WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING!
I just wanted to congratulate everyone at the wonderful Avenue cookery school who have taken my 18 year old son Jack (who found cracking an egg difficult two weeks ago!) and inspired him to cook. He loved every minute and had a fantastic time in such a relaxed and happy
atmosphere. I cannot thank you enough and will be recommending you to everyone
My girlfriend and I recently went to a pasta making course at the avenue cookery course. The family run school created a very relaxed environment, creating a really fun and informative class. At the end, we all had a sit down dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labour, which was a nice touch.
Brilliant day… excellent way to spend time with friends and learn new recipes. I recommend
the Ladies lunch class; great food, atmosphere and people. Diana and Richard are excellent hosts… we had such great fun
Amazing!! A really lovely family team. Wonderful tasty food and great fun making it. Thank you Avenue cookery school
I highly recommend the Avenue for anyone looking to
brush up on their skills, to complete beginners!
The family run school created a very relaxed environment,
creating a really fun and informative class. At the end, we all had a sit down dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labour, which was a nice touch. Thoroughly recommended!
I can truthfully say that I have had the most
fantastically fun few weeks so far this summer
“Brilliant day… excellent way to spend time with friends and learn new recipes. I recommend the Ladies lunch class; great food, atmosphere and people. Diana and
Richard are excellent hosts.. we had such great fun.”
What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! Really enjoyed the class
and got some really good tips on how to get rid of that hangover next time! Thanks again
!I haven’t seen Thomas so happy in a long time.”
“I had an awesome time and now can’t stop cooking! Cheese soufflés are in the oven as we
“Two very exciting and dynamic teachers.”
“Paddy had a great time last week on the Really Useful Course and has come home enthused
and offering to cook suppers – which is a first!”
We’ve just held our Christmas at The Avenue Cookery School and it was fantastic! Diana
and Richard were a fantastic team – really welcoming, entertaining and educational and shared loads of great cooking tips with us. We cooked a three course meal in groups and then sat down to eat it together – really relaxed and plenty of support and fun music along the way! Thanks for a fab night – we’ll definitely be back!
“So many useful tips at various levels of competence, and delivered without being patronising. They couldn’t have been more friendly or accommodating – they made us feel so welcome and relaxed and the session was so much fun! It was also really good value in comparison to every central London course I could find. Would definitely recommend.”
“I just wanted to thank you so much for giving my son, Hugo, such a wonderful week.”
Brilliant evening!!! Diana and Sophie were fantastic – great fun and very knowledgeable. Didn’t expect a cookery course to be so enjoyable! A great group, free flowing wine and lots of useful tips and tricks. I learnt loads and had a lot of fun doing it! At the end of the course you all sit down to eat what you’ve cooked around a big, friendly dinner table. Brilliant – highly
Highly recommend! Such a fantastic evening
Cooking should be fun and fabulous Diane makes it that highly recommend a trip to the
avenue see you all soon x
Fab evening and that’s from someone who is terrified of cooking !
what a brilliant time we had. The staff are brilliant and make
things easy to handle, I would definitely recommend the school for any occasion and we will be
My daughter had a fantastic week […] Richard, Diana and team are inspirational and really good fun Best of all it is DofE approved – total package!
I learnt so much my brain hurts!
Never has Ben enthused so much about 5 days! It was such a success he
only wishes he had been doing 2 weeks. That says it all !!
Brilliant evening!!! Didn’t expect a cookery course to be so
enjoyable! Highly recommended!
“Diana gave us a fantastic demonstration which made cooking look incredibly easy and even
inspired a total novice to have a go. She and her son then got us working which was a great way to learn new skills and we even managed to cook something, certainly the best meal “I’ve ever cooked” which was then enjoyed by all”
“Diana was fantastic, such fun and great canapés. Our hen loved it. I
thought time wise it worked really well and great canapé ideas – I even did some last night for a drinks party”
Great food, awesome fun. would definitely recommend this to
anyone who likes cooking
I wanted to thank you for a great cookery evening for my daughters 10th birthday. She had a ball and learnt so much from knife skills to making her own
ravioli and cooking her own steak with red wine jus.
