7 Of The Best 2018 Foodie Masterclasses


From ham carving to cakes, here’s where to find the best foodie masterclasses.

1 Ham Carving Masterclass: Brindisa, London

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At ‘Ham School’, fans of Spanish delicacies will taste top quality hams, have a go at carving a whole leg under the guidance of a master carvers, and then taste some specially chosen wine pairings.
£75, brindisa.com

2 Dinner Party Know-How: Thyme, The Cotswolds


Impress your friends by whipping up delicious dinner party fare created with fresh, seasonal ingredients and mastered at Thyme’s fabulous country cookery school.

Dates in January and February, £185. thyme.co.uk

3 Cocktail Masterclasses: The Salt Room, Brighton


Every three months, expert bar manager Matt Ottley teaches keen mixologists the art of cocktail making at home, using all the techniques you need from glassware to garnishes.

From £42, saltroom-restaurant.co.uk

4 Butchery Masterclass: Parson’s Nose, London


As well as serving top quality meats in their three shops, Parson’s Nose also offer expert classes in butchery. Learn how to make your own sausages for all those barbecues next summer.

£120, parsonsnose.co.uk

5 Celebrity Chef Masterclass: Cactus Kitchen, London

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Michel Roux Jr. hosts regular classes at this Clapham school and has recently been joined by Angela Hartnett as well as his chef daughter Emily. Keep an eye on the website for upcoming events, they sell out fast.


6 Grill Like A Gaucho, Gaucho, London

This guide to grilling really raises the steaks, covering everything from cleaning cuts of meat to mouth-watering marinades. Even better, you’ll have enough leftovers to take home for your own asado.

£150, gauchorestaurants.com 

7 Wild Food Masterclass: River Cottage, Devon

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Go wild with the best of nature’s bounty with a day cooking and feasting on foraged ingredients. Learn how to search for the best ingredients, and get to grips with everything from rabbit to squirrel, limpets to crabs, plus fungi, wild herbs and fruit.

£240, 4 March, rivercottage.net 

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