Woking Academy

Junior chefs (11-15): 'Classic Italian' Day

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 day is themed on classic Italian dishes - so think fresh pasta, polenta cakes, focaccia and meatballs!

£100

Wednesday Feb 15th 2023

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Places available

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.

Your young cooks will spend the day at the Academy, cooking up an absolute storm with our chefs in the kitchen. We have different days and each day has a different theme and cooking activities. They will make their own lunch during the morning session and then have their afternoon creations ready to take home to share with the rest of the family. 

This 'Classic Italian' day will start with learning how to make pasta from scratch as well as using golden polenta in some moist lemon cakes. The afternoon will be spent making a perfect loaf of focaccia to take home, along with meatballs and tomato sauce - that's dinner sorted!

Class details

Class: Start 10am and finish 3pm

Arrive up to 30 minutes before class to check your child in at reception and confirm 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 session to make their own fresh pasta dough, rolling, cutting, shaping and cooking it for lunch, along with some lemony polenta cakes (we hope there'll be some leftover to bring home!)
  • Lunch break to enjoy these dishes as a group
  • Back into the kitchens for the afternoon to practice bread-making with an olive oil focaccia and some hearty meatballs to take away
  • 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)