Seasonal Workshops

Spring Workshop –
Seasonal Entertaining

Taster workshop – £85pp
Thu 23 April / Thu 7 May / Thu 21 May, 10am-12pm

Half day workshop with lunch – £150pp
Thu 30 Apr / Thu 14 May, 10am-2pm

@ The Cook Folk kitchen, Acton, W3
(Evening and weekend dates also available by special arrangement)

Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year for me – after the long days of winter I so need the hopeful glints of sunshine and promise of longer days. As we all come out of our winter shells, so too does the garden burst into life as the earth warms and the hours of daylight increase, bringing a colourful bounty to put to use in the kitchen.

The 2020 Spring Workshop will showcase the best produce the season has to offer with a big emphasis on things you might find in your veg box – giving new life to and showing creative ways with the familiar and giving you the confidence to try out new ingredients and techniques too.

The workshop will:

  • Show you fresh ways to prepare and cook seasonal ingredients that will help to transform your home cooking.
  • Raise your ingredients knowledge so you can confidently celebrate the freshness of new season produce; Jersey Royals, asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes and rhubarb, to name but a few.
  • Demonstrate clever tips and techniques to up your kitchen skills and unleash your creative flair.
  • Share simple and affordable tricks to style a beautiful seasonal table.
  • Help you rediscover ways to shop, plan, cook and entertain to make cooking for friends a genuine joy.

Follow up notes and guidance will be provided leaving you free to just cook, create and enjoy during the session, with plenty of opportunity for hands on learning.

Attendees of the taster workshop will take away a packed lunch of the day’s creations to enjoy at home. The half day workshop concludes with a delicious lunch to enjoy the creations made on the day. Refreshments will be provided throughout the sessions.


Prefer a class in the comfort of your own home? Private classes and group workshops can also be arranged for those who prefer to learn at home – one-to-one or with friends – in your own kitchen!

Please contact Louisa direct to find out more and arrange a date: / 07796 264734.

Book now – limited spaces

Two hour taster workshop with takeaway lunch – £85pp

Thu 23 Apr / Thu 7 May / Thu 21 May, 10am-12pm.
Includes refreshments and a takeaway lunch.
Min. three attendees. Max. five attendees. 

Group discount: Book in a group of three-five and receive a 10% discount on tickets (£76.50pp).

Half day workshop with lunch – £150pp

Thursday 30 Apr / Thursday 14 May, 10am-2pm.
Includes refreshments, lunch and a glass of wine.
Min. three attendees. Max. five attendees.

Group discount: Book in a group of four/five and receive a 10% discount on tickets (£135 pp).

Having now had three lessons with Louisa, our home cooked meals have been transformed – my family are eating better than ever. Louisa is a great cook, great teacher and delight to be with whilst you hone your culinary skills – I can't recommend her enough.

James Lohan, Founder, Mr & Mrs Smith

Having a couple of lessons with Louisa has literally been life changing! I can now cook delicious, healthy meals and find entertaining super easy rather than before when I never knew what to cook– I would definitely recommend a few sessions with her - my fridge and freezer are now always full with yummy things, and no longer does it get to lunch and I am stuck for what to cook. She is AMAZING – it was the one of the best Christmas presents I have ever had.

Emmie Faust, Feel Good Marketing, W3

I really enjoyed our few hours together it was a really lovely relaxed experience. Along with your amazing endless knowledge and tips, I also loved your enthusiasm, which was contagious.

Sonya Matthews, W3

Louisa spent two hours with me in my kitchen teaching me how to create a larder and a fridge that work to support recipe-free and hassle-free cooking for a busy life. She used the time to showcase foundational cooking skills so that I had a variety of dishes that I would be able to recreate with my own style over the weeks to come. I’m excited to check out the spice blends she recommended and to continue to make simple food more easily.

Jo Sumner, Jo Sumner Wellbeing

Louisa gave me permission to try without embarrassment or fear of failure…lesson notes, which included how to create a fridge and pantry toolkit, where to shop, which oil to use, what pulses should be soaked, how to make a dressing and a myriad of ingredient combination suggestions. I am indebted to her.

Sophie Clowes, City Kids