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Course Testimonials

I can’t recommend the Eat with Ailsa classes enough, we have now completed a 4 week block and 3 individual classes and every one of the laid back friendly classes has surpassed our expectations and surprised us with new flavours that have already become firm favourites and regular features in our household. Ailsa has given us the confidence to cook with things we hadn’t ever tried or thought about using in that way before. We made fantastic tasting food each time in under 2 hours while learning new skills and having dinner ready on the table by the end of it - just perfect! Thanks so much Ailsa, we are waiting patiently to sign up for the next block of classes to be released.

- Tasha

Doing Ailsa's cooking class is so fun and I learn so many new skills. The classes I have attended have become part of my regular repertoire and I look forward to cooking them. The classes give me a push to try new things and have opened up a whole new world (and shelf in my cupboard of various oils and sauces).

- Alex

Can't recommend Cooking with Ailsa, friends and amazing tasty food! Can't wait for the next course I will definitely be signing up!

- Eilidh

Taste of Asia cooking course was unreal! Everything we cooked i loved, every week my boyfriend said “this is the best thing you’ve made on the course”, I mean they can’t all have been the best. The wings were “up there with the best he’s eaten” , and all of it will become part of my regular cooking now. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who enjoys food, cooking and particularly Asian cuisine; it’s all easy to make and the taste is incredible.

- Ashley

We have just completed the Celebrating Asia course. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Ailsa was a great teacher, we learned so many new skills and the food we made was utterly delicious. I can thoroughly recommend.

- Patricia

'Ailsa is a breath of fresh air to cook alongside! She has the patience of a saint and very helpful with everyones alternative ingredients.'

- Mhari

I’ve loved my Wednesday nights with Alisa. Just completed my second 4 week Eat with Alisa course - it’s a great way to learn how to cook all your favourites that you’d never normally be brave enough to try or know where to start! It’s simple, fun and also a great way for our group of friends to do something different together :)

- Kristy

Cooking with Ailsa every week has been great, I’ve learned lots of new skills and techniques and will definitely be making the meals again. It was nice to see how vegan food can still be yummy. It was a well organised course and each week was easy to follow. Would love to do another one!

- Ashley

Ailsa is a natural cooking tutor , so calming with us amateurs , especially when someone didn't have correct ingredients or forgot to put ingredient in dish or worse still if disaster happened to a dish in our kitchen !! 

- Mary

Group & Individual Class Testimonials

Thank you very much for such a fun evening! We absolutely loved the class and the food was delicious. Thank you for being so patient when we asked you to repeat instructions! We learnt a lot along the way as well as having a lovely chat and we’d love to do another class with you. We’ll definitely recommend your classes to our friends and family.

- Emma

Really excellent class - Ailsa is so clear, patient and kept all our group on track ! A wonderful way to get together with friends or colleagues and a delicious meal.

- Christine

We had such a fun evening cooking with Ailsa via Zoom. She was so patient and encouraging with us all. It was lovely to all sit down afterwards and eat the fantastic food we had made with her. A truly delicious Indian meal

- Fiona

Great night in with a group of friends on zoom, Ailsa was fantastic, a few drinks learned some cooking skills, then enjoyed a great meal with family and friends on zoom. would highly recommend it.

- George

Great class and gives me confidence to do similar again. As a non cook, I was a bit concerned that it was going to be too hard. Ailsa was very clear and encouraging in how to overcome any concerns. Progress was at a speed I could manage, and any clarifications - going back to check anything was dealt with clearly. End result was pretty much on time and was very nice. My wife is a great cook and she really enjoyed the meal too.

- Moray

Had a great time doing our third cooking class with Ailsa. The pre-class information is clear and Ailsa is great at talking everyone through the different steps during the class. The food was tasty and I especially enjoyed the opportunity to cook and eat some different flavours to what I would normally make. Thanks Ailsa!

- Ross

A great bonding experience with my family who spread around the country. Ailsa made it fun and interesting and a great meal at the end. I would highly recommend this experience.

- Jackie

We had a fabulous taste of India. The tuition and information given was exactly on point. But more than that was the excellent laid back and patient approach of Ailsa which made for a fun relaxed evening.

