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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What people say.

What an amazing day we all had…it has been the topic of conversation today and the photos have been flying around the office!  It has had the desired effect on the teams here so we are delighted with the outcome.     Thank you all for your most professional help not only before we arrived but during our event too.    (Dawn Lipman – Full Power Utilities)  
Full Power Utilities – Corporate Athlete
“I have to say the team really enjoyed the day off and generally are of the opinion that it was the best retreat event we have had so far! It was perfect for us, very interactive with clear goals and timelines and of course the pay off of lovely food.”  (Bren Vaughan - EBI) 
EBI – Employee Wellbeing Programme
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
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
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
"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
“I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone involved in making our event such as success – the team absolutely loved the day, which was professionally hosted and presented. We had a lot of fun and learning. Thanks for the great photos, and the menus – I know some of the team have already re-practiced some of these at home!” (Dominic Fry, Director of Revenue, Hilton)
Hilton – Eating for Immunity Event

Who we have worked with.

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