Ravneet Gill brings you
Damson Jelly Academy
The feel good cookery school, designed to help you become your best self in the kitchen
“I’ve trained teams in kitchens, taught classes online, up-skilled a whole lotta you during the first lockdown on the other side of the screen, and now I want to be able to reach even more of you. Learning how to cook shouldn’t feel scary. Instead, I want to help you develop your instincts when it comes to food and flavour, building confidence and practical knowledge at the same time.”
Damson Jelly Academy Intro
Damson Jelly Academy is here to help you level up your baking and cooking skills with professionally designed online courses that teach you the 'why' as well as the 'what' and 'how' of cooking, so that you can become confident, competent and creative in the kitchen, making delicious things whilst you're at it.
More expert courses will be added throughout the year.
This course is for
YOU! No seriously though, our courses are designed to work for beginners all the way to advanced. Check out our curriculums to find out more.
For every beginners course sold we give one back to a budding chef/baker in a school. We are working towards making our food education programmes accessible for all.
4 week courses
Each course is designed to be taken over 4 weeks with a minimum of 3 video recipes per week. Once you have access to the course it's yours to complete in your own time (within 1 year).
Downloadable recipe guides
Access to community forums
Purchase our courses individually or as a bundle to receive our lowest ever price.
Beginners Bakery Course
Want to be a better baker? Love the thought of making the best cakes and desserts for your mates? Maybe you dream of opening your own bakery in the future or perhaps you're a chef who wants to know the fundamentals? Well this course is for you x 100. We're here to impart our knowledge in a way that's fun, engaging and practical. And yes, very, very delicious
In this course you'll learn: cakes, biscuits, meringue, pastry, custard and so much more
Beginners Cooking Course
Right from day 1, this course teaches you to make dishes you'll be day dreaming about for weeks after. Trust us on this one. At DJA we teach you how to make restaurant worthy dishes - you know the ones that leave you lost for words wondering how they made something so perfectly balanced? It's all down to kitchen hacks and a handful of tips and tricks that we reveal in a fun and accessible way.
In this course you'll master soups, emulsions, fish cookery, dinner party hacks and more
Damson Jelly Experience
Courses to teach you our best lessons
Learn how to make restaurant worthy dishes - you know the ones you can't believe taste that good whilst seeming so simple? Yeah, we're all about that here. We work with seasonal produce and teach you how tow to take core principles and use them to suit you, with substitutions and alternatives so you never need to leave a question in the recipe comments section again!
Making cooking and baking an accessible skill for all
We want to break down the rules around food and cooking, getting you on your way to becoming an instinctive cook and baker; the kind who can tell what something needs just by looking, touching and tasting.
Teachers with combined experience totalling 30 years
The courses have been designed by Ravneet Gill and Mattie Taiano, two chefs who have spent years working in restaurants all over London including; The Anchor & Hope, St. JOHN, The Camberwell Arms, Noble Rot, Llewelyns, Black Axe Mangal, Zuma, Jamavar. We want to take all of our key learnings and pass them onto you.
Rav has recently appeared across all your TVs as the judge on Channel 4's Junior Bake Off. She is a columnist for The Guardian and The Telegraph, founder of hospitality platform Countertalk and has written two books. The Pastry Chef's guide is out now and her second book Sugar, I Love You is out in Oct 21.
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“Rav is a fantastic teacher and an enabler who is always keen on sharing her seasoned knowledge, has the gifted ability to take any complex recipe and break it down to make it understandable even for a novice like me. Her constructive feedback has helped me to gain confidence to venture into baking and create amazing desserts.”
“Ravneet Gill introduced me into the world of pastry, teaching me in a simple, approachable and not intimidating way from the basics to the more advance pastry making techniques"
“Rav teaches in a way that is nourishing, inspiring and memorable. Four years later and the endless skills and priceless kitchen habits she taught me are engrained in my brain like it was yesterday. I’m forever grateful for all the tips she taught me. She instantly believed in me as a pastry chef and always encouraged me to pursue my dreams, the perfect match for my first mentor in the industry."