Our wide range of chef-led cooking classes in London are perfect for picking up new skills.
"We did the Mediterranean tapas class at Jenius Social as part of my sister’s hen do and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and informative event. We were able to personalise the room, putting up funny photos of the bride and groom-to-be, and relax with a drink before the main event: nothing was too much effort for the staff, who couldn’t have been more accommodating. The chefs were excellent and both had impressive backgrounds, having worked with a number of well-known chefs. We all learnt a lot in the two hour slot, and even the most reluctant cooks were encouraged to get involved and really enjoyed it. We ate the results of our efforts after the class, which were plated up and served by the staff. All in all a brilliant cookery class and a really fun evening: I strongly recommend Jenius Social and can’t wait to return for another class!"
'We had a fantastic time for our friend's hen do - the course was perfect for novices and for more experienced cooks, the chef and staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious! Highly recommended'
"I just wanted to say thank you very, very much for hosting us at Jenius Social on Saturday morning. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful (as a very stressed Maid of Honor, I particularly appreciated how flexible you were in accommodating our needs and the offer to help us set everything up!), and the class was incredibly fun. All in all, you helped us kick off Natalie's hen weekend in style and we all had a truly fantastic time! I'll definitely be telling all of my friends how great you guys are and I look forward to popping back for a class myself in the Winter."
Kelly Anne Thomas
"Jen and her team helped organise the most amazing day for my sister’s hen do. From the moment I was in touch about planning the day they were all endlessly helpful about various possibilities of how we could use this fantastic space. From helping set up the room and being able to decorate how we wanted, to a genuinely brilliant chocolate cooking course with funny and enigmatic teachers – to the delicious food they served, I couldn’t recommended it highly enough for any special occasion. But what stands out beyond the beautiful social food hub Jen has created, and the amazing meal we all devoured is the team she has in place - it’s rare to find that level of service and they couldn’t have been more fantastic. Thank you!!"
“Thanks so much - it was absolutely fabulous! Yes, the recipes will be great to share. The hen loved it and had already planned to have a macaroon tower at the wedding, so it couldn't have been better.”
"Thank you Jen. We had an amazing time, so thank you. I thought the food was excellent and the service perfect. The cocktail class was just brilliant. I couldn't have asked for more. You really helped make Kate's day special. She thought it was wonderful."
Caroline Wood Robertson
"I had the most amazing experience at Jenius Social for my Hawaiian themed hens party. The chefs and staff were friendly, energetic and knowledgable about the dishes and about general food related topics, they also got involved in wearing the leis that my bridesmaid had purchased for the hen do which made it more fun!
The structure of the event worked perfectly, we had approx 15+ girls and we were separated into 4 groups to make 4 different desserts. We all had the chance to make the desserts (which is sometimes a rarity due to the size of the group) and were carefully guided by the Jenius Social chefs who were enthusiastic and patient whilst also injecting their own sense of humour which made the hen do even more fun.
The space is also incredibly versatile and worked perfectly well with the Hawaiian themed decorations and also the use of the TV screen made it even more fun as a short video could be played of my fiancé during the festivities. The space also has a bright, spacious and airy feel which is perfect for daytime events!
I would highly recommend Jenius Social as the perfect venue for any foodie themed event!"
"Jenius Social provided the perfect hen party afternoon for my sister with their marvellous macaron class, which they tailored to our requirements. I was keen to make sure we got a proper cooking class rather than a hen party demo, and Jenius struck the perfect balance. The kitchens were spotless and spacious and the staff were both fun and instructive, keeping us entertained whilst simultaneously making sure a large group of mixed abilities learnt a great new skill with ease. We finished with some fabulous treats to take home, and our head chef even baked a gorgeous cake for us to enjoy whilst the macarons were in the oven. Most importantly, the guest of honour (a very keen cook!) and all her friends had a wonderful afternoon. I would be delighted to book an event with Jennifer again and will be recommending the classes. Thank you very much!"
"Jenius Social offered a completely tailored approach for my hens night in June. The brief: put together a schedule of cooking and eating experiences for 16 ladies of different ages who don't know each other that well, over a couple of hours and which is good value for money. The result was a fun, interactive tapas cooking class coupled with a wine pairing tasting session. The space at Jenius Social was perfect for the occasion with adequate room for the instructional session and the socialising/eating activities. It was the perfect start to a fun night with the girls!"
