Woking Academy

Cocktails and nibbles

Cheers! Celebrate an evening out with a few drinks and some delicious bites as our chefs inspire you to host plenty more parties of your own at home. You'll be mixing up both some classic and more unusual cocktails (and mocktails) inspired by Gordon's restaurants, plus whipping up some perfectly paired nibbles, too.

£50

Friday Jul 1st 2022

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Places available

Friday Jul 22nd 2022

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Places available

What to expect

Food and drink go hand-in-hand, so in our Cocktail classes we celebrate unique flavours and combinations that will make any evening a night to remember. From cocktail (and mocktail) basics to beautiful garnishes, this fun 90-minute evening class will also get you hands-on in the kitchen making some tasty recipes that you can serve with your expertly shaken-and-stirred drinks.

In Gordon's restaurants, we know how to make any evening special with a beautiful drink. Matching different spirits with flavoured syrups, fresh juices, spices and more, our chefs will inspire you to channel your inner mixologist and get creative with new combinations at home.

During your 90-minute class, you'll join the chefs for a drink and a bite to eat in our beautiful demonstration kitchen, before rolling up your sleeves and cooking up your next snack to match your next drink. We'll also be showing you how to make your own infused syrups and spirits, and make every cocktail and mocktail look beautiful with the perfect glass and garnish.

Class details

Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception

Class finishes: 8pm, but there's plenty of time to finish your drinks and nibbles!

Class size: Maximum 10-12 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!):

  • Learn three new delicious drinks recipes, including a classic cocktail such as a French Martini, something more unusual like a spiced ginger Zephyr, and a gorgeous mocktail like a herb-infused Paloma
  • Discover food and drink matching plus unusual flavour combinations
  • Enjoy welcome snacks then cook up one or two simple party bites that are perfect for crowds, perhaps some spicy chilli beef cups or sweet cheesecake shots 
  • Master decorative garnishes
  • Take home an infused syrup or key ingredient, plus any leftover nibbles

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 
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)
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FAQs
Will Gordon be there…?

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.

Can I book for a large group…?

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.

Who can attend these classes…?

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.

Do I need to be a confident cook…?

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.

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary need...?

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.

What should I wear/bring with me…?

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.

How do I get to you and is there parking…?

We’re handily located in Woking town centre, have a look at our Contact page for all location and travel advice.

Can I give a class or event as a gift…?

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.

How do I use my gift voucher...?

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.

What is a waiting list...?

If the class or event you want is fully booked, you can join a waiting list to be notified if places become available.

Can I change my booking if something comes up...?

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 woking@gordonramsayacademy.com 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. 

What about photography in classes…?

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

Anything else I should know…?

If you have any questions at all about what happens at the Academy, how bookings or vouchers work, your account, or how we can make sure you have the best experience you possibly can, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.

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