Cookery courses in adult learning

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Cooking is a sociable activity with wonderful benefits your friends and family will also enjoy. When you prepare your own meals, you have more control over the ingredients and your food costs, and you can ensure that you and your family are eating fresh, wholesome meals.

We have a range of cookery courses for all levels and abilities.

Whether you are an aspiring baker or cooking for the family, or want to try something more adventurous like Asian, Caribbean or Lebanese world cuisine. Try making edible gifts, chutneys and jams and we have a series of seasonal courses to explore.

Our subsidised Henrietta Parker Trust courses offer cooking on a budget, and cooking for men is a great option for men who may find themselves as the main carer or simply want to learn how to cook healthy dishes from scratch.


Learn a range of baking skills and make tasty treats for all to enjoy. From cakes and biscuits, to pastry and breads, you'll be making a variety of savoury and sweet items.

Enrol on a baking course

Bread making

Our bread making courses will teach you the basic recipes and techniques for making delicious homemade bread and give you the confidence to experiment further with bread making in your own time.

Enrol on a bread making course


Learn how to make a variety of dishes including chicken and ham pie, butter scones, Mediterranean chicken, vegetable tart, authentic Lebanese and Indian dishes, and general dishes for al the family to enjoy.

Enrol on a cookery course

Cookery for men

Learn a range of cooking skills and build confidence working with a variety of different recipes. This course is helpful for men who find themselves in a caring role or are living alone and want to learn how to produce simple but tasty and healthy dishes from scratch.

Enrol on a cookery for men course

Next steps and continuing your learning

When you have completed your course you may what to see what other cookery courses are available. Take a look at the range above.

You might also be interested in the healthy living courses which include exercise, dance, nutrition and mindfulness.

Explore healthy living courses

There are many other courses available from Surrey Adult Learning and from other providers to help build your knowledge and skills.

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