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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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  • Cooks Boutique Spanish Class Classic Spanish Tapas Cooks Boutique Spanish Class Classic Spanish Tapas

    Classic Spanish Tapas

    Prepare to embark on a mouthwatering adventure through the diverse flavours of Spain as we bring you an immersive Spanish Tapa Cookery Class. Over the course of 4 hours, you'll delve into the art of crafting a delectable array of iconic Spanish tapas. From traditional favourites to contemporary delights, this culinary experience will transport your senses to the vibrant streets and coastal shores of Spain. What you will make: Manchego Stuffed Padrón Peppers Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread) Manchego, Almonds & Thyme Honey Ajo Blanco - Almond, Garlic, and Bread Dipping Sauce Chorizo Cooked in Cider OR Chorizo & Bean Stew Canarian Potatoes with Mojo Verde Salt-Baked Prawns with Charred Lemon Basque Cheesecake   Class Details: Duration: 3 hours Skill Level: All levels welcome What's Included: Hands-on instruction from our experienced chef All necessary ingredients and equipment Tasting of the dishes prepared during the class Recipe cards to recreate the magic at home

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Pie Wednesday 15th May 6-9pm Pie Delight - Shortcrust and Hot Water Pastry Class2288 Cooks Boutique Pie Wednesday 15th May 6-9pm Pie Delight - Shortcrust and Hot Water Pastry Class2288

    Pie Delight - Shortcrust and Hot Water Pastry

    Get ready to roll, crimp, and savour your way through an indulgent evening of pie-making with our immersive 3-hour Pie Night Cookery Class. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a pie enthusiast eager to learn, this class offers a delightful journey into the world of pies. From mastering Shortcrust Pastry and Hot Water crust Pie to crafting a Sweet Pie, you'll explore the art of pie-making from crust to filling! Shortcrust Pastry Pie - Crispy Perfection & a Pie tin to take home and keep Kickstart your pie-making adventure by diving into the realm of Shortcrust Pastry. Our expert chef will guide you through creating a buttery, flaky pastry that's versatile and perfect for sweet or savoury pies. You'll learn the secrets to achieving the ideal texture, crimping your crust, and crafting a delicious filling that will leave you wanting more. Hot Water Crust Pie - Hearty Savoury Delight and Ideal for the festive period Embrace the rustic charm of Hot Water crust Pie, a staple of British cuisine. Under the skilled guidance of our chef, you'll master the technique of creating a sturdy and robust pastry that's ideal for savoury fillings. Explore the world of savoury pies as you craft a hand raised pie with delectable filling that complements the crust perfectly. Sweet Pie - A Sweet Ending Conclude your pie-making journey on a sweet note by crafting a delightful Sweet Pie. Learn to create a tender and flaky crust that serves as the perfect vessel for your chosen sweet filling. Whether it's a classic fruit pie, a decadent chocolate pie, or a luscious custard creation, you'll explore the art of crafting a sweet pie that satisfies your dessert cravings. Class Details: Duration: 3 hours Skill Level: All levels welcome What's Included: Hands-on instruction from our experienced chef All necessary ingredients and equipment Tasting of the pies prepared during the class Recipe cards to recreate the magic at home

    £80.00

  • 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.

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Italian Class Tuesday 23rd April 6-9pm A Culinary Journey through Northern Italy: Polenta Tartlets and Gnocchi CLASS2284 Cooks Boutique Italian Class Tuesday 23rd April 6-9pm A Culinary Journey through Northern Italy: Polenta Tartlets and Gnocchi CLASS2284

