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Cooking classes in London

The restaurant industry in the UK has been steadily increasing for the last several years, with the arrival of new restaurants and cafes. British people spent around 拢88 billion in 2017 on eating out, making the restaurant industry the most lucrative leisure sector in the country.

While the UK isn鈥檛 necessarily known for its gastronomy, British chefs are helping to change the world鈥檚 opinion by re-centering British cuisine around locally-sourced ingredients.

Chefs鈥 recipes, creative workshops and custom-made cooking classes, there is no shortage of culinary opportunities in London.

The British capital is definitely not left out when it comes to cooking classes, whether you want to simply learn how to cook at home or train to make it a living.

So let鈥檚 get cooking and dive into British cuisine!

The British capital鈥檚 cooking classes

If you鈥檙e looking to train to become a chef one day, London is the perfect place to be.

There isn鈥檛 just one renowned cooking school, but at least ten or twelve!

The greatest British chefs have all migrated to London to pass on their art to the most motivated students.

With schools like Leiths, where the Duchess of Cambridge recently took a cooking course, or Le Cordon Bleu, the cooking schools in London allow you to train as a chef by offering several different programs of study. Some schools offer two-term or three-term diplomas, while others concentrate their courses into 12-week certificates or even 4- or 5-day residential courses.

Courses at these prestigious schools will, of course, teach you how to cook, but also how to commercialise your restaurant, the organisation surrounding restaurant production, culinary culture and restaurant management techniques, among other things.

Some programs require an interview before enrolling, while others don鈥檛 require any prior culinary experience, accepting any students who have a high school diploma or equivalent. However, requirements vary from school to school. The cost of a term at one of these prestigious schools can vary from 拢7,000 to 拢28,000, depending on the program of study you choose.

There are many different job opportunities for culinary school graduates, from becoming a restaurant manager to being head chef or head pastry chef.

The Leiths School of Food and Wine offers three-term or two-term diplomas in food and wine, as well as different cooking certificates that range from 10-week courses to daytime or evening courses.

For the beginners out there, who aren鈥檛 necessarily looking for a cooking diploma, the school also offers one-week, evening and other short intensive courses, as well as independent classes that focus on different cuisines or themes. The school鈥檚 philosophy shines through its varied curriculum, and students follow an individual learning path, no matter what course they choose.

Since 1931, Le Cordon Bleu London offers comprehensive food and hospitality training programmes. Excellence, passion, and a desire to convey knowledge are at the heart of the school鈥檚 values. Students are trained in the well-renowned French culinary techniques, and Cordon Bleu Master Chefs have trained in some of the best hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.

The school鈥檚 lecturers have also gained substantial experience throughout their years in education and within the hospitality industry.

All of it to provide the best pastry lessons, culinary workshops and job opportunities to work in the best restaurants in London after graduation from the programme.

The Vegetarian Society Cookery School opened in 1982 and has been recognised as one of the world鈥檚 best vegetarian cooking schools. The school offers a couple of different courses for professionals, including an intensive week-long diploma in vegetarian and vegan cooking, as well as a vegan pastry and dessert course and a vegan cheese course, among others.

Without necessarily aspiring to become a Michelin-starred chef, you can opt to develop your culinary skills by learning how to create the perfect shortbread, how to elaborate different types of sushi rolls with Japanese cuisine lessons, or even how to pair food and wine.

Learning how to cook for yourself or to impress your guests, it鈥檚 not only possible, but easy to do in London. The basics of cooking are accessible to all, provided that you take the time to learn!

From beginners to experienced chefs, you鈥檒l learn how to properly cut vegetables, whether it鈥檚 julienne or brunoise, or even chiffonade, how to cook a whole fish and how to make fresh pasta.

Many cooking schools also offer the possibility of offering cooking classes to your loved ones - a great way to ensure that the next dinner party you鈥檙e invited to will surely be a success.

World cuisine, traditional cooking, vegetarian cuisine, vegan cuisine, cooking with or without gluten, you can also find a large number of recipes online to satisfy your - and your friends鈥 - cravings.

Private cooking classes in London

Extensive day-long training classes, for professionals or amateurs alike, are possible for all our food lovers, bakers, and wine fans out there. Let your creativity run free and make up new, personalised dishes to perfect your skills and cook like a true chef!

