Learn to cook in Essex at one of our cookery schools

Just Cook in Essex

Woman holding healthy foodIf you have been inspired by Celebrity Masterchef and now want to learn how to cook, or you wish to learn how to make cupcakes for the next social gathering, the fastest and best way to learn is by going back to school.

There are several excellent cookery schools in Essex where you can learn to bake and prepare fantastic meals which will impress the chef at the best restaurants in Essex. Here they are, in no particular order:

Braxted Cookery School

Braxted Park Cookery SchoolThe Cookery School at Braxted Park has several courses run by award winning chefs, including Paul Boorman, Mark Webb, William Grinsted and Peter Bayless.

They also run individual classes to learn to cook specific cuisine. Examples:

  • Authentic Indian Cuisine with Padmaja Kochera
  • Modern British Food with William Grinsted
  • Tastes of the Mediterranean with Peter Bayless

Guy Moore teaches Brilliant Baking and there is a cooking for beginners course too, run by William Grinsted.

Contact details:

The Mistley Kitchen

Mistley KitchenThe Mistley kitchen teaches one-day recreational cookery workshops for up to 12 people per class. The school started in 2001 by Sherri Singleton. They run a series of specific cooking workshops. Some examples:

  • Quick and easy Thai cooking
  • A taste of game with the gamekeeper’s daughter
  • Tapas, sangria and paella!
  • Taste of Mexico
  • Hip and healthy meat-free cooking

Contact details:

The Cookery Worskhop

Cookery WorkshopThe Cookery Worskhop / Coastalfoods was opened in 2005 by Bryan & Jo Beattie.  They owned a restaurant in Frinton on Sea and then started to sell deli products at farmers markets. Now they run a coffee shop and cookery workshop.

Workshops teach five people at a time, and each person gets one-to-one tuition. Sessions last for two to three hours. They also do “Demo and Dine” evenings.

Workshops include;

  • Simple Italian
  • Children and Parent Cookery
  • Fish and shellfish

Contact details:

  • The Cookery Workshop, Ashlyns House Fourth Avenue, Frinton on Sea, Essex, CO13 9EB
  • Telephone: 07971 100 704
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.cookery-workshop.co.uk/

Just Cook Cookery School

Just Cook in EssexClasses cover a wide variety of cooking styles. They also run classes for children during school holidays, including their own Junior Masterchef workshops. Examples include:

  • Evening Thai Class
  • Seasonal Italian
  • Moroccan Food & Wine Night
  • Fabulous but Frugal Festive
  • Basics for Blokes
  • Easy Entertaining

Contact details:

  • 6 The Maltings, Station Road, Newport, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3RN
  • Tel: 0800 756 1474
  • Email:  [email protected]

Baumanns Academy

Mark Baumann
Mark Baumann

Run by celebrity chef Mark Baumann (author of Posh Food for the Common Man).  Courses include:

  • Pasta masterclass
  • Alternative Christmas
  • Local delights
  • The Art of Smoking


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