Cookery and wreath making classes at Food at 52
Our final Corporate wreath making class of this season recently took place at the Food at 52 Cookery School, Islington, London.
The ethos of this well respected independent school is far removed from what many of us may have experienced at the hands of junior and adult learning institutes. Instead, Food at 52 offers a bohemian and artistic space for learning how create a wide range of themed dishes, e.g. Moroccan, Spanish, Thai and stress free dinner parties. ‘Time Out’ Magazine offer their own praise “You’ve got to see this place. Much more than a cookery school, it’s a full culinary experience”.
Making the door wreaths
The group was split in two working parties. In the Kitchen, Group A were instructed by the Food at 52 team how to produce some delicious seasonal foods ; whilst in the reception lounge we taught Group B the techniques of wreath making. After 60 minutes we swopped groups.
Decorating the door wreaths
After about thirty minutes of weaving the branches onto the wreath bases each group were invited to decorate their wreaths using natural materials, such as berries, dried fruits and cinnamon sticks.
In all our years of teaching this subject we have never come across such a highly creative group of people. A few even adapted their wreath creations to make face masks and head crowns.
The completed crown was a very regal creation and the masks were highly original and looked very tribal.
Both groups had great fun learning to cook a variety of seasonal fayre; unfortunately we were unable to stay for the final tastings but the aromas coming from the kitchen was proof enough for us that they had cooked up a delicious feast.
A heart felt thanks to all the Food at 52 team for inviting us and for making this fun event happen.