Public Lessons

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Public Lessons

We love to share our passion for food education and will be throwing our kitchen doors open to the public for special events and classes, collaborating with guest chefs who share our ethos of creating tasty, nourishing food, made from scratch.

These workshops will give people the chance to learn something new while also supporting our mission of seed-to-spoon food education.

To learn more and find out when these special classes will happen, sign up for our newsletter. We are always keen to hear from fellow food lovers who are keen to share their passion, so do get in touch if you have an idea for a class at

Dabba Drop at HSoF

23 February

The brilliant Anshu Ahuja, co-founder of London’s finest South Asian zero-waste takeaway Dabba Drop, will host a dinner and Indian cookery class here at the Hackney School of Food.

Using seasonal and local veggies (some ingredients from the School of Food garden), authentic spice blends and traditional methods, we’ll be cooking up a fresh and delicious feast from the coastal Indian state of Kerala.

On the menu:
– January king cabbage and carrot Thoran 
– deep turmeric yellow-infused squash Erriseri
– fresh green Dal.
All served with Dabba Drop’s famous matta red rice.

When and where:
Hackney School of Food
E5 0BT
Thursday 23 February

Tickets are available here


Snacks Masterclass

23 March

Ever wondered what to do with those bruised apples and black bananas lurking in the bottom or your fruit bowl? Want to know how to create nourishing snacks for you and your family when you’re on the go?

Well, we have the cookery workshop for you!

Join us as Rachel Boyett of @littleveggieeats takes over the School of Food kitchen to share brand new recipes plus some old favourites from her book. During the class you will:

Learn how to make a number of Little Veggie Eats’ famous kids snacks
Learn how to adapt recipes to cook with the season and depending on what’s lurking in your fruit bowl or the back of your fridge.

Hear more about Rachel’s experience of weaning and feeding three vegetarian children.

Where and when?
Hackney School of Food
E5 0BT
Thursday 23 March
6.00pm – 8.30pm

Tickets available here.


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