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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Off to Uni course in Putney
9.7 3 opinions
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: Basic cooking techniques, Cooking utensils, Student recipes...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 16 October 2017
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£690
The Really Useful Course in Putney
9.6 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: Kitchen hygiene, Basic cooking techniques, Menu planning...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 16 October 2017
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£690
Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course in Putney
9.7 3 opinions
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: Bread Making, Kitchen hygiene, Homemade Soft Drinks...

  • Course
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (8 hours of class)
  • 23 October 2017
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£690
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Christmas Dinner Party Dining Class course in Putney
10.0 2 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...Dig out that Christmas jumper and prepare to be merry and jolly as we welcome you into our family-run kitchen for this special Christmas Edition of... Learn about: Learn to cook, Cookery class, Dinner party...

  • Event
  • Intermediate
  • Putney
  • 1 Day (3 hours of class)
  • January
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£85
Saturday Really Useful and Chalet Course in Putney
9.5 2 opinions
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, Kitchen Tools, Healthy Recipes...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 5 hours of class
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£75
The Workshop Supper Club course in Putney
10.0 2 opinions
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, Food Handling, Passion for food...

  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 5 Days (3 hours of class)
  • 25 October 2017
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£48
After School Class course in Putney
10.0 2 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...Do you feel like learning a new recipe? This 90-minutes course is aimed at everyone, whether you want to win a special award or just enjoy cooking... Learn about: DofE Award, Kitchen management, Kitchen Skills...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 12 Weeks (1 hour of class)
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£50
Bread Making Class course in Putney
9.0 3 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...with the insight into bread making, that ou have learnt in the class All ages and abilities are welcome! You can book online at our website... Learn about: Bread Making, Cooking Skills, Cookery class...

  • Event
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 1 Day (4 hours of class)
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£65
Ladies Who Lunch Cookery Class course in Putney
9.0 2 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...Once everyone has arrived and been introduced you will settle in for a demonstration by our fun and lively chef who will demonstrate recipes and useful cooking... Learn about: Cookery class, Ladies night, Food prep...

  • Event
  • Beginner
  • Putney
  • 1 Day (3 hours of class)
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£65
Young Holiday Classes course in Putney
9.7 3 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...get a chance to create something fun and delicious. The classes will enthuse, entertain and engage the students and by the end of it they will be performing... Learn about: Exciting recipes, Cooking Education, Child care...

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  • Putney
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£55

Upcoming courses

Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course in Putney
9.7 3 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...We Offer Excellent teaching Professional advice Very busy cooking programme An opportunity to boost your kitchen confidence An Avenue cooking certificate... Learn about: Cake Making, Chalet Cookery, Bread Making...

  • Course
  • Putney
  • 23 October 2017
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£690
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The Workshop Supper Club course in Putney
10.0 2 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...Each workshop will start with a demonstration introducing you to the class ahead and the delectable things you will be cooking and, of course... Learn about: Food safety, Passion for food, Food Handling...

  • Course
  • Putney
  • 25 October 2017
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£48
Sunday Brunch Club course in Putney
10.0 3 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...Mastering the poached egg and lots more! Sample Menu Bloody Mary Fresh Homemade Bread Eggs Benedict... Learn about: Hands-on Cooking, Poached Eggs Recipes, Eggs Benedict Recipes...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 29 October 2017
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£45
Simple Supper Classes course in Putney
9.5 2 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School

...the course and the other you get to take home for a yummy night in to share with the lucky chosen one (written with a * on the menus below)!... Learn about: Home Cooked Recipes, Knife Skills, Preparing ahead...

  • Short course
  • Putney
  • 01 November 2017
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£60
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Dinner Party Dining Cookery Course in Putney The Avenue London Cookery School

...just get them to mention your name on booking. 10 friends = a free class! What We Offer Inspirational recipes Dinner party ideas Spellbinding demonstrations All facilities... Learn about: Food Hygiene, Food Technology, Dinner party...

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  • Putney
  • 18 October 2017
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£75

Opinions (71)

Dinner Party Dining Classes

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Emily
19/04/2017
What I would highlight As an ‘alright’ chef I wanted to try a cooking class to see if I would be able to learn some new tricks and skills. Myself and two friends attended the dinner party cooking class and as well learning how to make a beautiful meal we also had an absolute blast! Diana has the BEST personality and kept as laughing the whole time. She is a fabulous chef and managed to teach my friend who had never cooked much more than a frozen pizza how to make Scallops with a vegetable ragout, Duck breast with cherry jus and passionfruit soufflé. We had a brilliant time and we will definitely be visiting again to try one of the other wonderful classes they have on offer! We truly felt like as well as learning to cook we had made some friends.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Sunday Brunch Club

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Gav .
19/04/2017
What I would highlight I booked the Sunday Brunch Club as a birthday gift – both really enjoyed and learnt more than thought possible in only a few hours. Nice informal setting and Richard was really clear and engaging teacher/chef! Bottomless bloody marys certainly helped with the cooking too! I would definitely recommend this place for those who are intrigued about improving their cooking or just want to have a fun activity for a gift or otherwise.

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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Yani Bridge
12/04/2017
What I would highlight I attended the Basic To Brilliant Cooking Course at The Avenue London Cookery School. This family owned business with Richard and Diana as chefs and Sophie behind the desk, was one of the best courses i have been on. The atmosphere was delightful, light and easy, and yet the cooking we achieved throughout the day was an enormous amount. With the help of very knowledgeable chefs, any queries would be answered. I would highly recommend this Cookery School to anyone who wants hands on lessons and a chilled atmosphere.

