Corporate

We love hosting corporate events at Cookery School! Find out more about what you could do and how you can join us for your next team-building event.

 

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The Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship

The Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship is a unique programme. Designed to create leaders who are driven by values it is based on building capacity, capability and strategy, to lead in Africa. Bringing together nominated candidates from across the African States the programme is run by the African Leadership Institute. In partnership with Oxford University the programme identifies and develops Africa’s highest potential young leaders between 30-40 years of age and chosen candidates attend workshops in South Africa,

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Events: NomNomNom Revisit

NomNomNom Revisit

A bit like Grand Designs Revisited, at the end of September we had our first NomNomNom Revisit  – a gathering of food bloggers (cooks, writers and friends) returned to Cookery School to cook a Middle Eastern feast together. This time it was not a competition but a reunion with teamwork, storytelling and a fantastic meal.

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NomNomNom launched in 2008 (before Instagram even existed) as a MasterChef type food challenge for food,

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Events: Les Dames d’Escoffier

Les Dames d'Escoffier

This week we hosted an evening for Les Dames d’Escoffier, a leadership culinary organisation made up of successful women in the food industry who have also contributed to their local communities. Founded in New York City in the 1970s, we were hosts to the London chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier for the first time, since our founder, Rosalind, joined the organisation as a new Dame earlier this year!

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Midsummer Corporate Events

 

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Midsummer was a time of corporate partying at Cookery School at Little Portland Street and we hosted a good number of wonderful events this July.  What surprised and thrilled us was the fact that after each we had reviews from every company with whom we had worked.  Below are a selection of them.  It is worth pointing out that for most of them we provide only their quotes.

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Last Week in the Kitchen

WE HOSTED several corporate events who all chose Spanish and Italian menus.

WE COOKED delicious dim sum and pastry chef Maddy made sponge biscuits for tiramisu, aided by Louisa, our work experience student who has joined us as part of her school programme.

WE LEARNT that snake beans and long beans are the same thing. We bought them from two different shops and found that they were same ingredient in both cases!

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Cook together as a team and enjoy a most memorable summer party

Did you know we host corporate summer parties?

 

If you’re planning an away-day, a summer party or a team building session, we can help.  We do all of the organising and can accomodate company values and themes within the kitchen, to provide something truly memorable, motivating and of course, delicious.

Our corporate events are perfect to excite and engage staff, colleagues, clients and partners. Best of all we can create something totally bespoke for you.

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Corporate Gifting at the very green Cookery School at Little Portland Street

 

Discover corporate gifting at Cookery School at Little Portland Street!

Cookery School at Little Portland Street offers tailored experiences and gifting for corporates this festive season. Cookery School has more 20 years of expertise in delivering entertaining as well as informative corporate events in a relaxed yet professionally structured environment. With menus tailored to each client, events both challenge and teach those attending whilst giving them skills and delicious recipes to use at home.

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Corporate Chocolate Masterclass

Discover our Corporate Chocolate Masterclass at Cookery School at Little Portland Street.

Corporate Chocolate Masterclass

When Cookery School started twenty years ago, a youthful aspiring chocolatier, Paul A Young, who had just left working as Head Pâtissier for Marco Pierre White, with ambitions to start a first rate chocolate business, joined us running our chocolate making classes.  The rest is history as Paul established himself a chocolatier par excellence with a now very distinguished career and many awards to bear this out.

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Ros Rants: To Drink or Not To Drink

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Is it safe to drink and cook? I was motivated to write a post after a corporate event called to cancel today. Last week we met an agent and his client, who used the word ‘perfect’ to describe what we had to offer. Cookery School is really small and beautiful. We do all that we can to give the best possible teaching experiences to students coming in to learn to cook and to those doing corporate events.

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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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Introducing… our advanced bake off corporate challenge!

Dust off your aprons, pull out your piping bags and prepare your whisks – it’s time to bake! If you and your team have mastered the baking basics, why not take the next step in your journey with an advanced competition?

