Waterhouse Cookery School



Offering bespoke staff away days, client entertainment packages and private parties, perfectly suited to your needs.

The Waterhouse Cookery School allows you and your party to Cook like a Chef, Eat Healthily and Support a Good Cause, whilst enjoying a unique experience.

For all the information you need to start planning your day, take a look at our brochure.

What we offer

Are you looking for a one of a kind experience to help your staff to bond and grow as a team? Or an unforgettable event that will be talked about for months to come?

Throw on an apron and get stuck into the chef’s life, preparing delicious, healthy food to share and enjoy when you come together to eat at the end of the day!

Waterhouse Cookery School is a one of a kind opportunity for team building, bonding and learning new skills.

The unique setting of our training restaurant, home to Blue Marble Training, perfectly equips our team to guide you through the process of cooking, whatever your ability, allowing everyone to learn and experience something new.

Our informal classes can be tailored to suit the needs of your group, so whether you are looking to improve team work, incite some friendly ‘Ready-Steady-Cook’ style competition, or simply learn some new skills together, Waterhouse Cookery School can provide the experience you are looking for.

We have fantastic conferencing facilities available, including two fully-equipped meeting rooms and a breakout space - a great base from which to run your own team building and reflective activities to make your Cook and Eat session part of a larger away day.

Waterhouse Cookery School directly supports the charitable work of Shoreditch Trust, so treat your colleagues, clients or friends to a great evening of therapeutic cooking; informative skills training; healthy eating tips; and memorable fun in a relaxed, informal setting, while supporting a good cause.

All of our packages are bespoke, so please get in touch to design your perfect experience.

On the day

Our team of professional chefs and nutritionists will help you to prepare a healthy menu of your choice, teaching technical skills such as bread making, butchery or fish filleting, whilst offering plenty of tips for healthy eating.

Once you have created your culinary masterpiece, you can relax and reward yourselves with a glass of prosecco in our restaurant, while we put the finishing touches to the meal. Then, it’s time to enjoy your delicious meal and a glass of wine together, in our peaceful canal-side setting.

The Waterhouse Cookery School is suitable for groups of up to 24 people. The Cook and Eat element lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Larger teams of 12-24 will be split into two groups who will cook different courses of the meal in rotation.

Sample Menu

You can customise your menu to suit dietary requirements and preferences, or even to focus on particular skills you would like to learn. Our team will produce a healthy menu reflecting your choices, combining familiar flavours with fresh twists for a memorable, exciting meal. Please see some examples of what your menu could offer below.

Vietnamese Summer rolls and dipping sauce
Salt and pepper squid salad
Caramelised goats cheese, pear and chicory

Fillet of seabass, sauce vierge
Fragrant beef masala, naan bread and mango salsa
Pan fried guinea fowl breast, Puy lentil, salsa verde

Chocolate fondant
Dark fruits cheesecake
Sticky toffee pudding and custard


The cost of your experience will depend on the details of your day - prices start at £100 per head, but will vary with the addition of conference space, additional food and drink, and depending on group size.

The basic package includes:
Cookery tuition
Nutritious tips
A three-course meal
½ bottle of wine
A glass of prosecco

To get a quote, or to book your designer day, get in touch now:
020 7033 8505 ¦ eat@shoreditchtrust.org.uk

Are you a social enterprise or charity? If so, please enquire about our discounted rates.

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Waterhouse Restaurant Reservations

Join us for breakfast or lunch, Monday to Friday, reservations welcome, but not required.

Have a birthday, wedding or important product launch coming up? We open at evenings and weekends for a limited number of large bookings and private events, at exceptional value. Get in touch or find out more on our events page.

Call: 020 7033 0123


Make a booking

To request your reservation click the button above or email eat@waterhouserestaurant.co.uk

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