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Are you looking to improve your cooking skills?

Need inspiration to cook healthy dinners for yourself and those you love?

Are you looking for a fun activity and meet new people in Leamington Spa / Warwick?

Aimed at adults of all ages

Have you moved out of home?

Struggling for healthier ideas to feed you family?

Do you want to learn some easy to create simple tasty recipes ?

This course aims to provide a unique opportunity to learn vital cooking skills in a friendly relaxed environment.  We will use seasonal fresh ingredients (some from Anne Marie’s allotment!) with common store cupboard ingredients.



It’s aim is to provide fun practical cooking skills which will enable participants to create a wide range of easy to prepare dishes for themselves, friends and family.

This course is 12 weeks long – up to 90 minutes 11-12.30pm on Tuesday’s at Warwick Gates Community Centre.

This will include time to sit down together and eat what has been made, there will also be enough to take home to eat later, share or freeze.


Working in pairs (sometimes alone) you will make a dish to serve four people. It will be cooked in the lesson and then you have the option of eating and chatting while having a cuppa…then take any leftovers home.



  • Lots of useful hints and tips.
  • How to prepare and cook staple ingredients.
  • Easy ways to repurpose ingredients and leftovers to create new dishes.
  • How to reduce food waste through correct storage of ingredients.
  • Knife skills, baking techniques, measuring, use of hob and oven.
  • Understand flavours and the use of herbs and spices.



Enjoy cooking with others for a fun social activity.

Ultimately to instil a love of cooking and give confidence in the kitchen so simple dishes can be recreated at home.

Practical kitchen skills to make healthier food.

Enable experimentation with flavours and ingredients to create dishes without ultimately referring to recipes.

COST: £120.00 for 12 weeks (includes all ingredients, recipes and use of aprons)

If there are spaces remaining you may be able to join ad-hoc lessons for £10.00 per session. 

Social Adult Cooking lessons start:

September 6th –  November 29th

Tuesday’s 11-12.30pm  (Max 6 adults)

6/9  Potato and leek soup and bread dumplings

13/9  Moroccan stew and cous cous

20/9  Beef Lasagne (vegetable lasagne option available)

27/9  Apple crumble and custard from scratch

4/10  Chicken/vegetable nuggets, wedges and salad

11/10  Hummus and crackers

18/10  Vegetable chilli and corn bread

1/11   Jam tarts

8/11  Vegetable/ Chicken korma and naans from scratch

15/11  Sausage casserole and dumplings

22/11  Ginger biscuits

29/11  Spatchcock chicken, Hasselback potatoes and roasted vegetables.

The lesson plans may be subject to change or we will use slightly different ingredients to the recipe given out.  This will be just to show how the recipe can be adapted to seasonal ingredients.

As the weeks go by if there is a general consensus to make a specific dish I am happy to go with the flow! Recipes will generally be kept plant based or can be adapted within the lesson.

Lessons are very relaxed and ideal for those with low confidence and looking to have a bit of fun while learning some easy to follow recipes.

For more information and to be placed on waiting list for next term please contact Anne Marie


Had an amazing time learning new recipes and gaining confidence in the kitchen! Anne Marie is a brilliant teacher, she’s very knowledgeable and makes cooking fun.

I’ve learned a lot and would recommend her lessons to anyone.

Amy Fleming


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Whether you’re a complete beginner, want to brush up on basics, pick up new skills, or try out new dishes, Anne Marie can help you become a better cook.