About Sophie Horsford

We are an independently run cookery school based in Putney, South London. We offer a wealth of professional cookery classes ranging from beginner to experienced chef.

Duck Breast With Braised Pumpkin Lentils

This delicious duck recipe was the star of the show at a private class we hosted for a birthday party. It really is the perfect winter warmer dinner party dish for impressing your friends and family! Duck Breast (Serves 4) Ingredients: 3 duck breasts salt and pepper Method: Preheat the oven to 200C. Sprinkle some [...]

Salmon Steaks in a Spicy Tomato Sauce on Pearl Barley

This salmon steak recipe, served with a spicy tomato sauce and pearl barley is delicious, and is full of health benfits, perfect for detoxing for 2017!

Chia Pudding

If you're detoxing for January, or merely looking to eat a little healthier in the new year, we recommend this delicious and healthy chia pudding. Chia seeds are ridiculously good for you, boasting a tonne of health benefits and essential vitamins, including; Omega-3, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc and Folic Acid. Mixed with a little [...]

Our year at The Avenue

It's been a big and busy year here at The Avenue. Heres a look-back at 2016, and to a very happy, prosperous and delicious new year!

Christmas Cookies

These delicious Christmas cookies are beautifully sweet and will melt in your mouth. So easy to make, and perfect for baking with the kids over the Christmas holidays. Decorate with snowflakes, or get creative with whatever you like! Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Christmas Cookie Recipe Makes approximately 30 cookies Ingredients: 115g  sugar [...]

Country & Town House Magazine

Check out our feature in Country & Town House Magazine & classes for young people, especially our AAP Approved DofE Gold Residential Course, new for 2017!


We've been featured in The Metro in their guide to a hands-on Christmas! Our Festive Dinner Party Dining Class on 8th December now has The Metro seal of approval. Check out the feature yourself in The Metro on pg. 27! And it's easy to see why. The festive edition of our popular Dinner Party Dining [...]

Mince Pies

These mince pies are little festive bites of Christmas heaven! Perfect for wowing guests at your Christmas dinner party, or tucking into, whilst curled up on the sofa, with a glass of sherry!

Kent Online Ski Beat Feature

The lovely people from Kent Online came along to the Chalet Cookery Class hosted by Ski Beat at The Avenue and wrote us a wonderful review. We are proud to be affiliated with Ski Beat and so many great ski companies, which means we can get our chalet hosts trained in our school ski chalet [...]

Mango Salsa

This deliciously fruity mango and avocado salsa goes great with seared tuna steak or grilled chicken! It's so simple and quick to make and can be made in advance to let the flavours develop. Perfect for wowing friends at your next dinner party! Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients 1 small mango 1 ripe avocado 3 tbs coriander, [...]