Cookery School

Community classes and activities in St Luke's fully-equipped Cookery School.

Cookery School at St Luke’s

St Luke’s Cookery School is a cooking space with a difference, using income from private hire to fund our free community cookery classes for St Luke’s members of all ages. There are eight fully-equipped cooking stations, including one with full wheelchair access. We host after-school and holiday clubs for youngsters learning kitchen and food preparation skills that last a lifetime, and adult classes where people can learn to cook fresh food from scratch, making household budgets stretch further.

In our classes we use as much donated food as possible that might otherwise go to waste or food that is grown in our Edible Yard. With a wide range of quality equipment from KitchenAid mixers and Magimix food processers, to ice-cream makers, pasta rollers and our outdoor pizza oven, you will have all the tools to make a tasty meal. We also have an outdoor seating area in the garden at the back of the Centre and a dining room where the group can enjoy a chat over their food afterwards.

Our Community Cookery School is a crucial part of the services we offer at St Luke’s. With the cost of living crisis our community chef provides courses for families to learn new skills in how to use surplus food from the food hub to make healthy nutritious meals, and how to make household budgets go further.

We’ve done an Impact Report below for the Community Cookery School for 2023, which shows how it’s making a huge difference to people’s lives locally during these challenging times.

Cookery School Infographics 2023 read here.

For more information about St Luke’s Cookery School, please contact us on 020 7549 8181 or email us at



How It Works

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Become a Member

You then have access to the community classes in our Cookery School.

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Look at our events

Look at the events we have listed under What’s On for the Cookery School.


Attend your class

Enjoy meeting new people at fun events and learning delicious new recipes.

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Are You Eligible?

If you live within our area of benefit, you can become a lifelong member of St Luke’s for just £5 and be part of our vibrant community hub.

Membership gives you access to a wide variety of events, classes, workshops and support services aimed at making life more enjoyable and easier for our local community, providing services they might not otherwise have access to.

We’d love you to join us!
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Member Events

Please contact us on 020 7549 8181 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

for more information on the services & activities available at St Luke’s Community Centre, Central Street, South Islington, London.

How to Find Us in Islington London

Public Transport

Train Station

Old Street 10 mins walk (0.5 miles)
Barbican 10 mins walk (0.5 miles)
Angel 14 mins walk (0.7 miles)

Bus Routes

Central Street
43, 205, 214, 394, N205
Old Street
55, 243, N55