- Emma

Amazing evening cooking with family! Ailsa was brilliant! Highly recommend!

- Alice

This was a really fun evening and a great way to spend time with friends during lockdown. Highly recommended.

- Kate

Another potentially chaotic birthday group masterfully facilitated by Ailsa's patience, friendliness and efficiency. Absolutely delicious food, even as a beetroot sceptic - have to say I've been converted!

- Anna

Fantastic food, brilliantly taught by a very patient host :) great fun, thank you Ailsa

- Katy

Proof that lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with friends! A great evening learning a new skill and it was a bonus have a tasty meal to eat afterwards! Ailsa is super friendly and helpful- would definitely recommend doing her classes!

- Louise

Excellent course, clear instructions and a delicious meal at the end of it! Alisa made everything seem so easy and fun.

- Sara

This was a wonderful , unique and fun evening for our family ! Thank you Ailsa

- Judy

Cooking with ailsa was an amazing fun activity, and something new and exciting to try in lockdown. Throughout the experience she was extremely professional but equally lovely and patient so you never felt rushed or that your cooking skills were inferior to hers. The food was so tasty, and yet simple enough for me to feel confident enough to cook it myself. I’ll definitely be saving the recipes for when we can have dinner parties again! 10/10 great experience and I’d recommend to anyone wanting to learn something new and have fun at the same time.

- Lerryn

Perfect solution for lockdown dinner parties - very entertaining.

- Jacqui

Great night, instructions were easy to follow, wonderful healthy food and laughs. Highly recommend

- Natalie

Wish I had done this class ten years ago (not that Zoom had been invented then) - learnt some great new skills, cooked an amazing meal and had a good laugh in the process.

- Matthew

What a fun evening! Ailsa was great - clear instructions, a lot of patience and a good sense of humour - all needed on the night. It's a perfect concept. Cook together, laugh together, learn new skills and recipes together, then eat delicious food together. ( ...and burn caramel together, no names mentioned!)

- Ginny

Excellent, informative cooking class from Ailsa, who is clearly passionate about travel and food. She created a fun and friendly atmosphere and added some excellent cooking tips & tricks along the way. Really easy to follow and delicious food - we will definitely book again!

- Sophie & Angus

Ailsa is knowledgeable, friendly and patient. The instructions are clear, there is an attainable challenge in making the food (it's not too easy) and it is delicious. It is also something I would never have attempted on my own.

- Anon

Excellent, informative cooking class from Ailsa, who is clearly passionate about travel and food. She created a fun and friendly atmosphere and added some excellent cooking tips & tricks along the way. Really easy to follow and delicious food - we will definitely book again!

- Sophie & Angus

Ailsa is fab!! I enjoyed the Japanese class so much I signed up to the Vietnamese one with a different group of friends a week later. Both were really fun and the food was delicious. Ailsa is a patient host and good teacher. It was a really fun way to spend two hours, which just flew by. We prepared some really lovely food which I will definitely be making again.

- Bridget

I took part in two sessions (Hanoi Street Food and Dehli Dinner) with groups of friends spread across the country. Both evenings were great fun and as a bonus the food was very tasty indeed! Ailsa is a great host - she is positive, friendly and supremely patient. She also happily accommodated some special requirements for one of our group. Thanks Ailsa!

- Susan

Our Eat With Ailsa session was so much fun! I normally truly do not like cooking but Ailsa's instructions were so clear and patient. Such a lovely activity to do with my pals and my family (and Instagram) were so impressed! I'm so excited for our next Eat With Ailsa class. Would 100% recommend to give as a present for friends or family or as a lovely class for yourself! 

- Hilary

Really loved the class - very informative and such delicious food! Thank you for a lovely evening Ailsa!

- Louise

Great, fun evening. Cooked a delicious meal. I would never have attempted nan bread prior to this! It was a great way to spend an evening a group of friends, especially when actually meeting up isn't possible at the moment. Ailsa was a great host and tutor.

- Carol

What a fun way to “spend time with friends” in our new COVID lifestyles. We had great fun and loved the food!

