All our lessons are private, so they are 1 to 1 or with your group /organisation only. This makes for a more personal experience, where you can learn as much as possible and ask questions freely.


Our business model allows our classes to be budget friendly, because rather than have premises we come along to your home kitchen to run the class instead . Hence our classes are very good value , and the more friends you have joining you in your class , the cheaper it works out per person. Eg. You can take your class with your partner for only £10- £20 extra (Premises based cookery schools will charge the same price per person)


Our classes run mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends, we will always do our best to arrange your lesson for a convenient time for you

Community Development

With our background in Youth & Community work (in the Cambridge area), organisations booking our Cooking on a Budget classes can be sure that we understand the unique issues and challenges surrounding the users of your service/ organisation, particularly around safeguarding and issues associated with poverty and deprivation.


We are very proud to have been awarded the Bronze Business Standard Award, by Cambridge Sustainable Foods, for our promotion of #sustainablefood through our classes and catering.
We endeavour to use locally sourced ingredients and our catering is delivered plastic-free. Hot food is delivered in large cooking pots and dishes, which we will collect the next day. Disposable items for cold buffets are kept to an absolute minimum, but are compostible if used. Cookery Class students are asked to bring glass or other non-plastic dishes for transporting their food home. We also educate our learners on food waste and what can be done with any leftover ingredients or food to reduce food waste.


~~ Learn to Cook are proud winners of the 'Cambridge Sustainable Foods' BRONZE Business Standard Award ! ~~
Welcome to Learn to Cook Cambridge!
We have been teaching people to learn to cook in and around the Cambridge area since 2014. From Cooking on a budget classes with local organisations and charities, to Mediterranean cookery, Vegan and vegetarian courses, and baking, Indian cookery, and more!
We have worked with a wide range of companies, organisations and individuals.
Our lesson are 1 to 1, or groups and Masterclasses.

We have even taught our Indian Masterclasses aboard a Barge , at the 'Floating Hotel Ely' on the Ely riverside. We also run corporate Masterclasses in conjunction with Cambridge Food Tours, as well as weekly cooking on a budget and basic cooking skills lessons for local community groups, from young parents, to over 60's groups, to teenagers and children at youth clubs.

Our classes are fun, informal and take place in your own kitchen (dependent on your location, or here in Ely)

Eco-friendly Business Pledge- - As holder of the Cambridge Sustainable Foods' BRONZE Business Standard Award , as well as promoting sustainable food through our classes, we endeavour to use locally sourced ingredients and our catering is delivered plastic-free . Hot food is delivered in large cooking pots, which we will collect the next day. Disposable items for cold buffets are kept to an absolute minimum, but where used are of compostible material. Cookery Class students are asked to bring glass or other non plastic dishes for transporting their food home (and it will taste all the better from not being transported in sweaty plastic too!). We have also removed red meat from our catering menus.

Please get in touch with your enquiry via the online form or email (please note we are usually in lessons so are unavailable to take phone calls)
Terms and conditions.
Please note unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds , however you are welcome to pass on the booking or voucher to a friend to take in your place.



Beginners General Cooking

2.5 hours

Learn the basics of good cooking, from soups, to stews, curries, and baking.
(If you have some specific dishes you'd like to learn just let us know).

Because our lessons are 1 to 1 or groups of friends/ family only, we can tailor the lesson to your requirments and taste.

Course also available at more advanced level .

*Take the class together with a friend for only £20 extra.

(Spices and a few other ingredients included free on all courses, but you will need to provide your main ingredients, and take all your cooked food home with you ).

Please let us have your postcode so we can check we can get to you, otherwise it may be possible to run the class from our Ely Kitchen.



The perfect gift for a foodie friend!

We can email your gift voucher across to you on the same day, for you to then forward on to the receiver. Perfect for when its needed in a hurry! ..

Gift cards are valid one year, the receiver just needs to email us upon receiving it to book a suitable date and time for their lesson, and to choose which dishes they'd like to learn.

We are happy to transfer people to different lessons to the one originally chosen on the voucher!



Mediteranean Cooking

2.75 hours

A delicious selection of Mediterranean dishes, from foccacia bread, kofta , delicious fresh herby salads (eg. cous cous,), a pasta dish, and a spanish dish.
We like to tailor the course to your tastes, just let us know the kinds of foods you like to eat and we will design the class accordingly.

-Add £10 extra to the fee for a friend to take the class with you (+2 children free)

~ Please note our classes are bespoke and private, so you and any friends you are taking the class with will be the only students!

~ Herbs and spices and a few other ingredients are included free on all courses, but you will need to provide your main ingredients, and take your cooked feast home with you.



Beginners Baking (for adults or teenagers)

3.5 hours

Class fee covers 2 people, so feel free to ask a friend along!

We can come and teach you to bake a selection of delicious cakes and deserts.

A typical class would include-
Chocolate buttermilk cake with Ganache / Fresh cream Scones / Victoria Sandwich cake/ portuguese custard tarts with an orange glaze,

Or if you have something specific in mind please enquire

*(Vegan/ gluten free class available)

**Please note Ingredients are not included



Ayurvedic cookery

2.75 hours

Learn to cook traditional health promoting Ayurvedic dishes to help balance your 'Dosha', as prescribed by the 5000 year old indian science of Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic food is cooked simply but with awareness of the qualities of the ingredients and spices and their combined effect on the body. It is nutritious wholesome vegetarian food . This lesson will teach you the basics of this style of eating. We will send you a 'dosha quiz' before the lesson. Your dosha ('constitutional type') will signal the types of food and cooking methods that are right for you to maintain optimum health, according to Ayurvedic principles).
Please see the following link for more info on ayurveda -

Please let us have your postcode so we can check if we are able to travel to you.