In response to the growing popularity of our original Bake Off corporate packages, we’re pleased as punch to be launching a brand new Advanced Bake Off corporate challenge. In this three or four-hour event,

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Introducing our sustainable team building package!

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As London’s most sustainable cooking school, it goes without saying that all our private and team-building events are run with sustainable practices in mind. However, we’re now taking this one step further, with our sustainable event packages!

These new packages will see visitors create delicious dishes that minimise waste and use less meat, all while learning about sustainability concepts such as carbon footprints, sourcing ingredients and seasonality.

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A Recipe For Success

A recipe is like a strategy. It’s the how you will do the thing you’re doing, or in the case of cooking, it’s how you will make the thing you’re making. It has directions and a clearly defined input and output. It also has an anticipated outcome that can easily be measured – both qualitatively and quantitatively.

When teams collaborate to deliver on a strategy, there is responsibility, accountability, delegation,

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6 Reasons to Book a Corporate Away Day

Team building activities and away-days tend to be unfairly weighted toward Christmas time when the office is ready to go off-site for a bit of a jolly. But just like puppies, team building events are not just for Christmas!

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities where some bonding time is just the ticket to keep your teams, clients and business happy and productive. Here are 6 reasons we’ve come up with:

Leftover budget – Have budget leftover at end of the fiscal year?

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Benefits of team away days, according to Mail Online

We were delighted to be included in today’s article by the Mail Online’s ‘This is Money‘ feature.

When weighing up whether team away days are worthwhile – (spoiler: they are) – Mail Online put us as one of the top choices for an activity with the highlight being: “talking about it with colleagues around a large table in a restaurant-style setting as we tucked into the meal we had prepared”.

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CORPORATE COOKERY EVENTS

Many people who come to Cookery School don’t realise that alongside our cookery classes and courses we also run awesome corporate events. From team-building and client entertainment to leadership and development events where the kitchen becomes a microcosm of the workplace, a corporate event with us will both challenge and teach attendees, whilst giving them real skills and delicious recipes that they can use at home, again and again.

To give you a flavour of a corporate cookery event here at Cookery School,

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CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Office Christmas parties don’t have to mean soggy sausage rolls, flat cava and drunken snogging on the dancefloor! A Cookery School Christmas party is a sophisticated affair, bringing the whole team together in a fun environment to create a delicious festive meal or having a little friendly competition in our bake offs before sitting down to enjoy what you have cooked with matched wine – not a soggy bottom in sight!

Organising the office Christmas party can be a daunting task but we make it really easy for you with a dedicated event manager.

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Great British Chefs at Cookery School

On Friday we were pleased to welcome Great British Chefs’ Cook School to our kitchens. GBC Cook School is an opportunity for a select group of bloggers and keen cooks to have a hands-on lesson from the top chefs that feature on their website. 

Friday’s chef was Adam Gray from Skylon. Here’s Adam in action rolling out bread for his mackerel dish:

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We started with fresh mackerel wrapped in bread that was rolled out flat then pan fried so it’s crispy and just cooked then served with rhubarb.

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Olympic Cook-Off: Italian vs Middle Eastern

Olympic Cook Off

Last week’s Olympic corporate cook-off saw two teams going for gold! With few confident cooks in the kitchen the challenge was set: two teams cooking Italian vs. Middle Eastern and they certainly had their work cut out in producing a three course meal with petits fours. The team leader got straight into rolling and making pitta breads, setting the bar high for his colleagues.

Pita Breads, Olympic Cook Off

The teams started with a mezze of dips and homemade pitta bread vs.

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The ingredients of a good Christmas party

We’ve been busy with one corporate Christmas party after another. The kitchens are decked with tinsel and holly, looking very festive in keeping with the spirit of the parties. 

The menus on these events reflect the season with lots of butternut or pumpkin ravioli, soups, mulled wine cabbage, guinea fowl, Christmas ice cream (homemade ice cream with liquor-marinaded dried fruits) as well as mini mince pies by the dozen.    

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