Woking Academy

Junior chefs (11-15): Cook and bake 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! Our chefs will help your budding young cooks and bakers learn some fantastic new skills as they make their own lunch, get imaginative with ingredients and rustle up some sweet treats to take home. 


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.

With a 'Cook and bake day' at the Academy, your aspiring chefs have the opportunity to spend the day with our chefs in the kitchen and truly immerse themselves in all things food. We'll ensure they have plenty of fun as they get stuck in, making delicious dishes to eat and some to bring home, too. 

We'll start the morning with welcome refreshments then get them cooking up a couple of delicious savoury dishes that they will then all sit down together to enjoy for lunch. During the afternoon, we'll switch to baking so that they end up with a box full of sweet treats to take away. 

Throughout the day, we'll break up their time cooking with some creative activities - perhaps finding recipe inspiration in our cookbook library, designing dishes, identifying ingredients or decorating their food boxes. 

Class details

Day classes: 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 savoury cooking session, for example: Spicy curries or stir-fries; Meat-free mains; or a delicious Pasta with sauce
  • Lunch break to enjoy these dishes with soft drinks and fruit
  • Afternoon baking lesson, mixing up individual sweet treats to take home - these might be Sweet yeasted buns; Pastry basics; or elaborately decorated Cakes and Biscuits to impress 
  • 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 and refreshments throughout the day 
  • Takeaway containers to take their creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)