Dancing Trousers Cookery School
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Cooking up a storm

I’m Alexis Thompson and after an appearance on Masterchef, I followed my heart and pursued a career in food. I took my Cordon Bleu Diploma and did a short stint cooking for royalty at Kensington Palace as well as working as a research cook. I write regular restaurant reviews for the Oxford Times and appear on Radio Oxford.  I’m passionate about home cooking, real food and the fun and sociability that goes with them. I’d love to share that with you. 

Dancing Trousers Cookery School is on the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire – in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. It’s easy to reach from Oxford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon, Bath and further afield.

We have courses to suit everyone from complete beginners to accomplished cooks. If you're not sure which course is right for you or as a gift for a friend, give me a call on 01367 860144 and I'll be happy to help.

We're about useable recipes, great flavours, new skills and making cookery fun. Real Food, Real People.

Here's what you can expect: a warm welcome and refreshments on arrival, ingredients are weighed out so you get maximum time for cooking and you won't be standing around watching - our courses are fully hands-on. We email you detailed recipe sheets afterwards, and the lovely Vanda does all the clearing up.

We keep the numbers small, typically courses are just 4-6 people, so you're assured of time, attention and ample opportunity to ask questions. 

We love working with small businesses for cookery-based team days. Who needs abseiling with Trevor from accounts? Make pasta with Trevor instead! Or perhaps you have valued clients who you want to say 'thank you' to. We can tailor-make a special cookery based event for them.

We've hosted birthday and anniversary events, children's cookery parties and more. If you have something in mind, just call 01367 860144 and let's see what we can cook up.

And if you're wondering what we're like, our best advertisement is what our customers say about us, please take a look at our Trip Advisor reviews.