The cooking lessons at Borough Kitchen, for example, are incredibly varied:

  • Chinese Dumplings and Bao: create your own Chinese dumplings from scratch and finally learn how to properly use Chinese condiments
  • Fermentation and Pickling: learn to experiment with different preserving methods in this unique and informative class
  • Pastry Essentials: multiply your baking possibilities by mastering essential pastry techniques

Borough Kitchen also offers the possibility of booking a private class for a group of 6-10 people, for an original team-building exercise, for example. Timeout rated Borough Kitchen one of the top 17 cooking classes in London. There鈥檚 got be a good reason, so are you ready to find out?

As London鈥檚 most sustainable cooking school in 2014, the Cookery School offers courses for all levels, both in the mornings and in the evenings, so that everyone can join. Their website is very user-friendly and intuitive. You can view courses by level (beginner, intermediate, summer camp, etc.) or by time of day (morning or evening), and check which classes are available.

The British supermarket chain, Waitrose, also offers cooking classes through its three Waitrose Cookery School locations, two of which are in London. From beginner to more seasoned professionals, everyone is welcome to join their hour-long, evening or full-day workshops. With classes that range from the art of bread-making, pastry, and Italian fine dining, to courses focused on more modern cooking (Mexican street food, Japanese favourites and wine pairing lessons), there really is something for everyone (even children!).

Choosing your private cooking instructor in London

Learning how to cook in London can quickly become a nightmare, what with balancing a job, some leisure activities, kids, life, and everything else that comes with having a hectic life in London. Turning to a private instructor for an at-home cooking class can be a great solution. And you have plenty to choose from in London!

There鈥檚 no need to call the Naked Chef, or even last year鈥檚 Top Chef winner. You鈥檒l quickly find what you鈥檙e looking for, no matter what type of cuisine you鈥檙e trying to master or what your next dinner party theme will be. Sushi, curry, banoffee pie, shepherd鈥檚 pie, fresh pasta, Scotch eggs… There are so many recipes - both sweet and savoury - waiting to be discovered. It鈥檚 up to you to choose among the many cooking instructors that are itching to help you become a great chef.

About 35 cooking instructors are at your disposal via our website to teach you how to bake a pie from scratch (pie crust and everything!), how to sear a steak, or how to choose the right Indian spices to make the world鈥檚 best homemade curry.

Whether you鈥檙e a beginner, have some experience, or are looking to become a professional chef, individual lessons cost about 拢24 an hour, on average.

Keep in mind that, on top of all that, a vast majority of our tutors offer the first lesson for free, to ensure that your instructor鈥檚 teaching method and approach work for you. Because you might as well have a great time while you鈥檙e learning these life-lasting skills. You definitely didn鈥檛 come to suffer, in any case!

No matter the reason that leads you to your new cooking class, what鈥檚 important is that you enjoy it and learn some useful skills that you can then employ in your daily life. If, after your lesson, you still haven鈥檛 become a world-renowned chef, then there鈥檚 really nothing else we can do! Oh yeah, maybe just take another lesson or two.


馃捀 How expensive are cooking lessons in London and the surrounding areas?

In London and the surrounding areas, the average cost of cooking classes is rougly 拢21 per hour.


Lesson rates will vary depending on:

  • Where your lessons will be held (online or the student's place)
  • The number of classes you booked and the duration of each lesson
  • the goal of your classes (are you wanting to learn beginner recipes or more complex dishes, are you interested in cake making, or maybe you are just wanting to learn to cook for a hobby?)

The majority of tutors on Superprof give their first lesson for free.


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馃懇鈥嶐煃 Why not begin private cooking lessons in London?

Learning to cook is a favourite pastime for many people and offers a number of benefits. Not only is cooking a fun pastime but it can also be a very useful skills to have. Having a beginner level knowledge of cooking can help you to create delicious and healthy meals.


If you enjoy hosting, why not take a cooking lesson and learn a new recipe to impress your friends with?


Learning to cook can also help you to save money as cooking for yourself is less expensive than going to in a restaurant.


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馃嵆 How many private tutors are available in London to teach private cooking lessons?

In London and the surrounding areas, there are 198 cooking teachers available to offer private lessons


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鉁掞笍 How were cooking teachers in London scored?

Students scored their cooking teachers on average 5.0 out of 5 from a sample of 37 scores.


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