Teen Classes

Teen Mid-Week Chef

We had a great term this summer with lots of teen chefs starting their take over of the kitchen and cooking for the family.  You’ve told us you want more – so that’s what we will do!  We will be exploring more techniques and dishes that can be made – totally by you.  The class will finish with a demo of something sweet to give you pudding inspiration to go with your delicious dinner.

Teen Weekend Baker

NEW! We love the smell of something gooood baking in the kitchen!  If you do too and are 11-18 years old (or 8 and above with an adult helper) come and join this friendly class, held via Zoom, where we will be making something delicious for teatime.  With family favourites such as scones, chocolate refrigerator cake, shortbread and mini Victoria sponges; we will have everyone in your house reaching for a cuppa to go with your tasty bakes.

Private Tuition – Pre Uni

NEW! Cooking for yourself (and hopefully others too!) is a life skill.  When it comes to doing it for the first time, on a budget and with a small, shared kitchen – that’s an art. 

We want to share the basics with you to get you started (how to shop on a budget, the basic equipment to start a mini kitchen, what to do with leftovers). We will also take you through a core selection of dishes which will be your ‘cooking capsule’. 

All dishes are designed to need minimum equipment and time to succeed, so you can eat well whilst having time to get on with life.  These specialist tuition sessions are for maximum of 4 guests or just 2-to-1, giving plenty of time to answer questions and to get you equipped with speed.

Please ask for more details: pip@thecookingapple.co.uk

Are the virutal classes suitable for my child?

Teens are welcome to attend on their own if they are 11+ and have basic knife skills (and critically – your permission to do that). I ask that there is an adult on hand to help with anything hot. For kids at the young end of the scale, I suggest an adult on hand generally. We want to keep things safe, especially when it comes to knives and ovens.

Got kids younger than 11 who love cooking? The classes are also suitable for enthusiastic pre-teens (9+ for Mid Week Chefs, 8+ for Weekend Baking), but I would ask that these kids have an adult buddy who does the class with them. Buddy comes for free!

Any questions as to whether it is appropriate for your child – please ask.  Some teens who have come to these classes are now cooking one night a week for their families – it can happen!

Autumn 2020 – Class List

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Holiday Chef: Taco Tuesday

Half term Special! These tacos are packed full of delicious flavours, fun to make any day of the week and even more fun to eat. The demo today will be a chocolate fudge, nacho stack – really!

27th October – 4:00pm – 5:15pm – £17.50

Holiday Baker: Halloween

Half term Special! Recipes that are great for celebrating the ghoulish sweet-fest that is Halloween. We will be making some cauldron bread and a sweet treat.

29th October – 4:00pm – 5:15pm – £17.50

Teen Mid-Week Chef: Chicken Satay and Sticky Rice

A delicious and easy dish that will have you smacking your lips and looking for more. The version we are making will be gently on spice and have loads of sauce for dipping your chicken sticks. The demo today will be an oozy, caramelised pineapple ice cream sundae.

19th November – 4:45pm – 6:00pm – £17.50

Teen Baker: Christmas

After the fun we had at Halloween – be rude not to do it again! We will be making two sweet bakes to make fill your kitchen with festive aromas and deliciously decorated treats.

28th November – 4:00pm – 5:15pm – £17:50