After setting myself the new year’s resolution to “learn new cookery skills” back in 2013 I’ve been testing out as many cookery schools in London as possible.
Here you will find an index of London cookery schools along with links to my reviews if I’ve already attended a class.
You’ll find a rough guide to prices per person for a variety of classes so you can find something that fits your budget. I do my best to keep these prices up to date but it is possible they are out of date so rely on them at your own risk, I will not accept any liability!
Alternatively if you run a cookery school and would like to be included on the list just drop me an email using the contact form. If you book onto a class I’d love to hear how you get on. Good luck and happy cooking!
Cookery Schools in London
Tel: 020 3750 2478
Cost: From £70 for classes like Pasta Pronto, Indian Street Food or Tempting Tapas up to £125 for the Butchery Masterclass.
Review: Find out what I thought about their Artisan Sausage Making Masterclass and their Pimp My Profiteroles Pastry Class.
Culinary Anthropologist, N5
Cost: to £50 for a single Cookery Club class (or book three for £140) up to £120 for the Artisan Bread Making Workshops.
Ren’s Kitchen, HA8
Tel: 07880 548 227/07817 254 335
Cost: Classes start from £99 for a half day class as part of a group to £225 for a full day private class.
The Urban Kitchen, SE1
Tel: 020 7378 8769
Cost: £65 for the Healthy Eating and Cancer Prevention Masterclasses and £69 for Borough Market Tours.
Yuki’s Kitchen, SE19
Tel: 020 8816 7499
Cost: Starting from £60 for street food classes like the Ramen Class to £85 for Sushi Knife Skills and Sashimi. 3 classes from the same series can be booked together as a course, at a discount.
Cost: £70 per class
Review: Check out my review of the Meringue Girls Masterclass here.
Tel: 07985 234 956
Cost: Prices start at £50 up to £120 for a one-to-one private lesson.
Billingsgate Fish Market Cookery School
Tel: 020 75173548
Cost: £100 for the popular Saturday catch class.
Tel: 020 8525 2890
Cost: The Sourdough Essentials course costs £150, alternatively a week long baking retreat with the sourdough starters will cost 1250 EUROS.
Leith’s, London, W12
Tel: 020 7229 0177
Cost: From £95 for a day workshop to £21,265 for a three-term professional diploma.
Madame Gautier, NW10
Tel: 020 8964 5511
Cost: £45 for knife skills classes including fish filleting to £1,000 for the Five Day Intermediate Classic Techniques Course.
Jamie Oliver Cookery School (previously Recipease), W12
Tel: 0203 435 9900
Cost: Kids classes start from £15, adult classes start from £20 like Pizza and Prosecco to £140 for the Beef Wellington Class or £300 for a couples class “All Trussed Up”.
Review: Find out how I got on at the Mexican Street Food Class.
Waitrose Cookery School, NW3
Tel: 0207 372 6108
Cost: From £50 for a 2-hour evening class to £180 for a full-day course.
The Avenue Cookery School, SW15
Cost: £60 day classes for teenagers, £65 day classes for adults to £1,350 for a one week intensive course on Ski Chalet Cooking (perhaps the only cookery school in London offering this?).
Tel: 0207 499 6580
Cost: From £15 for their 30 minute long street food classes to £144 for the 4 hour Yutaka Masterclass.
Review: find out what my Mum and I thought when we attended a French cookery class at the Oxford Circus branch.
Chef Academy of London, W1W
Tel: 0203 290 7201
Cost: Prices start at £2,495 for a 75-hour Intensive Professional Chef Course up to £14,800 for the 6-month Professional Patisserie & Confection Course.
Cookery School at Little Portland Street, W1W
Tel: 020 7631 4590
Cost: From £115 for classes like knife skills and the perfect eggs to £7,500 for the Cook’s Certificate in Food and Wine, a six week intensive professional cooking course.
La Cucina Caldesi, W1U
Tel: 0207 487 0750
Cost: Prices start at £40 for an evening class to £180 for a day class.
Le Cordon Bleu, London, WC1A
Tel: 020 7935 3503
Cost: From £175 for a workshop to £28,465 for the Grand Diplome.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Cookery School, W1F
Tel: 020 7439 5500
Cost: Prices start at £40 for the Speedy Lunchtime Courses to £180 for 6 hour courses like Cake Decorating and Bread Making.
Tel: 0207 2408 818
Cost: £95 for Understanding the Wok to £750 for the Foundation Certificate in Asian & Oriental Cuisine.
Review: Check out what I thought of the Flavours of China Cookery Class and Tour of China Town.