The Art of Pastry: Learn, Bake and Enjoy

Sure, buying a scrumptious apple pie or hearty Cornish pasty from the supermarket is an easy solution. Or you could learn how to make your own mouth-watering treats from scratch. Join this fun, hands-on class and discover the secrets of pastry making with a professional chef!

You’ll start by watching a demonstration on how to make and use choux pastry and puff pastry, two of the most versatile and delicious types of pastry.

Then, you’ll get to make your own puff pastry and shortcrust or sweet shortcrust pastry, with guidance and tips from the host. You’ll also choose whether you want to use your shortcrust or sweet shortcrust to make an apple pie, a savoury vegetable quiche or a Cornish pasty. You’ll take home your creations, along with the puff pastry you’ve made, to share with your loved ones (or enjoy by yourself - no judgment here).

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to master the art of pastry and have a fun and relaxing time in the kitchen. You’ll also get to meet other pastry lovers and chat over a drink, as the classes are BYO. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find something new and exciting to learn and taste in this class.

What do you need to know before coming to a Cookery class at Cooking it?

  • The classes are BYO so bring a bottle or two if you want to have a drink whilst cooking.
  • Diets can be altered on request. However, some diets are difficult to accommodate in some of the cuisines. Please contact the host before booking if you have dietary requirements.
  • Over 14’s are welcome with a full-paying adult, but they must have their own ticket.
  • Please bring containers to take the food away with you. Cooking it aims to create as little waste as possible and we all have tupperware at home!
  • All classes are 100% hands-on.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 14+

Adult (18+) £65

How to get there


  • Family friendly
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

Bring your own containers and apron (if you wish to wear one)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Paul Mannering

Paul started his work in kitchens washing dishes as a 15 year old, and soon grew to love the hustle and bustle of this industry. He’s now worked as a professional chef for 24 years in kitchens all over the UK, as well as the U.A.E and Netherlands. As well as sharing his love for food at Cooking It, Mark also works at the National Chef Academy as Vice Principal, combining his passion for food and teaching with enthusiastic apprentice chefs. As a chef he’s willing to try anything and is always on the lookout for unique flavour combinations.

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