Plant-based cookery classes for children

 

Summer holiday cookery classes:
A Culinary Trip Around the World!
- now in our sixth summer!
- book your child's place now (form at bottom of page)

Suitable for children from 8 to 14 years of age

Dates & times:
Monday 5th August
until Friday 9th August 2019
10am to 12:30pm each day

Venue:
Queensbury Methodist Church,
142 Beverley Drive, Queensbury, Edgware, Middx. HA8 5ND.
(Nearest tube: Queensbury, Jubilee line)

Class size:
10 children maximum.

Course description:
Now in our fifth year of running this unique and special series of hands-on cookery classes, Shambhu's Chef, Nishma Shah, will expertly guide and inspire the young students, as they produce many delicious healthy meals, applying culinary styles from around the world, using only wholesome plant-based ingredients, together with various natural flavour-enhancing and healing spices and condiments.

These are very much hands-on cookery classes, and as such, they are always a fun, fulfilling and educational summer-holiday activity for children.

They are also an excellent opportunity for children to learn and practise food prep and cooking skills, and gain knowledge on relevant topics such as nutrition, spices, flavour-pairing and how to minimise food waste.

Some comments from previous young students:
- “I do not like aubergine, but when we made it in the baba ganoush, it was tasty!”
- “I enjoyed learning and making new food, and I also made new friends”
- “It was interesting that eggs could be replaced so easily for a better option”
- “I really would like to do it again next year and I hope I learn just as much.”
- “I loved eating the food I made!” .

Course content:
The following is intended as a guide about what we intend to cover on the course.
Please note:
- the course content below is subject to change, though we'd endeavour to update you in the event of a change;
- we can't guarantee to cover all the items mentioned below in the time below, since this would depend on the pace of each class. However, we'll try our best.

Monday:
Marvellous Mexican:
- quesadillas, fajitas, pulled jackfuit enchiladas,
tomato salsa, guacamole.

Tuesday:
Stylish Italian:
- hand-rolled grissini sticks, handmade pasta.

Wednesday:
Luscious Lebanese:
- hummous, baba ganoush, mousakka, za'atar spiced bread, labneh, date pastries.

Thursday:
Delicate oriental dumplings

Friday:
Decadent desserts

Course fees and payment method:
For your child to gain the most benefit from the course, the full 5-day course is recommended, for a total course fee of £157.50 per child. However, if this is not possible, you have the option to choose your suitable day(s) for a course fee of £35 per session per child. Priority will however be given to 5-day bookings.

We accept payment by bank transfer (usually very simple via internet or phone banking), and details will be supplied to you on completion of the enrolment application form below.

We regret that we're unable to accept card payments.

Enrolling your child/children onto the course:
Places on the course are limited and priority will be given to 5-day bookings.
Please also note, a place on the course is confirmed only on receipt of an enrolment confirmation email from us, which we will issue as soon as your correct payment has reached us.

To start the enrolment process, please complete the application form below - one form for each child. After you have submitted the form, you should within a few minutes automatically receive an email confirming your application details, and informing you of our bank details for making your payment.

 
Children's Cookery Course Enrolment Application Form - to be completed by Parent or Guardian (complete a separate form for each child)
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Nishma demonstrating vegan dishes at the Natural & Organic Products Show

 Nishma Shah, Chef of Shambhu's, who'll be teaching the most of the classes.

“Shambhu’s cookery course was a wonderful way to learn how to make 3 tasty dishes that were not only vegan, but very healthy, particularly in the way Nishma made them. The course was taught in a very informal, friendly setting, and watching Nishma make the dishes so effortlessly was a pleasure. A few days later, motivated by the session, I made the Vegetable Manchurian (one of the dishes we learnt), and thanks to the great guidance and instructions provided, it turned out to be delicious (if I do say so myself).”
Drijen (Indo-Oriental fusion class participant)

 

Nishma teaching children

 

 

Classy finger food by children on plant-based cookery course