We are experienced in teaching chefs from all around the world a range of different cuisines and techniques.

So if you are a chef in training, a private cook for a family or an experienced chef looking to broaden your culinary skills, we can personalise a full programme entirely to suit your desired outcome. Whether you are interested in learning more about a specific cuisine, cooking for particular dietary requirements, mastering certain culinary skills or a mixture of these, get in touch so we can put a plan together for you.

  • We specialise in teaching apprentices and experienced and accomplished chefs looking for a bespoke programme to develop new skills or expand their skills for use in their professional lives.
  • All of our chefs are trained in food science and culinary arts and can teach any level of ability in a wide range of cuisines.
  • We can cater for specialised dietary requirements and nutritional needs.
  • You can choose a specific cuisine to focus on or a range of different cuisines to broaden your horizon.

From Indian and Thai, to Japanese and Middle Eastern, all of our classes are available to teach on a personal cheffing basis for your own exclusive learning and enjoyment. Or we can design a class uniquely capturing the cuisine of your choice. We work with chefs to develop highly authentic recipes and culinary skills by working at their specific level, coaching them to be prepared for fine dining and expertise in presentation and delivery. We can offer these services for anytime between a day programme (to work on a specific area or cuisine) to week long programmes (for more in depth and multi cuisine learning) depending on your needs and the areas you wish to cover and develop.


  • Review and understand the learning objectives
  • Design and develop a recipe plan
  • One to one coaching – teach the recipes, hands on cookery
  • Ingredients to cook the recipes
  • Explanation of all the spices and why they are used in the chosen cuisine, flavour, tone and characteristic in food, when to use, what to use and how
  • Cook, taste and review
  • A full recipe pack
  • 2 week follow up to ensure the learning objectives have been met and reinforced

Rickmansworth or client location (price on application)

Group sizes
Private tuition – one to one

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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)
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