Woking Academy

Junior chefs (11-15): 3-day Cook and bake club

Fill up the school holidays for your young chefs-to-be with three days of cooking and baking fun at the Academy. They'll join us for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm each day for a surprise mix of delicious kitchen activities and skills. 


Tuesday Jul 30th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fully booked

Tuesday Aug 6th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fully booked

Tuesday Aug 13th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fully booked

What to expect

Gordon loves getting his children involved in the kitchen, meaning they’ve grown up really excited and inspired by food. Our Junior chef classes are a great opportunity for young cooks to get stuck in and have fun trying out new things. 

If your child, niece, nephew or anyone you know is aged 11-15 years old and loves cooking, then this is the school holiday activity for them!

A chance for them to meet new food-loving friends and to share their passions as they learn new skills and recipes with our chef team. 

Each day will include a mix of sweet and savoury cooking classes, ensuring that they have something tasty to eat for lunch and lots more to take home to share with you! 

Through each recipe, they will gain experience and confidence in:

  • Knife skills - chopping, slicing and dicing different fruit and vegetables 
  • Identifying herbs and spices, and using different flavour combinations together
  • Different cuisines - exploring the different ingredients and cooking techniques used
  • Essential cooking processes, from boiling and steaming to frying, grilling and roasting
  • Baking techniques - mixing, melting, folding, beating and whisking for different textures and finishes
  • Presentation and plating, whether that's the finishing touches for a dinner or decorations on a cake

We understand some young chefs might be a bit nervous or might not have done much of their own cooking before - that's absolutely fine and everyone is welcome. Our friendly team of chefs will help them every step of the way!

Class details

Selected weeks (please see available dates above)

Tuesday - Thursday: Each day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm

Arrive up to 30 minutes before class to check your child in at reception and confirm your contact details, then come and collect them, and their tasty creations, with a chance for photos or exploring our cookbook library until 3.30pm.

Class size: Maximum 10-12 children (please note this class is only suitable for ages 11-15)

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • Morning cooking and baking session to make their own lunch 
  • Lunch break to enjoy these dishes as a group
  • Back into the kitchens for the afternoon to rustle up treats they can take home 
  • Creative activities throughout the day (depending on time) to inspire more food for thought!

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • Safe and friendly environment for young children to learn new skills
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy children’s apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes to take away
  • Lunch to eat together as a group 
  • Takeaway containers to take their creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)