Woking Academy

Lazy brunch: Boston baked beans

We’re travelling Stateside for inspiration in this brunch cooking class, with a recipe for your own homemade baked beans. Trust us, these are worth the effort – and it’s not a lot of effort at that! Dolloped on crispy potato cakes we think this will become a new weekend favourite you’ll be cooking on repeat at home.


What to expect

Start the weekend off in the best possible way with a Lazy brunch cooking class. We’re taking it easy in this fun 90-minute class, making sure you’ve got a delicious brunch to enjoy at the end and setting you up with all the recipes and skills you need for stress-free weekends at home.

You’ll be guided by our chefs in cooking these saucy, flavour-packed beans, which are so much better than anything in a tin… plus, we’ll pass on plenty of tips for the perfect crispy-on-the-outside and soft-in-the-middle potato cakes.

All ingredients and kit will be ready for you, plus recipes to take home after you’ve sat down with your classmates to toast your success. If there are any leftovers, you’re welcome to take those away with you, too.

Class details

Timings: 90-minute class in the morning of early afternoon, check each date for detail

Arrive up to 30 minutes before your class to check in at reception and there’s no rush at the end – you might be too busy eating your delicious dishes!

Class size: Maximum 10-12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

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

  • Homemade Boston baked beans with chilli and pancetta (or vegetarian alternative)
  • Crispy potato cakes
  • Fried eggs

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of fizz or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)