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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Hygiene in the Kitchen

Hygiene is so important in food preparation. If caterers, chefs and wait staff are not adequately trained they can present huge health risks to the community. If you help out in a community or voluntary role, you may need to work with food. Understanding the safe handling of food is key to preventing infections and ensuring proper hygiene. Food safety courses are useful if you do any kind of charity or voluntary work that involves handling food. Whether you help prepare lunches at a community centre or collaborate with a food bank, this knowledge can help you ensure hygiene measures are followed.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00016023
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee:
Free

Cooking on a Budget (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note that this isa course exclusively for residents living in a West Sussex postcode area - please do not apply if you do not live in West Sussex. Thanks for your understanding.* We will be cooking together in real time, making a variety of dishes, with advice and ideas on how to change the quantities to suit the number of people you are cooking for. We will look at ways of cooking and baking for one or two, or enough for a party. We shall be measuring ingredients and there will be time to find out about all the different ways measurements are written in recipes, so you can cook with confidence. Recipes will be put on Canvas before the course begins, so you can go shopping if you are going to cook along with me. All questions are welcome during the session, novice cooks are welcome along with those who have more experience and we will share ideas. Outcome: Double and halve the quantities in a recipe using metric and imperial measures while cooking a variety of dishes.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/07/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015979
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cooking Practical: Festive Cooking

The intention of this course is for the you to learn about different worldwide festivals, both cultural and religious, and how food often plays a part in these celebrations. The course is designed to promote confidence and independence in cooking. The theme of the term is festive cooking. During the course you will look at festivals celebrated in the autumn, up to and including Christmas. You will also learn about the celebrations of other cultures, traditions and festivals. As well as preparing food from other cultures and religions, you will learn about the reason behind the festive foods that are prepared and eaten.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Tue 10/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Sacred Heart Church Hall
8 Townsend Road
Minehead
TA24 5RG
Tutor:
Rebecca Williams
Course code:
Q00017068
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £218.40

Multiply-Baking on a Budget

Baking on a Budget” is an 11-hour course carefully created to equip students with essential baking skills while making it affordabile. Students will master the art of creating delightful baked goods using cost-effective ingredients and simple techniques. The curriculum covers fundamental baking principles, including ingredient substitutions, portion management, and efficient kitchen organisation, ensuring the best and most efficient way to bake. Through hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises, students will learn to prepare a variety of treats, such as cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, perfect for school fair stalls. By course end, students will possess the expertise and confidence to bake for school events and friends on a budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 18/09/2024 -
Wed 09/10/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Mount Pleasant School (Southampton)
Mount Pleasant Road
Newtown
Southampton
SO14 0WZ
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00017110
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Cooking Practical: Introduction to Cookery

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 an introduction session to cooking simple foods that are both healthy, nutritious and cost effective. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget. Join our friendly tutor at the Keyham Green Places in Plymouth for a course aimed at all levels. All equipment is supplied.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 25/09/2024 -
Wed 11/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Keyham Green Places (Plymouth)
163 Renown Street
Plymouth
PL2 2DT
Tutor:
Paul Keller
Course code:
Q00017369
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Cooking Practical: Catering Skills - Food Preparation

This short course in Catering Skills is specifically for students with LLDD needs, who would like to gain skills in the catering sector. Working with a dedicated Tutor to develop essential skills working in the food industry.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 02/10/2024 -
Wed 11/12/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Trinity Methodist Church Hall (Rotherham
Church Street
Wath-upon-Dearne
Rotherham
S63 7RF
Tutor:
Julia Naylor
Course code:
Q00012060
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £105.00

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:
Mon 07/10/2024 -
Mon 11/11/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
The Centre, Newlyn (Penzance)
Chywoone Hill
Newlyn
Penzance
TR18 5AR
Tutor:
Tiffany Coates
Course code:
Q00017051
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Cooking Practical: SCC-Learning to Cook-Life Skills

Welcome to the Learning to Cook Life Skills Course! This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn essential cooking skills. You will learn how to prepare simple and healthy meals. We will teach you basic cooking techniques, such as chopping, boiling, and frying. You will also learn how to read recipes, measure ingredients, and use kitchen tools safely. Our friendly tutor will guide you through each step. By the end of the course, you will be able to cook delicious meals for yourself and your family. Join us and gain the confidence to cook at home! This course is only for those who are living in Southampton.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 23/10/2024 -
Wed 11/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Mount Pleasant School (Southampton)
Mount Pleasant Road
Newtown
Southampton
SO14 0WZ
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00017063
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

Cooking Practical: Cooking from Scratch - Autumn Recipes

Cooking at home from scratch is a technique to create home cooked food in a way which is healthy for you. You are certain about all the ingredients which are in the dish, no hidden ingredients. You are in control of what you are putting in your food and eating. Preparing food for the family reflects your love for them. Cooking at home can be a new skill to learn. During this course your tutor will give you demonstration and individual attention for your guidance. In this course you will be cooking food which you can enjoy after each session with your loved ones.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/11/2024 -
Tue 03/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kauser Nabeel
Course code:
Q00017599
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Personal Development: Healthy Family Food 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. Learn how to select nutritious ingredients to prepare wholesome meals without breaking the bank. Brainstorm recipe ideas with the class to make use of leftovers. Get tips on how to store food properly to avoid wastage. Learn how to save money when doing food shopping and other budgeting tips.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/11/2024 -
Thu 19/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Clare House (SCUNTHORPE)
31 Wells Street
SCUNTHORPE
DN15 6HL
Tutor:
Amie-Alissa Watson
Course code:
Q00017967
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80