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Private Cookery Classes

Be the King or Queen of the Cookery School by booking our school for a private lesson. For a couple, a one-to-one lesson or bring along up to 16 people for a special bespoke hands on or demonstration experience.

Choose what you'd like to cook and Richard will tailor a cookery lesson that is unique to your event.

A terrific celebration, with great food and your very best friends!

We can offer classes running from 10am -12.30pm , 1.30 pm-4pm, or from 6.30 pm-9 pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Choose your theme:

  • Italian, French or Spanish classics
  • A 3-course bespoke dinner party
  • Fresh fish and sauces
  • Baking, bread making or chocolate making
  • Vegetarian or plant-based dishes
  • Doughnut making
  • Chocolate making
  • Make your own afternoon tea or supper!
  • The Bake Off! Introduce a competitive element into the day, We’ll demonstrate, you produce the goods!
  • We are open to suggestions …. if there’s anything else you fancy!

Prices include all ingredients, recipes, drinks and pastries/canapes on arrival, and lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

Prices from £125pp half-day. Minimum 6 people, maximum 16 (4.5 hours, including lunch, afternoon tea or dinner).

Couples’ cookery classes from £480.

3 hour individual tuition from £350.


Team Building Corporate Cookery Days

What better way to invigorate your team than with an away-day that culminates in a delicious end result? We can provide your staff and colleagues with a wonderful day full of team-building, fun, inspiration and motivation. Our bespoke corporate events have been created to entertain and educate, focusing on communication, cooperation and trust with an emphasis on fun, fulfilment and food.

We offer a host of tailor-made courses to match your aims and that concentrate on achieving results by working together, all under the guidance of a natural motivator. From a simple demonstration to cooking your own dinner, preparing lunch for colleagues or enjoying a chocolate masterclass, we can design a course to suit your needs.

We can offer ½ day or full day courses on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. We can amend the timings to suit your group. Come along at 12.30pm/1pm, spend the afternoon with your colleagues, and enjoy afternoon tea before the day ends. Or come along at 4.30pm and cook yourself dinner!

We can add on other activities, from a tutored wine or cheese tasting, inspirational presentations on our business story, customer service or a short history tour of this amazing Grade 1 listed Heritage site

Complimentary meeting rooms available before or after your event should you wish to combine with a working event.

Corporate rates;

Cookery demonstrations: 90 minutes followed by lunch, afternoon tea or dinner from £50pp. Minimum numbers 12.

Hands On Cookery Experiences: half-day/evening from £150pp. Full day from £250pp.

Minimum number 6, maximum 16, includes coffee and pastries on arrival, and lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

All corporate prices subject to VAT.


The Cookery School is also available for photo shoots, private launches and menu development. Please contact us for more information.


Our Corporate Clients include:

SERCO * The One Account * Waitrose * Byfords of Holt * Price Waterhouse Cooper * Aviva * Potters Leisure * Langley School * EBLEX * Isadore Goldman * Meat & Livestock Commission * Lusso Magazine * Mills & Reeve * Richard Bateman Groundworks * Westminster Kingsway College * Norwich City College * Virgin Money * Winsor Bishop * Britvic Schweppes * Kier Engineering * Fraser Offshore * Archant * Holden Motor Company * FXHome * Global Real Estates * Ingenious * Birkets Law Firm * Germaines Science * Larking Gowen * Global Investment * Wroxham Barns * Lauren Reeve Hairdressers

"The talented team adds more than a special touch to your team-building day. They make everyone feel special, regardless of your practical cookery knowledge, and you come away feeling totally inspired." Denise Spencer-Walker, EBLEX

Charitable Events

A cookery event is a fun, informative and sure-fire way to raise funds!

Be it a demonstration, a cookery themed quiz night, or a fundraising afternoon tea.

Ask about our charitable rates! Raise your profile, raise your spirits and raise your funds! Mail us here at The Assembly House.