The Avenue London Cookery School

The Avenue London Cookery School

Description

Established in 2004, The Avenue London Cookery School – now a family run school – thrives on all things foodie and incorporates love and enthusiasm into carefully structured courses.

The point is to teach our students of all ages and levels to understand food. It’s time to move away from cookbook dependency and start treating recipes as sources of inspiration and guidance.

We offer anything from 3-hour evening classes to 2-week Chalet Host courses – as well as anything bespoke for those special occasions!

Individually, and as a team, we have years of experience; discovered skills and handy tips to share with those who want to come and join our kitchen adventures.

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Top courses

The Really Useful Course in Putney
10 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...Ski company introductions CV preparation Interview technique Skills Acquired Excellent cooking skills Knowledge of recipes Cooking with leftovers Presentation... Learn about: First Aid, Basic cooking techniques, Kitchen Tools...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 29 May 2017
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£690
Chalet Host Cooking Course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...training and communication Professional knowledge and experience Hands-on cooking Tips for hosting, cooking and skiing The Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course... Learn about: Kitchen hygiene, CV Writing, Interview Techniques...

  • Course
  • Putney
  • Jul-2017
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£1,350
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Off to Uni course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...one-week course which teaches the foundations of cookery specially for university students, so they can learn this invalubable life skill and be independent cooks in the kitchen!... Learn about: Kitchen Skills, Student recipes, Kitchen Tools...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 29 May 2017
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£690
Sunday Brunch Club course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...As it happens this amazing Brunch settles on the amazing days that are Valentines, Mothers and Fathers Day AND Easter Day! So if you are in town and fancy something different... Learn about: Sunday Brunch, Breakfast Recipes, Cooking Tips...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 1 Day (2 hours of class)
  • 30 April 2017
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£45
Saturday Really Useful and Chalet Course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...Really Useful and Chalet Course specialises in teaching students a unique mix of cooking and useful everyday skills. This course has been designed to guide... Learn about: Basic cooking, Menu planning, Student recipes...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 5 hours of class
  • May-2017
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£75
The Workshop Supper Club course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...confidence for those looking to make their favourite restaurant meals in the comfort of their own home. This course is suitable for everyone... Learn about: Food safety, Meal planning, Food Handling...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (3 hours of class)
  • 28 June 2017
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£48
Simple Supper Classes course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...two, or if you’re lucky, all six! you will cook two dinners; one of which you will get to munch at the end of your course with the chefs and others attending... Learn about: Cooking Skills, Kitchen Skills, Knife Skills...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 3 hours of class
  • 01 November 2017
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£60
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Basic To Brilliant Cooking Course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...source long after the course has finished. Saying this we teach our students to gain an understanding of food and therefore the ability to work without... Learn about: Kitchen Confidence, Food Presentation, Student recipes...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 10 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 10 July 2017
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£1,350
Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...If you fancy gaining more knowledge about the chale host world, enroll in the Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course! The Avenue London Cookery School... Learn about: Boning Meat, Bread Making, Kitchen hygiene...

  • Course
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 17 July 2017
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£690
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Dinner Party Dining Classes course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...Prawn and Fennel Salad Main: Chorizo and Butternut Squash Risotto Pudding: Lemon and Almond Torte Evening 6 Starter: Salmon Mousse Timbale with Dill... Learn about: Table Setting, Food Management, Cake Making...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 13 July 2017
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£70
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Upcoming courses

Sunday Brunch Club course in Putney
1 opinion
The Avenue London Cookery School

...As it happens this amazing Brunch settles on the amazing days that are Valentines, Mothers and Fathers Day AND Easter Day! So if you are in town and fancy something different... Learn about: Poached Eggs Recipes, Hands-on Cooking, Kitchen Skills...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 30 April 2017
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£45
Saturday Really Useful and Chalet Course in Putney
1 opinion
The Avenue London Cookery School

...help and support but at the same time explaining that there is no better route to success than practice. What We Offer Fun, warm and professional teaching... Learn about: Basic cooking, Menu planning, Healthy Recipes...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • May-2017
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£75
After School Class course in Putney
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The Avenue London Cookery School

...(Asian Salad) Tuesday 2nd May Pad Thai Tuesday 9th May Dim Sum Tuesday 23th May Lentil Salad Tuesday 6th June Spring Rolls Tuesday 13th June Hotpot Tuesday... Learn about: Stir Fried Rice, Cooking utensils, Knife Skills...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 02 May 2017
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£50
Kids Weekend Cooking Class course in Putney The Avenue London Cookery School

...Coriander Rice Sunday 9th July Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Ratatouille and a Tomato Coulis Sunday 16th July Salted Chocolate Mousse with Shortbread Biscuits and Berries... Learn about: Child recipe, Cooking School, Cooking for Children...

