Hen do. Just those two words sat next to one another are enough to fill most women these days with dread. No one likes forced fun and no one really wants to make knickers. Attempting to learn a technical dance routine fit for only Queen B herself in under two hours before being stuffed into an ill-fitting, skin tight leotard and filmed for airing at the wedding is nothing short of cringe, and let’s face it, no one wants to be sat in a room with their nan and a stripper.
The Underground Cookery School have an entirely different approach to celebrating your forthcoming nuptials. Established in 2003, and located a stone’s throw from the City in Old Street, the Underground Cookery School aims to bring a new dimension to the experience of fine dining, welcoming guests into its state of the art kitchens to cook themselves a three course meal under the guidance of a professional chef.
Designed for groups of 10 up to 60, the Underground Cookery School offers packages for hen parties, stag do’s, birthday parties and corporate bookings alike, promising a unique, sociable experience cooking and eating 3 AA Rosette quality dishes.
Having recently undergone a refurbishment, the venue offers a truly stylish event space fully kitted out with advanced kitchen equipment. Guests will be guided by a host of experienced chefs’ on-hand to share their culinary expertise. New head chef, Martyn Reynolds, who joined after working with Michael Wignall at Michael’s Nook in The Lake District and with William Drabble at Seven Park Place, shares incomparable knowledge of the industry and a genuine love of food.
Prior to an event, guests will be presented with a choice of menus which include vegetarian and special dietary options, catering to all requirements. With Champagne and canapés on arrival, the Underground Cookery School aims to encourage a fun and informal atmosphere, with free flowing quality wines and music creating a relaxed and lively mood. A two hour session in the kitchen learning and practising the tricks of the trade will be followed by a dinner party in the atmospheric seating area, where guests will be served their own creations by the Underground Cookery School’s experienced front of house team.
The Underground Cookery School also offer an off-site challenge, where customers are tasked with sourcing unusual ingredients against the clock, and then work together to cook with the results.
With past clients including Deloitte, Bloomberg and Microsoft, the Underground Cookery School guarantees a polished, informative and genuinely individual culinary experience.