Tasty cookery classes and baking courses   

Cooking is a life skill that helps you have a healthier lifestyle. Being able to cook well is the healthiest and cheapest way to eat.  Learn essential cooking tips and get inspired by food from around the world. Whatever your home cooking goals, we have a number of cookery and baking courses to suit you.  

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Healthy eating or indulgent baking

From learning healthy cooking on a budget, to mastering cake decorating, there is a course for you. Learn about tasty international foods or easy vegan cooking. Discover how to feed the whole family a healthy meal, all at a low cost.   

Improve your health by cooking nutritious meals at home. At a time when every penny counts, find out about cooking tasty food at home and save money on takeaways.   

Whether you want to eat well for less, or discover world cuisine, a WEA cookery class can help. Find out how to use knives safely, learn about food hygiene and how to budget for your food shop. Taking a class with us is a great way to learn all you need about cooking well.  

Get confident in the kitchen

If you’re living on your own for the first time and need to cook for yourself, or maybe you feel like you are eating the same thing every night. Get confidence and get inspired in the kitchen. Our courses are warm and inclusive, everyone is welcome.   

Creative cakes

Put your creativity to good use and learn cake decorating for beginners. Learn icing techniques to make you stand out.  From making beautiful birthday cakes to mastering sugarcraft flowers, our courses can help you reach your cake decorating goals.  

From learning how to bake cakes to cooking on a budget, learn to be a whizz in the kitchen. Whether you are cooking for one or cooking for the whole family, our courses will help you make good food at home.   

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Cooking on a Budget

Cooking homemade food doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals in this cooking on a budget course. This is a cooking and personal finance course rolled into one. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 04/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Todmorden Learning Centre (Todmorden)
Burnley Road
Todmorden
OL14 7BX
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015089
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cookery Practical: Preparing and cooking Healthy, Hearty Cookery

We all know that eating well makes us healthier but finding the time to plan and cook nutritious meals can seem daunting. This introduction session to cooking simple foods that are both healthy, nutritious and cost effective could be the start of a better diet for 2024. This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced cooks who want to explore how to make meals that are nutritious and good for our hearts without breaking the bank. You will be introduced to healthy ingredients and cooking methods that will be better for you and hopefully cheaper for you as well.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Keyham Green Places (Plymouth)
163 Renown Street
Plymouth
PL2 2DT
Tutor:
Paul Keller
Course code:
Q00013227
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Professional Development: Preparing for Level 2 Food Hygiene

The Food Hygiene course is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills in food safety practices. Covering topics such as proper food handling, storage, and preparation, the course emphasises hygiene standards set by regulatory authorities. Participants will learn about potential foodborne illnesses, effective cleaning and sanitisation methods, and the importance of personal hygiene in preventing contamination. Through interactive sessions, demonstrations, and practical exercises, attendees will gain a thorough understanding of how to maintain a safe and hygienic environment in food service establishments. Successful completion of this course ensures compliance with industry standards and promotes public health.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014082
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Cooking on a Budget

Cooking homemade food doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals in this cooking on a budget course. This is a cooking and personal finance course rolled into one. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 03/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Delves Lane Community association (Conse
Village Hall
Delves Lane
Consett
DH8 7BH
Tutor:
Nadia Belmajdoub
Course code:
Q00014634
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

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Cooking Practical: Using things from your store cupboard

Store cupboard cooking course covers techniques for creating delicious meals & healthier snacks using ingredients commonly found in the fridge / cupboard. The friendly tutor will help you to learn and understand how to make the most of those store cupboard staples at any meal time. This course will also emphasise budget friendly cooking ideas, batch cooking recipes and have a focus on ways families in households can reduce food waste. There will be some practical cooking and or food themed sessions most weeks. The pre course enrolment day is on Monday 15th April at Holmescarr Ark & Crafts room Holmescarr centre Grange lane Rossington Dn11 0LP come and meet the tutor Jenny between 10-12. The course starts the following week so you will be told what you need to bring by the tutor at the enrolment session. some of the Food staples required for the for recipes will be provided to the group by the Food train-bank at Holmescarr.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Holmescarr Ark and Crafts (Doncaster)
1 School Houses
Grange Lane, New Rossington
Doncaster
DN11 0LP
Tutor:
Jennifer Golton
Course code:
Q00015222
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Cooking Practical: Cake Decorating for Advanced - Pipe Dreams

This is a piping skills course. If you want to learn basic piping skills or learn to use the piping nozzles beautifully, this course will help you get started. Learn this new skill or improve the existing skill of cake decoration with piping. Each week learn a new technique of piping with buttercream/ royal icing. Course is designed to help you to raise your awareness in buying different type of nozzles and its uses. Your family and friends will be astonished to see the personalised stunning cakes made with love.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 11/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kauser Nabeel
Course code:
Q00013783
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £38.85

Cooking Practical: Air fryer Cooking

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of air frying as a versatile and health-conscious cooking method. Participants will learn the principles of air frying, including temperature control, air circulation, and cooking times, to create a variety of delicious dishes with minimal oil. Through a combination of theoretical instruction, practical demonstrations, and hands-on cooking sessions, students will develop proficiency in using air fryers and discover innovative recipes and culinary techniques. Emphasis will be placed on health-conscious cooking, flavour enhancement, and the adaptation of traditional recipes to suit air frying.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Houghton-Le-Spring Methodist Church (Hou
Mautland Street
Houghton Le Spring
DH4 4BH
Tutor:
Nadia Belmajdoub
Course code:
Q00014389
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Fresh Family Food

Mealtimes are a great way to bring the family together. They’re also the perfect opportunity to build healthy habits as a family and teach future generations to make nutritious food choices. Learn to prepare tasty wholesome meals for all the family in this healthy cooking course. This course will teach you how to incorporate healthy options into your cooking plan. Get ideas for cooking fresh food and explore new ways to prepare vegetables and salads. Learn how to understand nutritional information so that you can make better choices when shopping.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Nunsmoor Centre (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Studley Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE4 5PA
Tutor:
Rupa Marwaha
Course code:
Q00015012
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Cooking on a Budget

Cooking homemade food doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals in this cooking on a budget course. This is a cooking and personal finance course rolled into one. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon
Kielder Drive
Trimdon Grange
Trimdon Station
TS29 6PB
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00015117
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80

Baking for Beginners

Baking for Beginners offers an exciting, well-rounded programme of skills. Designed to both elevate your baking prowess and give you additional skills which contemporary bakers need to flourish. As well as crafting delectable baked treats and meals, the programme is designed to ensure that you will be introduced to current Food Hygiene guidance; develop your digital skills so that you are able to make the most of the internet to access recipes or research ingredients and we’ll work on boosting your confidence with some useful communication skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Location:
King Edward Community Centre (Basildon)
Community Centre
Hunter Court, King Edward Road
Basildon
SS15 6GY
Course code:
P00000067
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free