Plant-based cookery classes for children


Summer holiday cookery classes:
A culinary trip around the world!
- Now taking bookings (form at bottom of page)

Suitable for children from 8 to 13 years of age

Date & time:
Monday 6th August until Friday 10th August
Time: 10am to 12:30pm

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

Class size:
10 children maximum.

Course description:
This is a hands-on cookery course intended to teach children (8-13 years of age) how to cook a variety of delicious healthy meals using only plant-based ingredients (no meat, fish, eggs and dairy).

By participating on this course, children will pick up a variety of cooking skills and food-related knowledge, including nutrition. They'll also learn about the wide variety of nutritious pulses and grains available, alternatives ways of sweetening foods, how to cook with tofu, how to store food and reduce food waste, and much more.

As part of the hands-on nature of the course, children will learn to use basic cooking utensils and appliances, under close supervision.

Over the 5 days, the children get a taste of different culinary styles from around the world, with each day dedicated to the style of a particular country or continental region.

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.

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

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

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

Delicate oriental dumplings

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 £135 per child. However, if this is not possible, you have the option to choose your suitable day(s) for a course fee of £30 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 class was conducted very calmly which made it easier to follow. It was great to find out vegan alternatives to favourite Indian recipes.”
Laurie (Indian cuisine class participant)


Nishma teaching children



Classy finger food by children on plant-based cookery course