Made in Hackney : London Cooking Class: Learn to Cook Organic, Locally Grown Food

London Cooking Class: Learn to Cook Organic, Locally Grown Food

London, United Kingdom

Made in Hackney

Non-profit organization

4.5 hours
From$106 USDper person

Made In Hackney is a charity and community cookery school, helping people to grow, cook, and eat more plants i.e. local, seasonal, organic and 100% plant-based. Thier cookery themes include dairy-free, gluten-free, and raw foods – food that is not only good for you, but also for the planet, and is overall delicious.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy an action-packed, fun, and practical cooking course with 100% plant-based ingredients while supporting programs delivering healthy eating workshops to groups in need.
  • Sample the delicious meal you have created with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
  • Meet and connect with local foodies under the leadership of your renowned instructor.

Revenue will be invested in programs delivering vital cookery classes focused on healthy, plant-based eating to groups in need, such as low income families and individuals, people with long term health challenges, and marginalized communities.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Select Saturdays and Sundays (see tour description)

  • Start Time

    10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM

  • Duration

    4.5 hours

  • Good For


  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Spend an afternoon perfecting your cooking skills in a Made in Hackney masterclass! Let their renowned cooking, baking, and nutrition teachers lead you in an action-packed, hands-on, uniquely-themed culinary class. Themes include sourdough bread making, gluten-free baking, gourmet vegan food, eating for optimum health, plant-based fitness, raw desserts and chocolate, raw food, live cultures & ferments, authentic Indian, Middle Eastern feasts, wild food, vegan Japanese, and more. Each class concludes with a delicious local, seasonal, and organic tasting and take-home treats!

This program can be adjusted for food allergies with prior notice. Please be aware that the kitchen is located downstairs and is not accessible by elevator.

Upcoming masterclasses:
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10 AM - Fermentation
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 10 AM - Fermentation
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11 AM - VIP Series: Wild Food Cookery with Rachel de Thample
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10 AM - Nut Cheese

10 Visitor Reviews

    Andre ●  Oct 19, 2017

    Daphne enthusiasm for cooking a healthy lifestyle is plain to see by all. Spirit to is of the same vain. The course is wonderfully organise thought out simple way in cooking Caribbean Plant Based Cuisine You will not be disappointed in the slightest in taking this course.

    Anna ●  Sep 17, 2017

    Thanks so much to Spirit and Daphne for such a lovely Sunday afternoon! I arrived keen to learn more about Caribbean cuisine, but left with much more: a better understanding about the benefits of a plant-based diet, ideas for delicious vegan substitutes for honey, cheese (and even salami!), and great conversations with like-minded people. The session was relaxed and interactive from the start, with a good balance of demonstrations and tasks for us to do in the kitchen. Spirit made a wonderful 'sip soup' to whet our appetites as we cooked, and it was very satisfying to sit down and enjoy a meal together at the end (particularly THAT mango cheesecake!) Thanks both, would highly recommend!

    Caterina and Chris ●  Sep 17, 2017

    First of all, the event was great fun! Both Daphne and Spirit led the workshop very well and with great humour. The other participants were also very friendly. Chopping and stirring together under the expert guidance of Spirit and Daphne we all cooperated to make a delicious, super-healthy meal. Although Chris and I cook a lot of international food, we had never cooked a Caribbean meal from scratch. It was really interesting to see the whole process and to find out what spices are used, hear the history of ingredients etc, first hand. Much better than just reading from a recipe book. The food was abundant, fresh and vibrant, live food indeed! Sitting down to the communal meal afterwards was a joy, sharing gorgeous vegan food in such a friendly relaxed atmosphere was really the perfect conclusion to a perfect event. Thank you very much, Daphne and Spirit, for making us so welcome and leading such a joyful, inspiring class. Very, very highly recommended indeed!

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Tour Start Address

Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Rd, Stoke Newington, London, England, United Kingdom

How To Get There

The tour is located 15 minutes from Dalston Junction by bus. It is a 5-minute walk from Stoke Newington Station or a 20-minute walk from Dalston Kingsland Overground Station. The buzzer for the MIH kitchen is to the right-hand side of the entrance to the Food For All Health Food Shop. Press the buzzer and a member of the MIH team will come to meet you.

More About Made in Hackney


To help people lead healthier, happier, more connected, and environmentally sustainable lives.

Main Programs

  • Promoting health and environmental benefits of eating a local, organic, seasonal, plant-based diet

  • Teaching communities the skills to grow, cook, preserve and compost food that’s good for the health of people and the planet

  • Providing training and an affordable kitchen space to support ethical food entrepreneurship

  • Running a volunteer program rich in opportunities to complete training and develop employability skills

  • Working with diverse community groups and offering opportunities for interaction, celebration, and collaboration

  • Inspiring communities and giving them the skills to green the urban environment