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 cookery 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 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 School 2020

More to come – check in again soon!

Jan 8th 6-9pm £95
Middle Eastern Inspiration



Cumin spiced flatbreads

Winter warming cous cous

Spiced pomegranate and orange chicken

Sour cherry and pistachio frangipane tartlets

Jan 15th 6-9pm £95
Asian favourites

Gyoza with prawn and lemongrass

Miso and honey glazed aubergine

Tempura vegetables

Spicy Sichuan chicken peanut and spring onion noodles

Pickled shiitake mushroom

Feb 5th
Southern Indian Spice


Coriander Chutney

Saag Paneer

Beetroot thoran

Vegetable samba with coconut and tamarind

Feb 19th
Turkish Delights

Courgette fritters

Vine leaves stuffed with rice, raisins and pine nuts

Slow cooked leeks in yoghurt and chilli butter

Beef manti

Yoghurt cake with orange blossom syrup

March 4th
Pasta Perfecta

Potato and truffle ravioli

Tortellini in brodo

Crab tagliatelle

Pesto farfalle

April 1st 6-9pm £95

Pintxos and tapas of the Basque Country

Glidas – white anchovy, olive and pickled pepper skewer

Croquetas de bacalao

Morcilla and pine nut stuffed piquillo peppers

Tortilla Espanola

Chorizo, chickpeas and clams


April 8th 6-9pm £95

Italian favourites

Crostini Toscani

Pollo all Cacciatora

Pizzetta with radicchio, potato, anchovy and olives

Ravioli with walnut and robiola pesto


Cookery Classes

are small (a max of 10 people) and very hands on.  You get to use some of the finest ingredients, many which are found in our downstairs deli.  Cookery classes are fun and have an easy going atmosphere and are suitable for cooks and novices alike.

Please read terms and conditions here.

The chef teacher

Alexis John is a chef of many years’ experience and one of the finest in the South West.  She is a superb chef and enormously artistic as well as being warm, fun and approachable.  People rave about her brilliant classes!

Where do I come?

84 Alma Rd, Clifton BS8 2DJ. Top floor – we will let you in if you come to the bottom door shortly before 6pm.  If you are likely to arrive late, please email us in advance so we can arrange from someone to let you in.

What shall I bring?

Nothing – we supply all the ingredients, a glass of wine, apron and a box for you to carry your goodies home!

For more information about our cookery classes, get in touch

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