“Having searched for a suitable venue for a class reunion which was to comprise of an informal lunch followed by an afternoon of mingling, Jenius Social proved to be the perfect venue. Jennifer and her team provided delicious food and drink, all perfectly and unobtrusively served. It made for an excellent day, and was also great value. Thanks guys!”
"Sumptuous food and fantastic organisation...Jenius Social truly made my birthday one to remember for many years. A perfect evening. Thank you."
"Jenius Social is the perfect place to celebrate a big event. Talking to Jennifer clarified what I wanted from the event and Bay was on top of all the details. On the day everything went smoothly without me have to worry about anything so I could really enjoy the party. There were lots of very friendly waiters, the food was great, and the cocktail class broke the ice between guests just as intended."
"Thank you for helping to organise a lovely intimate dinner and party space for my 50th Birthday Celebrations. The food was absolutely superb , I think almost every one of our guests commented on the high quality. It was a pleasure to deal with you all, and you were extremely responsive and flexible to our requests, helping us make an event that felt very personal."
Fish Tasting Menu
"Thanks to the Team for accommodating my birthday idea with their detail and execution.
Five fresh fish courses with alternating cooking styles were complimented by matched wine. The entrees and pre-dinner drinks kept us going whilst the late-comers arrived. The kitchen tour was a great half time distraction. A good time was had by all and I will be back."
want to thank you for a most wonderful 50th birthday celebration at
Jenius Social on the 23rd. The venue was delightful and having a food
demonstration before dinner was much appreciated. The menu was spot on:
thank you for having been so accommodating in putting this together with
Simon for me ahead of time. Kudos to you and your team that
preparations were so easy-going, you were able to meet adapt to our
eclectic taste and meet our high standard.
Very much appreciated. Wishing you and your team every success"
"Jen and her team delivered a phenomenal experience to my wife and her friends for her surprise Bake Off birthday party. The day surpassed my expectation and was a unique experience to all who attended."
"I organised a private session of this class for 25 people as part of my "anti-stag do" to celebrate my impending nuptials. Jennifer was very helpful in suggesting ways to make the event a success and organised everything for me.
The studio is conveniently close to Holloway Road tube station and is very nicely setup with a large, light and airy room decorated with all sorts of food stuff. The class itself was very interesting and this has a lot to do with Robbyn who is not just passionate about cheese but an excellent speaker. The class was very well structured with an introduction to each cheese, its history, how it should be paired and then finally the tasting itself. Sprinkled between the talks were practical tips on what to look out for when shopping for cheese yourself. Suffice to say the cheeses themselves were excellent.
All my guests had nothing but praise for the way the event was setup so a big thanks to both Jennifer and Robbyn. Highly recommended."
"Cook-off. 2 brothers - 7 kids - 6 adults. 2 team. 1 winner (My team if you are interested!). Absolutely the highlight of our trip to London. 100% recommended."
"My friends and I did this fantastic cocktail making class with Maria at Jenius Social. Everything was incredibly well organized and they accommodated us perfectly with any special requests. Besides learning some really useful tips for making the most delicious drinks, we had so much fun in the process! I would definitely do one of Jenius Social classes again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique and inspiring experience"
"Amazing, attentive and warm with flawless service. Jenius rocks! Thank you for an awesome party"
"We had a great night at the Indian cooking class, we not only learnt some amazing new recipes but had a delicious meal afterwards. Highly recommend for a fun and different night with your friends"
"Thank you for helping us to have a fantastic bake-off birthday party for Jasmine.
All girls enjoyed the party so much. Your chefs were amazing instructors with a lot of useful tips and fun. Catherine was very helpful and we really appreciated it.
In the end we had too many cakes left so Jasmine took them to her school and sold them and gave the money to a charity (£20!)."
"We would like to Thank JENIUS SOCIAL team for the amazing macaroon baking party. My daughter and her friends absolutely loved it. The macaroons were delicious and it was very fun to make them.
