“I wanted to thank Pam for such an enjoyable day yesterday at The Cooking Academy with my girlfriends. We enjoyed the introduction talk on the chillies particularly, because although we are familiar with them, I was never sure which ones to use for which dish. The “hands-on” part was really the best, being able to make the samosas and pakoras was a lot of fun; the girls really enjoyed themselves. It was nice having just a group of friends, and the atmosphere was friendly, so it became like a chat in a familiar kitchen! It was lovely to see Kumud and have her developing her cranberry dipping sauce in the background whilst we were there and also answering questions in such a knowledgeable and friendly way. It was such a lovely gift from my husband to share the day with my friends and I hope to be able to attend more of the classes!” Joan Sasin
“Thank you so much for organising the day for my family to come and cook together at The Cooking Academy. My father-in-law was so chuffed with the surprise cookery day; he doesn’t often see all his children together in one place so it was very special. Everyone was unbelievably enthusiastic – even the non-cooks joined in and got so much out of it. They have all been cooking the recipes and sharing photos on the group whats app! We all had a super day and James and I thank you for all the little details in making it special for his big birthday. They really enjoyed the spice trail as much as the cooking, sorry if we over ran, they are just animated by it all and it was a good refresher for me.” Kellie Wellington
“Thank you for a cookery class for our group last week, they all loved it and are still taking about it with family and friends and our customer in the business. For me and Jan it was perfect from a personal point of view – learning all about the spices and in such a relaxed environment – we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thanks for all the individual touches to make the birthday boy feel special you really went the extra mile and had everything in place for us, It was much more than we expected. Please also thank Pam – the class was really well delivered and punctuated with lots fun and laughter. We’d love to do the Thai class so I’m looking forward to the next birthday in the group. See you soon.” Steve Ward
“I just wanted to thank you again for such a great day yesterday. I learned so much more than just a few tasty recipes. I was a bit anxious at first about being a one to one class, but you soon put me at my ease; I had the privilege of learning through watching you cook alongside me. Your knowledge of food and your holistic approach to cooking combined with your easy way of communicating made the day relaxing and fun. Thanks again and best wishes.” Helen Crooke
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