The Smart School of Cookery

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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 | 11 days ago
Had a great teacher called Stew. Lovely location and a great experience.
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Report | 13 days ago
I bought a groupon voucher as a birthday gift for my partner and he attended a lesson in Bray. His experience was terrible, for example the chef did not have correct ingredients or equipment. When I complained I was totally dismissed 😡
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Report | 2 months ago
Lovely chef presenting the show, she was very funny and charming. She had some interesting tips and tricks from her days working in a restaurant! Generally a nice activity and particularly useful if you have some specific questions you always wanted to ask a proper chef. The recipes were rather basic, but there is of course not that much you can do in 1 1/2 hours, so it's ideal especially for starter bakers.
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Report | 7 months ago
The grumpiest chef instructor ever. Does not have a good word for anyone especially celebrity chefs because he says they are doing everything wrong! Some serious misinformation about the exclusive merits of Rape Seed Oil (which he sells) to the total exclusion of all other oils. Olive oil 'is only used by the Greeks and just look at them!'. There are some serious pobs cooking with Rape Seed Oil which recent tests have found and which he poopooed. His chippy challenging attitude was not the feel good experience I was looking forward to. I can only assume that his geographic proximity to young Alpha males in Canary Wharf has embittered him so he takes it out on his bemused/disappointed students. Who needs this unpleasant expensive experience? It's the closest to male PMT I have experienced and unfortunately we were condemned to listen to his sniping throughout hot hours. Oh and 'never spend more than £70 on a kitchen knife because they are rubbish'was his advice too! He set out to make everyone feel bad by quizzing us and looked really put out if we got a question right! In life I somehow manage to avoid negative people like this and had forgotten just how unpleasant this sort of resentment in a service business can be. I thought he could sour the milk without additives. It was boringly bland cheese anyway. Major Party Pooper Experience.
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Report | 8 months ago
It was ok at the special Groupon price £29 but if I had paid the full advertised price £99 I would have been disappointed.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great experience. Will definitely go back for more classes!
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Report | 9 months ago
Fun friendly and great few hours out with friends or new peeps
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Report | 11 months ago
it was a bit basic but I guess that is why it was a "beginner's course"!
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Report | a year ago
Poor communication on behalf of front line staff. Bought voucher, booked on website. No confirmation email. Went onto website filled out communication request, no response. Called left a message, no response. Called again and was told they sent an email buy my server deleted it - this has never happened. Funny how they mention on their website their emails dont often go through but its my email server at fault. Better communication and actual responses to enquires would be appreciated. Annoyed and irritated before I even went. Finally got hold of a person to talk to, who refused to re-email the booking confirmation and I was told I would get another email before the event. She was reluctant to even give me the details so I could write them down in case this promised email did not arrive and I would have to call yet again. :(
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Report | a year ago
I was in a small group which made learning easier. It might be a bit more difficult and hectic with a full group. But I'm coming back for more!
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