The Perfect Christmas Present

A Tara Cookery Gift Voucher

We are a boutique human capital consultancy firm specializing in
senior level executive search.

Our core sectors of expertise are professional services, financial services markets, technology and outsourcing.

You can buy vouchers as gifts for family and friends and let them decide on the date and the type of class they would like.

You can browse a selection of classes and see the prices here.

You just need to choose how many people the voucher is for.

Vouchers will be personalised and sent to you in the post so that you have something to give on the day! Alternatively they can be sent to the lucky recipient of the class. Please get in touch for more details. 

Welcome to Tara Cookery.








Tara Cookery teaches cooking classes one-on-one, in peoples homes, as well as offering group classes in Central London.


Private lessons are completely tailored to your requirements. It doesn't matter whether you are a complete beginner who wants to learn the basics, or an experienced chef who is perhaps ready to explore a culinary career. Tara Cookery lessons are designed specifically for your needs. 


You may simply be looking for inspiration on what to cook for dinner or you might want to spend your lesson learning the secrets of pastry -making. Everything you need will be brought to you.


To find out more about classes go here

My name is Tara Guinness, a professionally trained chef.  After studying at university I completed the full year diploma at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London.  


With traditional French culinary training under my belt I moved to India where I worked in remote hotel kitchens, teaching Western cooking and catering management.  It was often a challenge being the only English speaker in a small, bustling, baking hot kitchen, especially when the nearest market was a day away by train.  All the same it was a fantastic experience, and my love of teaching was born out of my experiences there. 


Once back in the UK I worked as a freelance chef for various catering companies and pop-up restaurants. 


I have just finished working at Carousel after 2 years, a restaurant in West London. I learnt to cook a different cuisine each week, working with visiting chefs from all over the world. I am now running Tara Cookery full time, teaching people how to cook!