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Cooking Classes at Cooks Boutique Letchworth

At our Letchworth Garden City location, we offer engaging and immersive cooking classes that are designed to help you unlock your full culinary potential. Whether you're looking to improve your cooking skills, learn new recipes, or simply enjoy a fun and educational culinary experience, our cooking classes are the perfect choice.

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  • Curry Night with Tara: A Veggie Indian Feast Curry Night with Tara: A Veggie Indian Feast

    Curry Night with Tara: A Veggie Indian Feast

    Indulge in the vibrant flavors of India in our Curry Night with Tara cookery class! Join us for an immersive culinary experience where you'll learn the foundations of creating a delicious Indian-themed feast without the need for meat, dairy, or eggs. Led by Tara, our expert chef, this 3-hour class will showcase 5 mouthwatering elements to compose your thali, unveiling the secret techniques to veganize British curry night classics without compromising on flavour. What You Will Make: 1. "Chicken" Tikka Pieces Transform tofu into a delectable meat replacement with just a few easy hacks. Under Tara's guidance, you'll learn to craft a perfectly balanced homemade spice paste, infusing your dish with authentic Indian flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. 2. Vegetable Korma Recreate the creamy richness of a traditional korma using dairy-free alternatives. Tara will guide you through the process, ensuring your korma is velvety smooth and perfect for naan-dunking! 3. Garlic Flat Bread Explore a foolproof technique to craft super fluffy flatbreads to accompany your curries. Tara will share her simple hacks to create this essential side dish that's ideal for mopping up every last bit of sauce 4. Onion Bhajis Learn the secrets to fragrantly spiced and perfectly fried onion bhajis using traditional Indian flour. Tara will show you how to achieve golden, crispy perfection in no time at all, adding a delightful crunch to your curry night spread. 5. Lilli Chutney No Indian feast is complete without Lilli Chutney! Discover the principles behind this famous, punchy green chutney as Tara guides you through the recipe. Treasure this essential condiment that will elevate your dishes with its vibrant flavors. Class Details: Duration: 3 hours Skill Level: Suitable for all levels What's Included: Expert guidance from Tara, our skilled chef All necessary ingredients and equipment Tasting of the dishes prepared during the class Recipe cards to take home and recreate the Indian feast


  • Cooks Boutique Knife Skills Knife Skills Masterclass Cooks Boutique Knife Skills Knife Skills Masterclass

    Knife Skills Masterclass

    Ever wondered how to use a knife properly? Are you tired of using dull knives that don't cut through your food? Do you want to learn how to chop onions without crying? Then this is the class for you! This class is taught by Paul Bough, chef and industry professional with over 30 years of experience in the field: we'll be covering all aspects of proper knife usage, from sharpening (which can make or break your entire meal), to different types of knives (serrated vs. straight edge), and even how to hold your knife properly. Made of two parts, you will enjoy an introductory lecture followed by a hands-on demonstration, where you will make a delicious chilli and lemongrass chicken with a thai rice side using your newly learned skills. You'll leave this class feeling like a pro in no time at all—ready to tackle any kitchen task with confidence and ease! If you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, please let us know and we will be able to substitute the chicken with a plant based alternative.


  • Steak Mastery: A Culinary Journey into the World of Premium Cuts Steak Mastery: A Culinary Journey into the World of Premium Cuts

    Steak Mastery: A Culinary Journey into the World of Premium Cuts

    Sizzle, sear, and indulge in the art of steak perfection with our immersive Steak Cookery Class. Over the course of 3 hours, our expert chef will guide you through the preparation of three exquisite cuts. Complemented by delectable sides like Mac and Cheese, Smoked Paprika, and Garlic Potato Wedges, and crowned with a luscious Green Peppercorn Sauce. Course 1: Rump Steak - Robust Flavor Unleashed Begin your steak adventure with the robust flavors of Rump Steak. Our chef will guide you through the art of achieving the perfect sear, imparting valuable tips on temperature control and seasoning. Discover the nuances that make rump steak a favorite among steak enthusiasts, ensuring your first course is nothing short of sensational. Course 2: Sirloin Steak - A Culinary Classic Transition to the classic elegance of Sirloin Steak, known for its tender texture and marbling. Under the expert guidance of our chef, you'll learn the techniques to cook sirloin to perfection, achieving the ideal balance of tenderness and succulence. Elevate your steak game as you master the nuances of this timeless cut. Course 3: Bone Marrow Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms - A Culinary Marvel Prepare for a culinary marvel as you delve into the creation of Bone Marrow Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Our chef will unveil the secrets behind infusing portobello mushrooms with the rich, savory essence of bone marrow. This decadent side dish is a celebration of umami flavors that perfectly complement your steak ensemble. Sides to Savor: Mac and Cheese: Dive into the creamy indulgence of a classic Mac and Cheese, a timeless side dish that adds comfort and richness to your steak experience. Smoked Paprika and Garlic Potato Wedges: Elevate your steak feast with the smoky aroma and robust flavors of potato wedges seasoned with smoked paprika and garlic. Crowning Glory: Green Peppercorn Sauce - A Luxurious Finish Conclude your steak extravaganza with the pièce de résistance—a Green Peppercorn Sauce that adds a touch of luxury to your meal. Our chef will guide you through the art of crafting this velvety sauce, imparting the perfect balance of spice and creaminess to elevate your steak to new heights.


