Meet the experts at the heart of Waitrose & Partners at our state-of-the-art Cookery Schools.

We're proud of the expertise and knowledge we have within our business, and we'd like to share it with you. So we've launched a series of events that allow customers to meet our in-house experts.

We've invited some of our Partners to host events at our Cookery Schools, to share fascinating insight into their particular role or specialism, from animal welfare and responsible fishing to nutritional advice, as well as a Master of Wine.

We'll keep this page updated with the latest events, so be sure to check back regularly.

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Fisherman's Catch with Jeremy Langley

Thursday 7 February, 10am-3pm

King's Cross, £100 per person

Meet our Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Jeremy Langley, and learn why responsible fishing means a better dish for you and secure fish stocks for generations to come.

You'll learn to cook three delicious recipes: moules-frites, a fancy fish finger sandwich with tartar sauce and a delicious lime and turmeric bream with masala dhal, and feast on your culinary creations throughout the day, with wines to accompany each dish.

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Chocolate Workshop with Kate Kind

Thursday 14 February, 12pm-3pm

King's Cross, £75 per person

Kate Kind has the enviable job of developing our own-label chocolates, including the fabulous Waitrose1 range. Kate works hard to make sure that our chocolates are second to none, and she's coming to our Cookery School to share her expertise with you on Valentine's Day.

As well as the opportunity to ask Kate about her role, you'll learn to temper your own chocolate bars, create a decadent hazelnut and chocolate spread, and make oozing chocolate smores, under the skilful supervision of our chefs.

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Wine Tasting with Pierpaolo

Friday 29 March, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Finchley Road, £60 per person

More people have gone to space than acquired 'Master of Wine' status, like Pierpaolo. He is responsible for the wine, beer and spirits that we sell, and he joins us on 29 March to share his broad wine knowledge with you.

Join us for this rare opportunity to learn from our experts, as Pierpaolo guides you through a wonderful world of wine, perfectly matched to delicious dishes, prepared by our chefs.

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Perfect Steak with Andy Boulton

Friday 26 April, 6pm-8.30pm

Salisbury, £tbc per person

Andy Boulton is responsible for overseeing our pledge to only sell beef from British and Irish farms, and he's nurtured the long-standing relationship with our exclusive supplier, Dovecote Park. Andy shares his knowledge and explains why animal welfare is so important to the quality of your meat.

During the evening, our skilled chefs will help you to cook a succulent ribeye steak with triple-cooked chips, pepper sauce, bone marrow butter and roasted mushrooms. You'll sit down to enjoy your creation with perfectly matched wines, followed by dessert prepared in our kitchen.

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Perfect Steak with Andy Boulton

Wednesday 15 May, 6pm-8.30pm

Finchley Road, £tbc per person

Andy Boulton is responsible for overseeing our pledge to only sell beef from British and Irish farms, and he's nurtured the long-standing relationship with our exclusive supplier, Dovecote Park. Andy shares his knowledge to explain why animal welfare is so important to the quality of your meat.

During the evening, our skilled chefs will help you to cook a succulent ribeye steak with triple-cooked chips, pepper sauce, bone marrow butter and roasted mushrooms. You'll sit down to enjoy your creation with perfectly matched wines, followed by dessert prepared in our kitchen.

BOOKING OPENS SOON