- Ruth

What a fun evening! Ailsa was very friendly, relaxed and patient. We had a great time learning how to cook 3 new dishes and she gave us background info about the dishes and the cooking culture in Vietnam.

- Claire

Fantastic class! The Izakaya food was so delicious and the class had a lovely, friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

- Lois

Great Friday night spent cooking with Eat with Ailsa! We had a great time learning new skills, with great advice and guidance throughout from Ailsa. The food was delicious!!

- Lisa

We joined an Eat with Ailsa class to celebrate a family birthday. It was a great way to spend an evening with a focus on something to do and then a delicious meal to share together. Ailsa’s instructions were really clear and we really enjoyed the class and the food.

- Linda

The class was fantastic, Ailsa has such a warm and friendly personality, and is so patient with bumbling amatuers (like me) that it make the whole event informative and fun. Highly recommended.

- Rob

Eat with Ailsa was an awesome thing to do did my sister’s 40th birthday. It brought us all together and focussed us on something. Ailsa was truly amazing, everyone really enjoyed themselves and the food was truly scrumptious! I learned loads and will definitely keep the recipe and make again.

- Laura

I would thoroughly recommend Eat with Ailsa. We had such a lovely evening with friends and onto of that we learnt to cook some amazing food. Aisle was an amazing hostess and was very clear and patient with the recipes and our questions. A wonderful evening was had by all

- Shirley

Would definitely recommend a private lesson with Ailsa! it was a different and fun way to spend a Saturday evening with family in lockdown! And the food was delicious!

- Gillian

The evening was very enjoyable. Ailsa was friendly and informative

- Mary

Really fun evening, great format to spend time with friends. Ailsa is a natural host and guided us along the class, sharing lots of knowledge and tips. It was so good, I've already booked a cookery course as a birthday gift too!

- Becky

We booked a private class for the family and had a lot of fun. The meal we prepared was delicious and well explained. We'll definitely be booking another class in the future!

- Kim

We had a great time- food was great and it was a laugh too

- Vicki

A really great, fun, casual and genuinely informative class with friends. Something absolutely to look forward to and would book again for sure - thanks Ailsa! *****

- Gav

What a great “night out “with girlfriends. Good fun cooking with a very patient, accomplished chef. ......And a delicious meal to finish.

- Carol

Alisa's class was incredibly fun and engaging. She was the ultimate multitasker and answered any questions we had while making our meal. Alisa taught us fun tips and was a great conversationalist! She kept us all engaged, laughing and smiling. She was responsive when we couldn't find some ingredients and provided alternatives before class, as well. I would happily recommend her class to those looking for a unique experience! I'll definitely be cooking with Alisa again!

- Cassie

Ailsa is such an enthusiastic and engaging teacher and host. Recommended!

- Michael & Graham

Well prepared and organised, easy to follow with a friendly host and great fun!

- Joanna

The cooking class was the biggest highlight of my birthday - I reflected that it was even better than a normal dinner or party at home as I was able to invite good friends from Europe and the US and include them in my celebration. A brilliant way to bring friends together, centred around amazing food which we get to eat at the end!

- Ciorsdan

Ailsa delivered a fantastic evening full of fun & laughter with friends, somehow keeping us on track to sit down and enjoy a lovely virtual meal together. I can't wait for the next one!

- Sian

We had an amazing time during our ‘Eat with Ailsa’ cooking lesson. It was a fun way to learn new skills, enjoy time with friends (which has been tricky during lockdown) and have a delicious meal at the end! Can’t believe I manage to cook something so tasty! We won’t mention the washing up though.. I would highly recommend you taking part.

- Anon

The class was a fantastic chance to do something different with friends and the food was delicious!

- Andrew

Ailsa was a fabulous host and ran an informative, fun and very tasty class! I would totally recommend taking part to create gorgeous food with your virtual friends or family in the comfort of your own home. Ailsa was also super helpful for adapting the menu to GF.

- Heather

Ailsa led a fun, informative evening with great food to enjoy at the end, and to cook in the future. Her communication from booking to follow up was excellent. If you are looking for a different way to get together with friends, or to learn new culinary skills I would highly recommend.


- Anne

A really good 2 hours that flew by with some great food the way at the end of it!

