Christmas Cooking Workshop

Cooking Classes | Christmas | Comprehensive Techniques | Festive Special | Greek | Marinades & Sauces | Mediterranean | Private Classes | Vegetarian

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Christmas is the time of the year where we all gather together! We share festive meals with our loved ones, meals that can be quite luscious or made with just a few ingredients. All made with Christmas love! Regardless of whether you’re preparing a feast with many elaborate dishes or just a couple of simple recipes, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you!

During this workshop, we will be preparing a festive vegetarian menu, with a centrepiece that both vegetarians and meat-lovers will enjoy. We will help you organise your festive prep in advance and give you lots of ideas on how to repurpose your leftovers.


Suggested Festive Menu

Purple cabbage, carrot & fresh herbs salad with apples & walnuts


Tart with celeriac, other root veggies, barrel-aged feta & ash cheese

Main course 

Roasted stuffed pumpkin with bulgur wheat, spinach, chickpeas and a tahini dressing
Roasted Brussels sprouts with a petimezi glaze, hazelnuts and currants

Cheesecake with manouri and galomizithra, topped with figs poached in red wine


Join our festive workshop and meet Lida, Oliveology’s resident chef and anthropologist. Get creative, learn new techniques and dig in unique festive dishes that will make you and your guests blissfully happy!

The workshop includes learning basic cooking skills, tasting ingredients and participating in every step, from prepping ingredients to cooking and plating. You will leave with a selection of the recipes and a 10% discount voucher for Oliveology’s products. And at the end of the workshop we all sit around the table and share the food we’ve made!

Check the photos & reviews from previous workshops #OliveologyCooks


Workshop with Lida Papamatthaiaki

Lida is a trained chef and an anthropologist, focussing on food and the senses. Her experience working with food is diverse. Lida has worked in professional kitchens in Greece and London, consulted artisan food companies, joined food conferences and culinary seminars. She has also been writing and developing recipes for Oliveology for the last five years. In addition she has been volunteering in social kitchens for refugees in Athens. Lida is passionate about tangible and intangible heritage. She participated in an oral history research project documenting food practices in Northern Greece and worked for museums in Greece, developing food-related creative learning programs. She brings in her memories from her place of origin, Crete. Her workshops are inspired by the intersection of food heritage, culture and history.

Menu: Seasonal, Vegetarian, using Oliveology products and mostly organic produce. Please note that the workshop includes recipes with gluten.

Price: £90 per person (including all the food, drinks & recipes) 
Duration: 3 hours

Location: In our Railway Arch at Spa Terminus
Date:  Saturday 7th of December 2019
Time Slot: 10am-1pm

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Dietary requirements:

All menus are finalised two weeks before the date of the workshop. Please contact us directly with any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
As our workshops are hosted at a shared kitchen space, we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment.

Cancellation policy:

A minimum of 4 weeks notice is required for cancellation so we can fill your space. You will be given a full refund or we can transfer you to another date. However, no refunds or changes can be made if cancellations are changed in less than four weeks. However, you have the option to give your ticket to a friend or family member.

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