If you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated in a particular class. It is the customer's responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at least 3 days before the class and this can be done at the point of booking. Alternatively contact the school to let us know in advance so that, where possible, we can adjust the class accordingly for you.
Classes have 20 participants, working in pairs.
Class start and finish times will depend on the content of the session. Please check the classes page for each individual class.
We have Gift Cards available to purchase online by clicking on the Gift Card link. Please note that John Lewis Gift Vouchers are not accepted at the Cookery School.
There are summaries of the classes on the site but if you would like more information please call either school directly and we will happily talk you through the details of the class.
Please call the School on 020 8158 4355 and we will try to assist where availability and circumstances allow, however this cannot be guaranteed.
All classes are suitable for all levels. The chefs will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and learn a new skill. Please contact the school if you would like further guidance.
With the exception of some courses including baking, there will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participating customers sit down together after each session to eat. The food is matched with wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and the chefs will also prepare some accompaniments.
We do not issue certificates as our classes do not provide qualifications.
Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). An apron will be provided on the day. We will provide you with the recipes for each dish from the class, however, please bring a pad and a pen if you would like to take more detailed notes. Please also bring your ticket on the day.
We have a workstation that has been adapted for disabled cooks, and this can accommodate two people.
There will be two students per workstation but there is ample room.
Should you not be able to attend your class due to an unforeseeable circumstance, you would be able to reschedule. Please call the Cookery School should you need to cancel or re-book your chosen class. Classes are subject to availability. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details.
WorldPay is our transaction agent and the following cards are accepted: Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electro, Mastercard.
Except in relation to ‘Children’s Classes’ and ‘Family Classes’, you must be at least 16 years old to attend one of our classes. By submitting a booking form you warrant that at the time of the cookery class you, and anyone else you are booking for, will be 16 years old or over. Waitrose Cookery School reserves the right to require proof of age at the commencement of your cookery class, and to refuse attendance if you do not have proof of age. A child from the age of 12 to 15 is welcome on our courses when accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 who also purchases a place on the course.
Each location offers classes for children and families, mostly during school holidays. The children's sessions are split into two categories; 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds as well as teen classes for those aged 13 - 17.
Please check our ‘view all classes’ page for each school for availability.