Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring anything to the classes?

No, we provide everything including ingredients, recipes and equipment.

What should I wear to the classes?

Please wear comfortable clothes with short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up, and closed flat shoes that you can stand in for lengths of time.

Do you do private classes or walks?

Cooking With Monisha can tailor a class or walk to suit your needs. In the past we have done one to one classes in people's homes or at our Kitchen, classes for groups of 4 to 12, children's classes and walks for team building events.

How many students are there in a class?

The maximum number of students in a class is 8.

Will I get to cook or it is demonstration only?

You will be doing a mixture of 'hands on' work, cooking in pairs and learning from chef demonstrations to ensure that you maximise your time with us and leave equipped with the knowledge to re-create the dishes again at home.

Are the courses suitable for beginners?

Each course is designed for a variety of abilities. The classes are very informal and easy so definitely for beginners as well!

What if I cannot make it to a class?

Cancellation policy If you cancel over 4 weeks before the start of the course or walk you can choose an alternative date or course/walk of an equivalent value. If you cancel within 4 weeks of the course or walk, no transfers are permitted and you will forfeit your place.

What if a class is cancelled by the School?

In the unfortunate event that a class has to be cancelled we will try and give you as much notice as possible and you will be offered the choice of an alternative class or a full refund. We will not be liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur. If you need to arrange overnight accommodation in order to attend a class, we recommend that you seek appropriate insurance.

How long are the gift vouchers valid for?

The gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Is my booking transferrable?

No, as we take into account food intolerances and allergies of individuals.

Is there a minimum age?

Scheduled classes are for participants aged 16 and over, but people under 18 need to be accompanied by a paying adult. We also do bespoke classes for children.

About Me

About Me

Chef Monisha Bharadwaj is an award winning author, food historian and a food writer based in London, UK. She was awarded ‘Cookery Writer of the Year’ in 2003 by the Guild of Food Writers and her many books have been shortlisted for and won several prestigious international awards.

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