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.

The Avenue Food Festival At Home


All festivals have been cancelled this summer, and we can honestly say we are absolutely devastated! BUT... we may not be able to see live music, but we can re-create the epic food you would otherwise be indulging on. So have a mooch between our virtual food vans and check out some tasty recipes! The [...]

The Avenue Food Festival At Home 2020-07-16T15:04:43+00:00

Corporate Events At The Avenue Cookery School


Just because coronavirus swooped in and made us all work from home for a while, doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun at the summer office party! Do you need to show employees your appreciation, entertain some clients or simply let off some steam on a Friday afternoon? Well, our physical [...]

Corporate Events At The Avenue Cookery School 2020-07-16T15:01:20+00:00

Cherry Sauce


To celebrate National Cherry Day on the 16th of July, we thought we would treat you to our delicious Cherry Sauce recipe which goes absolutely perfectly with pan-fried duck. Who said cherries just had to be sweet?! Ingredients  300g tinned cherries 50ml ruby port 50ml red wine ¼ tsp five spice powder ¼ tsp ground [...]

Cherry Sauce 2020-07-13T13:04:45+00:00

Hen Parties at The Avenue


Just because coronavirus has interrupted this years weddings and the first of our year, doesn't mean to say you can't still have those much needed celebrations. Hen Party Season is well and truly upon us and here at The Avenue we are ready to jump in head first! Hen Parties in The Avenue Kitchens Check [...]

Hen Parties at The Avenue 2020-07-13T13:04:07+00:00

Pride Rainbow Cake


Sponge Ingredients: (this is enough for 7 x 6-7 inch cakes) 7 eggs 420g self-raising flour 420g butter 420g sugar 7 different food colourings (Wilton is the best) vanilla essence Icing Ingredients : 350g unsalted butter, softened 700g icing sugar 4-5tbsp milk Method: Preheat the oven to 170C. Combine all the ingredients, being careful not [...]

Pride Rainbow Cake 2020-06-26T10:15:38+00:00

Summer Solstice Supper


It was the Summer Solstice on Saturday, so to celebrate the official start of summer we thought we would treat you to some yummy Asian inspired recipes which are sure to liven up your social distanced garden parties! Japanese Garden Spritz  This cocktail is crisp, delicious, and perfect for summer - Check out the recipe [...]

Summer Solstice Supper 2020-06-23T09:11:59+00:00

Japanese Garden Spritz


(Makes 1) Ingredients: 25ml plum sake 25ml St.Germain 15ml yuzu Tonic water Method Shake the plum sake, St. Germain and yuzu over ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a large wine glass over ice and stir for a few seconds. Top with tonic and garnish.  

Japanese Garden Spritz 2020-07-15T14:10:00+00:00

Summer Spring Rolls


(Makes 12) Spring roll Ingredients: 12 rice paper wrappers 1 red pepper thinly sliced 1/3 head of green cabbage, chopped thinly 5 spring onions, chopped 1 cup vermicelli noodles 1/4 cup fresh herbs - (a combination of mint and coriander or mint and basil is delicious) 1/4 cup carrots, julienned 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 [...]

Summer Spring Rolls 2020-07-15T14:31:52+00:00

Fathers Day Gift Guide 🎩🎁


It is that time of year again when we celebrate all things 'Dad' - but as another Fathers Day rolls around we are all stuck with the same question ... what do you get the man that's got everything? We thought we would lend out an Avenue helping hand and give you some Fathers Day [...]

Fathers Day Gift Guide 🎩🎁 2020-11-19T15:37:00+00:00

Chicken Yakitori


Ingredients: 75ml soy 60ml water 1tbs mirin 1tbs rice vinegar 75g light brown sugar 1 knob ginger, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1tbs cornflour 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs 4 skewers soaked in water oil to rub on a hot griddle pan sesame seeds Method: In a pan whisk together soy sauce, water, [...]

Chicken Yakitori 2020-06-15T14:47:05+00:00