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

Knife Skills

Neva Kip
21 March
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.

Sauces, Emulsions And Stocks

Neva Kip
22 March
11 am - 2 pm

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

Bread for Beginners

Neva Kip
23 March
11 am - 3 pm

This is the class that proves you have both the time and the skill to bake your own bread.

Famous Turkish Desserts

Neva Kip
26 March
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.

Sauces, Emulsions And Stocks

Neva Kip
27 March
11 am - 2 pm

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

PATISSERIE SKILLS WORKSHOP: Choux Buns

Rachel Grenville-Hunt
28 March
1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Choux pastry is often seen as a tricky little number, in this class Rachel Grenville-Hunt (Rachel’s Apron) will teach you how simple...

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

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Rachel Grenville-Hunt trained at Ashburton Chef’s Academy in 2017 and after graduating started Rachel’s Apron to run culinary skills classes. Rachel’s passion for food led her to leave a career in the Motion Capture industry in order to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with others. Rachel is a Chef Tutor at Sophie’s Cookery School, The Real Macaron Company, and Neva Culinary Affairs.

Book now to join our lucky group of learners! Rachel will be teaching a series of patisserie classes leading you through the steps to creating your own beautiful bakes at home. You will learn the different skills involved in patisserie allowing you to master the basics and give you confidence to become a more adventurous patisserie chef!

PATISSERIE SKILLS WORKSHOP: Choux Buns

Thursday, 28th of MARCH 2019 / Thursday, 16th of MAY 2019 / Tuesday, 11th of JUNE 2019 / Wednesday, 17th of JULY 2019

PATISSERIE SKILLS WORKSHOP: Simple Patisserie

Monday, 8th of APRIL 2019 / Monday, 20th of MAY 2019 / Wednesday, 19th of JUNE 2019 / Thursday, 25th of JULY 2019

PATISSERIE SKILLS WORKSHOP: Petit Fours

Tuesday, 16th of APRIL 2019 / Tuesday, 28th of MAY 2019 / Friday, 28th of JUNE 2019 / Tuesday, 30th of JULY 2019

PATISSERIE SKILLS WORKSHOP: Meringue Skills

Tuesday, 7th of MAY 2019 / Friday, 7th of JUNE 2019 / Tuesday, 9th of JULY 2019