New Year new you? Or how about just a new hobby or new skills? Whatever your new year’s resolutions were with regards to food you might be surprised at just how fun or useful a good cooking class can be! With that in mind we’ve listed below the top 5 cooking classes in London that any budding chef really should check out.

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Bread Angels

We love bread, but then who doesn’t? Bread Angels are an award-winning network of bakers who teach a large range of rather splendid bread baking classes featuring everything from a basic beginner’s bread course to specialty courses in Italian, German, or Scandinavian breads. They also host seasonal bread making courses and a full day sourdough bread course.

Food at 52

Food at 52 features a wide range of cooking classes with each focusing on a particular cuisine, choose from Spanish, Thai, Italian, South Indian and Moroccan, among many others.  Each month multiple classes are on offer, with a half day class also running from 6:30 to 10pm. Food at 52 is perfect for the individual, groups of friends, or work groups.

Spice Monkey

As the name implies these classes are perfect for the spice lover, its mission is to show you how to make great tasting Indian home cooking. Classes are hands on and you will learn how to mix spices, create pastes, and build flavour into your dishes. Spice Monkeys classes are also perfect for vegetarians, fans of Street Food, breads, pickles, and fish. Set in a home environment these courses are perfect for anyone looking to expand their cooking horizons.

Yuki's Kitchen

The perfect cooking class for the Japanese food fan, it helps that Yuki Gomi is a professionally trained chef and author of Sushi at Home, published by Penguin. Her classes cover a range of food styles, with a seasonal schedule offering sushi making lessons, sushi classes, Japanese home cooking, Japanese street food, udon noodles, ramen, gyozas and specialist workshops; such as Miso making. You can partake in a full course, single classes, or even have a one-on-one teaching session.

Cookery School at Little Portland Street

The Cookery School at Little Portland Street provides a wide-ranging variety of day and evening classes perfect for all ages and abilities across a number of dishes and cuisines. The atmosphere is informal and fun, with all classes featuring a very high proportion of hands on practice. They only use high quality, sustainable, and organic ingredients and as such are the only London cookery school awarded the maximum 3 Stars for sustainability from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Day and evening classes and courses, corporate events, and private kitchen hire are available.

We hope you’ve found our selection of cooking classes useful, of course there are loads more great ones in London that we didn’t have room to feature, if you’ve been to a really good cooking class you’d like to recommend why not let us know on our Facebook page.