The Really Useful Course is suitable for those looking to gain the basic foundations of cooking. It specialises in teaching a unique mix of cooking and useful everyday skills. By the end of this 5-day intensive programme you will have progressed from a tentative cook to a confident one.
The Really Useful Course has been designed to guide inexperienced cooks through a week of well planned, transferable recipes and techniques. We offer hands-on cooking with plenty of help and support. By the end of the week you will be able to whip out a dish without a recipe in site – we teach an understanding of cooking rather than merely following a recipe! You will be surprised how much you will learn!
Each day has 2 demonstrations, both in the morning and the beginning of the afternoon, getting ready for your cooking. You will cook everything you eat!
On Thursday, after a wine tasting, there is the, now famous, dinner party for students to showcase their cooking talents to their friends/family. This popular dinner is organised, cooked and hosted by our very own students – a fantastic introduction to cooking for numbers. Invite a couple of family members or friends to show off your new found skills!
If you have a nanny who is keen to learn to cook the basics – this is the course for them!
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 message Sophie 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.
To see more details about the course including the menu plan please go to page 6 here.
Recommended to be followed by our Intermediate Cookery Course
Address: The Avenue Cookery School, 3 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London SW18 1FZ
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.
What We Offer
- Fun, warm and professional teaching – check out The Avenue Cookery School Video!
- 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 Really Useful Course Avenue Certificate
- Excellent cooking skills
- An understanding of ingredients and cooking them
- Cooking without a recipe in sight!
- Knowledge of recipes
- Cooking with leftovers
- Kitchen hygiene
- Kitchen organization
- Quick cooking
- All manner of ‘really useful’ kitchen skills
- Anything extra that anyone wants to know, the list grows!
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
Thursday 9am – 9pm (lunch and dinner included)
Friday 9am – 4pm (breakfast and lunch included)
Terms & Conditions Apply