Doing DofE Gold Award Or AS & A Levels This Term?

The Wyld Cookery School wants you!

Located in the Tonsleys in Wandsworth, The Wyld Cookery School (WCS) teaches students life skills centered around cooking techniques and tasty recipies to establish healthy food habits at university and beyond (and to impress their mates!). Some will arrive only with the ability to avoid the kitchen by buying a Subway and they will all leave not only being able to produce a three course meal, but enjoy doing so!

Students from 2015

Unlike some of the more traditional gastronomic schools, you won't have to take out a bank loan to send your children or yourself - Wyld Cookery students are not signing up to be a professional chef - they are joining an intensive 'boot camp' course to learn a 'tool kit' of kitchen skills that will stay with them for life.

The school has ten weeks of courses this summer. Running out of state of the art kitchens in Wandsworth Town which are owned by Venturi's Table. The day start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm and in those hours the students will cook & eat their creations, from cakes to roasts, breads and daily staples such as fish pie & lasagne and more adventurous contemporary recipes. They will also cover menu planning, budgeting and some domestic chores such as ironing!

With accommodation available with local families the course is available to students from all over the UK (and the world!) - and as the only London cookery school with Approved Activity Provide (AAP) status the residential Essential course qualifies as a residential course for a students undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh gold award. You can find the choice of courses at

Honeycomb gelato - ok so not all the dishes are healthy but they are all delicious!

For students planning a gap year after their A Levels are completed, and are considering doing a 'season' as a chalet host, the WCS Seasonaire course is just the thing: two weeks (ten days) of cooking, tips to keep your guests happy and yet get the most time on the slopes yourself, interviews with chalet companies whilst you are with the school and importantly help with your CV and job applications (even before the course starts). The teaching staff have all done many seasons on the pistes - followed by summers catering on super yachts - so you can be assured that they know what they are talking about! Last year every Seasonaire student got a job on the slopes.
  Some of last years Seasonaires (boys do the course too!)

If you are connected to a school and would like the WCS to come and talk to your A Level and or DofE students they will happily come along armed with their chocolate brownies - just drop them an email.

Readers of this site will receive a 20% discount off the courses if they quote NeighbourNet when they book by email contact

April 28, 2016