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Corporate Christmas parties at Cookery School

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December is one of our busiest times, as we welcome teams from all over the UK (and Europe!) for Christmas parties, celebrating the festive season with their colleagues.

With over sixteen years’ experience in hosting corporate events, we offer a seamless experience that every attendee is bound to enjoy. We love welcoming both new and old faces into our kitchens, delivering a memorable event time and time again.

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RECIPE: Vegan chickpea burger

vegan chickpea burger

A plant-based diet doesn’t mean sacrificing some of your favourite dishes. This vegan chickpea burger recipe is an excellent alternative to a traditional meat patty, with lots of pulses and vibrant herbs.

INGREDIENTS

1 tin chickpeas (400g)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
60ml olive oil
1 large carrot, finely grated
good handful of chopped parsley
good dash of tabasco
1 teaspoon salt
25g walnuts,

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Chef Spotlight: Chantal Coady OBE

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We’re so excited to be welcoming the mother of English chocolate to the Cookery School kitchens this Christmas for an exclusive chocolate class! Chantal Coady established Rococo Chocolates nearly 40 years ago and since then, had led The Real Chocolate Revolution from the front. She’s done so much for the industry that she was awarded an OBE for services to chocolate!

We sat down with Chantal to find out what excites her most about chocolate and received a sneak peek of the tips she’ll be revealing at our Christmas Chocolate Masterclass on December 3.

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Ros Rants: World Food Day

brussels sprouts

October 16 is World Food Day and with its passing, I have had time to reflect on the changes we’ve seen in consumer eating habits over the last 17 years.

Thousands of people come through the doors of Cookery School at Little Portland Street each year.  With good home cooking skills lost over the generations, we aim to arm people with confidence in the kitchen, knowing they can go home and replicate the food that they have learnt during their time with us.

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Four tips for kids in the kitchen

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Here at Cookery School, we love seeing kids in the kitchen! Cooking is such a great way to learn and encourage creativity – especially if there’s a delicious dish at the end.

If you have a curious and culinary-minded child, here are our top tips to get them cooking in the kitchen.

Use recipes that you know work

Do not be tempted to go online to find recipes as often,

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Celebrating our suppliers: Hasbean

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We choose all our suppliers very carefully, opting to work with companies that share the same ethos that we do. When it comes to coffee, we work with Hasbean, a sustainable coffee roaster and supplier based in Stafford, in England’s north.

Stephen Leighton established Hasbean in 1999 and chooses to work directly with over 30 coffee producers around the world, in places such as Costa Rica, Ethiopia,

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Supplier Spotlight Sustainability

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We’re hiring!

 

With the busy Christmas season ahead, we’re looking for additional assistance in our Oxford Circus kitchens!

We are hiring energetic back of house staff to wash up, clean and clear dishes, amongst other kitchen porter responsibilities. You must have a good level of spoken English as you will be interacting with customers.

The pay is £12 per hour. Daytime and evening shifts available. There is potential for up to 20 hours per week for the right person. 

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Five top tips for meal prep

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Batch cooking, or meal prep, is the act of preparing a week’s worth of food in one session, ensuring that your lunches and dinners are looked after for the days ahead. It’s a fantastic way to ensure you’re eating well, saving money and most importantly, improving your cooking skills!

However, meal prep doesn’t mean having the same thing for five days straight. With a little forward planning and organisation, you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes without too much effort.

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