    A Culinary Journey through Northern Italy: Polenta Tartlets and Gnocchi

    Embark on a 3-hour gastronomic adventure as we transport you to the heart of Northern Italy in our immersive Cookery Class. Led by our expert chef, this class promises to be a celebration of regional flavors as you master the art of crafting Polenta Tartlets filled with Wild Mushrooms and Parmesan, Garlic, and Parsley Sauce, and Gnocchi with Peppers and Sausages. Course 1: Polenta Tartlet with Wild Mushrooms - A Taste of Northern Elegance Begin your culinary journey by mastering the creation of Polenta Tartlets. Under the expert guidance of our chef, you'll learn to craft the perfect polenta base, creating delicate tartlets that serve as a canvas for a luscious filling of wild mushrooms. Elevate the dish with a Parmesan, Garlic, and Parsley Sauce that adds layers of flavor and sophistication. Course 2: Gnocchi with Peppers and Sausages - A Hearty Northern Comfort Dive into the heartiness of Northern Italian cuisine with the preparation of Gnocchi. Our chef will guide you through the process of creating pillowy potato dumplings, perfectly paired with sautéed peppers and savory sausages. Discover the art of balancing flavors to create a dish that's comforting, flavorful, and quintessentially Northern Italian. Class Details: Duration: 3 hours Skill Level: All levels welcome What's Included: Hands-on instruction from our experienced chef All necessary ingredients and equipment Tasting of the Polenta Tartlets and Gnocchi dishes prepared during the class Recipe cards for Polenta Tartlets with Wild Mushrooms and Gnocchi with Peppers and Sausages

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Indian Class Saturday 22nd June 1.30 - 4.30pm Veggie Indian Street Food Class CLASS2297 Cooks Boutique Indian Class Saturday 22nd June 1.30 - 4.30pm Veggie Indian Street Food Class CLASS2297

    Veggie Indian Street Food Class

    Indian food is one of the great world cuisines, with diverse ethnic subcultures and an endless repertoire of excitingly delicious curries and vegetable dishes.  In this class will introduce you to some of the most well-known north Indian street-food dishes and how to create them at home, plus two chutneys. You will prepare:  Aloo Tikki: Aloo = Potato and Tikki = Patti. Aloo tikki basically translates to potato patties. It is a popular Indian street food and is made with boiled potatoes, herbs and spices. Perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and spicy from the inside, these are absolutely addictive. Paneer Spring Rolls: A light crispy vegetarian appetizer.  Paneer is Indian cottage cheese with a firm texture that does not melt easily.  Onion Bhajis: Finely sliced onions smothered in a simple, fragrantly spiced batter and fried to crispy perfection.  Techniques covered:  Hands-on cooking experience with a professional cooking instructor specialised in Indian street food  Making complementary chutneys from scratch to match the snacks you'll prepare Explore the fundamentals of utilising spices Create delicious and inspiring Indian dishes Valuable tips and tricks, and take-home recipes provided You will then be able to enjoy your meal with the other participants and the instructor, plus take some of your creations home. 

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Italian Class Tuesday 7th May 6-9pm Masterclass in Fresh Egg Pasta & Ravioli CLASS2294 Cooks Boutique Italian Class Tuesday 7th May 6-9pm Masterclass in Fresh Egg Pasta & Ravioli CLASS2294

    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

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Plant Based Tuesday 14th May 6-9pm Plant Based Quiches & Cheesecakes CLASS2286 Cooks Boutique Plant Based Tuesday 14th May 6-9pm Plant Based Quiches & Cheesecakes CLASS2286

    Plant Based Quiches & Cheesecakes

    Discover the delicious world of plant-based cooking in our immersive 3-hour Plant-Based Cookery Class. Join us as we explore the vibrant and innovative realm of plant-based cuisine, crafting delightful Plant Cheesecake and flavourful Plant-Based Quiche. Activity 1: Plant Cheesecake - Indulge in Dairy-Free Decadence Prepare to tantalise your taste buds with our delectable Plant Cheesecake. Led by our expert chef, participants will learn the art of creating a creamy and luscious cheesecake entirely free from dairy products. From blending the perfect nut-based filling to crafting a delectable crust, you'll discover how plant-based ingredients can create a dessert that's both indulgent and wholesome. Activity 2: Plant-Based Quiche - Savoury Sensations Without the Meat Next on the menu is our mouthwatering Plant-Based Quiche. Participants will explore the versatility of plant-based ingredients as they assemble a flavourful quiche filled with vibrant vegetables, aromatic herbs, and savoury plant-based substitutes. Learn the techniques for creating a flaky crust and a filling that's bursting with flavour, all without the need for meat or dairy. 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 Plant Cheesecake and Plant-Based Quiche Recipe cards to take home and recreate the plant-based delights

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Italian Class Tuesday 21st May 6-9pm Risotto and Arancini : A Culinary Exploration of Italian Comfort CLASS2293 Cooks Boutique Italian Class Tuesday 21st May 6-9pm Risotto and Arancini : A Culinary Exploration of Italian Comfort CLASS2293

