The best cooking classes, courses and workshops in London and the UK

Explore our round-up of the best cookery classes in London and the UK - with something for every ability and every budget

Updated on 21 August 2019 • Written By Caroline Hendry

The best cooking classes, courses and workshops in London and the UK

Whether you want to hone your own cooking skills, take a fun class with friends or discover the perfect team-building task that everyone will enjoy, we have rounded up the best cooking classes in London. From gourmet workshops to fun chocolate making classes, there is something for every budget and every ability.

One Day Masterclass with Lunch to Learn the secrets of Michel Roux Jrs Kitchen at Sauce by the Langham

Learn the culinary secrets of Michel Roux Jr.’s Kitchen with an unforgettable cookery class at The Langham, London. Catering for both novices and accomplished cooks, this one day cookery class will allow you to refine your skills and learn all the tips and tricks used by the experts. During your course you will discover the secrets behind the contemporary classics on offer at the Roux at the Landau’s menu and - under the wing of the head chef - you will learn to create a three-course meal in a modern French style. To complete your experience you will also be sampling some of the best wines to pair with your dishes.  

Where is the class? The Langham, Marylebone

How much does it cost? £295 per person

How do I book? Book through Virgin Experience Days 

READ MORE: Who's who in the Roux family?

Le Cordon Bleu - Various classes

As well as being a home for professional-level chef training, Le Cordon Bleu also offers one off classes and short courses for ameteur cooks looking to improve their skills and learn new techniques. Classes include teachings on sauces, chocolate making and the art of baking and pastry making, amongst other gourmet offerings. Choose from classes that are for a few hours through to short courses spread over a few days.

Where is the class? Le Cordon Bleu, Holborn

How much does it cost? Masterclasses start from £75 per person

How do I book? Book direct with Le Cordon Bleu

All day, half day and evening bakery classes at The Dusty Knuckle Bakery

The Dusty Knuckle School of Baking is open to corporate groups looking for a teambuildining activity and ametur bakers wanting to hone their skills alike. During your class you will learn about a range of baked goods, the importance of quality ingredients when baking and of course will try your hand at some baking yourself - with advice and guidance from the experts. Each class will leave you equipped with the skills you need to bake at home, armed with recipes, a few baking gifts and treats and during your class you will also be treated to a delicious dinner and beer from the venue’s neighbours at 40ft Brewery.

Where is the class? The Dusty Knuckle School of Baking, Dalston

How much does it cost? Prices start from £64

How do I book? Book direct with The Dusty Knuckle School of Baking 

Pasta Masterclass for Two at Gordon Ramsey’s Union Street Cafe

A cooking class that involves both pasta and wine? We are sold! The warm and friendly vibe of Union Street Cafe is apparent as soon as you walk through the door and you can experience even more of this eatery’s friendly hospitality by attending a pasta making masterclass for two. During your three and a half hour masterclass you will learn how to make restaurant-worthy pasta from scratch with expert tuition from one of Union Street’s passionate chefs. You will then end the class by dining on a three-course meal - that includes the pasta you made - along with a glass of wine that has been perfectly paired to your dish.

Where is the class? Union Street Cafe, Southbank

How much does it cost? £190 for two people

How do I book? Book through Virgin Experience Days

Biscuiteers Boutique 'Icing Lates' Evening Icing Class with Prosecco

Biscuit connoisseurs the Biscuiteers offer a few different classes but our favourite has to be their ‘icing lates’ - this is an evening icing class that caters for small groups. You will never be in a class of more than ten people so there is plenty of opportunity to receive one on one tuition and you also will be welcomed with a glass of prosecco on arrival. Their experts will guide you through the skills and techniques you will need to ice like a pro and you will leave the class with five biscuits you have iced yourself. 

Where is the class? Cafes at Notting Hill or Northcote Road

How much does it cost? Prices vary by class

How do I book? Book direct with the Biscuiteers

Half Day Course at the Raymond Blanc Cookery School at Belmond Le Manoir

If you want to venture out of the city and into the countryside then head to the glorious Belmond Le Manoir hotel in Oxfordshire. As you drive through the honeyed-stone gate posts you will be stepping into Raymond Blanc’s world of phenomenal cooking. You will experience an intensive three hour cookery course from the hotel’s head tutor Mark Peregrine - a chef with more than 30 years of experience and a serious passion for cooking and teaching. Under his expert guidance you will create a delicious three-course meal with fantastic and fresh ingredients. Courses can be tailored for all levels and abilities so you can build on your existing skills - all while in beautiful surroundings. You will also receive light refreshments of tea and coffee throughout your course.

Where is the class? Belmond Le Manoir Hotel, Oxford

How much does it cost? £185 per person

How do I book? Book through Virgin Experience Days

Cookery School at Little Portland Street

The Cookery School at Little Portland Street offers classes and short courses that have a heavy focus on straight-foward cooking and hands-on training. Removing jargon and technical terms from cooking, their classes can be tailored for all abilities and you can choose from a range of cuisines and cooking styles.

Where is the class? Cookery School at Little Portland Street

How much does it cost? Prices vary by class

How do I book? Book direct through the Cookery School

Asian Masterclass at the Smart School of Cookery for Two

Discover the secrets and skills you need to know to create delicious pan-Asian meals at home with this Asian Masterclass at Ann’s Smart School of Cookery. This hands on class for two is two hours long and you will learn some classic Asian dishes - including coconut Asian prawns finished with homemade sweet chilli sauce, along with spicy fish rice broth with orange and ginger sticky chicken. You will be taught the skills and expertise of a professional chef and be able to take these skills to enhance your Asian cooking style overall.  

Where is the class? Classes available in London, East England and South East England

How much does it cost? £198 for two people

How do I book? Book through Virgin Experience Days

Intensive Cookery Masterclass with Jean-Christophe Novelli and Luxury 5* Overnight Stay

If you are looking for a cookery class that will offer a real luxury experience then this intensive cookery masterclass with Jean-Christophe Novelli includes an overnight stay at  a 5-star hotel. The class begins with a champagne reception on arrival, followed by a hands-on masterclass in Jean-Christophe Novelli’s home. You will also be able to enjoy a three-course lunch with wine before ending your day with a Q&A with the chef, a signed book and a photo opportunity. Then relax and unwind with a night at a nearby luxury hotel.

Where is the class? Hertfordshire

How much does it cost? £1,990 for two people

How do I book? Book through Virgin Experience Days

Leith’s School of Food and Wine - Various Classes

Whether you are looking to train professionally or simply become the most amazing host for your next dinner party, Leith’s School of Food and Wine have a range of classes to suit - from one off classes to full courses. Individual classes include knife skills, sauces, gluten-free cooking and classes tailored to a variety of different cuisines.

Where is the class? Leith's School of Food and Wine, White City

How much does it cost? Prices vary by class

How do I book? Book direct with Leith's

Are you looking for team-building ideas? If cooking classes aren't quite for you then browse our selection of other team-building activities that would be perfect for your next event.