  • Course
  • Blended in Putney
  • 30 April 2017
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£55

...is great for those who are looking for something fun to do after school. Perfect for those who are looking for a skill for their Duke of Edinburgh Award... Learn about: Cookery class, Food Technology, Kids class...

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  • Putney
  • 02 May 2017
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£50

Opinions (39)

Young Holiday Classes

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Bola Jinadu
05/07/2016
What I would highlight Saafia had an amazing time! I have never received so many thank you emails after a party! It was fantastic.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Saturday Really Useful and Chalet Course

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Ally Crowther
04/07/2016
What I would highlight We spent a fantastic afternoon at the Avenue Cookery School for a friend's hen party. We were welcomed with wine and freshly baked bread, walked through some of the techniques we'd need for the day, and guided through the preparation of three delicious courses, which we all enjoyed eating during our formal sit down meal at the end of the day. The Avenue team were so helpful and fun and it was just what the hen needed. A big thank you to Sophie who was really responsive to the endless questions and menu planning we had beforehand. Everything ran so smoothly, we had a brilliant time.

What could be improved Nothing negative.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

After School Class

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Akasha Cawson
06/06/2016
What I would highlight Just wanted to say again a HUGE thank you to you and your brother, everyone’s been commenting on how great you guys were, couldn’t have asked for a better set-up/atmosphere for Claire’s hen.

What could be improved Nothing.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Workshop Supper Club

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Kirsty Asher Chapman
01/06/2016
What I would highlight Thank you for a great evening at your cookery school We all had a fantastic time and enjoyed the experience of learning new recipes ,working as a team and the stylish dinner party.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Dinner Party Dining Classes

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Ellen Cox
24/05/2016
What I would highlight It was a really fun evening. Thank you Avenue Cookery School for making learn and laugh so much!

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Off to Uni

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Robin Shuker
10/05/2016
What I would highlight Really great evening Diana gave us a fantastic demonstration which made cooking look incredibly easy and even inspired a total novice to have a go. She and her son, then got us working which was a great way to learn new skills and we even managed to cook something, certainly the best meal "I’ve ever cooked” which was then enjoyed by all.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Freddie Bennett
08/04/2016
What I would highlight This course was fun and informative and we had two very exciting and dynamic teachers, which made me enjoy even more. If you want to start somehow with cooking this is the perfect course for you. I gained confidence really quick. That is why I definitely recommmend it to anyone who wants to acquire great knowledge about cooking.

What could be improved Nothing absolutely.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Young Holiday Classes

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Guy Everett
07/04/2016
What I would highlight I wanted to thank you for a great cookery evening for my daughters 10th birthday. She had a ball and learnt so much from knife skills to making her own ravioli and cooking her own steak with red wine jus. We were busy last weekend following on from the many things you taught her and me along the way! I thought I knew a good deal about cooking but learnt several new skills / tricks that I have already put to good use. Thank you again for a cracking evening – we’ve already mentioned you to several of our friends Until next time…"

What could be improved Nothing negative.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Young Holiday Classes

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Katie McAinsh
04/04/2016
What I would highlight We had a wonderful time and everything was brilliant. The Birthday girl enjoyed it too and was very surprised! We have been looking at the recipes again today, the pesto was a favourite. We are already planning our next visit to you… Thank you for organizing for us and Diana and Richard were both great too.

What could be improved Nothing.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Giulio A.
16/03/2016
What I would highlight Before that course I was only able to toast bread... Now I have prepared several three course meals and have impressed my family! It was really fun, the teachers are great at communication and the recipes were easy to follow, but delicious. I highly suggest this course to anyone who is thinking about it.

