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.

Gluten Free Pasta with Homemade Pesto

Not only is homemade pasta and pesto leagues above the stuff you buy in the shops, but this recipe is also gluten free! We whipped up this gluten free pasta showstopper at our Gluten Free Cookery Class in May, alongside an aubergine dip with a gluten free loaf, and some special brownies for pudding! See how easy it is to make your own gluten free pasta and pesto from scratch here

Food and Travel

Our Dinner Party Dining Class has been given the Food and Travel seal of approval, with a 5* review in their August edition!

The Avenue’s Weekly Shenanigans

Welcome back to our weekly Shenanigans Blog! It’s been another busy week here at The Avenue, with plenty of daytime and evening cookery classes to keep us all on our toes!

Carrot Cake

This Carrot Cake recipe will leave your taste buds longing for more. A recipe from our Ready Steady Bake masterclass, this concoction of lightly spiced carrot cake with our rich, indulgent icing is a proven winner. Don't take our word for it though, come along to our next Ready Steady Bake Class on June 25th and try it for yourself!

The Avenue’s Weekly Shenanigans

Chocolate Brownies, Spanish Tapas, Vietnamese Hotpot and Pan-seared Scallops with Pea Purée...more delicious adventures at The Avenue!

Elderflower and Wine Cocktail

We're bringing you this perfectly refreshing Elderflower and Wine Cocktail as our finale to our London Wine Week Recipe Series! The ideal beverage to sip on Friday as the weather warms up for the weeke

The Avenue’s Weekly Shenanigans

Welcome back to The Avenue’s Weekly Shenanigans! We finished last week off with the little ones back in the kitchen at our Kids Weekend Cookery Class, they made a delicious chicken pie with Leeks and Carrots. Then on Tuesday our After-School Cookery Class made some tasty Spring Rolls. We really try to get out Younger [...]

Spanish Sangria

Our second wine-inspired recipe for London Wine Week is this delicious Sangria. Simple to make and deliciously refreshing, it’s the perfect pairing for some of the recipes from out Spanish Tapas Class. Stay tuned for our final recipe, coming Friday! Ingredients: 3 Parts red wine 1 Part orange juice (preferably not from concentrate) 2 Parts [...]

Prawn and Asparagus Risotto

A Lemon, Prawn and Asparagus Risotto is the recipe we are bringing today to you as our way of celebrating the London Week Wine. At The Avenue Cookery School we will be posting wine inspired recipes from all over the world and first recipe takes us to Italy . White wine is used to enhance the flavour of the creamy risotto and the vegetables. A risotto recipe to add to our previous Mushroom Risotto one.

The Avenue’s Weekly Shenanigans

There’s never a dull moment here at The Avenue and this week was no exception. Take a look at what we've been up to this week at The Avenue...