This is the home of Indian cuisine where The Cooking Academy story began. Kumud Gandhi, founder of The Academy – is of Indian heritage and comes from a long line of spice merchants on her father’s side, so with our classes in this cuisine you can be sure you’ll get the best and most experienced hand possible in learning to cook Indian fare.
Our classes are designed to give people the confidence to work with different herbs and spices usually associated with Indian and Asian cuisine and extend their range and knowledge of making every day Indian food. Cooking classes are entirely hands-on and experiential so that you can go back and apply what you have learnt in your own home.
In all classes except the intermediate and advanced class we start with a spice trail and explain the use of spices in food before going onto the practical application of them in making a range of spice blends and everyday easy to cook meals. For those people who are already good at Indian cooking we can begin to really provide some depth and look at building courses of meals. Whatever your level we will simplify the learning and practise process by making it a fun and relaxed event.
We offer an exciting range of group or one to one cooking classes, for beginners or for seasoned cooks. Our classes are specifically tailored to meet your requirements and we will identify your objectives prior to the day.
For one to one classes, menus are designed in line with your learning objectives and so the lesson can be entirely directed to suit your tastes and lifestyle. All ingredients and utensils are provided by us.
We will demystify the myth that Indian cooking is complex and long winded. By the end of a class with us, you will be ready to take on any good Indian cook. Besides the knowledge of authentic dishes you’ll have a lot more confidence with many other cookery techniques and short cuts in the kitchen to make life easier when cooking.