About Us

Flavours School of Cookery is a small, community-based cookery school based on the outskirts of Bournemouth.

Originally owned by a sole proprietor, we are now owned by Five Rivers Childcare

We run classes for all ages and abilities, from school children to grandparents, beginners to experts and the curious to the masters. 

All our classes are led by a mix of our resident and guest chefs from in and around Dorset. Each class covers specialist cuisines and our chefs will demonstrate the techniques, ingredients and approaches used in the industry today. We support and motivate you to create amazing dishes to impress your family and friends. Most of our classes are hands-on, which means you get to cook alongside our chef, gaining expert support and advice as you go.  

If you would rather watch and taste before you dive in, why not try our coffee mornings or afternoon teas that will give you some great ideas and get you all fired up to cook at home. 

We provide all necessary equipment and ingredients for our classes, so just bring your smile and a comfy pair of shoes. 



Our mission is to use cooking as a platform to bring people together, building the Flavours community to create a positive difference for all we touch. 


Working with our staff, customers, partners, parents, carers and young people, we provide an accessible and sustainable hub for cooking activities in the region, building life skills, cultural awareness and a healthy population. Flavours provides a range of high-quality classes which deliver transformational outcomes – turning people’s lives around.  


Respect: We show consideration for each other, recognising, embracing and celebrating each other’s differences. 

Adaptability: We are flexible and treat every person as an individual. We have drive and energy to make a change, to challenge, inspire and delight. 

Integrity: We are straight forward, simple and approachable. We make complex things simple and uncomplicated and always follow our strong moral principles. 

Support: We show we understand and care. We respond to the needs of our customers, colleagues and partners. 

Excellence: We are ingenious and innovative. We emphasize quality and sustainability, drawing on our experience, skills, insight and judgement. 


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Our classes book up quickly, so if you like to plan ahead, drop us your details below and we'll send you updates of our events that are coming up.