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Middle Eastern Cooking Class


On our One-day Persian & Middle  Eastern cookery class you’ll learn how to blend an array of aromatic spices to create mouth-watering dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Morocco, Lebanon, and Persia.

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Welcome to our Middle Eastern Cooking Class, where you’ll embark on a journey of exotic and vibrant flavours!

Our small-group classes offer a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of Persian & Middle Eastern cuisine from our expert chefs and create delicious and authentic dishes that combine sweet and savoury flavours in perfect harmony.

Join us for a hands-on cooking experience, where you’ll learn how to blend an array of aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, and roasted cumin, to create mouth-watering dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Morocco, Lebanon, and Persia.


Some of the dishes you can expect to learn in our Middle Eastern Cooking Class include:

  • Baklava: a sweet and flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey syrup
  • Moroccan couscous salad: a refreshing and colourful salad made with couscous, vegetables, and herbs.
  • Lebanese kibbeh: a crispy shell of bulgur wheat filled with spiced ground meat or vegetables.
  • Chicken tagine with dates and almonds: a succulent and flavourful Moroccan stew with tender chicken, sweet dates, and crunchy almonds
  • Vegetable pilaf with apricots: a fragrant and colourful rice dish with dried apricots, nuts, and aromatic spices

We also offer alternative recipes for any dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-intolerant options. Eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring – let us show you how to create delicious meals that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Contact us today to learn more.


At our Middle Eastern Cooking Class, you’ll not only learn how to prepare these amazing dishes, but also gain valuable insights and tips on how to achieve authentic flavours, textures, and aromas.

Our classes are enjoyable and interactive, and cater to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned cooks.

Book your spot now and spice up your day with the mysterious and enchanting flavours of Middle Eastern food!

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Reviews (6)

Amazing teacher – great, useful skills were learnt. The delivery of the class was really impressive and the teacher was willing to answer all the questions we asked. I really enjoyed this  Mediterranean class – it was informal, very friendly and very well run.

“This class was a great introduction to Middle Eastern cooking. The tutor was very engaging and easy to follow and I had a very enjoyable day. Thank you.”

“I had not cooked Middle Eastern food before this class, but the class was still completely relevant to my needs. It was delivered at a good pace and the teaching chef was considerate to everyone’s needs. I had an excellent day.”

“An excellent class in Middle Eastern Cookery – you have really hit the nail on the head and I was surprised at the level of authenticity of Middle Eastern flavours and styles of cooking. It was very reminiscent of home cooking back in Syria. Great variation of recipes and I’m glad you will be teaching others how to cook this way.”

“The Middle Eastern class has given me a new set of ideas for easy, tasty food. The course was clear, informative and pitched at the right level. It was great fun, and well worth the money and the time.”

“The course today was very relevant – it introduced me to many things I would never have tried. Your teaching chef’s knowledge about Persian food was much appreciated and she delivered the class beautifully.”

Faqs (16)

Can I bring a spectator with me?

I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

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.

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.

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 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’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, 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.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher 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.

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 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.

Is there parking available on site?

Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 13+ 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 (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.

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 in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

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.

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