The shelves are already stocked with mince pies, and the sound of Mariah Carey can be heard near and far… Christmas is speeding towards us with its sleigh bells ringing. 

If you’re struggling with gift ideas (and want to go for something a little different than the fail-safe socks this year), you’re not alone. Experiences often bring people more happiness than materialistic gifts, so why not treat your loved ones to something that creates memories? 

Gift vouchers build anticipation and excitement for a new experience even after the seasonal festivities are over! They’re a fantastic way to create shared memories and can be a great opportunity to support local businesses, too.  

And what better way to show someone you care than gifting the cooking experience of a lifetime? Plus, present the foodie in your life with a hands-on, fun cookery experience at The Abinger Cookery School, and you might even get something delicious out of their newfound skills in return… 


Mix it up this Christmas

Does your dad love to put the ‘flame’ in ‘flame-grilled’ when he’s in charge of the BBQ? Maybe you have a teenager heading off to university next year who’s never cooked before? Or a grandchild who loves to get messy in the kitchen. 

Whoever the lucky recipient, a gift voucher for The Abinger Cookery School can be used for any of our cookery courses to help develop techniques and skills that can be used time and time again. Between mastering the basics of pasta making and hosting an elegant dinner with friends, there are plenty of courses to suit all tastes and skill levels. 

We’re excited for our 2023 courses to start rolling out soon, but in the meantime, here’s a flavour of the courses we currently have on offer… 

Our range of beginner-friendly courses is ideal for anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals of cooking and gain valuable confidence in their abilities. Or get them to turn up the heat on our advanced courses, crafting luxurious dishes such as squid ink ravioli.  

Fancy sending them on a trip around the world in 80 bites? 

For those who’d love to bring a little warmth into the winter kitchen, let them tuck into flavours from around the globe — including France, Italy, Thailand and India — and instantly transport them to their favourite holiday destinations. 

They can even learn to roll sushi like a pro, creating salmon and avocado maki rolls and colourful tempura vegetable California rolls. Or indulge in smoky, sticky short ribs and delicious filled doughnuts fit for an all-American diner 


Whisking you a merry Christmas

We may be biased, but we believe nothing says love like the gift of good food. After all, the way to people’s hearts is through their stomachs!  

Perfect for novices and seasoned foodies alike, gift vouchers for The Abinger Cookery School are a unique way to treat someone to an experience they’ll remember forever. And when you purchase one as a Christmas gift, we’ll set the start date as 25 December 2022 so that it’s valid for a whole year — just let us know in the notes when checking out. 


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 — and purchasing our gift vouchers couldn’t be simpler. Just get in touch through 01306 730470 or [email protected], and we’ll email or post your gift voucher.