About The Cooking Apple

The Cooking Apple is a mobile cooking school; operating from some fantastic venues in Kent and at private events since 2017.

Like all businesses we had to flex during 2020/2021: moving our classes completely online for that period. Whilst that felt a shame to begin with, we learnt a lot and some customers loved it, so we kept it! So we now offer both; hosting local cooking demos & private events and online classes.  

Our aim is to provide great cooking events for those who fancy doing an activity with a friend, teens who want to try cooking or those planning a team event that is guaranteed to bring a smile. We love doing all of the above! Have a look around the site to see the latest.

Free inspo’ anyone?! Check our Instagram and Facebook for free ideas for easy lunches and dinners – as they happen in my house. Always happy to answer any questions or give ideas (especially if you hit ‘follow‘!). Access my pages via: Instagram @thecookingapple or on Facebook @thecookingapple.co.uk

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, whose 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, breads and patisserie.

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. 

The teaching style of our classes is informative but relaxed. It’s your chance to make mistakes, laugh and cook with others. The classes are very hands on, so you will get plenty of experience (nothing beats just giving it a go!). Our events are a chance to relax and watch us do the cooking while you nibble on samples and hopefully get some inspiration for cooking at home.

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