Welcome to Tonbridge Cookery School

We are a highly experienced team who are bursting to share our expertise and give you the opportunity to learn, create, and enjoy delicious food, all whilst having lots of fun.

All our courses have been designed for people of all abilities, from beginner to intermediate, and offer a very relaxed learning environment focusing on skill development and delicious dishes. 

Our Cookery School Instructor, Shenley Moore, is our courses lead and together with her team, they look forward to welcoming you to Tonbridge Cookery School soon.

With over 23 years of experience as a professional chef, Shenley Moore possesses a wealth of knowledge and skills. Having worked in Cape Town and London restaurants, Shenley has a colourful background. Shenley joined the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine in London as a Senior Teacher. As a chef trainer, she supported senior chefs in developing their craft, plus also ran her own business, and raised her family.

Leiths alumni include Olia Hercules, an author. Genius Foods founder Lucinda Bryce Gardyne, BBC Saturday Kitchen presenter Matt Tebbutt, and Sunday Times food editor Lisa Markwell.

Following Leiths, Shenley joined Rosemary Shrager's Cookery School in Tunbridge Wells and made a significant impact.

Contact and enquiries:

We welcome individuals, groups and parties, including businesses and corporate enquiries. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.

Call: 07824505727

Email: cookeryschool@tonbridge-school.org

Our upcoming courses : Please click the image to book online
Kentish Delight

27th July 2024

Come and join us for an afternoon of cooking and learning about everything Kentish and what ingredients our local countryside offers.

From the Kentish Huffkin, local pork and Tonbridge ale to sweet Kentish cherry batter cake, it will be a day of all things Kentish.

Skills to include bread making, pork cooking, sauce making and batters.

Off to Uni

28th July 2024

Learn how to cook delicious meals for yourself and your friends on a budget.

Loads of ideas will be given to make the most of a budget to create nutritious meals .

We’ll give you information on equipment, dry stores and teach you all the skills you need.


About the facility

  • Based at Tonbridge School, we offer a great fresh, clean, and inviting location, with some lovely scenery over our famous ‘Head’ cricket green and our vegetable garden.


  • Our programmes are designed for an adult audience (18+).
  • Tonbridge Cookery School is located on the 1st floor without disabled access to reach it at present.

What will I be doing in my class?

  • You will be hands on, chopping, slicing and cooking in pairs and then you will get to enjoy your delicious freshly prepared food by sitting with the whole class.

What to wear?

  • Wear comfortable, non slip shoes for standing at your work station.
  • Aprons will be provided to protect your clothing.

Refunds and exchanges

  • If due to unforeseen circumstances we need to cancel a course, you will receive a full refund to your original payment method.
  • We do not currently offer the ability to exchange your booked class for another day.


  • Dogs are not permitted access to the building.

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