Just a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus is an unexpected gem in the heart of London. Founded on solid teaching principles with a straightforward, hands-on approach, students leave Cookery School with the skills to become a confident and independent home cook.
Cookery School’s aim is to take people back to honest, homely, delicious cooking. There is nothing cheffy or fancy about our food – we simply love sharing our ideas for delicious home-made food, using common utensils that can be found in most home kitchens. Our focus is on demystifying cooking, removing jargon and bringing back solid cooking skills, using high quality, primarily organic, sustainable ingredients.
There is always plenty of opportunity to ask questions to our cookery teachers and gain understanding of supposedly tricky techniques. Every session involves tasting all the food that has been made, further enhancing your ability to become a skilled home cook.
Because of our central London location, it is much harder to be sustainable as we are not surrounded by green fields and trees, but we are delighted to be the only London cooking school to have been awarded the maximum 3 Stars for sustainability from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). All our meat, poultry, eggs, root vegetables, fruit and wines are always organic, as well as a host of other ingredients. All our classes and courses teach about seasonality and how you can be more sustainable in the home.
Cookery School’s founder, Rosalind Rathouse, is obsessed with food. She has worked as a professional cook, run her own pie making business and taught cookery to both adults and children for many years. She feels very strongly that proper teaching can enthuse even the most unconfident cook by demystifying cookery techniques and jargon.