 - Pete

Ailsa’s workshop was fun and really enjoyable. We all sat down and savoured every mouthful at the end. I will definitely use the recipes again and I’m looking at doing another course. Thanks Ailsa!! 

- Debbie

Our group Eat with Ailsa evening was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Ailsa was very professional and kept us all on track in a relaxed way. Great laugh with brilliant food, would highly recommend. Thanks Ailsa!

 - Katy

Loved the food and the whole evening!

- Beth

A really good fun evening for our family group with a delicious meal to finish off - 10/10

- Sarah

Ailsa's class was the perfect lockdown, zoom activity! We had such a hoot then left with a gorgeous meal!

- Lindsey

A super enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend it to others.

- Patricia

Lovely course with great instructions and the food was incredibly tasty! I couldn't believe I had made it!

- Izzie

Thanks you so much for a very enjoyable evening. The planning of the whole event was amazing. How we all got to the table with everything perfectly cooked is a testament to your professionalism.

- Michael

Ailsa s zoom class was the the perfect answer for an organised ‘surprise’ 40th birthday event, relaxed and fun. The 2 hours flew past and we all loved the food we produced. Can t recommend it enough.

- Linda

Another great fun evening, with remote friends, thank you Ailsa

- Jacqui & Sam

We had a fantastic masterclass with Ailsa - great tips and most importantly delicious food! I am inspired to make more curries from scratch!

- Lucy

Really worked well, good clear instructions and very informal, so no pressure! And great scran at the end of it😋

- Morag

Ailsa has smashed it yet again! I can’t emphasise enough how much I dislike cooking... but Ailsa makes it so fun and easy that I enjoyed the class so, so much! ALSO I couldn’t cook rice before but now I totally know how to make the perfect fluffiest rice!! Absolute genius.

- Hilary

Excellent way to spend a Friday evening in lockdown

- Anne

The sushi class is great fun and you learn 3 techniques you can use again with any combo of ingredients. It is a great way to learn a new cuisine.

- Jack

You were so good at going through all the steps we needed to complete the meal. You were also so patient waiting for all to finish each step. You were just lovely.

- Moira

Thorough pre class prep received well in advance, prompt start to class, dishes taught at an orderly pace, time management perfect. Two hours zoomed by! Then we enjoyed a group dinner party with lovely food. Highly recommended. Ailsa was a delightful hostess and a great teacher.

- Bev

I wish I could eat with Ailsa every night! Her instructions were perfectly paced and delivered in a friendly, engaging and fun manner. Loved it!

- Jake

We joined Ailsa for the Izakaya Evening. We were warmly greeted and were given detailed information of what to expect during the class. Instructions were clear throughout but we could ask for clarification if unsure. It was a busy 2 hours but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learning new skills. The food was delicious!

- Grace & Alan

Excellent class! Ailsa's is very clear & patient. She held our group together brilliantly. We had lots of fun and the food was delicious.

- Leisa

Delicious meal following relaxed and enjoyable cooking for people of all cooking abilities. Would highly recommend.

- Jo

This class is a great way to try cooking a new cuisine! It is easy to follow and you end up with some delicious food.

- Jack & Charlotte

Great night cooking with Ailsa - Good fun, tried new types of food and expanded my cooking skills.


Thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with Ailsa. Clear instructions and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

- Ross

Great well run evening with delicious results at then end! 

- Frazer

We booked a private group session to do something a bit different with some old friends. Ailsa led the cooking in a relaxed and fun way, was patient with our constant chatting and we all achieved great food (and I am a terrible cook!). A really lovely way to spend time with friends and learn something new :)

- Karen

A good fun evening with a lovely meal to finish. Instructions were easy to understand and follow. Aisle was a lovely host and teacher.

- Alison

A fun evening online with friends, delicious food and a competent teacher to guide us through preparing and cooking the dishes.

- Barbara

Ailsa was very knowledgable and answered any questions throughout the tuition. I would thoroughly recommend the classes.

- Susan

Ailsa is friendly and helpful. She is very clear at explaining things and very patient at answering multiple questions. All in all a great experience and lots of fun. Delicious food too.

- Michelle

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