“We are certainly noticing a more confident approach in the kitchen.”
My bridesmaids organised Avenue Cooley school for my hen party. It was perfect. I felt so relaxed and everyone had a great time learning new things and eating lots of delicious baked items at the end. Richard was friendly and made everyone feel at home. I would most definitely recommend.
The class started with a gentle/ relaxing yoga session with the lovely Claire and was followed by a healthy cookery class with Diana. We made our healthy/balanced meal as a small group which helped create a lovely relaxed and fun environment, the reward at the end was getting to enjoy the delicious meal sat around the table and a chance to chat and ask questions! On this occasion we made salmon papillote with an Asian herb salad followed by peanut butter chia pudding, both were incredibly tasty but also simple enough to recreate at home, which I think is really important, there is no point doing a cookery course with loads of fancy equipment, tons of ingredients and advanced skills if you are unable to make use of it when you get home! So thank you Avenue Cookery team for a lovely morning, you guys are great, i’m sure I will be back soon!
“Just wanted to say how much Jolie has enjoyed being with the cookery school this week, so a big thank you to all”
Great food, awesome fun. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes cooking
Such fun, gave me a passion for cooking
a lovely relaxed and fun environment incredibly tasty but also simple
enough to recreate at home”
The class was very well run, we would highly recommend it. […] Richard
was great, really sociable and supportive. The sushi was delicious and we feel fairly confident(ish) that we can recreate it at home!”
The Team are simply amazing and welcoming. It’s
hands on with guidance on every step with fab recipes and great tips . A really fantastic evening
and will definitely be returning
Thanks a lot! Daniel had such a great fun! Will be back in
December for sure! » We cannot praise this course enough.
“Thank you so much for an excellent course.”
“Thanks for such a great course, made my first item post course today of meringues – they were successful!”
“I can safely say that this course was easily one of the best weeks of summer and will certainly live long in the memory!” Really Useful Course, 2016
“The boys have all adored their time with you”
“Just wanted to say how much Jolie has enjoyed being with the cookery school this week, so
a big thank you to all.”
Cooking should be fun and fabulous, Diana makes it that.
Such fun, gave me a passion for cooking
“My son Christopher completed the Really Useful Course. He absolutely loved it and it is astonishing just how much he learned in five days.” Really Useful Course, 2016
Amazing!! A really lovely family team. Wonderful tasty food and great fun making it. Thank you Avenue cookery school!
Just spent a great week with the team headed by Diana and supported in a big way by Richard, Sophie and Seb. I learnt so much my brain hurts! Seriously i did the Really Useful Course and it was just that – I went in with very little practical knowledge of cooking and came out with so much . The hands on approach is particularly good – its the only way to learn – I feel confident now in so many ways and “tricks of the trade” it is great and what’s more I can make Sauces and Soufflés !!!
“I think you have equipped Peter with skills and an awareness that will serve him for the rest of his life. Thank you.!
“Really loved doing this course and would definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for a
short cooking course.”
“Thank for giving my daughter, Olivia, the most marvelous week.”
“From arriving on the course just able to toast bread, I have now made several three course meals to the astonishment of my family. I had a really fun time; the instructors are great communicators and the recipes were simple/easy to follow but always delicious. Highly recommended!
“My son who is 22 attended your basic to brilliant course during his gap year. It gave him a great springboard to further his interest in cookery and last week he served up an 8 course tasting menu for 14 at home!”
“I so enjoyed the 8 days with you and your cookery school is amazing. I cannot tell you how much of a confidence boost it has been for me and I will definitely have a dinner party this month!
Please thank Richard as well. He is such a great guy and a fab cook and I think your family business will go from strength to strength. It’s hugely impressive and I am honoured to have been taught by you. Lovely to meet Sophie too, what a winning team!”