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Anyone know a good cookery day class in South London?

whataboutbob May 13, 2013 05:24 AM

It would be for a retirement gift, someone is leaving after 35 years and we would like to treat him to a nice cookery class. Style of food not too important, but French, Italian or Thai would be possibilities. It would be good to get a recommnedation. I have done a day course with Waitrose which was good, but thier kitchen is oin Finchley and that is a bit far away from where this person lives. Thanks.

  1. howler May 13, 2013 06:14 AM


    in west london. lots of fun.

    1. m
      ManInTransit May 13, 2013 06:21 AM

      There is Divertimenti which does decent classes (not as good as Leiths but cheaper).

      There are also classes at Trinity Clapham from Adam Blyth which came highly recommended from a friend of mine.

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        gembellina May 15, 2013 07:18 AM

        I know a few people who have done classes at the Jamie Oliver shops and really enjoyed them, though I'm not sure if they do whole-day ones. I think there are fairly basic ones for people without much cooking experience, and then more "exotic" ones for experienced cooks to try a new cuisine. There's one in Clapham.

        I gave my mum a voucher for a class at School of Wok in central London, though she hasn't used it yet. Maybe someone else can comment?

        The Trinity classes sound brilliant.

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          whataboutbob May 16, 2013 05:09 AM

          Thanks everyone. In the end there was a decision to go for a Thai cookery class in New Malden, chiefLy on grounds of cost as we'd already spent money buying other gifts for the retiree and there was only about £90 left. I looked into Adam Blyth's class but he now teaches via an outfit called Cactus, which are incredibly expensive (£500 for a day class, or "experience" as they prefer to call it). it looked very much aimed at the corporate client. I'll post back on the Thai class after I hear how it went

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