Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course

The Avenue London Cookery School
In Putney

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Important information

Typology Workshop
Location Putney
Class hours 8h
Duration 5 Days
  • Workshop
  • Putney
  • 8h
  • Duration:
    5 Days

If you fancy gaining more knowledge about the chale host world, enroll in the Advanced and Chalet Cookery Course! The Avenue London Cookery School will go into even further detail about the chale cooking during this one week course.

The first day of our week course will hold a review of knife skills and important cooking tips. The rest of the days focus on a variety of recipes, one of which you can take home and proudly show off to your roommates, friends or family.

We also teach you to use books as a reference and to get ideas from it! Although we strongly recommend not to use a book while cooking, it must help us develop our creativity.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Mission Hall, Walkers Place, SW15 1PP, London, England
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Starts On request
Mission Hall, Walkers Place, SW15 1PP, London, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

This course's main goal is to teach students in order to cook for parties, work in chalets, on yatchs or cook for families in the holidays.

· Who is it intended for?

People looking to be chalet hosts in ski resorts

· Requirements

It is necessary for students to have acquired a basic ground knowledge from either The Avenue's Really Useful and chalet Course or from experience gained elsewhere.

· What marks this course apart?

We have links with the ski industry, so we can help you get job in a chalet after you finish the course!

· What happens after requesting information?

You can book online on our website -


Jane Graham
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)
Nile Nakanda
What I would highlight This was a great course. This summer has been very busy for me. I turned 18, became an adult, went to uni and on holidays! Although my summer was full of events, this one-week course was one of the best during this summer. I will always remember it with a big smile. I really hope to do more courses of yours in the near future.

What could be improved Nothing at all.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Ben Wooding
What I would highlight This course was great. I have already cooked the meringues recipe I learned at home and they look brilliant. thank you very much.

What could be improved Nothing.

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

What you'll learn on the course

Chalet Cookery
Chalet Host Cooking
Ski Chalet Cooking
Professional Cooking
Ski Company Introductions
Bread Making
Cake Making
Homemade Soft Drinks
Food Presentation
Boning Meat
International Recipes
Knife Skills
Canapé Making
Menu planning
Kitchen hygiene

Teachers and trainers (2)

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.

Course programme

Product Description

All students will have had a basic ground knowledge either from The Avenue’s Really Useful and Chalet Course or from experience gained elsewhere.

On the first day you will have a thorough recap on knife skills and other important tips skills that will be a help for you and your future in cooking.

Each day on this course you will cook new inspired recipes, one of which you get to take home with you so you can show off your new found cooking skills to your family and friends.

At The Avenue we teach students to have the confidence and understanding in food to enable you to work without a cookbook, but rather to use them for new ideas. We are very flexible at The Avenue so any gaps in knowledge can be easily filled.

*Those marked dates will include our amazing Easy Christmas Class

What We Offer

  • Excellent teaching
  • Professional advice
  • Very busy cooking programme
  • An opportunity to boost your kitchen confidence
  • An Avenue cooking certificate
  • The Avenue Cookbook
  • The Avenue apron

Skills Acquired

  • Knife skills
  • Variations of bread making, including Diana’s famous bread
  • Elaborate cake making
  • Making your own soft drinks
  • Food presentation
  • Boning meat and handling fish
  • Preparing and cooking a variety of vegetables
  • Learning to cook international foods and different techniques
  • Canapé making

Sample Menu

Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé with a Red Pepper Coulis
Thai Green Curry with Lemon Saffron Rice and a Vegetable Stir Fried
A Trio of Raspberry Macaroons, Raspberry Cheesecake and Raspberry and Orange Parfait

Additional information

If you need accommodation, the Avenue will provide it for you.

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