About

Why us?

Our classes are run by trained professionals who are qualified and constantly updating their skills to ensure you access to up-to-date knowledge and techniques. We are centrally located in Sevenoaks, with free off-street parking. We offer a range of classes; many of which send you home with the delicious foods you have made, saving you the job of making dinner that night!

Our classes are hands-on and designed to give you the chance to make mistakes, laugh and cook. Our mission is to create an environment that gives you the confidence you need to create our dishes again at home, adding personal twists to make it yours.

Who are we?

Following a career as a senior food buyer for Sainsbury’s and an HR consultant specialising in training & development, The Cooking Apple was started by Pip Porter, who’s passion for food was formalised with training at the Cordon Bleu School, London in Basic Cuisine. With 100 hours of classes and 100 hours in the kitchen, the course qualified her in a number of areas including butchery and fish preparation, pastry and sauces. She has also completed courses with Leith’s,

Divertimenti and Thai cookery schools in a broad range of cuisines and patisserie areas.

Pip’s experience living and working in 3 continents gives her a breadth of experience in cooking styles, and her thorough training has given her a wealth of kitchen and supermarket tips, tricks