New culinary school is on course to cook up a storm

Cookshelf - Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne with owner of new shop
Cookshelf - Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne with owner of new shop

Eastbourne’s newest cookery school opened its doors in North Street for the first time earlier this month.

A launch party included drinks, nibbles and live music, with Eastbourne’s Mayor and Mayoress in attendance as well as local business entrepreneurs, the Cookshelf team and Eastbourne residents.

Partygoers were able to see the newly-fitted kitchens and refurbished café, as well as taste some of the local produce the Cookshelf offers.

The cookery school in the heart of the town centre specialises in offering culinary classes, cookery books and language lessons.

Alongside this, The Cookshelf café offers Lavazza coffee, a range of teas and selection of homemade sandwiches, soups, cakes and pastries.

With a successful launch under its belt, the team behind the new business has hit the ground running, with their cookery class for teens.

“This first class was such a success, we’re sure we will run this course again,”, said business owner Kate.

Culinary courses continue with bread-making for beginners and making pasta from scratch, along with a host of other courses. They can also “tailor make” any class to suit affordability and genre.

The café is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday, while Cookshelf courses can be booked at by visiting the website at