Guest review from North Leeds Mumbler Lauren who tried out the Mumbler cookery workshop at Leeds Cookery School earlier in the week with her two children. If you like the sound of it there will be more family workshops in the February Half Term.
Today, myself and my 2 littlies went to the Leeds Cookery School for a fantastic little festive cookery class where we learned how to make Gingerbread.
For those of you not yet in the know; Leeds Cookery School is set in East Leeds and is a new space which has been created in the Old Fire Station just off York Road (complete with the original ‘firemans poles’!). The school is a social enterprise which donates 100% of its profits to Zest – Health for Life (a Leeds-based charity which supports people living in disadvantaged areas of the City). The school itself is immaculate and a fantastic, safe-space to take even the most adventurous little ones!
After a lovely introduction from Simon; we were introduced to our teacher for the morning – Chef Wayne. Wayne had such a brilliant way of explaining things and broke each stage down into ‘bite-sized’ chunks (see what I did there!), it was pitched absolutely perfectly for all ages – young and old! The girls were absolutely thrilled with everything about the class – from being allowed to read each section of the recipe themselves, to weighing and measuring all the ingredients – and of course, the bit everyone really looks forward to – eating them!
This was an absolutely lovely experience which I would highly recommend. I absolutely love the idea of baking but find it quite stressful doing it at home as I end up having to clean and wash and tidy-up which often puts me off doing it. Leeds Cookery School was such a relaxed environment and what was even better is that we didn’t even have to do the washing-up.
Would I come again – ABSOLUTELY! sI would love to do this more often as the girls (and I) had THE most lovely morning together!
The next Mumbler event is on Thursday 15th February at 10am and 12.30pm where they will be teaching you and yours how to make pizza! Bon Appetit!!
If you have a look at the Merry Mumbler Advent Calendar we have an offer for the next workshop behind door number 5!
Leeds Cookery School, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL. Tel: 0113 323 7700