Cookery School

“I realpapadeli bread making classly liked the friendly atmosphere – having nibbles, a glass of wine and a chat while cooking… It felt like being at home, cooking with friends! ….It’s the kind of attention to detail that makes you feel like a welcome guest rather than only a ‘number’ owning a credit card… Don’t know if it makes sense but it does for me and it’s also what made me enjoy the class so much.” 


Cookery Classes at Papadeli

If you’d like to buy a cookery class voucher, please click here to purchase online. The Cookery School timetable can be seen if you scroll down.  If you are a business and would like to know about our corporate cookery classes, please email or phone 0117 973 6569.  You can also read about  them here Corporate cookery classes We have organised all sorts of cookery classes for away days, management get togethers, board members meetings.  There’s nothing like getting your hands stuck into a bowl of ingredients alongside a colleague – it’s a great way to get to know each other! We can lay on a dinner afterwards so once you’ve all relaxed and got to know each other a bit better, you can sit back and enjoy some lovely food and wine!

Learn to cook or perfect your skills at our very own cookery school.

Classes are hands on and you will learn tips and techniques from professional chef, Alexis John. A number of starters, mains and puddings are created using the finest ingredients.

Evening ookery classes run 6.30-9.30pm.

Book online or phone 0117 973 6569.

Click here for terms and conditions.

Classes are suitable for all levels – we welcome beginners and expert cooks – and provide enough to challenge both!

In addition to teaching cooking techniques, knife skills, and presentation tips, our courses also include menu planning, nutritional benefits and practical ideas for entertaining and family cooking.


Cookery class timetable

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Cookery School

Our Bristol cookery school has a great reputation for fun, informative classes, taught by professional chefs. They sell out quickly, so please book soon!


Hands on, informative, informal.

A number of starters, mains and puddings are created using the finest ingredients. Once demonstrated, you get to put your learning to use and recreate what you’ve learnt.  Then you get to eat it! There is usually a Papadeli goody bag of what you’ve made to take home too. 

 Our cookery school is on Alma Road, Clifton, in a sunny and light top floor kitchen.  Use all those wonderful deli ingredients to produces flavoursome, imaginative dishes.

Evening classes run 6-9pm

Book online or email

For vouchers, click here.




Cookery class timetable Spring/Summer 2018

A wonderful selection of classes to bring you some classics as well as new dishes using the finest ingredients. Taught by highly accomplished chef, Alexis John, who teaches with humour and warmth.

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The Food Capital of Italy -Emilia- Romagna

January 10th, 6-9pm

Torta Fritta with Parma ham & Fig
Tortelli with Parmesan, Swiss chard & brown butter
Bollito Misto- Beef, chicken, ham, zampone & cotechino
Salsa rossa, salsa verde, peperonata
Leeks alla parmigana
Frittelle di mele- Apple Fritters

Venezia Giulia

January 17th, 6-9pm

Fried polenta with smoked ricotta
Beetroot and barley risotto with mountain cheese Guinea fowl, prune & grappa
Gnocchetti di zucca- pumpkin gnocchi with porcini cream
Torta di castagne -Chocolate & chestnut cakeMoorish


Berber, Moroccan & Algerian food of North Africa

February 21st, 6-9pm

Matbucha- rich tomato & pepper dip w/ flatbread & seasoned yoghurt
Chicken, preserved lemon & olive tagine
Harissa, seasoned yoghurt
Saffron & Pistachio Cous cous
M’hanncha- filo pastry filled with almond paste, pistachio & cinnamon and scented with orange blossom water

Alpine Suppers and Winter warmers

February 28th 6-9pm

Fleisch knödel- Austrian meat & potato dumplings
Classic French onion soup with Gruyere toast
Confit duck tartiflette
Beef stock
Apple & Prune brioche tart

Delicious Greece

March 8th, 6-9pm

Tirokafteri- Spicy feta cheese dip
Melitzanosalata- Traditional Greek Aubergine dip Dolmades- stuffed vine leaves
Braised Octopus Pide w/ ricotta, olives & thyme
Lamb Kleftico with peppers, potatoes & sweet onions
Samali- a semolina cake w/ pine nuts & rose water syrup

British Seashore

March 15th, 6-9pm

Soda Bread & seaweed butter
Seaside Shellfish Chowder
Smoked Oysters, pickled beetroot, horseradish, creme fraiche
Pan fried Sardines w/ wild garlic mayonnaise
Rhubarb ripple semi-fredo

Spanish Tapas

April 11th, 6-9pm

Jamon croquettes
Calarmares stuffed w/ chorizo & rice
Chicken & vegetable empanades
Seasonal salad
Torta di Santiago

Spring in Provence

April 25th
, 6-pm

Fish Soup, rouille & crostini
Fennel gratin
Pork & prune terrine
Seabass Provencal
Tarte au citron

Middle Eastern

May 9th, 6-9pm
Vegetarian Mezze Za’taar, honey & Halloumi
Cumin, paprika & yoghurt flatbreads
Aubergine Croquettes
Syrian lentils with crispy onions
Slow cooked cauliflower with spiced saffron yoghurt
Freekeh Pilaf with barberries, olives & herbs
Cheese curd parcels with orange blossom honey

The best of British Spring

May 23rd
Twice baked goat’s cheese souffle w/ raw asparagus salad
Foccacia with rosemary & sea salt
Crab Linguine
Lamb Navarin with broad beans & new season potatoes
Elderflower and gooseberry meringue pie

Summer in Tuscany

June 6th, 6-9pm
Stuffed courgette flowers
Tuscan Fish stew
Porchetta with fennel, rosemary & garlic
Peach and Amaretti Tart


Classes are held at our sunny top floor professional catering kitchen above the shop at 84 Alma Road Bristol BS8 2DJ.

Class prices include all ingredients, professional chef tutors, hands on cooking and preparation (with the exception of demo and suppers where the chef will demonstrate dishes and you get to eat them after). Cookery classes – you will eat what you make and take some goodies home.

No need to bring anything with you – everything is provided.

To book please call 0117 973 6569, email or book online at