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My children recently attended a Halloween Cookery Workshop at the Smart Raspberry West London cooking school for kids. Now I am the first to admit, I don’t bake much with my children. We have a small, narrow West London terrace kitchen and I just find it too much palaver. That’s an excuse of course – you spotted it! Our lives are busy and just don’t make the time for it. I have baked brownies with the kids in the last week (gold star for me!), so it’s not like a never do it, but I really should make more effort and this plays on my Mum Guilt.

Tasty holiday workshops

I enrolled my children on the Friday of the October half-term programme which ran every day of the main holiday week. The themed days each had a fab Halloween themed name, such as Trick O Treat Chocolate Workshops and Wicked Witches Feast Workshops. My two attended the Fright Night Workshop on the Friday.

The West London Kids making at Smart Raspberry Cookery School
Getting stuck into baking preparations

The West London Kids make their own dinner and dessert – result!

During their workshop they made Fang-tastic Four Cheese Pasta, Gingerbread Mummies and Frightful fruit crumble. All ingredients are provided and included in the cost of the workshops. They were delighted with their culinary creations and excited to show us at the end of the session. It also worked out very well as we were straight on the road to Somerset after collecting them and had something ready to heat and eat when we arrived. Saved the usual stress of getting there and then having to sort out food for them and getting stressed at them whinging about their bellies in front of the grandparents they haven’t seen for several months!

Girl displays the gingerbread cookies made at Smart Raspberry Cookery School holiday camp in West London.
Gingerbread Mummies ready to go in the oven

“So where do I sign up?” you say ….

Smart Raspberry is a franchised cooking school for children and the West London branch is run by the very personable Yasmin Ali. Gently spoken and very calm but with an air of quiet authority; she won the trust of my children straight away. They are definitely keen to go back for another holiday workshop soon. My West London Kids are busy with other kids activities in Ealing on Saturday mornings but there is a class available on Saturday mornings at Brentford School for Girls from 11am to 12.30pm during term times.

The Holiday Workshops also take place at the school in Brentford (which I should say has the perfect room set up for these children’s cookery courses). The run from a 9am to 3pm which is a nice amount of time to get some work done if you’re self employed like me but still be able to enjoy some holiday time with your kids (like eating the food they made ha ha!)

I was gifted the places for my children on this course but everything I say in the review is 100% genuine and I don’t guarantee businesses a glowing review in return for complimentary places. It is vital to me to be authentic and only represent brands that my followers can trust and get value from.

Two children at their West London cookery class.
My children loved this West London cookery class in Brentford

For more information about Smart Raspberry West London cookery classes and holiday workshops, visit the website: www.smartraspberry.com They are also on Instagram and Facebook – and great to follow for recipe ideas and inspiration for cooking with or for your children and to keep up-to-date with their events and news. A big thumbs up from the West London Kids – give them a try sometime!