Established in 2004, The Avenue London Cookery School – now a family run school – thrives on all things foodie and incorporates love and enthusiasm into carefully structured courses.
The point is to teach our students of all ages and levels to understand food. It’s time to move away from cookbook dependency and start treating recipes as sources of inspiration and guidance.
We offer anything from 3-hour evening classes to 2-week Chalet Host courses – as well as anything bespoke for those special occasions!
Individually, and as a team, we have years of experience; discovered skills and handy tips to share with those who want to come and join our kitchen adventures.
Diana, the head chef, is a dynamic and innovative teacher who brings an imaginative spark to the art of cookery.
Starting off as a chalet chef, Diana climbed the rungs to founding her own specialist food ventures – including a catering company and a refined delicatessen in Chelsea. She infamously taught at The Grange Cookery School in Somerset for seven years and has been with The Avenue for over ten years. As the absolute driving force of the kitchen, this Mother Duck engages and educates her students with undying character and warmth.
With a knack for trailblazing twists on classic dishes, Diana simply loves food and is identified for her delectable culinary creations that will amuse and delight your palette. She does not do boring!
Richard is Diana’s son, making The Avenue very much a family affair. His previous experience has included Chalet Hosting, prestigious Corporate Events and working as a chef in the South of France.
Richard is a self-confessed Foodie, with an interest in modern cooking techniques. His flair for experimental cookery will certainly broaden your culinary horizons. Working extremely hard to share his enthusiasm with the students and push out the traditional boundaries, he is the youth and energy in the Kitchen.