Nothing beats a home-cooked meal shared with family! And this is what inspires our Family Style Cookery Classes, a fun, laid-back homestyle cooking experience. Here, you will learn to prepare different dishes and then enjoy them with people who, like you, fuel our mission of supporting refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. It’s a cookery class with a conscience, like they say!
Your class will be led by our wonderful Chef Kule from Sri Lanka at Cooking It Cookery School in Bristol.
At our Family Style Cookery Classes, you will be grouped with other participants and prepare dishes together as a team. Think of Kule as the head of the family! He will take care of dividing the class into groups, and each group will be responsible for creating one of the dishes. Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to move around during the class to learn about the other dishes being prepared. Throughout the evening, Chef Kule will share stories about their food and culture, and explain how to prepare each of the dishes so you come away with some new cooking tricks and inspiration from Sri Lanka. You will also be emailed the recipes after the class.
A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught include:
- KATHARIKAI PULI CURRY (Aubergine Curry)
- MANJAL SORU (Yellow Rice)
- PACHAI KOLI CURRY (Chicken with curry leaves)
- AVITHTHA MUTTAI PORIYL (Fried boiled eggs)
- COONI ERAL SAMBAL (Belecan/prawn sambal)
- PONNANGANNI KERAI (Ponnanganni or kale green side)
This menu caters to both vegans and those who eat meat (chicken/prawn). Allergens include: mustard, eggs, shellfish.
Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements so our team is aware ahead of the class but kindly note that we will not be substituting any ingredients to accommodate dietary needs so please only book into classes that suit your dietary preferences and needs. Please see our Food and Allergen Policy when booking into the class for more information.
A message from our Chef Kule:
“My name is Kule, and I am from the central part of Sri Lanka.
I moved to the UK in 2003. Most of the time I was relying on take-away and supermarket ready made food, and I was always craving for the flavors that I had in my childhood, especially my mother’s cooking. 10 years later, I was desperate to have these flavors back and called my mum to share her recipes. My mum taught me her secret chicken curry recipe. It was delicious, as good as my mum’s cooking. Ever since, I have tried different recipes and started loving cooking! It became my stress buster.
I was cooking for my friends’ parties, they always loved it. Therefore, I started cooking in bulk for big gatherings. Besides that, I also enjoyed volunteering cooking for different charities around Bristol.
My hobbies are cooking, and (newly found) walking in nature, – my favourite place is RSPB Nash Wetland in Newport. I also love to connect with new people, learning about different cultures and traditions.
Migrateful shaped me to become not just an intuitive cook, but now also an organized chef. During the classes, I love connecting with everyone, to learn from different cultures, languages and traditions.
Now I love cooking more than eating! I enjoy every moment and receive feedback on my recipes.”
We’re excited to have you in the class! Please take note of a few final reminders:
- We sell Migrateful aprons that you can purchase either when booking your ticket (pick it up at the event) or before the cookery class starts at the venue. They cost £18 per apron. Please note we only accept card payments.
- We will send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include our In-Person Class COVID-19 Policy. You can also find more information on our website and social media pages.
- This small-scale class for 12 participants is not socially distanced. For those seeking a Covid-secure cookery class, please see our events online.
- Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot in a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.
- We only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place.