Pasta - FUlly booked (waiting list only)
Mar
30
6:30 pm18:30

Pasta - FUlly booked (waiting list only)

There’s something about freshly home-made and beautifully cooked pasta which never fails to make people smile. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on work. As well as kneading and rolling your own pasta dough you'll learn to make three different pasta dishes including:

  • Squash & herb ricotta ravioli
  • An open lasagne of wild mushrooms & spinach
  • Tagliatelle with home-made pesto. 

£39

Cakes & Biscuits
Apr
1
10:30 am10:30

Cakes & Biscuits

Whether as a gift or for a rainy afternoon with a cup of tea, the knack of knocking up a good cake or some crunchy ginger biscuits is truly worth mastering. This class is a mixture of hands-on work and demonstration. You will learn to make:

  • Victoria sponge with quick (homemade) raspberry jam and buttercream 
  • Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting  
  • Stem ginger biscuits

£39

Knife Skills & Basic Cookery
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Knife Skills & Basic Cookery

Knowing how to use a knife properly can typically reduce the preparation time of a dish from an hour to ten minutes. Based on the challenge of getting five meals from one chicken, this workshop combines all the different knife skills with some exciting new dishes and many other spin-off recipes and ideas along the way. 

The class will start at 6.30pm and finish at 9pm. You will have a light supper and take home some of the dishes you have cooked. £49

Savoury Sauces
Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Savoury Sauces

Sauces are so often the thing left to chance or off the menu completely as if reserved for restaurant chefs. But a good sauce will bring any dish together and add an extra dimension. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on work. 

Learn to make mayonnaise, wine & meat broth sauce reduction, salsa verde, hollandaise sauce, béchamel

£39

Pulses - FULLY BOOKED (Waiting list only)
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Pulses - FULLY BOOKED (Waiting list only)

Beans and lentils; cheap, healthy and incredibly versatile.

As well as learning to cook four simple delicious recipes from scratch, we'll leave knowing how to identify and cook with all different types of pulse. How long to cook for, whether they need soaking overnight, which types you can add straight to a dish  to add substance and texture. This class is a mixture of hands-on work and demonstration. 

  • Bean-burgers (but not as you know them)
  • Red lentil, vegetable and coconut curry
  • Hummus
  • Spanish black bean salad with Piquillo peppers & sherry vinegar

£39

Risotto
May
11
6:30 pm18:30

Risotto

Risotto is all about a really good stock and the capacity to just stand and stir the rice with a glass of wine for about 35 minutes. We will be making risotto alla Milanese, seafood risotto and risotto with spring vegetables. This class is a mixture of hands-on work and demonstration. 

£45

Cooking with Vegetables
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Cooking with Vegetables

A dozen vegetables, lots of fresh herbs and some spices to create 4 dishes which cover all the methods of preparing and cooking vegetables: classic vegetable bake, risotto of barley, greens and root vegetables and a grand salad of spring vegetables, flowers and herbs.     

£39

A cookery demonstration & three course Italian feast at Spike Island Cafe. 
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

A cookery demonstration & three course Italian feast at Spike Island Cafe. 

RISOTTO - A cookery demonstration & three course Italian feast at Spike Island Cafe. 

Postponed from 24th March. This evening we look at one of the most simple and versatile ingredients - that is transformed into food of the gods unravelled before your eyes. 

Included in the menu will be asparagus and St George's mushrooms because they will be in season. Rhubarb will still be here.  

The evening will start with a demonstration, followed by a 3-course meal to include: 

  • Antipasti  
  • Risotto alla Milanese (or something with asparagus/St. George's mushrooms for those who don't eat meat) 
  • Pannacotta with poached pink rhubarb 
Fish
Jun
15
6:30 pm18:30

Fish

Perfect the skills of frying, baking and poaching this now expensive and sometimes tricky food:

  • Ceviche of bream and salmon
  • Italian fish stew
  • Pan-fried mackerel with charmoula 

£49

The Art of the Tart
Jun
17
10:30 am10:30

The Art of the Tart

From rough puff to sweet pastry, the art of pastry-making is more accuracy than flair. Anyone can do it. Square Food will show you how to roll out smoothly and with no holes and cracks, line a tart tin and blind bake a pastry case. You'll learn to make the best Quiche Lorraine and a glossy chocolate and raspberry tart. 

£39


Bread Matters
Mar
4
10:30 am10:30

Bread Matters

Three recipes which cover all the bases of this simple but wonderful staple. And you get to take home a lively sour-dough starter.  A basic and versatile white loaf, a delicious three-flour, multi-grain & seeded bread and classic soda bread. 

