“This was the first time that IKEA Wembley organised a live cooking demonstration and working with Rachel was a real pleasure! For our ‘Cooking time’ event she created two exciting Swedish inspired recipes which she made in front of the customers in our kitchens department. You could easily notice that Rachel felt very natural and relaxed with our customers, while at the same time she was cooking, explaining and answering questions. It goes without saying that the food was delicious and luckily we had some extra samples to be shared with co-workers as well!”
Ida Radovanovic, Marketing Specialist at IKEA Wembley
“I recently attended Rachel’s pasta making class. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, Rachel is an excellent teacher, full of patience and enthusiasm in equal measure. As a complete pasta-making novice, going into the class I wasn’t confident about my ability, Rachel demonstrated and explained each step and our pasta was absolutely delicious!”
“We have involved Rachel in a number of our corporate programmes, using her culinary skills to help our clients explore themes such as group dynamics, creative thinking and stress management. Rachel’s Kitchen has proved itself to be a fantastic vehicle for really embedding learning around both leadership and team development. We hope to do more work with her in the future!”
Miffa Salter, Director at Urbancanda
“We had Rachel come in and teach our team to cook for our Xmas party at Top Left Design. She was well prepared and came beforehand to scope our our kitchen and equipment. She gave us menu options ahead of time and tweaked things according to our tastes. On the evening she arrived and waited patiently for us to finish work. We each got lovely branded aprons to wear and she showed us lots of great chopping and cooking tips. It seemed almost effortless and a lot of fun – and amazingly at the end we had produced gourmet quality delicious food. We took lots of pictures which are of course proudly displayed on our Facebook page. Professional, fun and effortless! Thanks Rachel for a memorable team building experience!”
Keren Lerner, Director and Designer, Top Left Design
“My husband arranged a cooking lesson with Rachel for my birthday and it was a fantastic afternoon of fun, cooking tips and great food.
After discussing what I wanted to learn to cook – Rachel can clearly cook anything! – Rachel came over to my house bearing all the ingredients required and showed me exactly how to make fresh lemon pasta, squash and ricotta tarts and cinnamon crime brûlée. She was full of knowledge and able to explain and demonstrate why a pasta dough is entirely different to a dough for a tart. By the end of the afternoon I had a mind full of cooking tips and a fridge full of fabulous food. Really good fun and definitely recommended.”
Jinny, Tripadvisor review, March 2013
“I took my parents to Rachel’s Pasta cooking class as a birthday present. Mum hasn’t stopped talking about it and all her friends now have this on their list to do.
Rachel organised such a great evening, the food and company was fantastic and I have since purchased a pasta machine to make my own at home.
For a unique evening of enjoyment with friends (and dinner), try out one of Rachel’s cookery classes. Sushi is next on my list!”
“We’re always looking for ways to get the team together away from our computers and this sushi lesson was the perfect choice. Rachel provided everything and explained the process clearly and professionally. Her skills are spot on and very impressive! It was great to see the team learning and having fun together and the end results were a sushi feast. The team are still talking about it!”
Michael Murdoch, Founder and Creative Director at The House London
“Rachel hosted a Sushi making lesson for a hen party that I was organised. From my initial point of enquiry, through discussions of budget and options to delivering the class, Rachel was very helpful.
Rachel’s organisation and planning were evident as soon as we arrived for the lesson. Due to her forethought and experience, the evening ran very smoothly.
The class was well paced, with Rachel mixing technical knowledge and engaging antidotes throughout. Everyone was very pleased with what they learnt and charmed by Rachel’s warm and engaging manner.
Rachel followed the lesson up with copies of the recipes and photos arriving within a few days. The whole experience was excellent and I will be back at the first opportunity to learn from Rachel again.”
Caz, Tripadvisor review, February 2013
“Rachel very spontaneously and generously invited me to shadow her during one of her cooking classes, after we met at food events in London and I expressed my interest in chef training. I was impressed by the effort, planning and organisation that goes into making her classes work both as culinary course and social gathering without impinging on gastronomy or atmosphere. My recommendation, however, and it is unreserved, is based on the passion and charm with which she leads Rachel’s Kitchen. She is an exceptional instructor, delivers events with flair and works tirelessly to make the experience of her guests and students exceptional.”
“Booking the lesson online was very easy and Rachel contacted me to discuss recipe ideas for a bespoke lesson. We decided upon fresh ravioli filled with butternut squash and a sage, lemon and butter sauce. For pudding I thought I would ask to make something even more ambitious; macarons.
The lesson really was fabulous. Rachel was patient and it was helpful to cook alongside her, so that you could see how pasta was meant to be rolled. Rachel was friendly and gave very useful tips. A week after the lesson I have already replicated the pasta at home and it was delicious and I followed the recipe that Rachel gave at the end of the lesson to take home. The macarons were lovely and definitely something I will try soon.
The lesson was just over 3 hours long and the location was a 10 minute walk from Finchley Road tube station and very easy to find. It was nice to sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labour with a glass of wine at the end.
A superb day and experience. I would recommend it to anyone; from complete novices to those who want to learn something special. It is also an excellent birthday or anniversary present for someone as well as being an original gift idea. Worth every penny.”
“Over the last year I’ve had a series of lessons with Rachel and each lesson I am learning more an more. The variety of things I’ve been able to learn. Not being very confident at cooking I really feel like I can now cook a meal for friends and family that I just wasn’t confident before.
Amazing, passionate, committed, Rachel makes it fun and easy and makes me want to learn – I look forward to our lessons every week. We’ve made simple, quick and easy things to cook alongside full 3 course meals… If you’re a beginner or someone who wants to try some new ideas, as a gift or for yourself I can’t recommend Rachel more highly.
Having done one of the Jamie Oliver’s sessions – Rachel exceeded all my expectations and gave a much more personal service that left me feeling like I could re-create the meals on my own and with confidence to try new things that I never thought possible.”
James Eder, Director and Founder of The Beans Group
“Thanks for such a lovely cooking class. We all really enjoyed it, and I know Dad really wants to re-create the dishes (so my Mum’s pleased!). Thanks again and I will be sure to pass on how great the class was.”
Gayle Shein, Hampstead
“I’m going to university next September, and couldn’t cook a thing. Rachel taught us how to make some amazing food including soups and amazing brownies, which I’m definitely going to put to good use when I’m there.”
Tim Jenkins, St John’s Wood
“I attended a cupcake decorating session as part of a hen party. The morning was fantastic and so enjoyable. It really was a fun way to interact and learn a new skill. The instructions were clear and just a few simple decorations managed to make the cupcakes look so professional and so delicious!!”
Melissa Janet, Edgware