Cookery School at Little Portland Street

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About Cookery School at Little Portland Street

Cookery School is all about teaching fun, delicious, ethical cooking. There are no frills and no fuss here, just classic technique, sustainable practice, and camaraderie. Nothing fosters collaboration more than cooking together, which - paired with a relaxed but structured environment - makes Cookery School a popular destination for private parties, corporate cooking classes, team-building events, and hen and stag dos.

Located on Little Portland Street just minutes from Oxford Circus, Cookery School has hosted corporate cooking events and classes for over two decades. Yes, it’s not your typical corporate event space, but it's sure to be an impressive way to entertain clients and unite the team in the spirit of community (or healthy competition).

You’ll begin with a welcome drink with some snacks. Then, in separate groups, head into the kitchen under the guidance of experienced teachers. After you’ve been instructed on how to best dice, chop, slice, and craft some great dishes, you’ll round off the day by enjoying your creations accompanied by specially selected organic wine pairings.

The menus follow the seasons, but have included a French menu of pistou soup, baked line caught catch of the day with hollandaise; a Middle Eastern menu of mezze starters, grilled chicken with chermoula, and semolina cake; and a Spanish menu of tapas and homemade bread, chicken paella, and a Pedro Ximenez sherry and raisin ice cream. Alternatively, if you’re looking to steal the limelight, you can book a bake-off-style competition or a chocolate masterclass. Plus, the Cookery School menus can be adjusted to suit specific likes, dislikes, and dietary requirements.

But it’s not just technical skills. At the core of the Cookery School is sustainability, so you’ll also delve into the realm of eco-conscious cooking, learn about organic low-footprint produce, and pick up some tips on how to keep a sustainable kitchen.

Venue Facilities
Children welcome
Disability access
Entertainment included
Exclusive Hire
Shared parties
Team building facilities
Wifi available

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Cookery School at Little Portland Street Events

£300Sourdough Secrets
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Sourdough Secrets

27 Jun 2024

Join award-winning baker and food writer Dan Lepard in our hands-on six hour sourdough masterclass. With 30 years of experience Dan really does have all the tips to achieve the best crust and crumb, taste and texture. Across the day you’ll make three different loaves from scratch; learn Dan’s approach to mixing, kneading, folding and shaping before baking the perfect loaf by creating steam in the oven! What’s more, you’ll make a sourdough starter from scratch and have the most delicious lunch!

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£180French Pastries - Les Classiques
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French Pastries - Les Classiques

29 Jun 2024

If you want to add a touch of je ne sais quoi to your baking then try our French Breakfast Pastries classUnder the expert guidance of our teachers and following a demonstration on how to make and shape croissant dough and brioche, you will make your own buttery croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, brioche and confectioner’s custard. You’ll even be able to take home your own croissant dough to use at your leisure.

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£1100Summer Cooking Camp for Teens
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Summer Cooking Camp for Teens

22 Jul 2024 until 26 Jul 2024

The Teen Cooking Camp is an intensive teenager cooking course during the half-term or summer holidays.

We will take your teen from baked beans to brilliance in just five days, teaching them the essentials of cooking. They’ll finish the week with many varied, easy and enjoyable recipes that can be enjoyed every night of the week.

Each day, they will arrive to a Cookery School breakfast of freshly baked morning goods and hot chocolate, tea or coffee. At lunchtime, they will sit around the Cookery School table to enjoy tasting the dishes they have made. Every afternoon, there will be food-related activities and challenges.

This teenager cooking workshop aims to leave students confident that they can cook well for themselves and replicate the dishes they have learnt in their home kitchen.

IN THIS TEENAGER COOKING CURRICULUM, THEY WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING:

 

MONDAY
On the first day of the course, they will learn the following:

Bread-making – starting with granary bread rolls
A good seasonal soup – minestrone
Roast crispy chicken with roast potatoes
Roast seasonal vegetables
Fruit salad – cutting up well and choosing fruits that work together is the secret here
Brownies

 

TUESDAY
On the second day of the course, they will learn the following:

Bread/pizza-making – using the dough technique you learned yesterday, you will again make bread dough, but this time for pizza bases. You will make the toppings too, including the tomato sauce
Learn how to make a good salad dressing and quickly prepare a perfect salad with an introduction to different salad ingredients and the tricks for making varied and exciting options
Baked seasonal fruit
Cupcakes

 

WEDNESDAY
On the third day of the course, they will learn the following:

Breakfasts – oatmeal and bircher muesli
Hassle-free bolognese sauce
Foolproof béchamel sauce (the perfect base for mac and cheese)
Lasagne, using your Bolognese sauce and béchamel.
A classic Tricolore salad with balsamic dressing
A classic sponge cake that can be eaten on its own, topped with a chocolate ganache, or filled with jam or cream.

 

THURSDAY
On the fourth day of the course, they will learn the following:

Salad Nicoise, including how to boil eggs to perfection
Grilling and baking fish
Tartare and lemon butter sauces
Potatoes dauphinoise and oven-baked chips
Crème caramel


FRIDAY
On the fifth day of the course, they will learn the following:

Scones – plain and cheese
The secrets of delicious vegetable soups
Fish pie topped with gorgeous mashed potato
Vegetarian and beef Cornish pasties
Fruit crumbles

 

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£1040The Ultimate Baking Course
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The Ultimate Baking Course

13 Aug 2024 until 16 Aug 2024

Learn to bake with our four-day intensive baking course! Even though you’ll enter a beginner, you will leave with all the confidence and competence to create a wide range of beautiful baked goods. This course takes you through the fundamental baking principles and techniques, for example cakes, pastry, breads, macarons, meringues and cake decorating. Furthermore, you’ll pick up plenty of tips and tricks to assist you in future baking adventures. The course will be a mix of hands-on and interactive demonstrations, ensuring you cover as much as possible over the four days.

Firstly, at the start of each session in this baking workshop, you will be welcomed with breakfast. After this, you’ll roll up your sleeves to start baking. In the afternoon, you will sit down to enjoy lunch with organic wine before diving straight back in. Best of all , after each class, you will take home what you have made, so be sure to bring along a container to every lesson.

We are happy for students to pay for this course in up to three instalments, with the final payment made at least one week before the course starts. If you want to do this, please call us to book your place.

Should you be interested in shorter sessions, try our three-hour French breakfast pastriespastry or cakes classes.

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15b Little Portland Street, Marylebone, London, W1W 8BW

020 7631 4590

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