Cookery Class News

Kids Cookery School, London – Easter schedule now online

Once you have registered at the Kid’s Cookery School, all you have to do is choose your classes (subsidised for those receiving child tax credit) and you can pay (by card, too, now) on the day. No more nipping to the cashpoint when you’ve so little time, anyway!

The Kids Cookery School, as the name suggests, runs cookery classes predominantly* for children. If you’re ever stuck for an activity to keep your little cherubs occupied during our glorious (?) schedule of spring and summer holidays, why not get them interested in a skill that, whilst being totally enjoyable, will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives?

New Easter Program

The imminent Easter holidays can prove testing, especially if we are subject to out usual damp, overcast fornight for our first real ‘break’ of the year. The good news is, the kids cookery school are running an extensive Easter cookery class schedule, running from Monday 2nd April right through until Friday 13th – may not be over-populated, the cookery classes, on that last day. It’s online, now, access via our home page

Cookery Class vs Cookery Workshop

The kids cookery school offers kitchen basic know-how from children as young as 3 upwards. Nothing like starting early!
The differences between the two disciplines, cookery class, vs. workshop, is that the classes are deisgned for 3-4 year olds and lasts only for one hour fifteen minutes.
The workshops are for kids five upwards and are double the period, so they have time to learn how to cook more than one recipe.

Menu variation

Although cooking for kids is a wonderful idea, repetition can sometimes dampen their appetite. In order to address just this issue, the tutors at the school will do their utmost to ensure that those who attend try to have something new to try at every session, although, depending upon cookery class sizes, there will be limitations.
The best way to ensure the teachers have advance warning is to book the places early; this was also lead to the kids not being disappointed if the weather is truly British for the holidays and there is an influx of whipper-snappers wanting to learn to cook.

Not all people – including the parents who will no doubt be taste testers – can eat everything, although some sure do try.
At the Kid’s Cookery School, the motto ‘big enough to cope, small enough to care‘ is truly personified.
Providing the cooking staff have enough notice, allergen-friendly and Halal ingredients can be obtained in advance. Likewise, there is always a vegetarian option available.

What the kids actually cook on the day will be determined closer to the date, depending upon class sizes and cooking requirements.
Everything is provided – all you have to do is book in advance to let them know your interest and then turn up at the prescribed time with the kids.
There is a waiting area- where you could perhaps ask about the *Grown Up cookery courses or find out about the mobile kids cookery school.
Join me for more about KCS tomorrow, or book via out home page:

Cookery Courses London News

Cookery courses in London – for your scrumptious pumpkins

There is never a better age to learn to cook in a safe, professional environment than when your brain is more receptive to new ideas in your formative years. And Scrumptious Pumpkin know exactly that, a cookery school for children based in Woodford Green, London.

The cookery courses are run by two mums eminently qualified to teach children, from pre-schoolers to 16 year olds, a little bit about what they’ve picked up in the kitchen, as well as the values of working in teams in an environment outside the classroom, somewhere Janet would know all about from her background as a secondary school teacher.

With Melissa, a marketeer from The Smoke itself, they put together weekend and a dedicated schedule of cookery classes after school for the budding young chefs and chefesses to add to their extra curricular activity list.

The next ‘blocks’ of after-school, Monday advanced cookery courses are about to kick off, predominantly for secondary school pupils, with a five-week series of classes for 8-14 year olds running from next Monday, 27th Feb through March up to Monday 26th, inclusive. Class times 4.15 – 6.00pm.

The girls then have a well-earned half-hour break until the 14-16 year olds take over between 6.30 – 7.30, that’s for a six-week stint, starting tonight (20th Feb), again concluding on 26th March. Block-booking prices are £100 for the 8-14 year old five-week cooking course and £90 for the six-week 14-16 year band’s lessons in the art of cuisine.

The 4.15 spot is taken over tonight, Monday 20th Feb, by a spot encompassing both sets of secondary school pupils who can attend a pancake cooking class special where, for £20, attendees learn not just how to make the perfect pancake but also a whole host of scrummy fillings to go with. And what’s best, you get to eat everything you prepare, cook and toss!

If tonight’s a bit short notice, why not save yourself for one of the Mother’s Day special cookery classes? On Saturday 17th March (Happy St. Pat’s!), the girls are putting on three two-hour stints for a wide-ranging group of pupils looking to give their mom a break on Mothering Sunday.

The classes are open to 4yrs-teenagers and dads are especially invited for this advance-booking only lesson, too. For £40, one adult and one child can learn to cook a veritable treat of a menu to give mom a break when the big day comes. The three separate classes kick off at 9.45, 12.45 and 3.45, each for two hours, giving Janet and Melissa just about time to do the washing up in between!

With plenty more cookery courses for the eager young chef, find a time to suit your budding Jamie or Nigella at Scrumptious Pumpkin.