Intermediate cooking class


Our one day Intermediate cookery class has been designed to follow on from the popular Introduction to Cooking class. We know from past experience and delegate feedback that many of our students want to increase their repertoire of recipes and gain additional skills to bolster their confidence, before advancing on to one of our many other one day classes.

The Intermediate class bridges this gap and encourages you to develop a lifelong enthusiasm for cooking. The class is almost entirely hands-on and is designed to teach you further essentials of cookery. This truly is a must have for those seeking to develop their skills and wanting to understand how easy and gratifying cooking really is. As always we keep our classes small, enabling our students to benefit from maximum attention from our chef. The pace of the class is relaxed in order for you to feel confident that you have mastered a recipe or technique before we move on, with plenty of time for questions.

Building on the skills you will have acquired from the introductory class you will learn how to pan fry, roast meats and make a white sauce. In addition we will teach you how to develop new ideas using the recipes as a jumping off point and how to trust your most important asset- your palate.

By the end of the session you will have further developed your skills, your confidence and your repertoire of recipes and be ready to rattle those pots and pans!

Class Menu:- The ultimate mac and cheese, burgers four ways with street-cart onions, roasted Keralan chicken curry, luxury fish pie, paprika chicken with rosemary roasties


This class is not suitable for vegetarians and vegans 

If you would like to speak in detail about your needs, please get in touch.

All classes are held at our Rickmansworth venue, WD3 1JR


Find us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter!


You’ll learn to cook a wide range of exciting dishes using fresh easy-to-buy ingredients with great nutritional value. You’ll also discover the many medicinal benefits of herbs and spices.

  • Usually 6-8 people per class
  • Includes lunch (cooked by you!) and wine, beer or soft drinks
  • All the ingredients and equipment is provided, all you need to provide is yourself!
  • Suitable for both those new to cooking or have some experience.
  • Suitable for vegetarian, vegan or other dietary needs.

I have an intolerance, allergy or other dietary requirement?
We pride ourselves on catering for every student in our classes and recipes can be adjusted for your requirements. Just let us know well ahead of your class or contact us to talk about it in more detail.

I don’t like spicy food; will this class be too hot for me?
In all our classes each student will cook their own meals, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste.

Is lunch provided?
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 free parking available on site.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?
Yes, you will need to bring some tupperware/plastic containers with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. Everything else, including an apron cookware and ingredients 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 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.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?
Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes. Please do not wear any open toed shoes or flip-flops for health and safety reasons.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?
You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you will use in the class, as well as a variety of spices.

Book onto a class: £199

Please click one of the dates below to book your class.

Class fully booked
Sat 17 Sep
(09:30 - 15:00)
Class fully booked
Mon 03 Oct
(09:30 - 15:00)
7 places available
Thu 17 Nov
(09:30 - 15:00)

Or buy an open dated voucher:

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

Or book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions