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Waitrose Cookery School, London & Salisbury

Available at their three cookery schools, Waitrose cookery courses are designed to appeal to every palate and cooking style.

Plate of chargilled prawns and sweet corn prepared at a Waitrose cookery course

Waitrose cookery classes are available at their cookery schools in London and Salisbury

Let’s just say that Waitrose is perhaps one of the most proactive High Street supermarkets when it comes to encouraging its customers to cook.

There are the usual suspects – in-store recipe cards, a weekly free newsletter (very good, in my opinion), a website, plus a monthly glossy magazine enticing us with the latest on-trend recipes (5 ways with an avocado, anyone?).

But unlike their competitors, they’ve gone one step further by becoming the first supermarket chain to open up its own cookery school. If you live in London or Salisbury – put your apron on, you’re in luck.

Sally, Editor, The Foodie Travel Guide

Waitrose Cookery Courses

  • Cookery schools in London & Salisbury
  • Courses for all levels
  • Wide range of cuisines & classes
  • Short classes, demos & supper nights
  • Cookery experience days

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Learn to Cook With Waitrose

Supermarket retailer Waitrose, opened its first cookery school in 2010. Located above its Finchley Road branch, the school is a huge 4,600 ft² space comprising a theatre, teaching area, dining area, bar and kitchen. Four years later, a second followed at its Salisbury branch. Its third cookery school opened at London’s King’s Cross in 2015, housed along with a new store, in a former Grade II-listed Midlands Goods Shed on Granary Square.

The kitchen at Waitrose Cookery School King's Cross London

The kitchen at the Waitrose cookery school in London’s King’s Cross

Cookery Courses For Everyone

Each Waitrose cookery school has a distinctive cooking style. Choose a course at Finchley Road if you want to create classic dishes with a contemporary twist. They host supper clubs here, too. If following global trends and eating street food are more to your taste, try a cookery class at King’s Cross. For family cooking, demos, wine tasting events and special workshops for children, head to Salisbury.

Spend a Day at the Waitrose Cookery School

If you really want to up your cooking game, get stuck in with a full day course. It’s one of the best ways to experience everything the school has to offer. You’ll receive 5 hours of tuition and can choose from different classes depending upon the location. Tantalising courses include World Street Food, Mexican Fiesta, Korean Kitchen, Turkish Delight, Feast from the Middle East or Dinner for Friends. A Waitrose full day cookery course for two is a safe bet if you’re looking for a gift for two budding chefs.


Waitrose Cookery School King's Cross

Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BZ

Waitrose Cookery School Finchley Road

199 Finchley Road, Goldhurst Terrace,London, NW3 6NN

Waitrose Cookery School Salisbury

Churchill Way W, Salisbury SP2, UK


Granary Square, King’s Cross N1C 4BZ


Waitrose Cookery Classes

  • Cookery schools in London & Salisbury
  • Courses for all levels
  • Wide range of cuisines & classes
  • Short classes, demos & supper nights
  • Cookery experience days

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