About Me


Hi. I am Jyoti Shah and I run The Veggie Kitchen cookery courses and classes in Stanmore, 

The Veggie Kitchen started in 2002 and continues to offer pure vegetarian cookery courses in Stanmore, London. Being an established cooking instructor having run well over a 1000 classes, we have come across hundreds of fantastic students. We created and continue to run three very successful and popular courses to date.

The courses specialise in Indian cuisines as well as Thai, Chinese, Italian and many more. For everyone from beginners through to accomplished home cooks, these vegetarian cookery classes provide inspiration and ideas that are easily achievable in your own veggie kitchen with the emphasis on simplicity and fun. We offer group courses and one-to-one private hands on lessons.

My personal experiences from childhood in Kenya consisted of a diet of grains and fresh vegetables. Moving to the UK, I grew to become a successful Tupperware agent throughout the country. With my enjoyment and true passion of cooking, as well as thriving on my success as an agent led me to demonstrate vegetarian recipes. Being a busy working mother and balancing the needs of everyday family life, it was important for me to cook nutritious meals for my family.  With this, as well as the feedback from my Tupperware customers, I followed my true aspirations in the creation of The Veggie Kitchen.

Vegetarian cooking classes at The Veggie Kitchen offer a wide variety of classes to suit all. If you are a vegetarian, who wants to experience and learn the art of cooking vegetarian meals in your own Veggie Kitchen, then these classes are a must for you. Our aim is to teach you to cook home-style food that you can prepare easily and repeatedly to make the most out of your veggie kitchen cookery course.

After a long shutdown due to  COVID-19 pandemic and government guidance, The Veggie Kitchen is excited to announce the commencement of group classes. We are restarting the classes gradually, all the time adhering to government guidelines. We have scheduled our first group class on the 8th of August 2021 as detailed below. In each group class students will be expected to conform to recommended guideline like handwashing, face mask and carry out Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test at home prior to attending the class.  If you are interested in booking the class contact The Veggie Kitchen.

Check our website regularly for new courses and classes.

Following courses scheduled start dates. Click on link for more details

For Mithai Class Dates click here

Beginners 8 week group course - Wednsdays7.30pm - 9.30pm
New Beginners Course start date
2 places available

Intermediate 8 week group course - Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm
Intermediate Course25/11/2021

Eggless Baking Class29/01/2022 11.00am - 3.00pm
4 places available
Cup cakes
Marble Cake
Vanilla Sponge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Link to Bookings

Children's Holiday 3 day Course
Tuesdays - Thursdays 10.30am - 2.00pm
Course - 3 days15/02/2022 - 17/02/2022