Curated Experiences
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Introduction to Sourdough

Sourdough baking is the most ancient way to make bread using flour, water and salt which are fermented using lactic acid bacteria and wild yeast. This process transforms the flour, giving depth of flavour and nutritional benefits.

In this hands on workshop, we will teach you the techniques of making sourdough bread but most importantly help you build knowledge and confidence around it: more than a technique, sourdough is about understanding the process.

You will make and bake your own loaves and have plenty of time to ask your questions throughout. We will break to have a taste of homemade seasonal savoury and sweet sourdough bakes.

4 hours £225

​Available Friday & Saturday Only. Must be pre-booked with Stephanie

Rooted Wild - Floristry Workshops

At Rooted Wild we create mindful workshops and circles to gather, share space and connect with nature using creativity and intention. Each workshop or circle is designed using creative and holistic practices to create a safe, non-judgemental space which allows you to leave the chatter of the mind behind and let the creativity to flow.

Our circles are inspired by the ancient concept of a Women's Circle. Where women would gather in a safe, non-judgemental sacred space to reconnect with the feminine energy and share their inner wisdom and self-reflection. 
Our circles are open to anyone, not just women, who is wanting to intentionally connect with nature, their inner wisdom and release their creative energy.

£75 for two people (session lasts approx 2/2.5 hours)
(these sessions can be carried out in person or online depending on current social distancing regulations)

Private Pasta Making

Join Kate from Cooking & Carafes for a two hour Pasta Making Experience in your retreat. This foodie experience is perfect for passionate home cooks, or for those of you who just want to try something new, have fun and learn a new skill while drinking prosecco! 


Learn to make your own homemade ravioli, you’ll make your own dough, roll your own pasta and then create delicious pillows of filled pasta. 


Once you’ve mastered the art of fresh pasta you’ll enjoy a bottle of fizz, served with some delicious antipasti including homemade bread, cheese and cured meats. Kate will then cook and serve your ravioli for you and leave you to enjoy in your retreat.

2 hours (approx) £200

Learn to Forage

Hitchin Forager Jane Simmons will lead a socially-distanced foraging walk around the beautiful countryside surrounding Bethnal&Bec, seeking out seasonal wild food ingredients, discussing the properties of various hedgerow plants and how to use them in cooking, teas, jams and preserves.

You'll then head back to your retreat to sample some pre-made foraged jam and pesto and pick Janes immense knowledge on how to use your ingredients you've collected. 

2 hours from £150

Learn to make Cocktails

We have partnered with Jimmy from to offer you the ability to pre-order everything to make cocktails, then, at a pre-arranged time, head to ZOOM for 45 minute masterclass with him on how to make delicious cocktails with what you've pre-ordered... how cool is that?!


Alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available

From £120 (price includes alcohol)

Before ordering, please head to the website to choose your cocktail to make.

Fermenting Workshop

Fermenting vegetables is an old way of preserving them thanks to naturally occurring bacteria. More than a preserving process, it is incredibly delicious and nourishing. The benefits are both culinary & nutritional.

The workshop starts with a taster of sourdough breads & selection of fermented products to excite the tastebuds! Then you will be making your own ferments: a traditional Korean kimchi and an amazing variety of fermented foods and drinks which you will keep and see ferment overtime (we provide the glass jars and containers).


We will be discuss gut health & why eating and drinking fermented foods contribute to our overall wellbeing.

3 hours £175​

Available Friday & Saturday Only. ​Must be pre-booked with Stephanie 

Larks Live Private Online Cooking Class

Create restaurant quality dishes guided by a top chef without needing to leave the retreat! We are so excited to be collaborating with Larks Live to bring this brilliant experience to our guests! Chris and I have enjoyed these during Lockdown, so wanted to bring the fun to our guests too!

Choose from a number of mouth-watering options from boozy brunches to tapas & tails! Once you are booked in, you will receive a list of ingredients (we can advise on where these can be purchased local to the retreats) to help you get prepared for your time with Tim.

Tim Maddams is a chef, writer, cookery teacher & presenter. Tim led the team at River Cottage Axminster, where he regularly appeared alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the River Cottage series on Channel 4.  You may also spot Tim on various foodie shows, such as Sunday Brunch.   

Prices start at £100 for an hour's class.

Plantbased Cooking Class

Passionate about reconnecting people with food through cooking classes and workshops, Chef Naturelle is a small business run by naturopathic chef Stéphanie. The dishes are plant-based and inspired by nature and its seasons with a focus on vibrant, nutrient-rich and sustainable food, using natural ingredients free of refined flours, sugars. All ingredients are organic and sourced locally as much as possible, some of which are homegrown.

Designed to give people the knowledge and the tools to develop their confidence and trust their senses whilst having fun in the kitchen! Guests can choose from learning to cook a delicious and wholesome 2 course meal from scratch or a themed class .

Prices start at £250 for 3 hours, including all the ingredients and the washing up!

Mindful Making | Tassell Garland

Create your own totally on-trend tassel garland in an array of beautiful colours to decorate your home! 

2 people £25 per head

takes approx. 2 hours 


Bethnal&Bec, Nottinghams, Cottered, Herts, SG9 9PU

Tel: 07790 901051

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