Personal

all lessons are bespoke to your group or organisation. Let us know the kinds of dishes you'd like to learn.

Affordable

our business model allows our classes to be budget friendly, and very competitive

Flexible

Our classes run mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends, we will always do our best to arrange your lesson for a convenient time for you

Community Development

With our background in Youth & Community work (in the Cambridge area), organisations booking our Cooking on a Budget classes can be sure that we understand the unique issues and challenges surrounding the users of your service/ organisation, particularly around safeguarding and issues associated with poverty and deprivation.

Sustainable

We are very proud to have been awarded the Bronze Business Standard Award, by Cambridge Sustainable Foods, for our promotion of #sustainablefood through our classes and catering.
We endeavour to use locally sourced ingredients and our catering is delivered plastic-free. Hot food is delivered in large cooking pots and dishes, which we will collect the next day. Disposable items for cold buffets are kept to an absolute minimum, but are compostible is used. Cookery Class students are asked to bring glass or other non-plastic dishes for transporting their food home. We also educate our learners on food waste and what can be done with any leftover ingredients or food to reduce food waste.

Intro

~~ Learn to Cook are proud winners of the 'Cambridge Sustainable Foods' BRONZE Business Standard Award ! ~~
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Welcome to Learn to Cook Cambridge! We have been teaching people to learn to cook in and around the Cambridge area since 2014. From Cooking on a budget classes with local organisations and charities, to Mediterranean cookery, Vegan and vegetarian courses, and baking, Indian cookery, and more!
We have worked with a wide range of companies, organisations and individuals. Our lesson can be anything from 1 to 1 in your own kitchen, to groups and Masterclasses.
We have even taught Indian Masterclasses aboard a Barge , at the 'Floating Hotel Ely' on the Ely riverside, run corporate Masterclasses in conjunction with Cambridge Food Tours, as well as run many weekly cooking on a budget and basic cooking skills lessons for local community groups, from young mums, to over 60's groups, to teenagers and children at youth clubs.

Our 1to1 and small group classes either take place in our Ely kitchen, or dependent on your location, we can come out to your home or workplace. This option is great if you would like to have a fun cooking session with a group of your friends / family, or for organisations.


Eco-friendly Business Pledge- - As holder of the Cambridge Sustainable Foods' BRONZE Business Standard Award , as well as promoting sustainable food through our classes, we endeavour to use locally sourced ingredients and our catering is delivered plastic-free . Hot food is delivered in large cooking pots, which we will collect the next day. Disposable items for cold buffets are kept to an absolute minimum, but where used are of compostible material. Cookery Class students are asked to bring glass or other non plastic dishes for transporting their food home (and it will taste all the better from not being transported in sweaty plastic too!). We have also removed red meat from our catering menus.

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Terms and conditions.
Please note are not able to offer refunds , however we can extend the duration of your gift voucher and book you on another dates. You are also welcome to pass on the booking or voucher to another person to take in your place.

Courses

£99

Beginners General Cooking

2.5 hours

Learn the basics of good cooking, from soups, to stews, curries, and baking.
(If you have some specific dishes you'd like yo learn just let us know)
After this course (3 sessions recommended) You will have a good grasp of ingredients and cooking methods, and have a number of dishes for your repertoire

Course also available at INTERMEDIATE level

Price for 1 person = £99 per lesson, or £129 for a 2 person lesson, so why not learn with a friend!

(Spices included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)

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£120

Beginners Italian

3 hours

Like to learn the secrets to good pasta and pizza? Have a favourite italian dish you'd like to learn? This class will give you a good foundation to kick start your foray into italian cuisine.

This class is for up to 2 people, so why not bring a friend! (Free)

(These are private classes so you will be the only students)
Suitable for beginner-intermediate level

(Spices included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)

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£99

The Off to Uni cooking crash course! - Cooking basics

This course will take you through cooking a series of dishes to set you up for your time at university. The basic class is suited to a beginner level, but if you'd like it more advanced we can do that.
The fee is for up to 2 people, so bring a friend to share the cost! There are discounts available If you would like to book more than 1 lesson (please enquire)
Following a discussion on the kinds of things you like to eat we will design a 'cookery crash course' just for you to take you through the creation of your dishes in simple straightforward steps.
All dishes are are budget friendly and, of course, delicious!

You will need to bring the basic ingredients along, and will then take home all your cooked dishes.

Cooking menu suggestions:

-Spaghetti Bolognese
-Macaroni / broccolli/cauliflower cheese
-Chinese stir fres with egg fried rice, noodles etc.
-Mexican Chicken & Peppers / fajitas
-Indian curries using meat, veg or lentils
-Soups - eg chunky veg paprika soup
- Lasagne / cannelloni (Vegetable or beef)
- Thai curries
- Pies / bakes
- Pancakes (sweet and savory)
- 'Anything' rice (use any leftover bits from the fridge in a stir fried rice dish)
- Paella
- Arabiata style tomato based sauces + bechamel/ cheese sauce
- Snacks/ bites, eg: mini crustless quiches (perfect as a breakfast, snack, or as a meal with salad), Tortilla, etc
- quick deserts, cake, crumbles etc

A Recipe booklet with simple to follow steps will be emailed out to you after the class.

* *Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten Free classes available**
Children welcome to take this class, but must be supervised by parent/guardian.

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£99

Beginners Cakes & Bakes

3 hours

Have you ever wanted to learn to bake but your efforts fell flat? On this course you will learn the basics of baking delicious cakes/ bakes. You will make... Victoria Sponge , Scones (Cheese or sweet) and a Foccia Bread (or shortbread biscuits).
Or if you have something specific on mind let us know!

