Woking Academy

Junior chefs (11-15): 'Fun fit food' Day with chef and athlete Holly Dixon

Chef, athlete and junior sports coach Holly Dixon joins the Academy chef team for this fun day of delicious food that’s bursting with energy! From hearty lunches and dinners to snacks and treats, this is the perfect day for any active young food-lovers. 


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 aged 11-15 will spend the day at the Academy, cooking up an absolute storm with our chefs in the kitchen. 

This extra special class will be assisted by Holly Dixon - Holly started training as a chef in one of Gordon's restaurants when she was a teenager, before pursuing her love of sport with an athletics and running career. She now combines the two - coaching children in sports and sharing her love of cooking when she can!

This day will be full of fun cooking tips and stories from Holly, as well as delicious recipes using some of her favourite ingredients - sweet potatoes and veg, oats, rice and grains, nuts and seeds - that help her when she's training or preparing for a race, but still mean she can enjoy a tasty feast with her friends! 

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!):

  • An energy-filled but indulgent breakfast such as oat pancakes 
  • A seeded bread loaf that's made with protein-rich ingredients and makes a great snack
  • Hearty lunch bowls and a veg-packed dinner option for balanced meal ideas

What’s included

  • Tips and stories from Holly as she introduces the recipes and her experiences of cooking for Gordon and racing around the world
  • 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)