Whether you fancy yourself as a sushi chef extraordinaire, want to learn to cook some new vegetarian recipes, or have always longed to try out the art of cake decorating, here in Bath there’s no shortage of cookery schools, courses and workshops to get involved with…
The Thoughtful Bread Company
19 Barton Street, Bath
This artisan bakery offers some great opportunities to roll up your sleeves and enjoy some much ‘kneaded’ bread-making action. Take a beginner’s course to embark upon your baking journey or enhance your skills with a workshop if you’ve already got some knowledge behind you. You can even take a course to learn how to build your very own clay oven, leaving no limits to your bread-making repertoire!
YO! Sushi Cookery School
29 Milsom Place, Bath
Always wanted to become a sushi master? Here’s your chance!
Spend a morning at YO! Sushi in Milsom Place making various kinds of sushi and learning the techniques including the intricacies of cooking Japanese rice, precision fish cutting, presentation skills and more. At the end you’ll enjoy the lunch that you’ve created and take home a Sushi School book containing step-by-step guides to all recipes learnt and a 25% off voucher to use on your next visit. Mini Ninja classes (for 5-12 year olds) are also available.
Demuths Vegetarian Cookery School
6 Terrace Walk, Bath
This award-winning vegetarian/vegan cookery school runs an exciting, varied selection of courses for mixed abilities from the complete beginner to the accomplished cook. Embark on a meat-free voyage through some of the most exotic and delicious cuisines of the world experiencing exquisite and vibrant flavours as you travel.
10 Great Pulteney Street, Bath
Simi Rezai-Ghassemi shares the celebrated cuisine and hospitality of Persia and Azerbaijan at her informal cookery courses as she expertly demonstrates and guides you through the creation of a mouth-watering spread of dishes. Simi also caters to bespoke requests across an array of world cuisines including Greek, Italian and British, as well as adapting her dishes for vegans, vegetarians and other special dietary needs on request.
Great Bath Feast Event: The Great Bath Persian Feast
The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School
12 St. Andrews Terrace, Bath
Run by acclaimed French chef and baker Richard Bertinet, The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School offers a range of relaxed and fun courses for food lovers of all abilities. A wide range of cuisines and culinary skills workshops are often hosted by celebrity and special guest chefs, and they of course emphasise baking and bread-making courses hosted by the Master of the Art himself.
Lucknam Park Cookery School
Lucknam Park, Colerne, Wiltshire
Fine-tune your existing skills and discover new techniques on one of Lucknam Park Cookery School’s regular, innovative courses led by Cookery School Head Chef Ben Taylor. A proud member of ICSA (the Independent Cookery Schools Association), the school is in operation from Monday to Saturday, hosting both full and half-day courses in stylish, professional surroundings.
Thaikhun Cookery School
Ground Floor Unit, Block E/F Little Southgate, Bath
Create an authentic Thai feast under the guidance of Thaikhun‘s expert chefs, who will share the skills and traditions involved in the art of Thai cooking, culture and ingredients and help you prepare your own Thai dish to enjoy. Classes are held on the fourth Sunday of every month, 3.30-5.30pm.
In the Kitchen
6 Green Street, Bath
Globetrotting chef Peter Testo has returned to Bath to offer interactive and relaxed cookery sessions in the heart of the city. A range of classes includes those specifically focusing on fish, vegetarian, tapas, 30-minute meals and Italian. Groups of six will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labours (served with wine) at the end of every sociable, informative get-together. Bespoke/private groups can be catered for, and Peter also offers private chef services.
Great Bath Feast Event: Create Your Own Great Bath Feast
Bath Cake Company
14 Fountain Buildings, Bath
From icing simple cupcakes to the complicated art of stacking a wedding cake, Bath Cake Company’s courses teach you all about working with sweet stuff. Award-winning cake designer Celia Adams is trained to teach the internationally recognised Professional Diplomas Certificate and is a certified sugarcraft tutor, teaching a range of cake decorating classes in Bath. The Bath Cake Company’s creative team also host bespoke cake decorating parties for children, adults and hen parties, and there are decorating supplies available to purchase in their shop.