Woking Academy

Lazy brunch: Vegan Italian

Try a pancake with an Italian-style twist for your next weekend brunch and join us to learn how to make farinata. A bubbly chickpea pancake from Genoa, these beautiful wraps are perfect for topping with whatever you fancy. Make your own in our fun class then you’re ready for more Italian-inspired brunches 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. 

Whip up a simple chickpea batter and fry up these light, crispy pancakes with your classmates. We’ll also help you make a delicious topping such as a Sicilian-inspired caponata and rich cashew cream (making this a fantastic vegan brunch), then at home, you can let your imagination run wild for brunch, lunch or dinner – try oozy burrata and pesto or slow-roasted tomatoes with prosciutto and ricotta. 

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!):

  • How to make farinata – Italian-style chickpea pancakes 
  • Italian-inspired toppings, such as vegan cashew cream and veg-packed caponata

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)