£39

Vegan Cookery
Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Vegan Cookery

Cooking without meat, fish or dairy products is more on our culinary radars then ever. Nut roast with chestnut mushroom sauce (makes for great leftovers too), Korean pan-fried tofu with crunchy vegetables, a Middle Eastern spiced aubergine and tomato salad.  

£39

Barny & the team Pop Up at Spike Island Cafe - Vegan Cooking
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Barny & the team Pop Up at Spike Island Cafe - Vegan Cooking

The second in a series of collaborations between Spike Island Cafe and Square Food Foundation - Cooking demos followed by a three course vegan dinner.

Cooking without meat, fish or dairy products is more on our culinary radars then ever. Learn from Barny how to create vegan dishes that are healthy, fulfilling and most importantly delicious. 

The evening will start with a cookery demo, followed by a 3-course dinner:

  • Korean mushroom dumplings with greens and soy pickle dip sauce
  • Rice noodles with miso, February garden vegetables and seaweed
  • Coconut, pineapple and chilli pudding

£25 per person

Dinner with Friends
Feb
18
10:30 am10:30

Dinner with Friends

Fun, sociable, delicious and not a red rose in sight. Our Dinner with Friends workshop is all about relaxed entertaining. You’ll learn how to put together a couple of showstopper menus with stress free planning, preparation and delivery. 

£49

Posh Puddings
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Posh Puddings

No meal is complete without something deliciously sweet to finish. Master the art of showstopper desserts. Featuring classics including lemon posset, soufflé Grand Marnier and bitter chocolate torte

£39

Square Food pop up at Spike Island Cafe - Join Barny & the team for a pasta-making demo followed by a three course dinner!
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Square Food pop up at Spike Island Cafe - Join Barny & the team for a pasta-making demo followed by a three course dinner!

The first in a series of collaborations between Spike Island Cafe and Square Food Foundation - Cooking demos followed by a three course dinner.

Our first evening will teach you pasta making with Barny taking you through the steps required to make the most glorious, silky pasta with ease.  You will then be treated to a three course dinner incorporating this pasta.

MENU

Winter Vegetable Salad with walnuts & soft goat's cheese
*
Fresh pappardelle with ox cheek, Barbera & thyme ragu
or
Wild mushroom ragu
*
Roast plums with grappa and biscotti.

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE NOW!

Stir up Saturday and Other Baking Skills
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Stir up Saturday and Other Baking Skills

A home-made cake can win over the toughest crowd and not only is baking therapeutic, it’s rewarding, relaxing and always well-received. In fact, it’s often the simplest bakes that are most popular. In this workshop with Square Food's own cake & pudding expert, you’ll master the basics, make your own Christmas cake and try your hand at more challenging recipes. Oh, and you’ll take home what you bake too…

3hrs, £70 

Fish Cookery
Nov
24
6:00 pm18:00

Fish Cookery

Here it is again, this hugely popular and definitive introduction to fish cookery. From filleting the fish to putting the perfectly cooked dish on the plate, a masterclass doesn’t come better or clearer than this.

On the Menu: 


Pan-fried mackerel, salsa verde
Poached fillets lemon sole, white wine, cream & herbs
Deep-fried squid, aioli
Pan-fried prawns, garlic, lemon & parsley
Roast salmon, beurre blanc
Baked fillets of bream Provencale
Stewed Italian fish soup: gurnard, mussels, prawns & grey mullet

3hrs, £80

Making more of meat: A guide to cheap cuts and better quality
Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Making more of meat: A guide to cheap cuts and better quality

If you want to eat less meat or make it go further or are trying to reduce your shopping bill, this class is a good place to start. 6 simple dishes, loads of advice and tips and some lovely bits to take home. For those brave enough, we will also be taking a look at offal, that much-maligned but versatile, incredibly cheap and delicious part of every animal. 

On the menu 


4 people, 5 meals, 1 chicken
Sardinian mutton casserole
Breast of lamb St Meneholde
Slow-cooked pork belly
Pork and pork liver terrine
Lambs kidneys with sherry and smoked paprika

3hrs, £80

How to Cook - Autumn
Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

How to Cook - Autumn

A series of four seasonal workshops. In each workshop, you’ll learn to cook six dishes that cover all the basic principles, methods and techniques of good cooking. Simple, healthy, delicious, the recipes will reflect the season. You’ll leave each workshop with a portfolio of culinary skills under your belt plus a handful of recipes you can cook again and again.

