Take Culinary Anthropologist for example, these cookery classes are based on owner Anna Colquhoun’s unique travel experiences and the dishes she has learnt on her adventures around the world. Not only are her cooking lessons instructive but they are entertaining. Based in Islington, North London she is also the author of Eat Slow Britain.
For those with a sweet tooth, why not try the cupcake baking lessons of Xanthe Milton, also known as Cookie Girl. She has built up a fearsome reputation for the finest baking classes in her native Notting Hill and beyond. Alternatively, you may wish to build up your skills in more specialist culinary avenues like the preparation and cooking of fish.
Billingsgate Seafood Training School will teach you all about different varieties of fish, how to gut, scale and prepare them and most importantly how to cook them! Their fish and seafood cooking courses are the most sought after in London.
Moving further afield, if you are interested in African cuisine, let us introduce you to Akhaya Cookery School, the finest purveyors of African cooking classes in the capital. Whether you want to learn about Moroccan, Kenyan, Ugandan or Nigerian cuisine, they have the knowledge and expertise, working from their school in Seven Sisters.
Prefer something a little closer to home? Why not head out to North London to Rachel's Kitchen? Rachel Davies is a cordon bleu trained chef who will teach you everything from the basics to more complicated showcase dishes. Learn vegetarian cooking, the classics or a perfect dessert in the relaxed and convivial environment of Rachel’s kitchen.
If you want something specialised you could try the butchery classes on offer at Parson's Nose. These organic butchers are personal favourites of the Darling Collective founders and offer a range of sausage making courses as well as information on different cuts of meat and how to get them.
Or you could even try a biscuit icing course with I Made It Myself.
Whatever cooking school experience you’re looking for, however you want your cooking classes packaged, the Darling Collective has curated some of the very best London has to offer. Happy exploring!