Set in two locations just off Oxford Circus and St Paul’s, L’atelier des Chefs is one of the key players in the corporate cookery school market, as well as providing public cookery classes for lunch-hour learners and the after-work crowd for the last decade. A safe bet for away days and client entertainment, it focuses on bringing beginner chefs up to dinner-party standard through quick-fire courses that can be done and dusted in as little as half an hour. A ‘Superfood Summer Salad’ option gives health-conscious cooks a go-to recipe that can be tweaked year round depending on seasonality, whereas ’Cook The Perfect Steak’ does exactly what it says on the tin, with pupils in and out in an hour. More in-depth forays into the likes of French, Italian, Japanese, Moroccan, Thai, pastry and petits fours run up to two hours, and are designed to teach students how to choose the best ingredients, prepare them in a professional manner and learn about correct cooking times and equipment for the style of course they’ve taken on.
Street Food (30 mins): £15
Macaroons (2 hours): £78
Sweet Treats & Petits Fours (2 hours): £78
French: £39 (1 hour); £58 (90 mins); £78 (2 hours)
Moroccan: £15 (30 mins); £58 (90 mins)
Introduction to Breadmaking (3 hours): £88