Our popular Pattacakes cooking parties can be held for birthdays, Christmas, seasonal fun, sleepovers or simply because you fancy one. We have a range of party styles to choose from - there's something for everyone. Click to see what's on offer ...Little Cooks Parties, Celebration Cooking Parties, Dinner Parties, Chocolate Parties, Kitchen Science Parties, Baking Parties or tell us about an idea you have and chances are we will be able to design a party just for you


...And we're not just for parties - we will also come to toddler groups, nurseries, preschools, schools, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, Brownies and Guides contact us for more details and prices.  Or join us at our Harpenden Little Cooks Cookery Club  - a one hour group for preschoolers and their carers  where we help your little one to cook real food from scratch.  Get in touch to find out more details and for current dates

  • You provide the venue for the party. This can be in your home or if you prefer in a hall hired by you (as a guide each child needs about a 50cm width of working space to cook at comfortably). We clear up at the end leaving everything spick and span, taking all the dirty equipment away, so you can relax and enjoy the day.

  • Pattacakes Cookery School is used to working with children with special dietary requirements, or other minor special needs. Parents just need to discuss special situations at the time of booking. Cooks can choose from a range of dishes carefully developed with the age and skills of the children in mind. The result is a party experience to remember.

At the moment parties are mainly available in the Beds, Herts, Bucks, Essex and North London area but do contact us if you are in a different location as we may have one of our food coaches available who can travel to your area.

Clever Cooks Parties

For preschoolers from 3 years

Little Cooks Cooking Parties

An ideal party activity for your little one. We provide a 1 hour focused cooking session which is a party in itself and you provide the party tea ( and party games or other activities if you wish)

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For cooks aged 5 upwards

Celebration Parties

Your little cooks prepare two or three scrumptious dishes for their party lunch or tea. Cooking time is geared to the age group; as well as making their tea, younger cooks may have time to play a traditional party game whilst older cooks may also make a soft cocktail drink to enjoy with their meal

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For growing cooks aged 8 upwards

Dinner Parties

More grown up sophisticated cooks are guided to prepare their own three course meal, enjoy a soft cocktail drink and then change into party clothes, if they want, before sitting down to dinner

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For budding chocolatiers aged 8 years plus

Chocolate Parties

Sweet toothed party goers create their own box of homemade chocolates to take home and then enjoy a sumptuous chocolate fondue or fountain

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For 'Bake Off' mad cooks age 8 years and over

Baking Parties

Hold your own 'bake off'.  We teach party goers to make 3 different cakes including delicious uncooked varieties, all chosen by you from our baking menu. Each person takes home a box of goodies to rival any master bakers.

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For cooks with enquiring minds aged 8 upwards

Kitchen Science Parties

Turn your kitchen into a science laboratory and become a mini Heston Blumenthal. We help children turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by conducting simple and safe experiments using ingredients found in every kitchen. Great fun for boys and girls alike

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We have been running cookery parties for children from 2 years upwards since 1999