On The Menu

3 flours and 3 seeded bread
Spiced lentil, Autumn vegetable & coconut soup
Autumn vegetable tart
Brittany-style baked salmon
Moroccan lamb tagine & couscous
Lemon, ricotta, almond polenta cake 

3hrs, £60

An Indian Feast
Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

An Indian Feast

Who doesn’t love a good curry? It’s as much part of British food culture as pasta. In this workshop you will be introduced to the world of real Indian food, its spices, colours, variety

On The Menu 

Masala dhal, coconut relish & dhosa
Fried aubergines, East Indian style
Kerala lemon rice
Coconut fish curry
Vegetable curry
Lamb Rogan Josh

3hrs, £70 

Cantina Cooking: Authentic Mexican Food
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Cantina Cooking: Authentic Mexican Food

There’s so much more to Mexican cookery than tacos and tortillas. In this three hour, hands-on masterclass, you’ll learn how to cook delicious Mexican recipes with authentic ingredients.

On The Menu 

Ceviche
Red & green tomato salsa, chipotle chilli sauce, guacomole
Smokey grilled salmon, lime and coriander yoghurt
Re-fried beans
Prawn fajitas, creamed avocado
Authentic Mexican beef chilli with Mexican rice
Flan

3hrs, £70 

Kids Simple Suppers
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Kids Simple Suppers

The idea is simple: to enable the children to prepare and cook a delicious meal from scratch at home. The classes will be great fun, moderately challenging and a great confidence builder for all young would-be cooks.

The classes are open for all children, whatever skill levels, between the ages of 7 & 14

2.5hrs, £25 per child

Summer School
Aug
22
Aug 26

Summer School

The Square Food Foundation Summer School – Join us for a week of cookery from around the world, building up a portfolio of delicious meals that you can recreate at home. We’ll cover breads, desserts, main dishes and gorgeous sides. On the final day we’ll cook up a feast for your invited guests, to show off all the skills you’ve developed through the week. Suitable for children aged 7 – 14, of any skill level. Each day includes a full cooking session and lunch. 

£125 for five days, 10am - 1pm each day 

Lunchtime In Italy
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Lunchtime In Italy

Whether it’s a simple picnic or a feast for family and friends, the Italians have always taken lunch seriously. In this three hour workshop, we will be focussing on dishes which can be mostly prepared the day before and then, with minimum fuss, put on the table – or indeed on the grassy river bank. Barny's menu includes 

Farinata

(Crisp, delicious & simplebread made with chickpea flour & olive oil) 

Caponata with buffalo mozzarella

(A sweet sour southern Italian version of ratatouille) 

Straccettiwith sardines & gremolata

(Homemade pasta, sardines, Almafi lemons, olive oil, chilli) 

Sardinian lamb casserole

(Influences from Moorish cooking… spices, apricot, white wine)   

Almond, ricotta & polenta cake with raspberries

(Yum

With 2 specially selected natural wines from Sicily

The evening will be a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Towards the end of the class, you’ll have supper and a glass of wine. Recipes will be sent to you after the class.
At some classes, there may be leftovers and we’d encourage you to take your share home.

Please bring a Tupperware container if you would like to take food home with you.

£70, 6-9pm

Oranges & Olive Groves: Summer Eating in Southern Spain
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Oranges & Olive Groves: Summer Eating in Southern Spain

Tapas may have been usurped by new, trendier types of eating, but Spanish cooking remains as exciting and delicious as ever. In this three hour masterclass, Barny will take you on a tour of Southern Spain and its sunshine flavours and ingredients from seafood salad and salt cod to pork with sherry and the perfect paella.

The evening will be a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Towards the end of the class, you’ll have supper and a glass of icy Spanish beer or wine. Recipes will be sent to you after the class.
At some classes, there may be leftovers and we’d encourage you to take your share home.

Please bring a Tupperware container if you would like to take food home with you.

£70, 6-9pm

Japanese Cooking with Kansai Kitchen
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

Japanese Cooking with Kansai Kitchen

This 3hr workshop will introduce you to the fresh, fascinating and endlessly varied food of Japan. Perhaps surprisingly, great Japanese food can be made easily using locally sourced ingredients and the skills demonstrated by guest tutor and Japanese food expert Liam Chawdhary of Kansai Kitchen 

With his street food kitchen and pop up restaurants already firmly established in Bristol, Liam is on a mission to prove just how simple authentic Japanese food is to make. You'll have fun discovering new ingredients and creating a handful of delicious and impressive dishes. There'll be time to discuss the background and culture of Japanese Food over a glass of sake. And we'll find out why real Japanese restaurants are a rarity in the UK even though you can create absolutely authentic Japanese dishes with ease at home.

23rd May, 6-9pm. £70

30 Minute Suppers
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

30 Minute Suppers

This brilliant fast-paced workshop will prove that you CAN knock up a top-notch supper from scratch, in around half an hour. You’ll learn a handful of easy win recipes, every one as quick as it is delicious. £65

Vegan Cooking: Joyless & worthy or an exciting culinary adventure?
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Vegan Cooking: Joyless & worthy or an exciting culinary adventure?

