From choosing which cut you want at the butcher's to searing it medium-rare (or however you prefer it), our Steak Knowledge class will equip you with the lasting confidence to cook steak at home. We'll teach you about eight key cuts; how to master steak on the hob; using touch (or a thermometer) to tell whether a steak is rare, medium, or well-done; why it's important for steak to 'rest'; and how to get the best results from your oven and barbecue too. We'll also prepare a variety of 'sauces' from scratch (wasabi-ginger butter, red-wine reduction pan sauce, chimichurri) that serve as templates for making any compound butter, pan sauce, or fresh herb sauce you'd like. At the end of the class we will slice all the steaks (fillet, ribeye, onglet, featherblade, t-bone, rump, sirloin, bavette) and you will have a chance to try all of the various cuts. We will serve it with the condiments you have prepared, roasted potato wedges and salad.
Age Restriction: 16+
Think this class would make a perfect gift? We do too—that's why we offer Cook School Gift Cards, for one or two guests, in paper and digital formats. That allows your giftee to decide the class, time, and location, as well as let us know about any dietary preferences or allergens.
Diets & Allergens: This class can be adapted to dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free diets. Please provide details on any diets and allergies, especially dairy or gluten intolerances, in the Allergen & Dietary Restrictions field at checkout or by emailing email@example.com, so we can best accommodate you. A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.
Accessibility: Our Battersea Cook School can be adapted for wheelchair users. Please contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs, so that we can assist with the booking process.
Cancellation Policy: You must notify our customer service team via LiveChat, email (email@example.com) or phone (020 7043 1478) 10 full business days before your scheduled class to get a refund. You can transfer your seat to a different date or class if you notify us 5 full business days before your scheduled class. Any changes made within 5 full business days of the class cannot be accepted. Due to our small class sizes and to avoid increases in our ticket prices, there are no exceptions to this policy, including illness or any other reason. However, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to any friends or family who can go in your place. For our full T&C's, click here.
Note: Due to rising costs of operation, we are increasing the price of our 2024 classes to £125 per seat. This allows us to maintain our standards for sourcing high-quality ingredients, as well as fairly compensating our cook school team. If you have an existing £115 or £230 cook school voucher, it can be redeemed for any scheduled cook school class without extra charge – this class must be booked before 15 April 2024. Cook school gift cards valued at other amounts can be redeemed at their face value.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the voucher number, as well as the class, location and date you would like to attend. Please include allergens and dietary restrictions. You can also email us at this address if you have any Borough Kitchen gift cards that are unused but expired – we will reinstate the card for you.
Why we love it
'Knowing how to properly cook a steak is a key skill in any committed home cook's arsenal, and this class is a thorough (and practical) application of techniques you'll remember any time you splurge on a nice steak at the local butcher's.'