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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Christine Davies
10/04/2017
What I would highlight Thank you so much for all the fun and tuition you gave Seb last week. We are certainly noticing a more confident approach in the kitchen. His poached eggs for breakfast on Saturday were brilliant and I have earmarked some recipes from the cook book that I am looking forward to (him) trying…Hopefully I will be able to book his younger brother in next summer! I would highly recommend The Avenue London Cookery School.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Saturday Really Useful and Chalet Course

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Michaela Bennet
04/04/2017
What I would highlight My friend and I attended the Saturday Really Useful and Chalet Course and learned a lot! I had made some of the dishes few times before but the class really improved my cookery skills and was a lot of fun! I would highly recommend The Avenue London Cookery School. The facilities are great and instructor very knowledgable and with a good sense of humour! At the end, we all had a sit down dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labour, which was a nice touch. 10 out of 10!

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Bread Making Class

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Aimée Louise .
03/04/2017
What I would highlight Wonderful setting, extraordinary fixings, pleasant environment, benevolent family vibes, super group both in the kitchen and in the background... 100% prescribe for any occasion truly ... they will take into account your requirements... be that as it may, our lady of the hour to be adored her hen, as did the visitors.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Dinner Party Dining Classes

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Nikki Paul .
03/04/2017
What I would highlight Splendid night. Diana and Sophie were awesome, extraordinary fun and extremely learned. Didnot anticipate that a cookery course will be so pleasant. An incredible gathering, free streaming wine and heaps of valuable tips and traps. I learnt stacks and had a considerable measure of enjoyment doing it. Toward the finish of the course all of you take a seat to eat what you have cooked around a major, inviting supper table. Splendid - exceptionally prescribed.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Ladies Who Lunch Cookery Class

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Maggie Bland .
03/04/2017
What I would highlight Splendid day. Brilliant approach to invest energy with companions and learn new recipes. I prescribe the Ladies lunch class; awesome sustenance, environment and individuals. Diana and Richard are fantastic hosts. We had a ton of fun.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

After School Class

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Jessica Brown
20/03/2017
What I would highlight A wonderful location for children 9+ to learn cooking in a very welcoming, friendly environment. The After School Class is an excellent course. Having looked at a number of kids cookery schools, this one seems to offer the best option in terms of flexibility, varied classes and real skills that allow children to progress over time. My kids were absolutely amazed by these classes, the tutor was great! They want to take more lessons now. Would recommend it.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Christmas Dinner Party Dining Class

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Sarah Florence .
07/02/2017
What I would highlight We have quite recently held our Christmas at The Avenue Cookery School and it was phenomenal. Diana and Richard were a fabulous group - truly inviting, engaging and instructive and shared heaps of awesome cooking tips with us. We cooked a full feast in gatherings and after that sat down to eat it together - truly unwinding and a lot of support and fun music en route. Much obliged for a great night - We will unquestionably be back.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Vegan Cooking Class

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Anthony Masters .
07/02/2017
What I would highlight The Avenue Cookery School's Vegan Class, was enjoyable, educational and exceptionally pleasant all round. Diana, Richard and the group truly set a supportive, fun and instructive tone. Stiring something in a pot with a glass of wine close by is one of my most loved past time. Certainly would return.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Vegan Cooking Class

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Niv Shalgi .
07/02/2017
What I would highlight Extraordinary nourishment, great enjoyment. Would prescribe this to any individual who likes cooking.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Kids Weekend Cooking Class

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Jimmy .
07/02/2017
What I would highlight Astounding. A truly beautiful family group. Awesome yummy food and incredible fun making it. Much obliged to you Avenue cookery school.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Bread Making Class

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Anne-Charlotte Duboc .
24/01/2017
What I would highlight I undertook the Bread Baking Class a weekend ago. Extraordinary course instructed by super eager Richard. Posted a recipe to the course on the spot to answer our inquiries. We ran home with 5 distinct sorts of breads and the formulas to do it again at home. Gives you certainty to bake bread again at home. Thanks.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Dinner Party Dining Classes

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Cat Carter .
24/01/2017
What I would highlight My bridesmaids arranged Avenue Cooley school for my hen party. It was great. I felt so loaf and everybody had an awesome time adapting new things and eating loads of tasty baked things toward the end. Richard was cordial and made everybody feel at home. I would most certainly prescribe.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Vegan Cooking Class

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Claire Hope .
24/01/2017
What I would highlight What a dazzling background. I altogether delighted in the vegan cookery class. Extraordinary individuals, incredible nourishment and awesome music. Will surely return once more.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Fish Class

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Jim May .
24/01/2017
What I would highlight Stunning, A truly exquisite family group. Superb top notch sustenance and extraordinary enjoyment making it. Much obliged to you Avenue cookery school.

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

Kids Weekend Cooking Class

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Former student .
24/01/2017
What I would highlight The family run school made an exceptionally cool atmosphere, making a truly pleasant and enlightening class. Toward the end, we as a whole had a take a seat supper to appreciate the rewards for so much hard work, which was a pleasant touch. Altogether suggested.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

Bread Making Class

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Ash Antonie .
21/12/2016
What I would highlight Feeling exceptionally pompous now that I know how to poach an egg, make hollandaise and even soda bread. Had an extraordinary morning. Will book once more.

What could be improved All good.

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

Kids Weekend Cooking Class

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Claire Gawthrop .
21/12/2016
What I would highlight I simply wished to compliment everybody at the great Avenue cookery school who have taken my 18 year old child Jack (who discovered splitting an egg troublesome two weeks prior) and roused him to cook. He adored each moment and had a fabulous time in such an unwinding and upbeat atmosphere. I can not thank you enough and will prescribe you to everybody.

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.