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Welcome to Sophie’s Pop-up Cookery School

It’s the perfect time of year for cooking up a feast and celebrating with friends and family.

Nights are drawing in, the days are getting colder, we all need something delicious to treat ourselves with.  We still have plenty of classes left before Christmas where you can learn a new skill or even make that mouth watering present in our Italian Christmas Confections class.  If you can’t join us before the big day we have plenty of exciting offerings in the New Year to tempt you out of hibernation! Anyone for Winter Warmers or Hot and Spicy?


Talking of Christmas, it’s said our classes make superb presents…our gift vouchers can easily be snuck into a stocking!


Our nomadic style gives us the freedom to offer an exceptionally wide variety of courses, from basic pasta making to constructing glamorous gateaux with our experienced tutors.

We all cook together (hands-on is our middle name), then we sit down to taste the fruits of our work, washed down by a glass of wine. Our style is informal, enjoyable, enthusiastic and full of delight in the pleasures of the home kitchen. 



  • "I really enjoyed the class on Friday. I think I may be becoming a groupie! You both manage to appear super casual and informal while still being very professional and organised. It's quite a balancing act. As with the last course, as if by magic, everything comes together at the end and not only looks amazing but tastes really good and the company is good too."
    Another happy customer!
  • I recommend this to anyone who is looking for something different for themselves or as a present, believe me it was great. I was a bit apprehensive before I left home but I am so pleased I went.
    Something different
  • I was given a couple of vouchers as a Christmas present from my son and his wife. Attended one of the classes on Friday with a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was such a relaxed evening and a great social interaction with a bit of fun and creativity. What a great way to spend an evening!
    Gift Voucher
  • I just wanted to say what a fantastic evening we had. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. I had lots of brownie points, so I felt I should pass them on to you, your team, and of course Sophie.
    Harley Davidson , Corporate Event
  • Everyone at the hen do had the most amazing time learning how to make pasta, (and of course the bellinis!) and you were so efficient at tidying everything away my kitchen and conservatory had never been so spotless! One of my friends has already made pasta for her family (show-off!) and everyone felt inspired by Joss' calm and straightforward teaching.
    Hen Party

We've got scrumptious vegetarian classes, pie baking, Japanese cooking, autumn pasta making, tuscan farmhouse classics, edible Christmas goodies and general finger-lickin' goodness all coming up soon. Look at our classes page for more details.