School of Wok has scooped both awards in the categories in which it was shortlisted at this year’s British Cookery School Awards.
Teaching the art of East Asian cuisine in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, School of Wok won in the ‘Best Specialist Cookery School’ and the school’s founder and head chef, Jeremy Pang, 30, won in the ‘Young Rising Star’.
The win was not without incredibly tough competition, with well-established schools like the Bertinet Kitchen and WI Cookery School amongst the finalists in the category, but it impressed the panel of judges which included BBC Radio 2’s food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden and Delicious magazine’s editor Karen Barnes.
‘We’ve spent the past few years working hard, listening to our guests’ feedback and dreaming big’ says founder, co-owner and winner Jeremy Pang. ‘It’s great to see our hard work recognised, but the journey is far from over’.
Specialising in Oriental and Asian cuisine, School of Wok runs classes ranging from Dim Sum to Authentic Chinese, Thai to Korean, as well as tasting tours of Chinatown, and a variety of full day intensive classes. All courses equip the participants with a set of skills, from basic to advanced, to impress friends and family.
This double win comes at a special time for School of Wok, as they are about to launch a new venture at the end of November – The Oriental Culinary Institute (OCI), the school’s new professional accredited classes which will train professional chefs in Oriental and Asian cuisine.
With more than 400 cookery schools now operating across the country, the British Cookery School Awards 2014 honour excellent cookery schools that go above and beyond to deliver a top-notch cookery school experience. Launched in 2012, the awards celebrate the important role that cookery schools play in driving Britain’s passion for cooking good, home-made food.