Any baker needs to be confident working with pastry, so get your young chefs started with some essential pastry skills - how to cook perfectly crisp puff pastry tarts and making their own shortcrust from scratch for delicious sweet and savoury bakes that are perfect for sharing.
Saturday Sep 30th 2023
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
It can take years to become a patisserie master but it's never too early to start learning the basics. Your junior bakers will be rewarded with the confidence to cook more with pastry at home - knowing how to top and fill delicious tarts and get that perfectly crisp and flaky golden finish every time.
Using puff pastry to make a quick savoury tart is a fantastic recipe to learn - they'll never be far away from a delicious lunch or dinner with this versatile recipe. Making shortcrust pastry themselves is also a fantastic skill that will mean they can tackle sweet and savoury tarts, quiches, pies and more whenever they like. They'll head off with tarts to take home, plus recipe packs and Academy bags, too.
Morning classes: Start 9.30am and finish 11.30am (2 hours)
Afternoon classes: Start 1pm and finish 3pm (2 hours)
Arrive up to 30 minutes before class to check your child in at reception and confirm contact details, then why not book a table at Street Burger downstairs for afterwards?
Class size: Maximum 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!):
Gordon and Tilly try to visit the Academy when they can and love 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 and Tilly, as well as tons of knowledge from their own experience in restaurants and kitchens around the world.
We keep our children's cookery classes to a maximum of 10-12 per class to ensure they get the best possible experience. There are two age brackets (6-10 years old and 11-15 years old) and these are for children of all cooking abilities, all they need is an interest in food and a can-do attitude.
You can book for up to six children in one booking so there's usually room for brothers, sisters, schoolmates, cousins or neighbours…
If they really do want to bring the whole gang, get in touch with our Private Dining and Events team who can help you book a bespoke kids class or cooking party.
We’ll always try to accommodate any specific requirements for your children but there are some classes and recipes we might not be able to adapt. Please do let us know any requirements in the booking form or contact us to see what we can do.
We unfortunately cannot guarantee an allergen or nut-free environment in any of our kitchens.
All Junior chefs must be dropped off and collected by an adult who must sign them in and out and provide contact details for while they are with us at the Academy.
We’ll provide aprons on the day and recommend comfy clothes and flat, closed-toe footwear (sorry, no sandals or flips flops!) as they’ll be moving around and on their feet quite a bit in the kitchen. All equipment and ingredients are provided, as well as takeaway containers for any food they want to take home with them, although feel free to provide your own containers.
Please return 10-15 minutes before the class finish time to collect your Junior chefs - you're very welcome to relax in our comfy library with a coffee while you wait!
We're sure there won't be, but just in case we will require a mobile phone number for a parent or responsible adult and request you remain local and contactable during the class. If someone else is collecting your child at the end of the class, please let us know on arrival.
We’re handily located in Woking town centre, have a look at our Contact page for all location and travel advice.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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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