Intermediate Cookery Course, 1 week

Intermediate Cookery Course, 1 week


For those who already know their way around the kitchen, this one-week Intermediate Cookery Course will give participants the skills to cook at a higher level.

If you are looking to cook for friends and families, dinner parties, working in chalets/villas or on yachts, or even cook for private households add the (Host) Intermediate Course for those added extras – see course description for more details.

Vegetarian, LF and GF dietary requirements can be catered for on request, but time restraints mean meal alternatives will not be covered in the demonstrations

Accommodation is an optional extra, available in friendly local family run B&B’s. Breakfast included and supper on class days.

For FULLY BOOKED classes please get in touch if you are looking to join an existing booking of a ‘social bubble’ or are happy to work with others.

Want to hold a spot on one of these courses? You can pay a deposit today & pay later! Get in touch with us on

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All students who attend the Intermediate Cookery Course are encouraged to have a good basic ground knowledge either from The Avenue’s Really Useful Course or from experience gained elsewhere. Either way, if you are unsure whether you qualify please get in touch!

On the first day of the Intermediate Cookery Course you will have a recap on knife skills and other important tips that will help your future culinary experiences. Twice daily on this course, having had a demonstration, you will create new and exciting recipes that will increase your cooking ability and take your kitchen confidence to the next level! It’s time to ramp it up a notch…

At The Avenue we teach our students to have great confidence and understanding in food, enabling you to use your cookbooks purely as inspiration, rather than rule. We are very flexible in our teaching so any gaps in knowledge can easily be filled.
If you have a nanny who is keen to further expand her knowledge – this is the course for them!


For those wanting to complete this week to obtain a job working as a host, whether in a chalet, yacht, villa, shooting lodge or as a nanny you will cover hosting skills, menu planning and how to clean properly and change beds.  This will be covered one early evening after the days cooking. You will also receive an Avenue Host Bible and the means to complete your Food Safety Level 2.

Chalet Hosts:

We will help you to land your dream job for your season with one of our many Ski Company affiliates.

Worried about missing jobs due to attending the course later in the Summer? – If you book early in the year for a class in October say, you won’t be jeopardising your chances of getting a job! In fact, you could be attending interviews before you even come to The Avenue. Companies will still accept your application and can place you in a role on condition that you complete The Avenue Chalet Host Course.

Last minute – worried of job availability? If you happen to book the course later in the summer don’t panic, companies can be recruiting right up until the start of the season and there is always a job somewhere! You will need to work hard and be proactive but we will try our utmost to help you find that job!

N.B. To work for the big ski companies you will require an English NI number however there are other ski companies out there that you can apply to but if you have any questions with regards to this please get in touch.

To see more details about the course including the menu plan please go to page 13 here.


For students who book accommodation, you will stay at an amazing family run B&B that we have worked closely with for years.
Rooms will be separate male or female shared rooms. A guaranteed private room can be arranged at an extra cost, just contact us on for details.
For those who live further afield there is an option of 5 nights’ accommodation, enabling you to arrive on the Sunday evening.
Breakfast & dinner will be provided every morning and evening from Monday. If you are staying Sunday night you will need to eat before you arrive.

Address: The Avenue Cookery School, 3 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London SW18 1FZ

‘Avenue Amigos’
Get a ‘stamp’ for each class you book and for each friend you recommend. 10 stamps = a free class!

If you want to buy a class as a present but can’t think of a specific date then you can buy a voucher that is redeemable for 1 year here.

Want to hold a spot on one of these courses? You can pay a deposit today & pay later! Get in touch with us on

What We Offer

  • Excellent teaching
  • Relaxed and fun atmosphere
  • Professional advice
  • Flexibility
  • Cooking for dietary requirements
  • Intensive cooking programme
  • Intermediate Cookery Course Avenue certificate
  • The Avenue Cookbook
  • The Avenue apron
  • All facilities, equipment and ingredients are included.
  • The Avenue Host Bible (Chalet/Yacht Hosts only)
  • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate(Chalet/Yacht Hosts only)
  • CV check (Chalet/Yacht Hosts only)
  • Help in finding a job in the Alps (Chalet Hosts only)

Skills Acquired

  • Knife skills
  • Variations of baking, including Diana’s famous bread!
  • Making your own soft drinks
  • Food presentation
  • Boning meat and handling fish
  • Preparing and cooking a variety of vegetables
  • Learning to cook international foods and different techniques
  • Dishes for those dietary requirements
  • Canapé making

Course Timings

Mondays – Thursday 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
Fridays 9am – 4pm (breakfast and lunch included)
N.B. – One agreed evening will cover hosting skills for those doing (Hosts)

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