Diana
Diana
Starting off as a chalet chef, Diana climbed the rungs to founding her own specialist food ventures. This included a catering company and a refined delicatessen in Chelsea. She famously taught at The Grange Cookery School in Somerset for seven years and has injected that experience into a business with her kids, that is The Avenue.

This Mother Duck engages and educates her students with undying energy, character and warmth, welcoming everyone into The, now extensive, Avenue family.

With a knack for trailblazing twists on classical dishes, Diana simply loves food and is identified for her delectable culinary creations that will amuse and delight your palette. She does not do boring!

Sophie
Sophie
Working hard running things behind the scenes she is only seen in the kitchen when enjoying the odd class!

Her previous experience in corporate entertainment means she can identify exactly what people want, down to the finest detail. Sophie is on a constant culinary journey of discovering new exciting recipes and restaurants in order to keep our classes refreshing and innovative. Having travelled extensively, this gypsy has tasted her way through the most exotic of lands. Good food and wine leaves her absolutely smitten.

With her culinary knowledge, obscene organisation skills and energetic drive she really is the backbone of the business.

Rich
Rich
Alongside Sophie, Richard is another child of Diana’s, making The Avenue very much a family affair.

A multi-talent, he started out as a builder (his fathers profession) and moved onto a cookery teacher (his mothers profession). His previous experience has included Chalet Hosting, prestigious Corporate Events and working as a private chef in the South of France.

Richard is a self-confessed Foodie, with an interest in modern cooking techniques. His knowledge and flair for experimental cookery will certainly broaden your culinary horizons. He effortlessly shares his enthusiasm with the students and pushes out the traditional boundaries, he is the youth and energy in our kitchens.

Niv
Niv
Niv has experience in both sales and the finance world as well as a degree in Economics and Management and having moved from Israel to marry The Avenue’s very own Sophie, he brought with him his talent and joined The Avenue family in 2019 as Bookkeeper and Head of Marketing. These days, his responsibilities vary between all areas of managing and running the business from behind the scenes, making him officially Sophie’s right-hand man.

Alongside his business mind, he also has a real passion for food, wine and travelling which, together with his outgoing personality, makes him a perfect fit with The Avenue Family both in business and leisure.

Since Niv joined the family he has not just flourished within the business but also into an excellent sous-chef and washer-upper, in a family of chefs – priceless!

Charlotte
Charlotte
After 7 years working with London’s oldest baking family at Dunns Bakery in the heart of Crouch End, Charlotte joined The Avenue Cookery School family.

As the newest member of the office team, she is not only a whizz behind a computer, a fantastic multitasker but also has a strong passion for home vegetarian cooking and throwing unnecessarily elaborate dinner parties for her friends (it’s all about tablescaping!)

In her spare time, she loves brewing kombuchas, perfecting her vegan baking, and 9 times out of 10 you will find her sipping on a martini and listening to Taylor Swift

Connie
Connie
Connie started off her culinary journey as the Saturday bread baker at a bakery in her home town back in her early teens. After a couple of years the bread took a step back and Connie moved up to Edinburgh to get her Civil Engineering degree, followed by 5 years as a Consultant Structural Engineer.

After being bought an Avenue class as a birthday present, Connie approached Diana and was offered an assistant job on the spot! She joined us part-time back in Summer 2022 and has worked her way up to teaching both the week-long courses and evening/weekend classes as a newly full-time member of The Avenue Family!

Outside work, Connie spends her time producing musicals, running along the Thames training for her next marathon, and telling everyone who will listen about her 2024 trip to Japan!

Helen
Helen
Helen joined The Avenue family as a chef and although cooking is in her blood (her Grandfather was a chef), she spent many years in banking, while cooking amazing dinner parties on the side, until the penny finally dropped, and she decided to swap banking for cooking permanently.

She completed her chef training at Leith’s School of Food and Wine and directly after that did the WSET Level III course in 10 days!
She has incredible enthusiasm and a deep-rooted love of cooking that she enjoys sharing with those that come through The Avenue doors. Inspired by her travels and experience of global cuisines, she brings imaginative & creative cooking with an emphasis on exceptional flavours to the kitchen.

She is also a fully qualified dance teacher, and when not in the kitchen, can be found in the dance studio!

Jorge
Jorge
Jorge worked in many different jobs before joining The Avenue family back in 2019. From KP and Assistant Chef jobs in pubs, porter and post room service in a hotel, and when living back in Italy he worked in the mechanical field as a welder.

Having lived in Italy for many years with his family he is well accustomed to tasty food. Bringing his good energy and experience, Jorge started as a KP and sharing Rich’s passion for food and culinary techniques they would stay in the kitchen late into the night after classes experimenting. Working so closely together and absorbing Rich’s culinary wisdom Jorge has moved up the ranks to assist classes.

Liz
Liz
Liz trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine to become a chef after a 20yr career in the events industry doing everything from conferences to marquees!

Liz loves simple food cooked beautifully and is inspired by flavours from her travels around the world especially all the Mediterranean flavours – Greek Salad with fresh bread, yes please!

Outside of the school, Liz works as a private chef and spends far too much time planning her next travel adventure!

Nikola
Nikola
Nikola is an amazing lady who designs incredible cakes at her SW London cake business, NDCake Atelier.

She is fuelled by indefatigable energy and boundless creativity. An acclaimed artist and graphic designer Nikola is a creative genius and has joined us at The Avenue to share her undeniable cake making talent.

Nathan
Nathan
Nathan started his culinary journey at the tender age of 16. Whilst embarking on his level 2-3 in professional cookery, he worked weekends at some on London’s high end restaurants (Lindsay House, Corrigans Mayfair and Chez Bruce).

Despite gaining a lot of knowledge and experience, he quickly realised that the restaurant route was not for him. He spent the years after college working for more corporate catering companies, until taking a leap to work more with children. This involved working with children in a classroom setting, to eventually cooking for as well as teaching cookery.

In 2018, he reached out to us after hearing great things about and shortly after his impressive trial, he has now become part of The Avenue Family of Chefs (we love Nathan)!

Khalid
Khalid
Just like the rest of the diverse and dynamic team at The Avenue, Khalid brings a unique blend of experiences to the table. Despite completing his studies in Law, Khalid has ventured into the world of culinary excellence, embracing new horizons with zeal, and has never looked back!

Growing up in the vibrant and diverse culture of India, which had a profound influence on Khalid’s culinary passion, and whether it’s crafting delectable dishes or experimenting with new flavours, Khalid doesn’t do “mundane”.

This globetrotter’s palate is well-travelled and constantly seeks exciting new recipes. With a knack for creativity and an eye for detail, Khalid is poised to not just bring a friendly face, but also a fresh perspective to The Avenue.

Renan
Renan
Renan’s cookery journey stemmed from his childhood when cooking with his family, and learning the importance of good food, family and fun – fitting perfectly with The Avenue.

Born and raised Brazilian, Renan developed his culinary portfolio whilst living in Italy and Ireland for multiple years, embracing different cultures and respecting traditional cooking methods.

In 2019, Renan moved to London and discovered the world of recipe testing and product development. Playing an active role within the queer community, he enthusiastically shares his talent while making new social connections within the culinary world.

Keeping up with the latest foodie trends and always being a friendly face, he brings excitement and colour to our customer’s experience.

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