    Risotto and Arancini : A Culinary Exploration of Italian Comfort

    Immerse yourself in the rich flavours of Italy with our immersive 3-hour Risotto and Arancini Cookery Class. From mastering the art of creamy risotto to crafting golden Sicilian arancini, you'll embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the heartiness and comfort of Italian cuisine. Course 1: Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Dressing  Begin your gastronomic adventure with the luxurious Wild Mushroom Risotto. Under the expert guidance of our chef, you'll learn the art of achieving the perfect creamy consistency while incorporating the earthy flavours of wild mushrooms. Elevate the dish with a truffle dressing that adds an element of sophistication, creating a risotto that captures the essence of Italian elegance. Course 2: Butternut Squash, Sage, and Hazelnut Risotto  Delve into the heartiness of autumn with a Butternut Squash, Sage, and Hazelnut Risotto that's both comforting and flavourful. Our chef will guide you through the process of infusing the risotto with the sweetness of butternut squash, the earthiness of sage, and the crunch of hazelnuts. Discover the art of balancing flavours to create a risotto that pays homage to the bounty of the season. Course 3: Sicilian Arancini with Spicy Tomato Sauce  Transport yourself to the sun-soaked shores of Sicily as you master the art of crafting Sicilian Arancini. Learn to create the perfect golden crust that gives way to a savoury rice filling. Under the skilled guidance of our chef, you'll explore the traditional method of making arancini and pair them with a spicy tomato sauce that adds a kick of Southern Italian warmth. Class Details: Duration: 3 hours Skill Level: All levels welcome What's Included: Hands-on instruction from our experienced chef All necessary ingredients and equipment Tasting of the risottos and arancini prepared during the class Recipe cards for risotto variations and arancini

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Cookery Class Tuesday 4th June 6-9pm Caribbean Trinidadian Cookery Class: Flavors of the Island CLASS2298 Cooks Boutique Cookery Class Tuesday 4th June 6-9pm Caribbean Trinidadian Cookery Class: Flavors of the Island CLASS2298

    Caribbean Trinidadian Cookery Class: Flavours of the Island

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant and tantalizing flavours of the Caribbean with our Trinidadian Cookery Class! Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey where you'll learn to create authentic Trinidadian dishes that capture the essence of the islands. Led by our expert chef, this class will introduce you to the essential elements of Trinidadian cuisine, showcasing the art of making Green Seasoning, Callaloo, and Stewed Chicken. What You Will Make: 1. Green Seasoning Discover the secret behind the bold and aromatic Green Seasoning, a staple in Trinidadian cooking. Under the guidance of our chef, you'll learn to blend a medley of fresh herbs, spices, and aromatics to create a vibrant seasoning paste that adds depth and flavor to your dishes. Store it in the Fridge and use as a marinade or to season soups and stews. 2. Callaloo Explore the rich and nutritious flavors of Callaloo, a traditional Trinidadian dish made with leafy greens such as dasheen leaves. Our chef will teach you the techniques for preparing and cooking Callaloo, infusing it with a symphony of Caribbean spices and seasonings for a dish that's both comforting and satisfying. Served as an accompaniment to creole meals but can blended to make a soup. 3. Stewed Chicken Indulge in the succulent flavors of Stewed Chicken, a beloved Trinidadian classic. Learn to marinate and stew chicken pieces to perfection, infusing them with a rich and savory sauce made from a blend of aromatic spices, herbs, and heat from scotch bonnet peppers. Discover the secrets to tender and flavorful chicken that's sure to delight your taste buds. 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 dishes prepared during the class Recipe cards to take home and recreate the Trinidadian feast

    £70.00

  • Cooks Boutique Indian Class Wednesday 29th May 6-9pm Curry Night with Tara: A Veggie Indian Feast CLASS2296 Cooks Boutique Indian Class Wednesday 29th May 6-9pm Curry Night with Tara: A Veggie Indian Feast CLASS2296

    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 Masala 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 Naan Explore the art of Indian bread-making as you craft super fluffy garlic naan to accompany your curries. Tara will share her expertise, teaching you the techniques to create this classic 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

    £70.00

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. 

     

Testimonials

  • 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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