What could be improved Nothing.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Jane Locke
24/02/2016
What I would highlight Thank you, thank you! The evening I spent there with your young students and their families was lovely. It as a wonderful course, very interesting and enjoyable. Elliot really loved it. I can say now that cooking is his passion. He even makes bread every morning!! I think he will go back for more courses.

What could be improved Nothing.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Elizabeth Ross
23/02/2016
What I would highlight Paddy spent a really good time with this course and now even wants to cook supper!!

What could be improved Nothing, what else could I ask for?

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Courtney Marsden
23/02/2016
What I would highlight Diana and Richard, thank you very much for your hospitality during this week. I had a whale of a time and now can't stop cooking. While writing this, chesse soufflés are in the oven. My mum got obsessed with the cook book yoo.

What could be improved Nothing, everything is just perfect.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Fiona Hodgson
23/02/2016
What I would highlight I am really grateful to you! My son Hugo has really enjoyed this week cooking with you and I can also notice that he has learned a lot. I can't wait to eat a menu cooked by him. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm.

What could be improved All perfect.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Elaine Dunn
23/02/2016
What I would highlight Jolie has really enjoyed spending time with the cookery school. Thank you!

What could be improved Nothing at all!

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

The Really Useful Course

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Joanne Macland
23/02/2016
What I would highlight It has been a long time since I saw Thomas so happy and joyful! Today he enjoyed the class to the fullest and is really expecting to attend the next two classes.

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Basic To Brilliant Cooking Course

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Phillipa Rooney
23/02/2016
What I would highlight My 22 year-old son attended this course during his gap year. It really helped him to have a good start with cooking and now he is trying to further develop his interests. Two days ago he prepared an 8 course tasting menu for 14 people!

What could be improved Nothing...

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course

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Jane Graham
23/02/2016
What I would highlight My son Ludo loved this course!! The boys have really enjoyed their time with the Avenue and they have also improved their cooking skills! My third son is eager to attend this courses once he turns 18.

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Simple Supper Classes

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Tom H.
18/02/2016
What I would highlight I did not attend this course. It was my wife who did! Zara has developed even more enthusiasm for cooking. Thank you very much, the Avenue and Diana!

What could be improved Nothing I can recall...

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

International Cooking Classes

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Michael Wellby
17/02/2016
What I would highlight I took the Indian course. We were such a small group that we got all our questions answered.Food delicious as always, and Diana made it really fun and teached us a lot! I really want to take more courses!

What could be improved Nothing

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Teachers and trainers (4)

Claire Meredith
Claire Meredith
Yogi (RYT200)

Diana Horsford
Diana Horsford
Owner & Teacher

Diana is a dynamic and innovative teacher who brings an imaginative spark to the art of cookery. Starting off as a chalet chef, Diana climbed the rungs to founding her own specialist food ventures. She infamously taught at The Grange Cookery School for seven years before The Avenue. As the absolute driving force of the kitchen, this Mother Duck engages and educates her students with undying character and warmth. With a knack for trailblazing twists on classical dishes, Diana simply loves food and is identified for her delectable culinary creations that will amuse and delight your palette

Richard Horsford
Richard Horsford
Owner & Teacher

Richard is Diana’s son, making The Avenue very much a family affair. His previous experience has included Chalet Hosting, prestigious Corporate Events and working as a chef in the South of France. Richard is a self-confessed Foodie, with an interest in modern cooking techniques. His flair for experimental cookery will certainly broaden your culinary horizons. Working extremely hard to share his enthusiasm with the students and push out the traditional boundaries, he is the youth and energy in the Kitchen.

Sophie Horsford
Sophie Horsford
Owner, Director & Assistant Teacher

Sophie, Diana’s daughter, is the latest addition to The Avenue family affair. Her previous experience in corporate entertainment means she can identify exactly what people want, down to the finest detail. Sophie is on a constant culinary journey of discovering new exciting recipes and restaurants – and she’s always up for releasing the fridge to create magic out of nothing. Good food leaves her absolutely spellbound. Having travelled extensively, this gypsy has cooked her way through the most exotic of lands.

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