Monthly Basic Weekend Course

Monthly Basic Weekend Course


Do you want or need to learn to cook? The years of mum whipping you up a hot meal are long over, and you are sick to death of eating beans on toast? If this sounds like you, come and join our Monthly Basic Weekend Course, running the last Sunday of every month, for 5 months, and go from can’t cook to could write a recipe book! That’s 5 full days of cooking with lots of time to practise in between!

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


You may have been eyeing up our intensive 1-week Really Useful Course or 2-week Basic to Brilliant Course on our website, but couldn’t get the time off work or thought a full week or 2 at once would be too much to take in! Well we understand that this may not suit everyone so we have decided to run the same course but one day each month so everyone can fit in with your busy schedule or desired way of learning. Welcome our our Monthly Basic Weekend Course!

This course will run on the last Sunday of every month from February – June 2020 and will be followed by our Intermediate Weekend Course from July – November (see here).
Our Monthly Basic Weekend Course has been designed to guide completely inexperienced cooks through a selection of well planned, transferable recipes and techniques! You will be hands-on whilst in the kitchen, no hiding behind our chefs demonstrations, however they will be at your side should you need any help at a moments notice.

Each day will have 2 demonstrations, one in the morning and one at the start of the afternoon, followed by cooking. The best bit, once you have finished cooking you get to eat EVERYTHING you cook, so wear something comfy as the food coma might hit on the tube home!
Our teaching method is to teach a true understanding of food so that you won’t need a recipe in order to cook but can use recipes as inspriation. You’ll be amazed at what you are a capable of!
By the 4th week we will have trained you up to the capability of hosting a dinner party. So, everyone attending will be given the option to invite a couple of friends or family to show off their new found skills and, with the guidance of the chefs, host a dinner party in our kitchens!

If you are an old or young Londoner keen to dust off the pans you were bought as a moving in present 6 years ago, a parent looking to brush off home-taught bad habits, a nanny who is keen to learn the basics, or a young professional who can’t afford to keep up with your deliveroo obsession – this is the course for you!

What We Offer

  • Fun, warm and professional teaching
  • Intensive hands-on cooking programme
  • A maximum of 20 students on each course
  • Wine tasting and origins of alcohol talk
  • An Avenue apron
  • An Avenue Cookbook
  • Years of kitchen experience to share
  • All facilities, equipment and ingredients are included
  • The Avenue certificate

Skills Acquired

  • Excellent cooking skills
  • An understanding of food and how to cook them properly
  • Cooking without a recipe
  • Cooking with leftovers
  • Presentation
  • Kitchen hygiene
  • Kitchen organization
  • Quick cooking
  • All manner of ‘really useful’ kitchen skills
  • Anything extra that anyone wants to know, the list grows!

Course Dates & Timings

Sunday 23rd February 2020, 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
Sunday 26th March 2020, 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
Sunday 26th April 2020, 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
Sunday 31st May 2020, 9am – 9pm (lunch and dinner included)
Sunday 28th June 2020, 9am – 4pm (breakfast and lunch included)

To see more details about the course, including the menu plan, please go here.

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

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

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please contact Sophie with any queries.

To see more details about the course including the menu plan please go to page 6 here.


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