About Ann's Smart School

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Ann Hood, owner of Ann's Smart School of Cookery and past contestant of BBC Masterchef, (January 2009) started the cookery school in Essex, due to her passion for cooking. In the fifteen years it has been operating it has grown from strength to strength, offering cookery adventures for everyone. Whether it's a one-off lesson or a corporate event, we've got you covered!

Your Day with Us

Ann's Smart School of Cookery is an intimate dining, learning and social experience, where you can gain insider tips and tricks of the trade from Ann as well as professional and Smart School trained chefs, in an informal and relaxed atmosphere for up to 16 guests per class. The ingredients used are fresh, local and delicious, the tuition is professional and down to earth, and the completed taster dishes, sublime. With a huge regular following who visit us time and time again learning something new every time.  


Choose from a wide range of cuisines, from dim sum to sausage making! You are sure to have an enjoyable and informative time, where you will first discuss the menu ahead and be provided with an apron and after the course you'll receive the recipes by email. Chef will invite a small group at a time to prepare, cook and serve your chosen menu to ensure everybody has a 100% all round experience.


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Hot beverages are available for purchase on the day.

Your Day With Us
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