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 2019

Coast to Coast
Soda bread with brown shrimp & dill butter
Rhubarb & rose petal cured trout
Trout, celeriac, walnuts, horseradish & creme fraiche
Braised Rabbit, smoked bacon & cream with pappardelle
Crispy rabbit & mustard croquettes

Jan 16th
Travels in Eastern Europe – the next big food trend
Carrot, cabbage & fennel saurkraut
Ukrainian garlic bread
Grandma Kostuk’s City ‘Chicken’ (pork)
Stuffed onions with creamed lentils
Pierogis – Mushroom and sauerkraut, potato & cheese, blueberry

Feb 6th
Italian Slow Food
Figs, gorgonzola, honey & thyme
Impanata – Stuffed bread pie with chard, anchovy & potato
Cauliflower & ricotta cakes, caper mayonnaise
Radicchio, spinach, taleggio & walnut lasagna
Taralli al limone

Feb 20th
A taste of Sicily

Focaccia with black olive and onion
Arancini – ‘little oranges’ risotto balls stuffed with beef ragu
Chicken with citrus and olives
Caponata- sweet and sour aubergine salad with pine nuts, sultanas & capers Reginelle – Sesame seed biscuits

March 6th
Inspiration from the markets of Turkey 

Cacik, hummus, Mahammara
Cumin & nigella seed flatbreads
Beef Manti with yoghurt & chilli brown butter
Aubergine rolls with labne, pomegranate & walnuts
Orange, fig & pistachio cake

March 20th
Persian Nowruz (New Year) Feast 

Naan Barbari – Persian flatbread
Smoked aubergine salad
Dolmeh – beef stuffed vine leaves Persian Tamarind stuffed fish
Sabzi Polow – Persian herb rice
Persian Love cake

April 3rd
Asian inspired EATS
Gyoza with prawn, lemongrass, mushrooms and chard
Miso & honey glazed chicken & aubergine
Tempura vegetables
Spicy Sichuan peanut & spring onion noodles
Pickled shiitake mushrooms

April 24th
British Spring has sprung
Pea & mozzarella pie
Crab cakes, mayonnaise
Slow cooked lamb fritters, gribiche
Crab linguine
Rhubarb and ricotta bread & butter pudding

May 8th
Pintxos & Tapas of the Basque Country
Gildas – White anchovy, olive and pickled pepper skewer
Fried aubergine with honey and goat cheese
Croquetas de bacalao (salt cod croquettes)
Morcilla & pine nut stuffed piquillo peppers
Tortilla Espanola, aioli
Hake & clams in salsa verde

May 22nd
All roads lead to Rome
Vignarola – braised spring vegetables
Fiori di zucca – stuffed courgette flowers with mozzarella & anchovy
Fresh tomato sauce
Spinach & ricotta gnocchi

June 5th
Le Grand Aioli – A Provencal feast
Olive & thyme focaccia
Salt baked fish
Herb crumbed lamb breast
Anchovy, potato, egg & green bean salad
Tomato salad
Grilled asparagus

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