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We love finding people, products, places and initiatives that celebrate similar ideas to us. From our favourite food shops in London to chef spotlights,  it’s everything we love about about food, cooking and sustainability.

 

Choose ethical chocolate this Christmas!

At Christmas time, when we’re all thinking about chocolate, we wanted to mention that we’re full of beans about ethical chocolate!

Chocolate, which most of us take for granted, often has a slightly bitter aftertaste, not because it’s 85% cocoa but because the industry is a complex global supply chain which often results in cocoa farmers, particularly children, losing out. Chocolate is a luxury and we should be able to pay fairly for such a delicious treat.

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Humans of Hospitality meets Cookery School

Humans of Hospitality is a podcast by people for people. It was founded by Mark Cribb, a wonderful hotelier and restaurateur who believes passionately in the true meaning of hospitality, defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Not, as Mark says, ‘a balance sheet and a board of directors in a venture capitalist firm in the city.’

With common ground in our approach to people and local communities –

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Chef Spotlight: Chantal Coady OBE

chocolate and mould

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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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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Chef Spotlight: Freddy Gangemi

Our fantastic team of chefs are the experts in all things cookery, leading the majority of our diverse classes. However, every now and then, we welcome a guest chef to share their specialist knowledge far and wide. Just one of these is Freddy Gangemi, an Italian native that leads our Roman and Sicilian classes. We sat down with Freddy to find out what he loves about cooking and the special draw to Italian flavours.

  1. Can you tell me a little about your culinary journey?

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The BIG launch: The Cookery School Handbook

To celebrate The Cookery School Handbook launch we invited our nearest and dearest to come along and enjoy an evening of chopping, stirring, cooking and of course – eating! Our cherished suppliers and much loved supporters gathered in our kitchen on Little Portland Street where we collectively created dishes from the Handbook.

It was full on as we had people making choux pastry, others making aioli, potato fritters and then cupcakes and apple pie for dessert.

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The Cookery School Handbook is out now!

We’re so excited to have launched our Cookery School Handbook produced and written by our principal, Rosalind Rathouse.

With eleven chapters and not a photograph throughout, the new Cookery School Handbook has been produced with true cooks in mind.  It is not designed as a coffee table book but instead hails recipes which convey key methods for original cooking including chapters on sauces, soups, baking, pastry, Sunday roasts amongst others. Whether a beginner or a professional,

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Certificates of Excellence are awarded once a year to businesses that consistently receive four and five star reviews from visitors so were delighted to have all our hard work formally recognised.

TripAdvisor Cert of excellence 2016

TripAdvisor reviews are immensely important to a small business like ours as lots of people book based on these reviews. We work so hard to keep high standards and every time we receive a lovely comment from a student,

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