The Smart School of Cookery

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9A Newtown Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3SA 9A Newtown Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3SA Directions
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The Smart School of Cookery offers classes in London, Essex, Bray, Maidenhead and abroad. Students can learn how to cook steak and make bread, as well as discover more about Asian, Moroccan and Spanish cuisine. Alternatively, the school arranges cookery breaks in Europe, so customers can fully immerse themselves in foreign food culture. The team of chefs, one of whom has featured on Ready Steady Cook, also caters for private events and functions, either in or outside their own facilities.

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Report | a month ago
It's a shame as there is so much potential for this class but it is planned so poorly and not worth it. First, from the entire two hours, we literally working hands on for 2 minutes, the rest of the time we listening or watching others working. Instead of giving everyone to do everything, we were waiting for our turn to do a task. Previously, I was in a cooking class where we were divided to groups of 3-4 people so each one actually got to do much more. Ingredients were not too great. I would expect to use some interesting ingredients. Peanuts and raisins were the toppings of most of the recipes. Even the results were not too great at all. The honey comb was burnt. The mousse was just nothing like a real mousse. The banana that went into the oven was not even warm/cooked. Atmosphere was ok but again nothing special, we were sitting and watching most of the time. I would expect to have much more fun and interaction. The instructor was not bad but I would expect to hear some tips! I can read the recipe myself. I would suggest: giving more hands on experience, using unique ingredients, splitting to groups so at least you can interact with another person, and even offering a free coffee/tea/or glass of wine as a complimentary (different class I went to, they gave each group a bottle of wine). Sorry to say, and I don't intend to give such bad reviews, but not worth the money or time, better to watch a video and try it at home. I actually think I would even do it better at home.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great teaching in a lovely classroom! We learnt some great skills and tips and will definitely be recreating it at home!
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Report | 7 months ago
Absolutely loved the artisan bread making class. Good fun class and learnt a lot from it. Would definitely recommend it and am looking into my next class!
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Report | 9 months ago
You get to make 5 cheeses, 2 chutneys, and focaccia between the whole group and then eat it all. There was plenty for everyone and we all got involved. A few other skills were taught as well. The only downside was I had some trouble booking in and we were not allowed to take any photos. In today's day and age that was very disappointing.
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Report | 10 months ago
Had a fab chocolate evening. Lovely relaxed atmosphere lots of humour and everyone full to the brim👍👍👍 can't physically eat any more chocolate!!
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Report | a year ago
As I have not been yet how can I comment.One point I would like to make its advertised as a half day course when in fact it's only around 2.5 hrs surely that is a breach of the advertising rules. ie a day is 24hrs
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Report | a year ago
Advertised cookery course choices were not available st chosen destination
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Report | a year ago
Great morning will come again.
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Report | 2 years ago
Haven't been yet!
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Report | 2 years ago
Good tuition thanks. I learned a lot. Ensure proper wash down between classes. Off putting to see old crumbs and food debris. Not dirty - just a bit messy.
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