Does someone you know…

Fancy themselves as a bit of a chef?

Always ask for seconds?

Constantly talk about wanting to improve their culinary flair?

If you’ve got a special person in mind, then we know just the thing to get them this Christmas: a gift voucher! After all, the way to people’s hearts is through their stomachs.

Good things come in small packages

Everywhere you look in December, the Christmas experience is depicted as something to physically unwrap.

We’re not talking about merely giving someone a box of chocolates or a shop-bought panettone, though. Sure, everyone loves being treated to some tasty goodies — but Christmas is about so much more than material things.

Experiences make a wonderful present and last long after the gift-giving itself. One of the best bits about experience gifts is waiting for and looking forward to them. Just as you get excited before going on holiday, the anticipation is part of the thrill.

While material gifts tend to be enjoyed on their own, experiences are also more likely to be shared with other people, helping to contribute to that warm fuzzy feeling both during and after the event and build memories that last a lifetime.

After an uncertain and socially disconnected year, we all need to experience a bit of fun and laughter, together, this festive season and create more happy memories. And nothing says Christmas like good food shared with friends and family — whether it’s learning how to make Christmas bread or playing games after tucking into the perfect roast on the big day itself.

Plus, there’s also the case of actually buying the gift. We don’t know about you, but the last thing we want to do at the moment is traipse around shops, frantically searching for something — anything — that’ll make a suitable present!

Good enough to eat

Our culinary courses are the perfect gift choice for anyone looking for fun foodie things to do in and around London or evening cooking courses in Surrey.

From mastering the basics of pasta making to impressing friends and family with your dinner party skills, there are plenty of courses to suit all tastes and skill levels.

Those looking to bring a little warmth into the winter kitchen can tuck into flavours from around the world — including Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Thailand and India — and instantly be transported to their favourite holiday destinations.

If they fancy taking on the challenge or already see themselves as a bit of a chef, the advanced savoury course is sure to fire up their imagination and take their culinary skills to the next level. Of course, no savoury course would be complete without moving onto dessert, where they’ll learn to create a range of decadent goodies and try their hand at chocolate and pastry work.

And if you’re after a Christmas present for your young ones, why not ignite their passion for cooking with a fun, hands-on children’s course where they’ll get to cook a range of yummy sweet and savoury dishes.

Vegetarians won’t be left out either and can learn to prepare and cook an exciting range of nutritious and healthy vegetarian dishes, using the freshest produce sourced from our trusted local suppliers. Courses can also be tailored to specific dietary requirements — all you need to do is ask!


From the 24th of October to the 24th of December 2020, our gift vouchers will have an extended expiry date of 18 months. So, if you’re looking to support a local business this Christmas, why not purchase a gift voucher from The Abinger Cookery School for the foodie in your life?

When they wow you with their cooking at the next dinner party, you’ll be glad you did…

Purchasing our gift vouchers couldn’t be simpler. Just get in touch through 01306 730470 or [email protected] and we’ll either email or post your gift voucher to you.