Woking Academy

Classic British bites

What could be more British than a Scotch egg or a proper pasty? We love celebrating our regional classics but how often do we cook them at home? Join us in the kitchen to learn how to make some of your favourite pub, seaside and local snacks, ready for picnics, lunches and delicious days out.


What to expect

Diving into local cuisines and regional specialities is not just a treat for the tastebuds but also a wonderful way to travel from your own kitchen. 

Hearty and comforting, classic British snacks are also a great starting point for practising some key skills. Whether that’s working with pastry, using traditional techniques or learning about regional ingredients, this class will be a delicious way to learn how to make some British favourites.

Cooking with our chefs in the class, you’ll sit down with some snacks for lunch with the rest to take home and share, plus your recipes for the next time you want to cook at home.

Class details

Class starts: 10am, arrive anytime from 9.30am to check in at reception

Class finishes: 3-3.30pm, depending on lunch break and time to finish dishes

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!):

  • Potting – preparing potted crab or shrimp
  • How to make proper pasties
  • Classic Scotch egg with a twist
  • Welsh rarebits with a vibrant watercress (or seasonal) soup
  • Pudding and cheese – Eccles cakes

What’s included: 

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)