It was surprisingly less difficult then we thought and was a whole lot of fun and a great way to celebrate our birthday."
Sveta and Polina
Sam says, "it rocked."
Josie says, "it was epic! Pasta power!"
Emma says, "They learnt a lot and it was a great way for them to gain more confidence using a hob and knives in a careful and supportive atmosphere. More than that, they had so much fun! Really worth every penny. Parents of party guests sent texts full of enthusiastic thank yous and looking forward to their children cooking dinner for them at home. Something very special."
"My Daughter birthday party was perfect to get it done at Jenius Social, every kids and parents seems all enjoyed it and some of the parents were quite impressed with what we did, as it was a new thing to host a birthday party with a cooking class I wasn’t so sure the kids will like it but everyone did have a great time and they were even talking about it at school the next day. All the chefs were great with kids and Jen went beyond her duty to entertain the kids after class and the kids loved it. Thanks again for hosing the great birthday party for my daughter! I would love to give recommendation to my friends for your service and will be thinking to host any of my company future events at your venue."
Ko Ko Lwin
"For my daughter’s birthday present, my husband and I wanted to offer her a cooking class. First, we wanted to register her to a class with her older brother. We could not find such a class. Most children’s classes are for a large group of children for a birthday party. With the flexibility of Jenius Social, we ended up having better than what we were hoping for. We had a cooking class for our entire family (2 parents and 3 kids). Chef Andrew and Jennifer were really friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. The kids loved the class!!! Because this was for my daughter’s birthday, in addition to pasta, the kids had the opportunity to decorate their own cupcakes and this was not it. Chef Andrew made a delicious cake and cupcakes with candles especially for my daughter. This was so much more than what we had expected!But in the end, what I believe really makes Jenius Social stands out is its people: caring, passionate, skillful. If you are looking for an amazing and different culinary experience, I would strongly encourage you to consider Jenius Social."
"It was possibly the hottest day of July when we entered the air-conditioned oasis that is Jenius Social, relief was the first feeling. Our evening booking consisted of band of seventeen adults and a number of mixed age kids four to eleven, all of us felt welcomed immediately and gulped down complimentary drinks of our choice (much needed in the heat and a nice touch by JS!). After customary coat and bag stowage, everyone washed up (yes we are a cultured bunch) donned aprons and moved from the reception/dining area to the kitchens where a fully prepared set of ingredients were laid out upon the spotless metal workstations. The smiley and clearly keen staff explained the format (cookery demonstration, followed by hands on making, followed by mouth on scoffing was the general plan) and a large flat screen TV above the chefs area allowed all to see exactly what was going on. Malcolm, the chef, began giving us a bit of local Brazillian knowledge on the ingredients (oh it was a Brazillian street food menu we would be cooking) and then began chopping and peeling and all sorts of culinary prep on the fresh produce in front of him. This explanation and guidance continued throughout and we made many dishes using the techniques and instruction Malcolm eagerly gave. The hilarity in the kitchen came from my guests as they worked through the menu, adults and kids alike, mixing, cutting, getting flour on faces etc. but what amazed me was how this group of people some who knew each other, many who didn’t, all ‘mucked in’ and not only made some great dishes but also some great friends! Once the cooking was done the food was placed on boards in the kitchens as service was prepared, those guests who had wandered back to the dining area came back to the kitchen for photos and ‘oh’s and ah’s and you could tell everyone felt a sense of pride in what had been created. The dining area had been arranged as one huge rectangular table which accomodated our 20+ guests cosily and comfortably, more drinks were served and the clinking of glasses and cries of ‘cheers’ reverberated around the room. The food was brought out and simply looked stunning, Prawn and Scallop kebabs, Advocado & Quinoa salad, Cheese turnovers (great fun making those – especially for the kids), Chicken and Pinepple skewers, Fish cakes (mmmmm) and delicious Plantain chunky chips – the smell was heavenly. The rest of the evening was spent chatting, eating and drinking, everyone left with a full belly (and possibly wonkier legs than they came in on). Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE has thanked me for such an enjoyable evening that promised a different social event and definitely delivered. My summary, great food, great friends and a great company – thankyou Jenius Social, it was a hoot!"
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