Learn to cook adult learning courses

About this subject

Feel more confident in the kitchen and learn the must-know skills to prepare meals for yourself and your family.

We have courses that you help you master the basics and grow your confidence. Start with our essential skills and move to confidence builder.

For men who are new to cooking and looking for support we have a class dedicated to cookery for men. This course will build your confidence in many cooking skills. You will learn to spot ingredients that work together and to master kitchen tools, including knife handling.

All courses include best hygiene practices and food safety hazards that may occur in a kitchen.

Our workshops run throughout the academic year, during the week and on Saturdays. Enrolments open each term in March, July and November. If courses have already started you may still be able to join so please contact us. If courses are full please sign up to our newsletter to hear when enrolments open again.

Course levels

We offer a variety cookery courses and workshops. Learn to cook courses (Essential Skills) are courses that focus on the absolute basics, including knife skills, boiling, simmering, frying, marinades, tasting and flavours.

Essential Cookery courses

Cookery Confidence is a course that focuses on grilling, making a tortilla or frittata, breadmaking, basic sauces and baking a cake.

Cookery for Men is a course to help gain confidence in the kitchen. You will learn to make your own delicious meals and impress your family and friends with your cuisine.

Fees and discounts

We have a range of discounts and support with fees available, including money off your first course if you are a library member, a Surrey Heritage user, or over the age of 66.

Please note: The workshop fees do not include the cost of ingredients, and you are responsible for supplying your own ingredients for the lesson. You will receive an email before the start of the course, informing you of the ingredients and equipment you will need to bring with you.

The Henrietta Parker Trust is a charitable trust that was set up with the aim of supporting Adult Skills Development.

The Molesey (Henrietta Parker) Adult Learning Centre continues to offer this today and we are pleased that Surrey Adult Learning (SAL) are able to offer courses and learning opportunities at a discount to eligible learners as part of our Essential Skills programme of courses, using the HPT fund.

Further information can be found on our dedicated Henrietta Parker Trust website.

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