down with the classmates and the instructor to devour the spoils and raise a glass to one another - it's Italian wine of course! Buon appetito.
Learn to impress friends and family with your new found sushi and sashimi making skills. This hands-on master class teaches the subtle art of making perfect sushi every time. During the class you will learn how to cook rice for sushi how to prepare ingredients and where to source the best ingredients. You will learn a variety of recipes that you can recreate again and again at home. Classes are small with a maximum of six participants to ensure that you will get plenty of one to one tuition.
Learn to impress friends and family with your new found sushi and sashimi making skills. This hands-on master class teaches the subtle art of making perfect sushi every time. During the class you will learn how to cook rice for sushi, how to prepare ingredients and where to source the best ingredients. You will learn a variety of recipes that you can recreate again and again at home. Classes are small, with a maximum of six participants, to ensure that you will get plenty of one to one tuition.