Private Cooking Lessons

“Most people are natural cooks; they just don’t have the confidence to give it a go.” Anne Marie

Who are private cooking lessons for?

A private cookery class is for anyone who has ever thought that they can’t cook or thought they could cook better. Anne Marie will give you the confidence and skills to make cooking easy and not a chore.

Looking to pick up a new skill? Learn to bake bread or afternoon tea treats, or a whole new style of cooking such as plant based, Japanese or Thai cookery. 

Do you want to increase your confidence? Learn some basic prepping skills to make cooking for the family more enjoyable and less stressful.

Find cooking stressful? Anne Marie will provide you with some simple, quick, tasty meal solutions that all the family will enjoy (and learn how to turn the leftovers into even more dishes.)

Looking to spend some quality time with friends, children or loved one?

A cooking lesson is MORE THAN JUST A RECIPE! Learn a new skill together and have fun too!

Popular cooking classes include:

Creating plant based meals, student budget cookery, indulgent baking, Sushi, pasta and pizza making, healthy fakeaways, freezer and budget friendly batch cookery – brilliant ideas for busy parents who want the whole family to eat healthily. Get in touch for list of popular lesson plans.

Just a few examples of lesson plans you could create, your lesson is bespoke to you!

Dhal, naan, spinach and carrot pancakes and samosas

Thai green paste from scratch, Thai curry, vegetable noodle soup and Thai dumpllings

Batch/one pot cooking – katsu, dhal, cooking with lentils/mince, dhal

Pasta (ravioli/tagliatelle) and pizza from scratch

Sushi and okonomiyaki

Corn bread, chilli, fajitas and tortillas

Basic bread, rolls, pizza and scones

Chocolate cake/Victoria sponge, scones and jam

How to make the most of leftovers and waste less food

How many dishes are made?

Typically in a 2 hour class you will make between 2 and 4 dishes depending on the recipes chosen. They can be eaten during the session (nice if you want to surprise a loved one with a special cooking experience) or taken home in storage containers to be enjoyed later.

You decide what you would like to make and Anne Marie will create a bespoke cooking lesson specific to your needs.

Informal, informative and inspirational!

One Get Cooking! student described a lesson with Anne Marie as

‘the recipe book that talks back – in the best possible way!’

As you cook together during your private lesson, Anne Marie talks you through the whole dish, passing on tips and techniques so you’re learning the whole time ­but without any pressure. If it doesn’t turn out quite how it should – Anne Marie will know a way to save the day and the dish!

A Get Cooking! course, or even a single lesson, will give you a bit more confidence to experiment, to have fun, make a bit of a mess. Every time you swap one ingredient for another, you’re creating a recipe that’s 100% your own!

A little imagination goes a long way.

“My lessons with Anne Marie have given me a ’store cupboard’ of super tasty recipes which are quick, simple, healthy and even cost effective.”

How much will it cost?

A two hour private cooking lesson including ingredients at Anne Marie’s home in Warwick Gates range from:

£95 for 1 person

£145 for 2 people

£195 for 3 or 4 people

Additional hours can be added too:

£50 per hour for one person, £75 for two and £100 for 3 or 4 people. Perfect for making bread goods or a quick intense course is required (perfect for those leaving home and want to learn the basics).

How does a private virtual cookery class work?

A virtual cooking class is a live cook along, so you cook the whole meal or menu from scratch, live. Online lessons take place in your own kitchen via Zoom and Anne Marie sends the recipe and ingredients list in advance. Lessons can be extended if you wish to make more complex dishes or when making bread for an additional cost.

Virtual cookery lessons mean that you can cook at your convenience, in your own kitchen, with familiar equipment. Anne Marie can show you how to create healthy, tasty and affordable meals with just one saucepan and a single hob.

It’s completely your choice what you learn, what you cook and what pace you go at. It takes into account any food allergies, personal likes or dislikes.

You can even book a virtual cookery lesson for a special occasion – unite friends and family in different time zones for a virtual birthday afternoon tea to make scones, Victoria sponge or vegan chocolate brownies.

Zoom private lessons start at £65 per hour for 1 person and £95 for up to 6 households. This makes this an affordable and fun way to cook with friends or family wherever they live.

Thinking about Christmas already?

Never too early to book a private Christmas baking workshop, great fun….who will be the bake off winner?!

Gift vouchers can be purchased making cooking lessons an ideal gift for all ages.

CONTACT Anne Marie for more information.

Upcoming Events

Online Zoom Lessons

Live Zoom cooking classes and demonstrations for any occassion. Available for individuals, family, friends and work colleagues.

Gift Vouchers

Our Get Cooking! Experience Gift Vouchers make a great present for all ages from 7 to 70, for birthdays, Christmas or just because!  Vouchers are very popular with young adults about to leave home (and their parents!)

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.