(Vegan/ gluten free class available)

*Take your class with a friend for only £20 extra

*Ingredients are not included, you will be sent a list of ingredients to bring, and will need to bring containers to take all your delicious treats home!

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£99

Ayurvedic cookery

2.5 hours

Learn to cook traditional Ayurvedic dishes to help balance your 'Dosha', as prescribed by the 5000 year old indian science of Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic food is cooked simply but with awareness of the qualities of the ingredients and spices and their combined effect on the body. It is nutritious wholesome vegetarian food, and much of it is vegan too . This lesson will teach you the basics of this style of eating. We will send you a 'dosha quiz' before the lesson. Your dosha ('constitutional type') will signal the types of food and cooking methods that are right for you to maintain optimum health, according to Ayurvedic principles.
Please see the following link for more info on ayurveda - https://www.ayurveda.com/resources/articles/doshas-their-elements-and-attributes

Special offer - Take your lesson together with a friend/ friends for only £25 extra per person.
If you'd like to take the lesson from your kitchen please let us have your postcode so we can check if we are able to.

(Spices included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)

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£99

Vegan / Vegetarian Cookery

Following a chat about the kind of foods you like to eat we will design a course just for you, based on dishes you will enjoy
Just let us know if you are Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or all 3!

Any spices will be provided free, you will only need to bring your main ingredients, and can expect to take home a feast to enjoy!

Special offer - Take your lesson together with a friend/ friends for only £25 extra per person.

Please get in touch to enquire

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£400

4 week bespoke cookery course - In your own home

2.5 hours

4 x weekly lessons in your own kitchen! We will discuss with you the level of the course and the kinds of dishes you'd like to learn, then design the courses around that.
These courses take place in your own kitchen so please contact us with your address to check if we can cover your area. (generally Cambridge/Ely region)
The course fee covers 2 people (we don't mind if you have children around who want to join in a bit too).

(Spices included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)

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£99

Healthier Cooking

3 hours

A bespoke course based on out take on healthier versions of your favorite dishes. Whether you are looking to reduce fat, refined carbs, sugar , or all of these, we can come up with tasty alternatives.
Get in touch with your requests!
Everything cooked from scratch, and delicious!

Special offer - Take your lesson together with a friend/ friends for only £25 extra per person.

(Spices included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)

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Cooking on a Budget

We work with local community groups, charities, food bank users , young parents groups, etc , teaching how to cook homemade nutritious meals from scratch, and cheaply! from 50p (or less) per portion.
We can also design healthier versions of typical takeaway dishes eg; Sweet and Sour chicken without the deep frying but more flavour!

Choose from a one off session to a series of weekly classes. We will take the group through the cooking of the chosen dishes in these hands on interactive classes, finishing with a a sit down meal afterwards.

Our lessons are sociable, fun and informative.
To date we have worked with Cambridge City Council, The Red Hen Project, Kettles Yard Museum (Community Outreach), scout groups, schools, youth groups, the elderly, and more.
We can also come along to your local community group to give a presentation (with food samples) on healthy budget cooking, and reducing food waste.

Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss us coming along to run a session at your organisation.

Catering - We also offer hot food catering for your project. we can come along and cook in your kitchen or bring the food ready made. A great way to end the final week of your Community Project! We know funding is very tight so Let us know your budget and we can provide you with a list of the different options we can do for that budget
As part of our Eco-Pledge we do not use single use plastics

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Indian Cookery

Please follow this link for our full range of Indian Cookery Classes

http://www.bibis-indian-cookery.co.uk

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Cookery Classes for speaker of other languages

As Tutor/ Owner Aasia Bibi is in fact a graduate of English Language /Literature graduate from Anglia Polytechnic University, and has taught English informally in the past, we welcome cooking class enquiries from people who do not have English as their first language. We do sometimes receive course bookings from people who would like to take some cookery lessons and enjoy the added advantage of getting to practice and improve their English speaking skills! So please do not let that be a barrier to any of our classes.
Please browse the courses tab for the full range of lessons offered.

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£50

Zoom Cookery Coach Online

2.5 hours

Learn to cook anywhere in the world with 1 to 1 personalised cookery coaching!
These lessons take place online via 'Zoom' (Or Facebook Messenger Video if preferred), and you are welcome to include some other family members/friends in your lesson at no extra charge. Similarly to the face to face lessons we will discuss which dishes you'd like to learn, and then you will be sent a list of your ingredients. Then just log into Zoom via the link we send you and you will be coached through your class! You might need a Stand or friend to hold your device while you cook.

--Cookery Coach GIFT VOUCHERS make an excellent gift! Voucher will be emailed over to you on same or next working day!

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Catering

Catering

We are a small local caterer, catering for small parties/ events of 10 up to 40 people. Just get in touch with your budget per head and an idea of the kind of food would like and we will get back to you with a price and menus asap.

We can do anything from basic cold sandwich/scone type buffets to more luxury Mediteranean style, to hot food indian catering, eg; curries, bhajis etc

Delivery for hot ready to eat food is local area only, but you are welcome to come and pick up your order from our kitchen in Ely (CB6). We've even had someone come to pick up food (from our Ely base) from Ipswich!

We can also come along to your venue and cook for you there.

-Eco Friendly Business - As part of our Eco Pledge we are a plastic-free caterer. We deliver your food in large cooking pots and dishes which we will pick up again the next day. We also do not cook red meat

- Food Standards Rating - East Cambs council have awarded us a 5 star food hygiene rating

- For Indian specific Catering please see - bibis-indian-cookery.co.uk

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