About Us

Neva Culinary Affairs (NCA) is a small family run cookery school and venue in Banbury-Oxfordshire. The NCA includes cookery classes and also offers a room for private events. This could be ideal for family dinners and special occasions. At such events NCA will develop special personalised menus to suit your requirements for up to 8 people.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The majority of the classes will be led by Neva Kip.
Neva Kip who previously was the chef & owner of Fabrika Zeytinlikoy, a venue in Imbros Island, specialized in gastro tourism.

In addition, there will be a variety of highly knowledgeable guest chefs who will come from different specialised fields in the culinary business to lead classes at NCA.
Events will be posted here on this website.

Workshops

Turkish Appetizers And Mezzes

Neva Kip
20 November
11 am - 3 pm

Do not confuse them with ordinary starters; Turkish Mezzes are essential parts of an Istanbul night out with family or friends.

Sauces, Emulsions And Stocks

Neva Kip
21 November
11 am - 2 pm

Sauces are the foundation of French gastronomy and many other international cuisine styles.

Knife Skills

Neva Kip
22 November
11 am - 2 pm

Focusing on vegetable preparation, you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence, being shown how to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this hands-on class.

Famous Turkish Desserts

Neva Kip
23 November
11 am - 3 pm

We will make Kaymakli Kuru Kayisi (Cream-Stuffed Apricots), Sakizli Muhallebi (Mastic Pudding) and Irmik Helvasi (Semolina Halva with Pine Nuts) are some of the typical Turkish desserts.

Vegan Christmas

Lucy Pearson
24 November
11 am - 4 pm

Learn how to make a delicious, stress free Christmas dinner that will be the envy of all your guests.

Turkish Appetizers And Mezzes

Neva Kip
27 November
11 am - 3 pm

Do not confuse them with ordinary starters; Turkish Mezzes are essential parts of an Istanbul night out with family or friends.

Private Dining

The NCA includes cookery classes and also offers a room for private events. This could be ideal for family dinners, special occasions, corporate events and private meetings. At such events NCA will develop special personalised menus to suit your requirements for up to 8 people.

+44 (0) 1295 279 266
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Guest of the Month

We are always excited to welcome Guest Chefs to Neva Culinary Affairs. This month, Lucy Pearson, an expert in vegan cheese making and vegan nutrition joins us to share some recipes and techniques.

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Lucy is as an expert vegan cheese maker, cook and vegan nutritionist. Her passion for teaching stems from 25 years of working in schools, before going on to retrain as a development chef for a vegan events company based in London and The Cotswolds. Now a freelance chef and writer, Lucy is also the co-founder of retreat company eatyogaheal, where she combines the medicinal properties of plants with their multitude of flavours, to produce extraordinary food.

As well as leading workshops and creating her own dishes, Lucy also offers private coaching, recipe testing and menu consultancy both to private clients and businesses such as The Holiday Inn Group.

Book now to join our lucky group of learners! On her vegan courses, Lucy brings everything to the table as she shares her favourite vegan dishes and reveals her own personal views, ideas, and techniques on how to make your food shine. At the end of the day, you will return to your kitchen fully inspired.

WINTER WARMERS

Saturday, 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

VEGAN CHRISTMAS

Saturday, 24th NOVEMBER 2018 - Sunday, 2nd DECEMBER 2018

STORE CUPBOARD STAPLES

Saturday, 12th JANUARY 2019 / Sunday, 24th FEBRUARY 2019

RAW CHOCOLATE AND VALENTINE TREATS

Saturday, 9th FEBRUARY 2019

VEGAN CHEESE

Sunday, 3rd MARCH 2019 / Saturday, 17th MARCH 2019