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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 Finchey

Mondays 11.00am - 1.30pm.

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 - £8 a class, paid upfront. Held at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. 

To book a place, email or phone 020 8203 5040


2:  Healthy Quick Dishes - Cookery classes for over 55s

Wednesdays 2.00pm - 3.45pm. 

Held at Mill Hill International School, Milespit Hill, Mill Hill NW7 2RX.

This is an Intergenerational class where Age UK Barnet participants work alongside some of the lovely year 11 students. The food is then taken home to eat. This class only runs in term time. 

To book a place, email or phone 020 8203 5040


3:  Thursday evening Cookery Group - the Anne Owen Centre – Oak Lane, East Finchley  from 5pm until 7.30pm.

The focus is on cooking easy tasty classic dishes with confidence.  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. This class is a good way to expand your repertoire of dishes and learn new cooking tricks and tips.  All ingredients supplied - £8 per session, paid upfront.

Next course:3-week gluten-free cookery course - starts 29 February 2024 (5-7.30pm)

How to make delicious gluten-free meals. The course costs £24 and all ingredients are provided. It takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane East Finchley N2 8LT and all Barnet residents over 55 are welcome. All ingredients supplied - costs £32 for 4 Thursdays, payable upfront.
To book Contact Stacey on or call her on 07423 604 729.


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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