Tasty cookery classes and baking courses   

Cooking is a life skill that helps you have a healthier lifestyle. Being able to cook well is the healthiest and cheapest way to eat.  Learn essential cooking tips and get inspired by food from around the world. Whatever your home cooking goals, we have a number of cookery and baking courses to suit you.  

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Healthy eating or indulgent baking

From learning healthy cooking on a budget, to mastering cake decorating, there is a course for you. Learn about tasty international foods or easy vegan cooking. Discover how to feed the whole family a healthy meal, all at a low cost.   

Improve your health by cooking nutritious meals at home. At a time when every penny counts, find out about cooking tasty food at home and save money on takeaways.   

Whether you want to eat well for less, or discover world cuisine, a SPƵվ cookery class can help. Find out how to use knives safely, learn about food hygiene and how to budget for your food shop. Taking a class with us is a great way to learn all you need about cooking well.  

Get confident in the kitchen

If you’re living on your own for the first time and need to cook for yourself, or maybe you feel like you are eating the same thing every night. Get confidence and get inspired in the kitchen. Our courses are warm and inclusive, everyone is welcome.   

Creative cakes

Put your creativity to good use and learn cake decorating for beginners. Learn icing techniques to make you stand out.  From making beautiful birthday cakes to mastering sugarcraft flowers, our courses can help you reach your cake decorating goals.  

From learning how to bake cakes to cooking on a budget, learn to be a whizz in the kitchen. Whether you are cooking for one or cooking for the whole family, our courses will help you make good food at home.   

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Cooking on a Budget (Multiply)

Join us to learn how to make delicious food on a budget. This course will show you how to cook using basic ingredients at less than half the cost of shop bought produce. There are two parts to this course, a lunch menu and a ‘make, bake and take’ dish for you to take away with you. The lunch menu guides you through measuring and adjusting ingredients to cater for the volume of people you need to feed and also compares the cost to that of readymade, shop bought dishes. This course also gives you an opportunity to taste the difference between shop bought and freshly made produce.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 22/02/2024 -
Thu 22/02/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Mount Pleasant School (Southampton)
Mount Pleasant Road
Newtown
Southampton
SO14 0WZ
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00014085
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cooking Practical: Cooking for Wellbeing

Embark on cooking journey to nourish both body and soul in our Cooking for Wellbeing course. Discover the joy of crafting delicious, nutritious meals and bakes, designed to promote holistic wellness from within. From mindful ingredient selection to expert cooking techniques, each session focuses on a deeper connection between food and overall wellbeing. Explore the principles of balanced nutrition, incorporating wholesome ingredients to support physical vitality and mental clarity. With hands-on cooking demonstrations and guided practices, all learners will gain practical skills and knowledge to create delicious, homemade food that will delight the senses and promote optimal health. “You are what you eat”.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014047
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

Confidence to Learn

Would you like to learn new skills or change jobs? It can be hard to get back into learning after a long break. This confidence training will prepare you to feel comfortable stepping back into the classroom. This short course can help you bridge the gaps in your confidence and overcome the obstacles standing in your way to get back into learning. The objective of this course is to get you into a positive mindset to achieve your goals. You will practise a variety of confidence-building exercises to help that mindset shift come from within.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 08/03/2024 -
Fri 08/03/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Tutor:
Rupa Marwaha
Course code:
Q00014154
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cookery Practical: Introduction to Healthy, Hearty Cookery

We all know that eating well makes us healthier but finding the time to plan and cook nutritious meals can seem daunting. This introduction session to cooking simple foods that are both healthy, nutritious and cost effective could be the start of a better diet for 2024. This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced cooks who want to explore how to make meals that are nutritious and good for our hearts without breaking the bank. You will be introduced to healthy ingredients and cooking methods that will be better for you and hopefully cheaper for you as well.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 20/03/2024 -
Wed 20/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Keyham Green Places (Plymouth)
163 Renown Street
Plymouth
PL2 2DT
Tutor:
Paul Keller
Course code:
Q00013215
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.80

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Cooking on a Budget

Cooking homemade food doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals in this cooking on a budget course. This is a cooking and personal finance course rolled into one. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 12/04/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Sherbourne House
Independent Living Hub
Stonehouse
GL10 2HP
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00014123
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Cookery Practical: Preparing and cooking Healthy, Hearty Cookery

We all know that eating well makes us healthier but finding the time to plan and cook nutritious meals can seem daunting. This introduction session to cooking simple foods that are both healthy, nutritious and cost effective could be the start of a better diet for 2024. This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced cooks who want to explore how to make meals that are nutritious and good for our hearts without breaking the bank. You will be introduced to healthy ingredients and cooking methods that will be better for you and hopefully cheaper for you as well.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Keyham Green Places (Plymouth)
163 Renown Street
Plymouth
PL2 2DT
Tutor:
Paul Keller
Course code:
Q00013227
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Cooking on a Budget - Multiply Essex

This is a multiply Essex course, being delivered online for students who live in ESSEX ONLY. This is a cooking course with a difference, we shall, of course be making some delicious things, sweet and savoury, but will also find out the difference between ounces and grams, discover how millilitres and litres are related and learn how to change recipes to suit the number of people we are cooking for. This course will embed ‘soft maths’ used in cooking and enable you to build your confidence in using maths.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00013446
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Professional Development: Preparing for Level 2 Food Hygiene

The Food Hygiene course is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills in food safety practices. Covering topics such as proper food handling, storage, and preparation, the course emphasises hygiene standards set by regulatory authorities. Participants will learn about potential foodborne illnesses, effective cleaning and sanitisation methods, and the importance of personal hygiene in preventing contamination. Through interactive sessions, demonstrations, and practical exercises, attendees will gain a thorough understanding of how to maintain a safe and hygienic environment in food service establishments. Successful completion of this course ensures compliance with industry standards and promotes public health.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014082
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Cooking Practical: Cake Decorating for Advanced - Pipe Dreams

This is a piping skills course. If you want to learn basic piping skills or learn to use the piping nozzles beautifully, this course will help you get started. Learn this new skill or improve the existing skill of cake decoration with piping. Each week learn a new technique of piping with buttercream/ royal icing. Course is designed to help you to raise your awareness in buying different type of nozzles and its uses. Your family and friends will be astonished to see the personalised stunning cakes made with love.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 02/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
10 sessions
Tutor:
Kauser Nabeel
Course code:
Q00013783
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £55.50

Cooking Practical: Cooking and Baking with Summer Recipes using British Sign Language (BSL)

Unlock your inner chef with a brand-new cooking experience. During this five-week course you will make a selection of delicious and easy to follow seasonal Summer recipes all taught in British Sign Language/BSL. If you enjoy cooking AND learning/using BSL then this is the course for you. Each week you will receive a list of ingredients, utensils and BSL vocabulary and you will be supported and guided through each class by an experienced SPƵվ tutor. Every recipe will be cost effective and will use regular utensils commonly found in your kitchen. Come and gain confidence in the kitchen whilst learning/developing your BSL knowledge.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 29/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Tutor:
Helen Watson
Course code:
Q00013849
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £59.20