  • Masterclass in Fresh Egg Pasta & Ravioli Masterclass in Fresh Egg Pasta & Ravioli

    Masterclass in Fresh Egg Pasta & Ravioli

    Embark on a culinary journey into the heart of Italian tradition with our immersive 3-hour Fresh Pasta & Ravioli Cookery Class. Led by our expert chef, this hands-on experience will teach you the art of crafting fresh egg pasta from scratch, transforming it into delicate Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli and flavourful Pork or Mushroom Tortellini. Activity 1: Fresh Egg Pasta - Mastering the Basics Begin your pasta adventure by learning the fundamentals of making fresh egg pasta dough. Under the guidance of our skilled chef, participants will knead, roll, and shape the dough to perfection, discovering the secrets behind achieving the ideal texture and consistency. From silky fettuccine to delicate sheets for ravioli and tortellini, you'll learn the versatility of fresh pasta. Activity 2: Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli - A Taste of Tuscany Delve into the exquisite world of filled pasta with the creation of Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli. Participants will learn to prepare a delectable filling of creamy ricotta cheese and vibrant spinach, mastering the art of shaping and sealing each delicate parcel. Elevate your ravioli with a homemade sauce or simply enjoy them with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Activity 3: Pork or Mushroom Tortellini - Savoury Sensations Explore the intricate art of making Pork Mushroom Tortellini, a beloved delicacy from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Participants will craft a savoury filling of seasoned pork and earthy mushrooms, learning the traditional technique for shaping each tortellini by hand. Discover the satisfaction of creating these bite-sized treasures, perfect for pairing with your favourite sauce or broth. Class Details: Duration: 3 hours Skill Level: Suitable for all levels What's Included: Expert guidance from our skilled chef All necessary ingredients and equipment Tasting of the freshly made pasta, ravioli, and tortellini Recipe cards to take home and recreate the pasta delights


  • Children's Cooking Class: Pizza Party Children's Cooking Class: Pizza Party

    Children's Cooking Class: Pizza Party

    Calling all junior chefs! Join us for a fun-filled Children's Cooking Class where you'll learn to make delicious pizza from scratch. This hands-on class is perfect for young food enthusiasts eager to roll up their sleeves and dive into the world of cooking. Each child will create their own pizza dough, roll it out, and top it with their favorite ingredients. They'll also make scrumptious garlic bread and enjoy a scoop of Fabio's ice cream for dessert. What You Will Make: 1. Homemade Pizza Our expert chef will guide the children through the process of making pizza dough from scratch. They'll learn to mix, knead, and roll out their dough before topping it with a variety of delicious ingredients. Whether they prefer classic margherita or a creative combination of toppings, each child will create a personalized pizza masterpiece. 2. Garlic Bread In addition to pizza, the children will make mouth-watering garlic bread. They'll learn how to prepare the perfect garlic butter and spread it over freshly baked bread, resulting in a tasty side dish that complements their pizza perfectly. 3. Ice Cream Dessert To round off the cooking class, each child will enjoy a scoop of Fabio's ice cream for dessert. It's the perfect sweet treat to celebrate their culinary achievements! Workshop Details: Age Group: Children aged 6-14 years old (each child must be accompanied by an adult) Duration: 1.5 hours What's Included: Expert instruction from our skilled instructor All necessary ingredients and equipment


Classes For All Abilities

At our Letchworth Garden City location, we offer engaging and immersive cooking classes that are designed to help you unlock your full culinary potential.

Whether you're looking to improve your cooking skills, learn new recipes, or simply enjoy a fun and educational culinary experience, our cooking classes are the perfect choice.

State of the Art Kitchen Space

Our classes are held in a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with top-quality knives, cookware, and appliances, ensuring that you have access to the best tools in the trade. From learning basic cooking skills to mastering complex recipes, our classes are carefully crafted to provide a hands-on and interactive learning experience.

