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


Virtual classes are now up and running. For more information and to book click here.



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.


To enquire click here

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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!