About Us

Neva Culinary Affairs (NCA), a well-known family-run cookery school and private dining venue in Banbury, now operates in Kidlington, offering cooking classes, menu consultancy, and recipe development services.

The new venue is located in a beautiful backyard in The Moors, with several fruit trees and vegetable beds, where students can personally pick some of the seasonal ingredients to use in the classes.

The business is owned by chef, menu consultant and recipe developer Neva Kip, who wanted to create a place, where like-minded people could meet up to learn different cuisines, cook food that some might not have explored before, hence expand their perspectives around culinary.

The majority of the classes are led by Neva Kip.

Neva graduated from Academy of Culinary Arts in Istanbul and trained under Michelin awarded Le Canard Nouveau in Hamburg in 2010. Formerly, she was the chef & owner of Fabrika Zeytinlikoy, a venue in Imbros island, specialized in gastro-tourism.

Classes

We are passionate about encouraging people to try something new and enjoy the pleasures of home cooked food made from carefully chosen fresh ingredients. We keep our class sizes small (up to six people), to allow a relaxed, friendly environment for a hands-on experience and demonstrations.

Knife Skills

Neva Kip
18 September
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.

A Flavour of the Middle East

Neva Kip
19 September
11 am - 4 pm

You can discover how to make delicious and healthy traditional Middle Eastern dishes on this culinary journey. The Middle Eastern cuisine is a fantastic celebration of big flavours and plenty of spice.

Knife Skills

Neva Kip
23 September
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
24 September
11 am - 2 pm

We will make Kaymakli Kuru Kayisi (Cream-Stuffed Apricots), Sakizli Muhallebi (Mastic Pudding) and Revani (Semolina Cake in Syrup) are some of the typical Turkish desserts.

Bread for Beginners

Neva Kip
25 September
11 am - 3 pm

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

Vegan & Plant Based

Neva Kip
26 September
11 am - 3 pm

An opportunity to learn how to cook a variety of vegan and plant-based recipes in a friendly atmosphere at Neva Culinary Affairs.

Vouchers

The ideal present for a food-loving friend or family member. These vouchers can be spent on our classes. You can book vouchers via Facebook, by emailing info@nevaculinary.co.uk or by calling on 07376 417 526.

Consultancy & Catering

Menu Consultancy and Recipe Development

Since 2014, Neva Kip has been helping and supporting restaurants and cafes to improve their businesses along with consulting the local council and communities to establish culinary training courses. Our recipe development services are tailored to consumers' likes, allowing you to satisfy their cravings. We specialise in Aegean, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes, though we are happy to develop eclectic menus for indie cafes too!

Catering Services

The catering menus are announced on social media. If you need extensive or bespoke menus, please contact us. You can pre-order mezze and afternoon tea boxes via Facebook, Instagram or by emailing info@nevaculinary.co.uk or by calling on 07376 417 526.