Yelp London and Waitrose Cookery School Team Up and Get Cooking!
Friday night, if for nothing else, is best with plenty of good food, flowing alcohol and great company. Waitrose Cookery School served up that and more at Yelp London’s September Elite event.
On arrival, the Elites received a special Yelp welcome cocktail with prosecco, gin, and saffron – the perfect aperitif for the Middle Eastern Feast we were about to create. Mix that with olives, hummus and cracker nibbles and the beautiful cookery school setting and we knew we were in for a treat…
“We started with some delicious gin cocktails and nibbles before being shown our personal cooking stations and separate instruction room. I could not believe this place has been open for 6 years 1) because it’s right near my house and 2) because this place looked brand spanking new!!” Elisa T
“We were led into the teaching theatre which was setup really well. We each had a folder with the 3 recipes and method. We were shown how to prepare kabab koobideh with sumac, kuku sabzi, spiced sea bass with salad & saffron rice with sumac. There are 2 cameras from different angles to show close ups of Chef Gerry showing us his cooking techniques such as how to segment an orange, chop an onion, crush garlic. He also shared tips on knifes and how to sharpen them. He’s is a great teacher and made it fun to learn.” Tejel P
“I’ve been to several cooking classes before but generally the whole group just did one or two tasks each or the finishing touches. Not here! Within each pair, we did almost EVERYTHING in the meal from chopping the onions to segmenting the oranges to mixing and rolling the kofta. We moved at a relatively fast pace and were never bored but at the end I still couldn’t believe how much we accomplished in the night. Especially when we finished cooking and plated up our meals and struggled our meals on the huge plates!” Gabi T
“While I was thinking this event could not get better, we were all offered a goodie bag at the end that contained a really nice cooking book from the Waitrose cookery school, a pair of cute yelp sunglasses, a card holder and a small box of peppermints.” Kiana F
“Most of all it was damn right fun…It’s a hidden gem of an event and I can only thank them and especially the Yelp team for allowing us the opportunity to experience this. It was great to toast everyone and pat ourselves on the back at the banquet table by the end too. Cheers all round!” Daniel F