Tara Cookery was founded in 2017 by Tara Guinness. In 2013 Tara trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, studying the full year diploma. After graduating she went to India and worked in a five-star hotel kitchen in the jungle at a remote nature reserve, creating the menu and training the staff. It was here that her love of teaching was born. She then moved to Delhi to work for CAARA, a busy, fast-moving catering company, cooking for events and organising pop-up restaurants at Delhi’s art fairs.
On returning to the UK Tara worked for Kricket at Pop Brixton, her first day being the opening night. She also did freelance work for supper clubs and catering companies such as The Art of Dining and Peardrop London. (Tara now co-hosts The Amber Room for two weeks every year, a supper club that serves delectable dishes to guests surrounded by a treasure trove of art work.)
"Give a man a Deliveroo, and you feed him for a day. Give a man Tara Cookery lessons, and you feed him for a lifetime."
Tara worked for three years at Carousel London, a wonderful restaurant in Marylebone. The concept involved inviting a different international guest head chef every week to showcase their individual menu and cuisine. This experience introduced Tara to a huge range of fascinating dishes and techniques from all over the world.
Tara Cookery aims to teach anyone how to cook, from shaky beginners to students who wish to sharpen their pastry skills.
You can cook along at your own pace by using the lesson library and pausing when you need to or join one of her live classes. Tara loves getting to know her clients and enjoys tailoring classes to suit their needs.