Make this year extra delicious by cooking, feasting and celebrating together, Academy-style!
You're filling your festive diary with delicious experiences and cooking up some twists on classic with our chefs here at the Academy!
Online masterclass: Mince pies
Get the whole family in the kitchen and let's bake some mince pies! You've got your mincemeat (homemade or shop-bought, we don't mind!), now join us from your own homes in this online baking class to make the perfect buttery pastry to encase your own mince pies. Christmas wouldn't be the same without a classic mince pie, so let our chefs guide you in making our own his year.
Dinner in 90: Christmas curry
Heard of the classic Butter chicken curry? Well this is Butter turkey! Join us for a festive spin on our most popular curry cooking class and learn how to make a delicious curry and have some festive fun, too. You'll spend the evening with us at the Academy making our own seasonal curry dinner to enjoy with a drink, cheers!
Bake in 90: Christmas macarons
Master macarons in this fun festive baking class. We've given classic, gorgeous macarons a Christmas twist that will make them the most impressive gift this year - if you feel like sharing! You'll master all the skills you need for perfect macarons every time, ready to mix up your own flavours and combinations at home.
Your Junior chefs are cooking up a storm with our team and bringing delicious treats home!
Junior chefs (11-15): 'Edible Gifts' Day
Christmas School holidays? Then it's time to inspire your junior chefs in the kitchen with a fun day full of cooking, baking and creative activities at the Academy! This time we'll be making gorgeous sweet and savoury edible gifts for the festive season, which they can bring home to wrap up for friends and family.
Junior chefs (6-10): Christmas
We've got 2 hours of festive fun for your Junior chefs this December, with our short Christmas baking class which is perfect for any keen young bakers to have a go at. In just a few hours they'll whip up fun Rudolph cupcakes and swirly chocolate bark that is great for sharing great for gifting and great for eating!
Junior chefs (11-15): 'Comfort Food' Day
Fill the school holidays with delicious comfort food classics as your young chefs join us in the kitchen for a day to master deliciously hearty family dishes - who doesn't love a proper crumble or anything with mashed potato?! This is a whole day with our chef team, cooking, tasting and having fun as they learn new recipes to share with you at home.
You're getting all your festive meals sorted with dishes for EVERY festive occasion.
Beef Wellington masterclass
When you want to impress, Gordon’s signature beef Wellington is surely the dish to do it. Spend a few hours with us to learn how to make the perfect beef Wellington, from the tenderest chateaubriand to the crispiest golden pastry, you’ll leave with your uncooked Wellington ready to bake at home.
Saturday, 15th Apr 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Top tips: Christmas dinner
Let us take the stress out of cooking Christmas dinner as you join us for a relaxing demonstration experience of all things turkey, roast potatoes and more. Sit back with a glass of wine and let our chefs answer all your burning questions about not burning the most important meal of the year!
Indulgent chocolate desserts
You don’t have to be a master chocolatier to indulge your chocolate cravings with our ultimate dessert cooking class. You’ll learn some really useful baking skills and master a couple of recipes for luxurious chocolate puddings that will impress at the end of any meal.
Friday, 7th Apr 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
You're mixing up a cocktail or learning top wine tips for serving at home, cheers!
Christmas: Wine tasting evening
Want to know what to drink with your turkey this Christmas? Then join us for a night of perfect pairings as we guide you through key Christmas dishes and the ideal wine to match. If this wine tasting evening doesn't get you in the festive spirit, we're not sure what will!
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