Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cooking Classes at L'atelier des Chefs

A while ago my company arranged an evening with L'atelier des Chefs near Oxford Circus for our spring event. But never got around to doing a post, so better late than never right?

L'atelier des Chefs runs a huge range of cooking classes from knife skills and cooking the perfect steak to Sushi and Spanish food! When you arrive you are greeted by the fantastic staff and can relax and mingle with a glass of wine before one of the chefs kicks the night off with a brief introduction. Because we had a large group our class was 'Street Food' themed, so we had 6 stations preparing different food (Sushi, Kebabs, Dim Sum, Sliders, Fajitas and something else I can't remember...). Each station had an experienced chef that gives you a detailed demonstration, talking you step by step through the recipe and then it's all up to you!

One of the first stations I tried was dim sum - which I love. But I always thought dim sum would be a really difficult thing to cook because they look so well presented, it was surprisingly easy though! But now I think about it all of the stations were, proves that if you have the correct ingredients and tools any recipes can be easy.

Next I tried making the sliders which were by far my favorite station of the night. It felt really gross when I first started rolling the meat in my hands but after tasting what you've made you can't help but make another. It helped that they had some great toppings and sauces to go with them!

I've never tried making sushi either, which is surprising as I love eating it. It definitely isn't the easiest of things to make but I managed and even though they were pretty messy and uneven they tasted delicious! 

I'd have to recommend giving a class a go at least once even if you're a terrible cook because the chefs are really supportive so theres no need to be embarrassed (the wine helps a lot). It's a great way to break the ice with new co workers or just to explore new food. Overall it was a really fun night and it helped me to become more confident with food and has pushed me to try more adventurous recipes.



  1. Oh I would love to do one of these, it looks so much fun and it's always great to be shown how to do something by an expert at it! x

    1. I'd definitely recommend it! It's great fun :)
      At the start you're really serious and try and make perfect dishes then by the end (and many glasses of wine) you're just shoving food in your face.

      Danielle x

  2. This looks like great fun! I LOVE sliders and sushi so it sounds utterly perfect!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

    1. It really was and the sliders were AMAZING! I could have eaten them for the rest of my life. And it was all so fresh because you're making the burgers yourself which i've never done before.

      Danielle x


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