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Our face-to-face cookery sessions are back. We aim to suit all tastes and experience, from beginners courses to healthy eating, Indian cookery and vegetarian cuisine. 

Our latest cookery courses 

To book a place, email or phone 020 8203 5040


1:  Kitchen Confidence on a Monday - The Ann Owens Centre, East Finchley - 11am-1.30pm at The Ann Owens Centre, East Finchley. These classes are aimed at giving participants the confidence to cook more dishes at home. The participants cook in groups and then everyone sits together to eat. The recipes are designed to be recreated at home. All ingredients supplied. Held at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. 
Flavours of Spring - 3 – 24 June 2024.    Includes Fish & Chips, Diabetes Awareness Day, International Picnic Day and Mexican Feast.  Total prices is £32 paid upfront. To book a place, email or phone her on 07423 604 729

July Holiday Flavours course - 1 - 29 July 2024. Includes BBQ flavours, World Chocolate Week, Meze style lunch, home made fresh pasta, British classic Toad in the Hole! £40 for 5 weeks, paid upfront.

To book a place, email or phone her on 07423 604 729



2:  Thursday evening Cookery Group - the Ann Owens Centre – Oak Lane, East Finchley.  A variety of topics are taught by our cookery tutors who are keen to pass on their expert knowledge about food.  The class cooks in small groups and then eats together.   

Next 3 week course  starts Thursday 23 May – 6 June 2024 from 5-7.30pm.  Total price is £24 paid upfront.  To book contact Stacey on  or call

0208 432 1423.


Thursday Evening Cookery Group at The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT from 5.00 – 7.30pm.  Home made sauces with Anne.  Use sauces to make your meals more interesting.  Cook and eat together.  From 13 June, 20 June, 27 June and 4 July. 

Find out how to make - Italian tomato sauce, Mild and versatile curry sauce, Summer basil pesto and Classic white sauce.  £32 for four classes.  Prepay to secure your place.  To book contact  or call 0208 432 1423.


Cookery demos and nutrition talks - face to face

We hold regular cookery demos with different themes ranging from eating for bone health and preventing diabetes to easy picnic ideas! We are limited to 6 participants per session currently, although this may change. You will be able to sample the food afterwards

NB: Please check with us about any food allergies / dietary requirements prior to booking to check we can accommodate your requirements.


  • Please email Stacey on requesting a place.
  • Once you have a confirmation email from me saying that your space has been held, you will be asked to pay for the course by bank transfer if possible. 
  • Please do not pay for the course before you have received a confirmation email
  • Please speak with us if you have any questions



Get involved!

  • Cookery tutors

    We need tutors to join our thriving cookery programme and design and deliver cookery sessions, within a budget.You will be paid per session. You do not have to have formal teaching or catering qualifications for this role but you will be required to have a current food hygiene certificate (which we can arrange) and to undertake some allergy training

    Cookery tutors 

  • Cooking volunteer

    Cooking volunteers run or assist with face to face and online cookery classes to promote healthy eating within the community. 

    Cooking volunteer 

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