Like many people it seems, I spent January of this year eating vegan. As a committed meat, fish and dairy cook, this challenge was not just less difficult than I thought it would be but it revealed a huge diversity of textures, flavours and unexpected delights. It is also (not surprisingly perhaps) an incredibly cheap way of eating.

And while this class is not about veganism and it isn’t specifically for vegans either, it does perhaps have as a sub-text the idea that we should all be eating far less meat, fish & dairy products for all the well-known reasons.

We will be using a huge range of vegetables, pulses, grains, fruit, herbs, nuts and spices and drawing on a range of food cultures from around the world to create some 20 different dishes.
We will also look at the health issues benefits (and a few risks) – around eating vegan.

All classes include tastings throughout and lunch with a glass of wine (vegan of course). You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class.

£115 

Bab, Jang & Kimchi - the art of Korean Cooking
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Bab, Jang & Kimchi - the art of Korean Cooking

As the fashion for fermentation gathers pace, so Korean food is getting a name for itself. And Korean cooking is a world of uniquely clean and yet umami flavours; fermented vegetables, glass noodles, seaweeds, pancakes, meat poached in broths, unlikely but delicious sweet-sour fish and of course bab – (rice), ingredients combined with a precise elegance of presentation, are some of the characteristics of this brilliant cuisine. And of course all the ingredients you will need for cooking these dishes at home are now readily available here in the UK

All classes include tastings throughout and supper with a glass of wine. You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6-9pm, £70

Let's Cook - A one day workshop for ages 8-14
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Let's Cook - A one day workshop for ages 8-14

This fun & hands-on cookery class is pitched at young people aged 8-14. It's an opportunity to learn new recipes, skills and ideas and increase their confidence in the kitchen. The class will cover two savoury dishes, plus a loaf of bread, & something sweet to finish. Students will receive recipes via email following the class. Lunch is provided and you’ll take home what you cook. 

Mumbai Street Food
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Mumbai Street Food

Noise, dust, colour and light. The streets of Mumbai is where life and food happens. Fragrant, chilli-hot mouthfuls straight from the grill, oven or pan. Think lassi, spiced flatbreads, dhal, chicken & cashew kebabs, lightly spiced vegetable masala, grilled prawns, potato patties full of chilli and coriander, dusted in chickpea flour then deep-fried till crisp. Bombay street food is among the best in the world. Create your own Indian feast at Square Food – then sit down and eat with an ice cold Indian beer

All classes include tastings throughout and supper with a glass of wine. You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class.

6-9pm, £70

Kids Simple Suppers
Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Kids Simple Suppers

The idea is simple: to enable the children to prepare and cook a delicious meal from scratch at home. The classes will be great fun, moderately challenging and a great confidence builder for all young would-be cooks.

The classes are open for all children, whatever skill levels, between the ages of 7 & 14

Mezze & Middle Eastern Cooking
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Mezze & Middle Eastern Cooking

No one cannot love the world of Middle Eastern Cooking. It is seductive, bold, open-hearted and deeply life-affirming. It is full of the mystery and tastes of an ancient culinary tradition. Home-made labneh, harissa, spiced lamb with yoghurt, real couscous, babaganoush and sweet delights with rosewater & saffron are among the dishes you will be cooking and tasting.

All classes include tastings throughout and supper with a glass of wine. You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6-9pm, £70

Kids Simple Suppers
Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Kids Simple Suppers

The idea is simple: to enable the children to prepare and cook a delicious meal from scratch at home. The classes will be great fun, moderately challenging and a great confidence builder for all young would-be cooks.

The classes are open for all children, whatever skill levels, between the ages of 7 & 14.


Bistro French Cooking
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Bistro French Cooking

Most restaurant dishes are prepared so that there will be a maximum time of 15 minutes between the customer placing an order and the dish arriving at the table. Come to this class and discover how this is done and how to do it yourself. Here’s an idea of what to expect: Chicken liver parfait, leeks au vin rouge, Alsace onion tart, duck confit with white bean puree & red wine reduction, poached fillets of lemon sole with Hollandaise sauce & true chocolate mousse. Checked tablecloths not provided

6-9pm, £70

Dinner with Friends
Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

Dinner with Friends

Fun, sociable, delicious and not a red rose in sight. Our Dinner with Friends workshop is all about relaxed entertaining. You’ll learn how to put together a couple of showstopper menus that you can dress up or pare back depending on your guests. We’ll cover simple, sophisticated starters, impressive main courses and puddings with the wow factor.

All classes include tastings throughout and lunch with a glass of wine. You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

10am - 3pm, £115