About the ProCook Cookery School

We brought you the tools,
now we teach you the skills

At ProCook we’re obsessed with creating delicious, memorable meals and enjoying them in style with family and friends. In fact, we love food so much we opened our own cookery school, so we can share our passion for cooking with everyone!

The ProCook Cookery School on Tottenham Court Road in London is a beautiful and bright space, specifically designed to indulge your love of cooking; whether it’s learning new recipes, enhancing skills or mastering a much-loved dish.

Our expert in-house chefs have a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge following years of training and practice in restaurants.

Join us at one of our fantastic half-day and full-day cooking classes to enhance your cooking skills, and enjoy a fun dining experience in a relaxed, informal setting.

Vanessa Toral Diaz

Vanessa Toral Diaz

Resident Tutor

Chef tutor extraordinaire Vanessa Toral Diaz brings sparkle, flavour and passion to all her classes. With a wide experience of both in-person and online teaching, Vanessa has developed a deep repertoire of knowledge through her work in restaurants Barcelona and London. Vanessa teaches a variety of cuisines at the ProCook Cookery School including Thai, Dim Sum, Pasta, Tapas as well as practical cooking skills.

Poppy Symmons

Poppy Symmons

Classes Supervisor

The ProCook Cookery School runs smoothly thanks to the talents of supervisor Poppy Symmons, whose experience in Michelin starred restaurants in London and Italy imbued her with the exacting standards befitting the very best dining experiences. Cordon Bleu trained, Poppy spent 3 years working as a pastry chef at Monica Galetti’s Mere restaurant in Fitzrovia, and has extensive experience assisting baking tutors.

Steven Carter-Bailey

Steven Carter-Bailey

Chef Tutor

Described by Prue Leith as “One of the nicest guys in the world. A joy to work with, and one hell of a baker”, celebrity cake baker Steven Carter-Bailey brings his talents to the cookery school with a roster of delicious and practical classes. From basics like short crust pastry through to specialist cake decorating , Steven’s classes give you the confidence to recreate some of that baking magic at home.

Rameeza Rayner

Rameeza Rayner

Chef Tutor

Inspired and educated by her South Indian and Pakistani heritage, Rameeza Rayner brings a melting pot of culinary experiences and knowledge of food to the ProCook Cookery School, combining flavours and ingredients to create meals and dishes that bring people together. Rameeza is passionate about teaching people cooking tips, tricks, and techniques as well as how to pack a punch with a variety of tastes and flavour combinations from the Indian sub-continent.