Cookery Courses

Join online cooking courses from expert chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall & River Cottage, Paul A Young and Atul Kucchar. Learn how to cook food from around the world, and develop your kitchen skills. You’ll be learning with a classroom of fellow chefs and foodies from around the world.

Its given me a huge boost, and a lot more knowledge - I'm so glad I took part.


Your cookery course includes:

An online classroom with up to 20 other cookery students. Video tutorials led by food & drink experts with assignments to demonstrate your new skills. Lifetime access to video tutorials, notes and your online classroom.

How it works:

Sign up and join the online class. Watch video tutorials led by an expert tutor or chef. Practice as you learn with assignments for every lesson. Chat with to your fellow students in your online classroom.

Peer or Expert option?

Peer level – Enjoy the benefits of group learning, share your ideas and chat directly to classmates. Expert level – Includes personal feedback on your assignments from your tutor with advice and tips.

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Online food & drink courses – your questions answered

  • What's the difference between Expert or Peer options for cookery courses?

    At Peer and Expert level, you get access to the same core content and features:

    • Video lesson tutorials led by your tutor or chef
    • Downloadable lesson notes
    • Option to practice what you learn with lesson assignments
    • Group learning within an online interactive classroom of up to 20 classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes and classroom

    If you choose Expert level, you get all of the above plus the following:

    • Personal assignment feedback and advice from your tutor
    • Direct message your cookery questions to your tutor
    • Certificate of completion
  • What is an online classroom?

    Our online classroom has been developed to allow you to learn from our experts in a sociable environment alongside up to 20 other students.

    After each video tutorial led by your expert, you will be encouraged to practice what you have learned with optional assignments. When you’ve completed the assignment upload photos of your cooking, food, drink, or write up the assignment and submit. Your work can be seen by the other students in your class, who are free to share their own thoughts and questions with you.

    We recommend you take part in class discussion where you can discuss your cooking and recipe ideas, share experiences, ask questions, discuss the latest equipment, post images or work, and comment on each other’s assignments. It’s a great way to learn from the expert as well as from other chefs and foodies in your class who share your passion from all over the world.

    We’ve built our cookery classes to encourage group learning which has been shown to greatly improve the experience of studying, and how well you retain the knowledge, and we have built our classroom experience around this fact.

  • When can I start my course and how long will it take?

    You can start your course any time within 12 months after receipt of your purchase confirmation email. Once you start, you’ll have lifetime access — meaning you can revisit the lesson videos and notes whenever you want.

    Our courses are designed so that you can study at your own pace, some prefer to binge learn while others like to spread their studying over a longer period of time - it’s completely up to you. To give you a rough time frame, each lesson video is approximately 30-40 minutes long, and we recommend that you spend around an hour on each assignment.

  • How often can I speak with the Expert?

    If you choose the Expert option you will have one week per lesson to chat to your tutor and to have your assignments marked, and during this period you can ask them as many questions as you would like.

    To find out the length of each course, head to the cookery or food & drink course page and look at the course outline to see how many lessons it contains. e.g. a four lesson course assumes that you will have completed the assignments within four weeks.

    Your tutor interaction period will start as soon as you enter the classroom. If you find that you are struggling to complete the assignments in the allocated time, just get in contact with one of the team via the chat icon at the bottom of the page and we will help you out.

Food & Drink classroom - how it works

  • Start anytime

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
  • Personal tuition

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

Awards & Accreditations

  • Royal Horticultural Society - Approved Centre 2023-2024
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year