Woking Academy

Skills in 90: Meat

In a handy 90-minute class, this is the perfect opportunity to learn a few extra butchery knife skills around your day. Mastering a few quick techniques, such as butterflying a chicken breast or preparing pork belly, will give you the confidence to cook up quick and delicious dinners at home.  

£50

What to expect

Master the essentials in just 90 minutes with our Skills night classes. Focussing on specific knife skills, ingredient preparation and core processes, our chefs will take you through these as you practise in the best way possible, by cooking your own dinner!

No matter your skill or experience, this is a great introduction to simple butchery and is aimed at building your confidence in working with kitchen knives. Being able to joint a chicken or butterfly the breasts will set you up for many easy quick and easy meals at home, while preparing pork belly into different cuts will be a skill that is sure to impress. 

Everything you need to rustle up some tasty dishes will be provided in class and you’ll take home your class recipes and any leftovers, plus plenty of inspiration for your own cooking. 

Class details

Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception

Class finishes: 8pm, stay to dine with your class or take home the dishes you’ve made

Class size: Maximum 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!):

  • Butterflying chicken breasts and preparing chicken schnitzel
  • Working with pork belly to get different cuts, such as a rolled porchetta or sticky ribs

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 wine, beer 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)
COOKING CLASS GIFT VOUCHERS
Who wouldn't love the chance to cook up some delicious food and learn a few chef skills along the way...? Choose from monetary vouchers and class vouchers to suit any occasion.
FAQs
Will Gordon be there…?

Gordon tries to visit the Academy when he can and loves 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, as well as tons of knowledge from their own experience in restaurants and kitchens around the world.

Can I book for a large group…?

Of course! If booking for six or more (or more than 10 devices for an online class), please get in touch with our Private Dining and Events team who can help create an amazing experience just for you.

Who can attend these classes…?

Anyone! You can book as an individual, couple or as a small group and we have specific kids, teens and family classes for ages 6+. All adult classes are suitable for age 16+.

If you have any accessibility needs or if there's anything we can do to help make your experience more comfortable, please let us know in the booking form or give us a call to chat through.

Do I need to be a confident cook…?

Our classes are aimed at helping everyone grow their confidence in the kitchen, whatever your level of experience. The most important thing is that you love food and are willing to give it a go!

If you have any concerns or would like advice on suitable classes, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary need...?

Don't panic! We'll always try to accommodate any specific requirements if we can and you can let us know about these in the booking form.

Otherwise do contact us to discuss a particular class or booking. You could also consider booking a private class through our Private Dining and Events team that's tailored to your needs.

We unfortunately cannot guarantee an allergen or nut-free environment in any of our kitchens.

What should I wear/bring with me…?

We’ll provide you with an apron on the day and recommend comfy clothes and flat, closed-toe footwear (sorry, no big heels or flips flops!) as you’ll be moving around and on your feet quite a bit in the kitchen.

All equipment and ingredients are provided, as well as takeaway containers for any food you want to take home with you, although feel free to bring your own containers or a cool bag if you’re travelling.

How do I get to you and is there parking…?

We’re handily located in Woking town centre, have a look at our Contact page for all location and travel advice.

Can I give a class or event as a gift…?

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, or you can opt for a voucher to be sent by post.

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.

How do I use my gift voucher...?

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, or redeem against a certain class by following the instructions on our vouchers 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.

What is a waiting list...?

If the class or event you want is fully booked, you can join a waiting list to be notified if places become available.

Can I change my booking if something comes up...?

No problem. We understand sometimes things come up unexpectedly - log in to your account where you can edit your booking up to one week before your class or event, changing attendee details or choosing a different date.

If there's no other suitable date available or you'd like to switch to a different class or event, please get in touch with our team who can help you change your booking. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details.

What about photography in classes…?

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

Anything else I should know…?

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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