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South Kensington Tasting & Cooking Adventure

with Celia Brooks

Saturday 6th
April 2024

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South Kensington Tasting & Cooking Adventure

Join author and TV chef Celia Brooks for a Saturday morning of tasting and food shopping in South Ken, culminating in a collaborative feast created from ingredients purchased that morning.

You’ll meet Celia at a lovely local cafe for coffee and morning treats before setting off for the farmers’ market. Here you’ll have a chance to meet the market traders, taste and choose ingredients for lunch.

There's a thrilling selection of exquisite organic dairy products and cheeses, freshly harvested fruit and veg, artisan products such as fresh pasta and sauces, bakery goods including bread and sweet and savoury pies, and prepared traiteur dishes.

There will be a couple of extra stops at local shops for food tastings before we head back to Divertimenti to pool our ideas and cook and assemble our spontaneous lunch, which we will then sit down and enjoy together with wine. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the local area and enjoy a fast, fresh and fabulous feast with some fellow food enthusiasts.

No cooking skills required - just curiosity and healthy appetite! 

What's included: 

    • Refreshments on arrival and available throughout the class
    • Apron and all of the equipment required
    • A recipe pack for you to take home after your class 
    • Lunch of your own making to enjoy together as a class accompanied by a glass of wine or soft refreshments
    • 10% discount on purchases made in store on the day of your class, including cookery classes. Excludes books, food, electrical items, gift vouchers and sale items
    • We do all the washing up!

    Celia Brooks 

    Celia Brooks is a Colorado-born chef, food writer, TV presenter and businesswoman living in London. Starting out as a private chef for film director Stanley Kubrick, she went on to author 9 cookbooks. Her most recent book, “SuperVeg: The Joy & Power of the 25 Healthiest Vegetables on the Planet" was published by Murdoch Books in the UK, USA, Australia, Holland and Croatia. Celia makes regular TV appearances, including James Martin's Saturday Morning. Her TV miniseries A Goddess of Veg is currently streaming on Amazon Prime in the UK and US. She founded and runs the original London food tour business, Gastrotours, in several areas around the city. She has been exclusively licensed by Borough Market to run tours for over 20 years, and spends most of her time there, cultivating inspiration through her tasting tours and specially curated events. Celia has been teaching at Divertimenti since the early 2000s and is thrilled to be back.

    You will be learning in a beautifully designed kitchen which provides a warm welcoming environment that can accommodate everything from group cookery classes to intimate chef’s tables, with the versatility to suit everyone.

    Our partners have been chosen with great care, as all our equipment must stand up to the day-to-day rigours of our cookery school – much like a professional kitchen, that you can enjoy using whilst creating your own amazing dishes in class to give you the best possible experience when cooking with us.

    Our classes and outstanding range of teachers will help you hone your gastronomic skills, even if you are a complete novice or a dab hand in the kitchen. We love highlighting new upcoming food trends and championing the rising stars within the culinary world.

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    Divertimenti does everything it can to reduce the risk of any students consuming an allergen that could cause and allergic reaction.

    Please call the school to discuss any severe food allergies prior to booking a class online, we must speak to you before you visit the school if you have a severe allergy or severe dietary intolerance.

    We will become as flexible as possible, where we can to remove a specific ingredient from a student’s recipe we will but we are unable to remove that ingredient for every student attending.

    We handle all types of ingredients in the kitchen at Divertimenti and we are not able to completely allergen free environment, our kitchen is multi-purpose therefore this makes our kitchen unsuitable for those with life- threatening allergies, in such cases as these we would suggest getting in touch with the team to arrange a private lesson in your own home with one of our chefs. Please contact us for more information

    In the unlikely event you are unable to the class you have booked for and need to cancel your booking, for a full refund we will require your cancellation via email no less than 7 days.

    Once we have received your cancellation, we will arrange a booking onto an alternative class date or a full refund, sadly we are unable to make changes to bookings or offer a refund with less than 7 days of the date of your class but we are happy to switch the names on the booking so a family member or friend can take the place.

    Divertimenti reserves the right to cancel any demonstration or class or substitute another presenter at any time, in the unfortunate event that a ‘Personality’ present or chef cannot attend a session you will be offered the choice of an appropriate alternative or a full refund.

    Attendees must be aged over 18 to attend an adult class - we have a list of suitable young adult and teenage classes suitable for under 18’s – they must be accompanied by an adult.

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