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.
Our Christmas cooking classes are not only the perfect opportunity to have some festive fun in the kitchen with friends and loved ones, but will also set you up with essential recipes and new ideas to make this Christmas the most delicious one yet.
Macarons make the most perfect edible gifts or stunning afternoon tea bake, and you can learn how to make your own so you never have to buy them again! Our chefs will help you learn all the tips and tricks you need to master these delicate bakes, from getting the mixture just the right consistency, piping equal rounds, setting and baking to get that crispy-yet-chewy texture and some great festive flavour combinations to fill and decorate.
You'll end the class with a box load of your own macarons to take home (that's at least a few Christmas presents sorted), along with your recipes, new skills and plenty of inspiration. We think it's a great way to spend an evening!
Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception
Class finishes: 8pm, stay to dine with your class or take home the dishes you’ve made
Class size: Maximum 12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh
Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):
Gordon tries to visit the Academy when he can and loves following what you’re all cooking on social media. Our classes and events are hosted by brilliant chef teachers who will be passing on tips and tricks from Gordon, as well as tons of knowledge from their own experience in restaurants and kitchens around the world.
Of course! If booking for six or more (or more than 10 devices for an online class), please get in touch with our Private Dining and Events team who can help create an amazing experience just for you.
Anyone! You can book as an individual, couple or as a small group and we have specific kids, teens and family classes for ages 6+. All adult classes are suitable for age 16+.
If you have any accessibility needs or if there's anything we can do to help make your experience more comfortable, please let us know in the booking form or give us a call to chat through.
Our classes are aimed at helping everyone grow their confidence in the kitchen, whatever your level of experience. The most important thing is that you love food and are willing to give it a go!
If you have any concerns or would like advice on suitable classes, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
Don't panic! We'll always try to accommodate any specific requirements if we can and you can let us know about these in the booking form.
Otherwise do contact us to discuss a particular class or booking. You could also consider booking a private class through our Private Dining and Events team that's tailored to your needs.
We unfortunately cannot guarantee an allergen or nut-free environment in any of our kitchens.
We’ll provide you with an apron on the day and recommend comfy clothes and flat, closed-toe footwear (sorry, no big heels or flips flops!) as you’ll be moving around and on your feet quite a bit in the kitchen.
All equipment and ingredients are provided, as well as takeaway containers for any food you want to take home with you, although feel free to bring your own containers or a cool bag if you’re travelling.
Great idea! We’ve got several gift voucher options starting from just £10. All e-vouchers can be emailed over instantly so make great last-minute gifts.
If booking a specific class or event on behalf of someone else, please ensure you provide their details and requirements in the attendee part of the booking form.
Lucky you! Simply put the voucher code into the Promo/Voucher code box during checkout and the voucher amount will be taken off your order. For full details on how to redeem your voucher, please see our How to redeem a voucher page.
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and can be redeemed against one order (including any classes, events and products but excluding gift vouchers) – we regret that we are unable to offer a refund or credit for any outstanding balance.
If the class or event you want is fully booked, you can join a waiting list to be notified if places become available.
No problem. We understand sometimes things come up unexpectedly - please just let us know as soon as possible and we'll always try and reschedule your booking to another date if we can.
You can call us on 020 7352 2442, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or amend your booking in your account up to one week before the class start time. If there are no other suitable dates available or you'd like to switch to a different class or event, please get in touch with our team.
Due to the preparation required for classes, we cannot guarantee being able to reschedule any bookings within 48 hours of the class start time.
Bookings can only be refunded if cancelled more than 14 days before the class. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information.
We’d love you to share your photos and experiences with others on social media – tag @gordonramsayacademy and show everyone what you’ve been cooking!
We often photograph and film classes to share in our social and marketing but if you’re not comfortable with this, you can choose to opt out in the booking form and we’ll always check with you in class as well. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.