About The Cooking Academy

We are an international cookery and Wellness Academy that teaches people and organisations how to prepare and cook food for wellness and nutritional health. We are unique in our approach to cookery by putting ingredients and their beneficial health properties at the heart of everything we teach.

Our Approach

We believe that food is the foundation of good health, and we are dedicated to educating our clients on how to use food to promote wellness and vitality. Our background and experience are steeped in science, nutrition, chemistry and wellbeing, as well as promoting great food and flavour. It is from this perspective that we have grown our business from strength to strength.

Corporate Services

In addition to our cookery classes, we also offer a range of corporate services, including coaching in wellness, team-building for leadership and development and food innovation. We work with many food manufacturers and agencies in food development to create healthy, flavoursome, and innovative products that meet the needs of today’s health-conscious consumers.


Nutrition and Recipe Development

Our work is about understanding nutrition and helping others to incorporate healthy outcomes through careful recipe development and flavour creatives. Our team of food scientists, nutritionists, and chefs are experienced in creating delicious and nutritious meals and explaining the latest science behind the food choices. They are up to date with research and thinking on topics such as gut health, nutritional eating, dairy-free, gluten-free diets, keto, paleo, and vegetable-based diets.


Spices and Herbs

Our insight into the world of herbs, spices, and the alchemy of food comes from generations of spice blenders and chemists. Our affiliated company, The Saffron House spice company, is a multi-award-winning producer of high-quality pure spices and spice blends. Our spices are free of chemicals and available to purchase either at the end of a cooking class or from our online shop.

Join us at The Cooking Academy to learn how to cook good food and feel great for a lifetime of wellness. Don’t forget to sign up to our Newsletter to learn how to use food to promote wellness and vitality.

Nutritional eating and well-being are crucial for maintaining health and overall wellness, whether it is physical, mental, or emotional.
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We provide events at a variety of venues for Corporate Events in : London EC1V (Central Street), London Hammersmith, London...
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Assess potential employees through a unique channel of team interaction helping you to identify the perfect fit for your organisation.
Kumud Gandhi is a renowned food scientist, keynote speaker, published author, food writer, broadcaster, and founder of The Cooking Academy....

What people say.

"I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to The Cooking Academy and everyone involved for my Vietnamese Course I attended today. I absolutely loved the course it was so informative; the food was outstanding and so tasty and authentic, and Sarah was a brilliant teacher. The group were lovely, and I had such a fun day thank you so very much. I hope to return and do the Indian course later in the year"
Vietnamese class-Karen Peacock
"All of your recipes are very minimal ingredients yet so much flavour."
The Garlic Story Book – Rita G
"I just wanted to drop a note to say having received the book for my birthday in November I’ve cooked something different from the book every week and used it to do most if not all of my Christmas cooking.  The Lamb and the potatoes went down a storm!  I’ve received lots of compliments for my food and just wanted to Thank you "
The Garlic Story Book – Smita M
"This book doesn't just share recipes; it shares the heart and soul of cooking. I'm already planning a garlic-themed dinner party!"
The Garlic Story Book – Nick S
"The Garlic Story unlocks a whole new world of culinary possibilities. A must-read for every food enthusiast!"
The Garlic Story Book – Zach D
"I’m loving your latest book, I’ve made quite a few recipes, and they are so easy to follow, and just like ‘A cupboard Full of spices’ delivers so much flavour.  I’ve never made a confit before so that’s another new thing I’ve learned.  I’m loving it ….  Thank you for helping me to cook so much more from scratch … you’ve changed our families eating habits forever! "
The Garlic Story Book – Priya G
"Oh, to hear that one should ditch the garlic press! A revelation. I had no idea, and I shall do so, and pass the word around!"
The Garlic Story Book – Janet L
I had a really great time taking part and the food was just divine! The uber “healthy” recipes I’ve tried in the past have been somewhat uninspiring, but Kumud’s packed in so much flavour. And she did such a great job at explaining why the ingredients are important and what they do for us. 10 out of 10 afternoon, thank you!  (Kate -Karl Storz)
Karl Storz – Corporate Events
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