Led by our experienced chefs, our classes provide expert instruction on a wide range of cooking techniques and recipes, catering to all skill levels from beginners to advanced cooks.

Meet our Teachers

  • Anne Harnan

    Anne Harnan

    Anne is our star Home Economist. She has worked on the last five Mary Berry cook books and has also contributed to the BBC’s ‘MasterChef Cookery Course’ and ‘MasterChef at Home’ amongst countless others.

    As an accomplished demonstrator, she has taught at Jean-Christophe Novelli’s Academy, and regularly appears onstage at food festivals using local and seasonal foods, and promoting family cooking for the kids to get involved with too.

  • Simone Scola

    Simone Scola

    Simone Scola, was born in Falcade, Italian Dolomites where he trained for 5 years. He worked at Michelin starred Tivoli in Cortina D’ampezzo and Locanda Delle Tamerici. Simone moved to London in 2007 where he worked at Zafferano in Knightsbridge and Orrery in Marylebone.

    He began his gastro pub experience at the Landsdowne in Primerose Hill. Enjoying this scene he joined The Hermit in 2013 and now works as freelance.

  • Holly Merry

    Holly Merry

    Holly is our secret weapon for vegan bakes. 6 years vegan, 4 years working in vegan kitchens, she considers cakes and delicious bakes a tool to make any bad day a little better: that's where the name of her business Dopa Delights comes from. 

    The Dopa is the part of the brain where Dopamine is created, and Holly's cakes not only make her happy, she also hopes to share that happiness with others through her classes and creations.

  • David Batala

    David Batala

    Meet David Batala, a seasoned private chef with over 15 years of experience and a deep love for the art of cooking. David's culinary journey has taken him on a remarkable path, including working in Michelin-starred restaurants. Through his diverse experiences, David has refined his skills, mastering the delicate balance of flavors and techniques that make every dish a masterpiece. With David's warm and patient guidance, you'll uncover the secrets behind creating delicious meals while exploring your own creativity in the kitchen.

  • Adel Gascoigne

    Adel Gascoigne

    Adel is a qualified baker and nutritionist. With over 20 years of experience in baking and cake decorating, Adel has learned to balance her passions for creating beautiful cakes and sweet treats with a holistic approach to living. As a member of the British Sugarcrafters Guild and a skilled cake maker, Adel pays meticulous attention to detail and infuses love and patience into each intricate element of her creations.

  • Anthony Gascoigne

    Anthony Gascoigne

    Anthony is Course Team Leader of Hospitality and Catering at North Hertfordshire College.

    Having worked in the food industry for 25 years he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

    He is also Times Educational Supplement 2021 FE teacher of the yearCraft Guild of Chefs Culinary Hero 2021 and 2022, and Craft Guilds Chef Lecturer Award nominee. 



  • Relaxed atmosphere, fun and wemade a wide variety of things in such a short time! Can't wait to book on another cooking class!5/5 Google Review
  • Did a pasta making class in their cookery school, which was brilliant and great value, very good instructor, top quality facilities.5/5 Google Review
  • Really highly furnished and spec/ed out. Great variety of classes! Owners are lovely!5/5 Google Review

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have a special dietary requirement?

We make every possible effort to satisfy dietary needs and, where possible, provide alternatives. 

If you have any questions about what we can provide, please call us before making your booking on 01708691322.

If you have any dietary needs or allergies, even if you don't believe they're relevant, please write them in the "dietary requirements" box at the checkout!

Will I have my own work station?

Yes, each students will have a personal work station with an induction hob and a next gen oven plus all the utensils, knives and pans you will need for the class. 

What age range do you allow in classes?

Anyone of any age is welcome to attend. Under 16-year-olds are welcome to attend our class accompained by an adult (we would only charge for one ticket). Under 10-year-olds will have classes available to attend especially made for younger children. 

Will I get the recipes?

At the beginning of your class you will receive a printed card that features all the recipes you will be learning on the day, plus an additional section for any further notes.  

Can I change my booking?

You may transfer to an alternative class if you give us notice not less than 5 days before the date of the class. In this case, we will rebook you on to your selected class as long as it’s available and not sold out. Confirmed bookings are not eligible for refunds or cancellations under any circumstances. If you cannot attend a class you may send someone else in your place, just let us know the name of the attendee in advance of the class, where possible.

What do I need to bring?

You do not need to bring anything to most classes, but we recommend bringing a food container for the food you will make in case you wanted to take it home. Please make sure you are wearing closed toe shoes.

Can I buy a gift card?

Yes, our Gift Cards can be redeemed against Cooking School classes!

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