Half Day Beginners Indian Cooking Classes

Overview

In a world of Indian ready-meals and sauces claiming to be authentic there’s plenty of room for improvement – join us and we’ll show you how!  Now you can experience India’s varied and flavour-packed cuisine at first hand, and learn the entire cooking process for a number of dishes from start to finish in just a few hours.

A short ‘n’ sweet version of our One Day Indian Cooking class, you’ll receive the same attention to detail and personalised tutoring.

We’ll give you an introduction to fundamentals of proper spice blending – so you have a complete understanding of the use of spices and the essence of Indian cooking – and you’ll still get to walk away with the wholesome, delicious food you have made at the end of the day.

This cookery class is a real hands-on experience for those of you who want to get down to some spice blending and understanding the essence of Indian food. Dishes covered include , fish masala, Bombay potatoes, masala chicken curry and the ubiquitous raita, providing the platform to build your culinary skills in all types of Indian cooking.

No previous cooking knowledge is needed, just a desire to cook and learn!

Itinerary
  • Maximum of six people per course
  • Includes lunch (cooked by you!) and refreshments; wine, beer or soft drinks
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment. All you need to provide is you!
  • Suitable for both inexperienced and experienced cooks
  • Suitable  for vegetarian dietary requirements
Reviews
FAQs
I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me? In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like. I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend? Our Indian, Thai, Spanish Tapas and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking. Is lunch provided in this class? Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking. Is there parking available on site? Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge. Is there anything I need to bring to the class? Yes, you will need to bring some tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided. Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes? Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference. Can I bring a spectator with me? I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class. If I purchase this cookery class can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference? Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value. What is the minimum age to attend a class? Anyone from the age of 11+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help. I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do? Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you. I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem? We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking.  Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer's responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being. I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me? All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance. Will I eat the food I make? There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made. What should I wear/take with me to the course? Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers. Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day? You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices. Will I have food left over to take home with me? Not on this class. You will have enjoyed it all for lunch!

Book onto a class: £115

Great if you have a date in mind

Class fully booked
Tue 23 Jul
(10:00 - 13:00)
Class fully booked
Mon 12 Aug
(10:00 - 13:00)
6 places available
Tue 03 Sep
(14:00 - 17:00)
Class fully booked
Tue 03 Sep
(14:00 - 17:00)
Class fully booked
Tue 03 Sep
(10:00 - 13:00)
6 places available
Tue 01 Oct
(10:00 - 13:00)
Class fully booked
Tue 01 Oct
(14:00 - 17:00)

Buy an open dated voucher:

Can be used on any date, or perfect as a gift!

Book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions

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