We are excited to launch our 2021 cooking classes at the Hackney School of Food.

These classes give the chance to learn something new while also supporting our charity.

Not only do we have incredible experts lined up to teach tricks of the trade, but a few famous faces too. If you’re quick – you can nab yourself an intimate cooking class with the fabulous Melissa Hemsley.

The classes start in January – dates TBC – but vouchers are available now. All proceeds go towards our work in child health and school food.

The School opened earlier this year within the grounds of Mandeville Primary School – part of the LEAP Federation. It’s a collaboration between us and LEAP, with the architects – Surman Weston – transforming the site.

Picture courtesy of: @ClickClickJim

Picture courtesy of: @ClickClickJim

Ideal for Christmas gifts, vouchers are available for specific classes or with a monetary value.  The vouchers are available to purchase online. The courses begin January and run throughout 2021.

Bubble & Feast
Offering family ‘bubbles’ of up to five people a way to learn and cook together, and to enjoy a shared experience around food.  Families work as a team alongside Head Food Educator Tom to create a sumptuous feast of Sourdough Pizza, Sushi or Thai Green Curry, learning simple tips and tricks along the way.  Dinner is served in the impressive surroundings of the School of Food’s Kitchen & Gardens. The on-site class lasts 3 hours and costs £250 per group, inclusive of all ingredients, instruction and dinner.
The Children’s Cook-a-long
At Hackney School of Food, the mission is to inspire and excite children about good food, where it comes from and how to cook it. The best way to do this is to get in the kitchen and cook delicious, nutritious food together. Available either in-person or online, the Children’s Cook-a-long course does just that, teaching kids how to make Pizza, Mexican Chicken Wraps and Spaghetti Meatballs. It’s suitable for those aged over 7 and an adult must be present. (£22 virtual, £40 in-person for adult and child)
Friday Night Fun
And not just the school kids who get to have all the fun. Adult-only classes enable you to socialise either in-person (maximum of 5 in a group) or virtually with friends in a cook-a-long. Chefs guide you through recipes from scratch, to create a fabulous meal. (Online 1hr = £25; In person 2 hours – £50pp)

Essential Cookery Skills 6 Week Masterclass
The school will also offer an ‘Essential Cookery Skills 6 Week Masterclass’ course (£250). Aiming to get people cooking with confidence, the informal yet informative lessons will cover the provenance and quality of ingredients, basic nutritional information, as well as professional level skills and techniques – from baking bread to deboning a chicken. The 2-hour masterclasses will run every week over 6 weeks, or you can book in for individual sessions (£60).