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Corporate events

Corporate team-building, leadership & development away days and client hospitality cookery events, to keep your teams engaged, connected and inspired.

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Nutritional coaching, wellness presentations, workshops and cookery events to build a resilient workforce. Eat well – perform better – feel great.

Nutritional coaching, wellness presentations, workshops and cookery events to build a resilient workforce.


You really can cook something sophisticated and delicious; try something different and release the ‘creative you’.

Our Classes

Indian Cooking Class
Welcome to the real India! Established in 2010, The Indian cooking class is where the story began here at The Cooking Academy. Alongside her rich Indian heritage and descending from a long line of spice merchants, our founder, chef and…Read more Indian Cooking Class ›
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Thai Cookery Class
Thai food is founded on simple ingredients from fresh fish and vegetables, rice and aromatic herbs and spices. We will e teach you how to use these ingredients to make a selection of popular Thailand foods enjoyed by Thai people…Read more Thai Cookery Class ›
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An Introduction To Cooking Cookery Class
Whether you’re just embarking on cooking for yourself or a young adult transforming into independent life, or a budding chef, we’ll teach you how to cook with confidence.Read more An Introduction To Cooking Cookery Class ›
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Nutritious & Delicious Cookery Class – Eat well to live well
For people with a passion for food who want to learn how to get the best nutritional value out of their meal choices. Learn how to incorporate the healthiest foods into exciting and tasty recipes in a non-technical and uncomplicated way.Read more Nutritious & Delicious Cookery Class – Eat well to live well ›
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Italian Cooking Classes
Italian cooking is renowned for its use of fresh, high-quality ingredients cooked simply but well. Our Italian class will transport you to the heart of Italy! Where we will take you step by step through a range of classic favourites…Read more Italian Cooking Classes ›
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Mediterranean Cooking Class
The Mediterranean diet is one of the most highly regarded diets in the world, and for good reason! Let us inspire you starting with the cuisines of France – we will move on to tempt your taste buds with the varied flavours of Greece, Italy, Spain, and Turkey to introduce you to some of the…
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Middle Eastern Cooking Class
On our One-day Persian & Middle  Eastern cookery class you'll learn how to blend an array of aromatic spices to create mouth-watering dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Morocco, Lebanon, and Persia.Read more Middle Eastern Cooking Class ›
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Knife Skills Masterclass
You will learn how to chop, slice and dice to save time and perfect your julienne, baton and chiffonade skills.Read more Knife Skills Masterclass ›
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Fish Cookery Class
You'll discover how to cook different types of fish and seafood, what to look out for when buying fish and how introduce delicious and highly nutritious seafood in your diet with ease.Read more Fish Cookery Class ›
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Menopause Cookery Class
In this one-day hand-on cookery class we will guide you through the impact of menopause and what your body needs to cope with it. We will show you which foods to embrace and how to add them to you diet as well as which foods to avoid.Read more Menopause Cookery Class ›
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Asian Street Food Class
From India's spicy samosas to Vietnam's savoury nem nuong, our expert chefs will guide you through the preparation of street food delicacies from across Asia.Read more Asian Street Food Class ›
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Malaysian Cooking Class – From Kuala Lumpur To Penang
In this Cookery class we showcase the best of Malaysian cuisine, with an emphasis on balancing sweet, sour, and salty flavours, often enhanced with a touch of chilli heat.Read more Malaysian Cooking Class – From Kuala Lumpur To Penang ›
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Seoul Cooking Class – The Contemporary Korean Chef
Learn to cook and experience the best techniques that form the backbone of Korean cuisine. From historic dishes such as kimchi and bibimbap through to Miso glazed ribs with ingredients that have taken the culinary world by storm.Read more Seoul Cooking Class – The Contemporary Korean Chef ›
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Chinese Cooking Class – The Shanghai Express
Experience the best of China's culinary heritage from spicy Szechuan to subtle Cantonese flavours, explore bold spices, savoury dishes, and rich cultural history.Read more Chinese Cooking Class – The Shanghai Express ›
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Vietnamese Cookery Class
Using everyday ingredients, explore the unique flavours of Vietnamese cuisine and learn how to create fresh, healthy, and delicious dishes.Read more Vietnamese Cookery Class ›
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What people say.

Our cookery event was designed to improve inter-team relationships and encourage colleagues to get to know each other outside of the workspace since happy employees mean happy customers – and growing revenues.  Our objectives were met 100%, exceeding everyone’s expectations for the day, The teams had great fun and most importantly, took something away for themselves, and they have talked about the day since so we’ve created shared memories.   There was good wine and plenty of banter and jokes, it was highly sociable.  And for me, the best part of the day was “watching the whole team putting their effort into the cooking and enjoying themselves.” (Thomas Schneider  – Concur Technologies)

Team Building – Concur Technologies

The event was a lot of fun and a great experience for the whole team, especially since most were out of their comfort zone and yet embraced the tasks. The motivational presentation on nutritional eating was very well received by all the teams and has inspired change here. They are highly charged and engaging with each other as we wanted and so we have achieved everything we had hoped and more. (Trevor Ballantyne – BMW)

BMW – Wellness in the Workplace

“This was a very novel experience that makes an interesting talking point with clients – very different to the usual team building events, highly informative, exciting and great differentiator” (Richard Parry – Barclays)

Barclays Team building – Cookery Event

“Thank you. I had a wonderful day – really enjoyable, very friendly, making learning very easy and interesting. The class has given me lots of ideas for both simple evening dinners but also dinner parties. It has really opened up a whole new style of cooking for me. Brilliant – highly recommended.”

Cookery Class – Steven Riisberg

This book is one to keep in your kitchen, lovely recipes, spices are very easy to understand as details are at the front of the pages. Made the vegetable pakaro they are so easy to make and so tasty.  (Rita G)

A Cupboard Full of Spices
A cupboard full of spices

The objective of the day was a bit fun and raised everyone’s confidence within the team, which I believe the event definitely did. There has been a great buzz in the office over the past few days, with everyone sharing their experiences” (Neil Mcgruer – BAM)

BAM – Leadership and Development Cookery Event

Just to say a big thanks for another successful event. I was delighted to see how the event really brought them all together to work to achieve the tasks and they really enjoyed themselves and have been buzzing about it in the office ever since. In fact it’s generated a lot of interest in cooking and they are all keen to practice their recipes at home. (Liz Barber – DLL Financial Solutions)

DLL – Wellness in the Workplace

“Thank you so much for organising the day for my family to come and cook together at The Cooking Academy. My father-in-law was so chuffed with the surprise cookery day; he doesn’t often see all his children together in one place so it was very special. Everyone was unbelievably enthusiastic – even the non-cooks joined in and got so much out of it.  They have all been cooking the recipes and sharing photos on the group whats app! We all had a super day and James and I thank you for all the little details in making it special for his big birthday.  They really enjoyed the spice trail as much as the cooking, sorry if we over ran, they are just animated by it all and it was a good refresher for me.“

Private class for family – Kellie Wellington