Christmas is one of our favourite times of year, its cold, its cosy, its a time to be with friends and family and what better way to celebrate than with some festive feasts and treats. If the thought of cooking Christmas classics fills you with dread, relax. We’ve got an arsenal of classes that will equip you with all the skills and tips you need to make sure that your festive roasts, bakes and tipples will be nothing but successful and stress-free!
Easy Christmas Dinner by The Avenue Cookery School
Sat 19 Nov 16:00 – 21:00, £98
Worried about serving dry turkey and over boiled sprouts for the main event? This easy, hands on cooking class will help you with a Christmas cooking plan covering the all important turkey and all its trimmings (think sprouts with bacon and chestnuts and bred sauce) as well as Christmas pudding, brandy butter and mince pies. For those with family coming in, extra tips on carving and catering for large groups are also covered.
New Christmas Classics
Festive European Specialities by The London Vegetarian School
Sat 10th Dec 10:00 – 17:30, £159
If you’re fed up of the usual lack lustre nut roast or you’re catering to a vegetarian family member, try adding some continental finesse to your Christmas table this year. The London Vegetarian School’s class introduces you to less well-known festive dishes from German, Italian and French Christmas tradition.
Christmas Baking & Sweet Treats
Christmas is nothing if not a time for indulgence. Big jumpers are very in and forgivingly cover your sweet and savoury sins. We’ll think about healthy eating in January, but for now browse our delicious Christmas baking and sweet treat classes.
Christmas Baking Class by The Epsom Bakehouse
Sat 4th Dec 12:00 – 16:00, £75
Join this class to learn how to create delicious Christmas treats from bitesize mince pies to sweet-smelling Scandi cinnamon buns (very hygge). You’ll also learn to make and bake a festive, nut-studded savoury loaf to accompany your festive cheeseboard.
Christmas Chocolate Making Class by Midas Touch Crafts
Sat 10th Dec 13:00 – 15:00, £29
What could be more indulgent than a Christmas chocolate workshop? Whether you’re lovingly crafting a gift for someone or its just a treat for yourself, learn to make delicious personalised handcrafted chocolaty treats and become your very own chocolatier.
Parent & Child Christmas Cupcakes by Lady Berry Cupcakes
Sat 10th Dec 14:30 – 16:00, £46
Whilst your won’t actually bake the cupcakes, this class is all about the fondant decoration, and caters to little ones. Taking into account children’s abilities and attention span, your teachers will make sure the experience is a stress-free, fun and festive. Best thing is your little one can leave with up to five cupcakes decorated by them with anything from a snow man, Christmas tree, candy cane, Christmas pudding or gingerbread man. (This class is suitable for children aged 6-16 years old)
Experimental Christmas Chocolate Club by Food at Heart
Sun 4th Dec 11:00 – 13:30, £45
Learn what goes into making chocolate as well as knowing how to taste and appreciate chocolate using every sense. Since Christmas is fast approaching, the class will also introduce an array of typical Christmas flavours (think orange, nutmeg, cinnamon) to infuse your handmade chocolate with. You’ll leave with some delicious Christmassy chocolates.
Festive Wines by Wine Confidence
Wed 30th Nov 20:00 – 21:30, £20
Given its the season to drink and be merry, it really pays off to know your stuff and make sure your selections are enjoyed by all you guests. Join this wine tasting class for your essential guide to choosing party wines and advice on picking the perfect wines for Christmas day. Covering six wines from sparkling, white and red there are also festive nibbles and a free gift for all attendees.
If you’ve got it covered on the F&B for Christmas, check out the rest of our festive classes here, with everything from wreath making to 3D printing tree ornaments.