Spices and a few other ingredients included free, you will only need to provide the main ingredients.



Vegan / Vegetarian Cookery

3 hours

Following a chat about the kind of foods you like to eat we will design a course just for you, based on dishes you will enjoy
Just let us know if you are Vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free.
Learn to cook 3 dishes in 3 hours .

Any spices and a few other ingredients will be provided free, you will only need to bring your main ingredients, and can expect to take home a feast to enjoy!

~ Special offer - Take your lesson together with a friend/ friends for only £20 extra per person.

- Please let us know your address so we can confirm we travel to your area



3 week bespoke cookery course - In your own home

3 x cookery lessons in your own kitchen! at a time and day to suit you, (subject to availabilty).
We will discuss with you the level of the course and the kinds of dishes you'd like to learn, then do our best to design the course around that.
These courses take place in your own kitchen so please contact us with your address to check if we can cover your area. (Cambridgeshire region)

The course fee covers 2 participants , and if you have children under 16 they can join in free!

(Spices included free on all courses, but you need to provide the main ingredients)



Healthy Cooking / Weight loss Coookery

2.5 hours

A bespoke course based on our take on healthier versions of your favorite dishes. Whether you are looking to reduce fat, refined carbs, sugar , or all of these, we can come up with tasty alternatives.
Get in touch with your requests!
All food is cooked from scratch and delicious!

Special offer - Take your lesson together with a friend FREE!

(Spices and some ingredients included free on all courses, you just need to provide your main ingredients)



Family Cookery half day class

3 hours

A great fun family session in your own kitchen (please get in touch with your postcode)
Let us know the kind of food you'd like to do and we will come up with a plan for your session.

(Fee covers whole family)


Cooking on a Budget - Community Groups, Charities & Organisations

We work with local community groups, charities, food bank users , young parents groups, etc , teaching how to cook homemade nutritious meals from scratch, and cheaply! from 50p (or less) per portion.
We can also design healthier versions of typical takeaway dishes eg; Sweet and Sour chicken without the deep frying but more flavour!

Choose from a one off session to a series of weekly classes. We will take the group through the cooking of the chosen dishes in these hands on interactive classes, finishing with a a sit down meal afterwards.

Our lessons are sociable, fun and informative.
To date we have worked with Cambridge City Council, The Red Hen Project, Kettles Yard Museum (Community Outreach), scout groups, schools, youth groups, the elderly, and more.
We can also come along to your local community group to give a presentation (with food samples) on healthy budget cooking, and reducing food waste.

Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss us coming along to run a session at your organisation.

Catering - We also offer hot food catering for your project. we can come along and cook in your kitchen or bring the food ready made. A great way to end the final week of your Community Project! We know funding is very tight so Let us know your budget and we can provide you with a list of the different options we can do for that budget
As part of our Eco-Pledge we do not use single use plastics



Teenagers Group Cooking Skills

2.5 hours

The ability to cook simple nutritious food for yourself is a life skill all young people should have! This course fee covers up to 3 young people aged 11 to 17 . We will design a bespoke class for them according to foods they like and avoid any ingredients they don't. Whether they are complete beginners, or a little more confident.
Classes take place in your own kitchen (up to 25 mile distance from Ely), Please note if you would prefer to come to us in Ely we can only accommodate 2 students at the moment.

The Course fee covers up to 3 young people, if you have a larger kitchen and would like to invite more friends along , you can have up to 6 people at your lesson, at £20 extra per person.

Please be assured we have extensive experience working with young people, in youth clubs, scout groups, schools and community groups.
Due to child protection regulations we do require an adult/ guardian to be present in the room (no charge of course)


Indian Cookery

Please copy and paste this link into your broswer for our Indian Cookery Classes website


Cookery Classes for speaker of other languages - Cook & Practice your English!

As Tutor/ Owner Aasia Bibi is a graduate of English Language /Literature from Anglia Ruskin University, and has taught English informally in the past. We welcome cooking class enquiries from people who do not have English as their first language. We do sometimes receive class enquires from people who would like to take a cookery lesson but are worried their English wont be 'good enough', please do not let this be a barrier to any of our classes. Cook with us and enjoy the added advantage of getting to practice your English speaking skills!
Please browse the courses tab for the full range of lessons offered, or if you have something specific in mind, do send us an enquiry and we'll see what we can do.



Zoom Cookery Coach Online

2 hours

Learn to cook anywhere in the world with 1 to 1 personalised cookery coaching!
These lessons take place online via 'Zoom' (Or Facebook Messenger Video if preferred), and you are welcome to include a few family members/ friends in your lesson at no extra charge. Similarly to the face to face lessons we will discuss which dishes you'd like to learn, and then you will be sent a list of your ingredients. Then just log into Zoom via the link we send you and you will be coached through your class!

--Cookery Coach GIFT VOUCHERS make an excellent gift! Voucher will be emailed over to you on same or next working day!




We are a small local caterer, catering for small parties/ events of 10 up to 30 people. Just get in touch with your budget per head and an idea of the kind of food would like and we will get back to you with a price and menus asap.

We can do anything from basic cold sandwich/scone type buffets to more luxury Mediteranean style, to hot food indian catering, eg; curries, bhajis etc

Delivery for hot ready to eat food is local area only, but you are welcome to come and pick up your order from our kitchen in Ely (CB6). We've even had someone come to pick up food (from our Ely base) from Ipswich!

We can also come along to your venue / kitchen and cook for you there.

-Eco Friendly Business - As part of our Eco Pledge we are a plastic-free caterer. We deliver your food in large cooking pots and dishes which we will pick up again the next day. We also do not cook red meat

- Food Standards Rating - East Cambs council have awarded us a 5 star food hygiene rating

- For Indian specific Catering please see -