Off to Uni Cookery Course, 1 week

Off to Uni Cookery Course, 1 week


(1 customer review)

Going to university?

Fend off takeaway pizza by booking yourself, or your loved one, on this one week Off to Uni Cookery Course to teach you how to cook delicious and nutritious food on a university budget!

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.

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The Avenue’s Off to Uni Cookery Course specialises in teaching the foundations of cooking to university students, who are leaving home and in dire need of learning this invaluable life skill so they don’t live off Pot Noodles for the next three years!

By the end of this 5-day intensive, informative but extremely fun course you will have transformed from a cooking novice to cooking with confidence – in just one week!

The Off to Uni Cookery Course has been designed to guide beginners through a week of well planned, traditional recipes and techniques. We offer hands-on cooking while dishing out plenty of help and support throughout. We will be with you every step of the way and with practice, you will be a top notch cook in absolutely no time, and we guarantee you’ll have fun doing it!

Each day has a morning and afternoon demonstration guiding you to what you will be cooking. Every day you will cook your own 2-course lunch plus a lot more!
*On Thursday’s, students throw a (now famous) dinner party for their friends and family to revel in their glorious foodie creations and reflect on all the skills they’ve learnt throughout the week. With the option to invite a couple of guests, this immensely popular dinner is completely organised, cooked and hosted by our students. It is a fantastic introduction to hosting and cooking for larger numbers (and it’s great fun too!).
*Sadly due to COVID-19 we are unable to host the Thursday party until further notice and instead we will finish at 5pm.

Emphasis is made on affordable eating, which is essential for those who will be budgeting at university, and will provide a wonderful start to an independent lifestyle.

For accommodation students 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.

This course is a great life learning present from family or friends who want their loved ones to learn some nutritious and delicious recipes and techniques before they leave the roost.

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

Recommended to be followed by the Intermediate Cookery Course

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.

  • Fun, warm and professional teaching – check out The Avenue Cookery School Video!
  • Hands-on cooking throughout the week
  • A maximum of 20 students on each course
  • The Avenue Cookbook
  • An Avenue apron
  • Hosting tips
  • Wine tasting and origins of alcohol talk
  • Organisation in the kitchen
  • Budgeting and cooking with leftovers
  • The Off to Uni Avenue Certificate
  • All facilities, equipment and ingredients included

Skills Acquired

  • Confidence in the kitchen
  • Cooking without a cookbook
  • Adapting recipes
  • Presentation
  • Cooking with leftovers
  • Kitchen hygiene
  • Time planning
  • All manner of really useful skills e.g. sewing on a button
  • Anything extra that anyone wants to know, the list grows!

Course Timings

Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
Thursday 9am – 9pm (lunch and dinner included) – Sadly due to COVID-19 we are unable to host the Thursday party until further notice and instead we will finish at 5pm.
Friday 9am – 4pm (breakfast and lunch included)

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1 review for Off to Uni Cookery Course, 1 week

  1. Fiona

    What a success last week was. Never has Ben enthused so much about 5 days! He even enjoyed the cake baking on Day 1 which he had reservations about. He learnt SO much and simply had so much fun clearly all thanks to RIchard and Diana who he could not stop talking about and obviously you who manages the whole thing. It was such a success he only wishes he had been doing 2 weeks. That says it all!!!

    A huge thank you to you ALL from a thrilled son and appreciative mother.

    Im tempted to come with him next time.!

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