Banbury Cookery School Blog

It's nearly Christmas! December 15, 2014 09:22

Cookery School Vouchers If anyone is still looking for a unique gift for Christmas, our Cookery School Vouchers are an ideal solution. They can be used for any of our services from Parties to Classes! All voucher come with:
  • 6 months expiry from the 31st December
  • UK postage included
  • Personal message if required
Treat a loved one or friend this year with something different. Pudding Pie Cookery School, making cookery fun.

A great time at Tandem Festival June 24, 2014 10:44

A huge thanks to all that made us so welcome at the Tandem Festival near Oxford at the weekend. If you came along and did some cooking with us we hope you enjoyed the food you made, hope to see you all next time. IMG_1072 IMG_1073 IMG_1074 IMG_1075

Tandem Festival June 18, 2014 16:40

On Saturday we will be at the Tandem Festival, Hill End in Oxford. We will be running intercative cookery workshops based on Sustainability and 'Love Food hate Waste' If you fancy doing a bit of cooking with us why not pop along and have some fun? For more info on the day click here.

Eat Well, Waste Less! June 17, 2014 09:38

  Did you know in the UK we pay for but do not eat a whopping £10.2 billion of food a year? (This works out at costing the average UK family almost £60 a month!) To raise awareness of the growing issue of food waste and how we can help the environment, we have created a handy infographic to help you start changing your household for the better and save money. You’ll find out how much food is wasted daily in the UK and how much that wasted food costs you. The graphic also gives you some top tips on how to reduce your waste including recycling, storing food properly and learning what the ‘best before’ dates really mean. You’ll be surprised how much food is actually wasted and how much you can save by just understanding dates and storage instructions properly. Take a look at our Eat Well Waste Less infographic below to make a real difference to your kitchen, your wallet and the environment. More info can also be found here

Kids School Holiday Classes June 11, 2014 10:00

Kids Courses We still have just posted the next set of Kids School Holiday Classes: To book your place click here These classes fill quickly so why not book up now to avoid dissapointment.

Fish Soup June 06, 2014 16:51

  Some images of the delicious Fish Soup that was cooked for me on a recent trip to Italy  

Banbury Food Fair 2014 May 23, 2014 14:44

  We are pleased to announce two fabulous Chefs who will be gracing the Pudding Pie Cookery marquee with their superb culinary skills. Brian Turner, one of TV’s best known chefs, will be the celebrity guest at this year’s Banbury Food Fair. Also appearing on the day will be Kimberley Wilson – a finalist in the fourth series of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off – who will demonstrate the cooking skills that saw her become runner-up in the popular TV contest. Mr Turner took part in the first ever Ready Steady Cook programme and did more than 14 years on the very successful show. He has also made regular appearances on This Morning, Saturday Kitchen, Daily Cooks Challenge, and many others. In the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours list he was awarded a CBE for his services to tourism and training in the catering industry. Kimberley’s TV appearances have gained her a reputation as a skilled cook with a cool head and a talent for flavours in food. She began cooking at the age of nine, preparing meals for her family and has developed a varied menu influenced by foods discovered on her travels and from her Caribbean heritage. Kimberley has a passion for bold flavours and unusual flavour combinations – and she loves to prepare food that makes people smile.

Looking for a Fathers Day gift? May 22, 2014 15:32

Fathers Day


New Adult Class Dates 2014 April 28, 2014 15:12

We have just added lots more dates, right up to October. There's a new 'Inspiring Vegetarian' class to enjoy as well. Check out all the dates we have available here. Class start from just £80 and make a lovely gift for a friend or loved one. Pudding Pie Cookery School

Bread Making Class April 04, 2014 09:05


Baking Class April 04, 2014 09:03


Another Fab Day .... April 01, 2014 14:38

It started early with a private one to one class in Bedford Coming back in time to let my dogs have a nice walk and then on to a children's birthday party. Great group of girls and fun was had by all.

BBC Radio Oxford Kids Cookery March 21, 2014 16:41

  Some of the kids food we made last time we were at BBC Radio Oxford. We will be back on air this Sunday 1 till 2pm with a focus on cooking for Mothers Day. 1011595_668337976541960_1853626614_n 1966795_668338649875226_1626486667_n

Baking on BBC Radio Oxford March 21, 2014 09:59

BBC Oxford Radio Tune into BBC Oxford on Sunday from 1 till 2 for the Garden Cafe show. I'm going to be on it again to cook a dish that can be cooked on Mother's Day so she doesn't have to. We hope you enjoy listening.

Cookery with the Co-Op March 11, 2014 11:00

Cooking mini pancakes with the MidCounties Co-Operative in store. We had great fun dishing out tasters throughout the day to shoppers, using Fairtrade ingredients! Pudding Pie Cookery School

Some lovely feedback! March 06, 2014 14:47

images Dear Ila, I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful afternoon. We both really enjoyed meeting you and doing the course. I will email a few pictures to you. please stay in touch, it was great to meet you and we still still cannot believe the Barbados connection. All the best and many thanks again, Tami Pudding Pie Cookery School, always cooking up some fun

Update March 06, 2014 14:43

It's been a little while since I've posted on here, it's been a very busy beginning to the year.

We have been working in the Co-op, running many birthday parties and we are just about to go into the Hen & Stag do season...so lots more fun to be had.

I'm personally really looking forward to it. I'm very fortunate that I absolutely love my job and I wouldn't change it for anything.


Mothers Day Gift Idea March 06, 2014 09:55

With Mothers Day fast approaching (30th March) you may be thinking of what to give this year! Our Cookery School Vouchers make a lovely gift and can be used for any of our services, from a bespoke cookery class to a private dinner party. Give something a little different this year! Vouchers are available from £50 and are a perfect Mothers Day gift.

Midcounties Co-op January 02, 2014 14:31

Co-Op Day

Instore Cookery dates with Midcounties Co-operative:

9th January - The Marshes 10th January - Stourport 24th January - Shropshire 24th February - Cinderford 28th February - Sedgley 4th March - Kidlington 7th March - Bicton Heath We will be running cookery demo's (based on Fairtrade products) and handing out some delicious samples for you to try. So if you fancy picking up some FREE recipes and trying some tasty food, we hope to see you in a store soon! Pudding Pie Cookery School working in partnership with The Midcounties Co-operative      

Easter Edible Gifts December 16, 2013 12:36

Edible Gifts We know its not even Christmas yet, but with Easter at the end of April, these classes book up quickly. So if you fancy making your own edible gifts for Easter, get your place booked now! 11th April 2014 17th April 2014 Half day - £80 Full day (inc Lunch) - £160 View all our Group Class options HERE These classes also make a great gift, you can buy Vouchers HERE

Coming Soon !!! November 11, 2013 11:46

We will soon be launching our new venture Illy's Kitchen. Supplying ready to use:
  • Cake Mixes
  • Ready to Cook Meal Spice Packs
  • Flavour Packs for making quick easy meals
  • Flavoured Seasonings
  • + More
All will be organic, with no added colours, flavourings, preservatives or sweeteners.

Watch this space!


School Holiday Class Feb 2014 November 11, 2013 10:51

School Holiday Classes We have just posted the date for our February 2014 Kids School Holiday Class. It may seem early, but we are already being asked and these do fill quickly. Book now to secure your place!

Bread Class November 04, 2013 16:06

Here's the latest offering from our bread class, our customers went home with some real treats today. Check out all our classes here.  

5 Star Rating November 04, 2013 13:09

English_Ratings5 We have again been awarded a 5 Star Rating by the Food Hygiene Inspectors. We are not surprised but its always nice to hear. Pudding Pie Cookery School, fun, informative and clean!