Private Cooking Class with a London Cookbook Author

Private Cooking Class with a London Cookbook Author

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with your host, Alan, a published cookbook author. Alan grew up in London cooking with his family and has worked in the culinary industry for many years, most recently as a cooking school instructor. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food and looking to learn new cooking techniques. Your cooking class will take place in Alan’s home kitchen where he will teach you how to make 2-3 dishes; Alan specializes in Spanish, Southern European and Middle Eastern cuisines but is happy to tailor your class to the dishes you are most interested in. After cooking, enjoy your meal together in Alan’s modern London open-air kitchen.

• Cooking lesson in a local home
• Introduction to London’s culture and cuisine
• Learn to cook Southern European & Middle Eastern cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Experience English hospitality in a residential London neighborhood
• Vegetarian options available
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with your host, Alan, a published cookbook author. Alan grew up in London cooking with his family and has worked in the culinary industry for many years, most recently as a cooking school instructor. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food and looking to learn new cooking techniques. Your cooking class will take place in Alan’s home kitchen where he will teach you how to make 2-3 dishes; Alan specializes in Spanish, Southern European and Middle Eastern cuisines but is happy to tailor your class to the dishes you are most interested in. After cooking, enjoy your meal together in Alan’s modern London open-air kitchen.

• Cooking lesson in a local home
• Introduction to London’s culture and cuisine
• Learn to cook Southern European & Middle Eastern cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Experience English hospitality in a residential London neighborhood
• Vegetarian options available

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Alan in his beautiful, airy and modern kitchen for a three-course meal featuring southern European & Middle Eastern dishes that are seasonally inspired. Alan is a talented cook who is excited to understand the people he works with to teach them what you are most eager to learn – are you interested in learning how to brown meat properly or how to prepare a roast? Do you struggle with fish and want to learn how to filet a fish? Would you like to learn how to make paella? From cooking classics to traditional Spanish dishes, Alan has a depth of experience he is happy to share with travelers. Learn to make 1-2 main dishes, depending on their complexity, and enjoy your meal together in Alan’s bright, open kitchen. Alan regularly teaches cooking at a professional cooking school and is experienced in helping people understand the basics so you can recreate gourmet dishes at home.

Sample Menu

• Aubergine (eggplant) with miel de cana (sugar cane honey)
• Croquetas de jamon (cured ham croquettes)
• Paella
• Persian chicken with sour cherries, walnuts and pomegranate
• Chicken tagine with olives & preserved lemons served with bulgur wheat
• Sweet dessert