Turkish Charity Supper in Aid of the Earthquake Appeal

23rd November 2023

/ 3 hr

Class Description

In February 2023 the major earthquakes in the south eastern area of Turkey destroyed many lives and livelihoods. After the initial shock, news of these catastrophic events is very quickly forgotten but the work still goes on to rebuild the country.


In collaboration with Ozlem Graves, our Turkish tutor, Honesty Cookery School would like to invite our customers to a charity fundraising Turkish Supper to celebrate the beautiful foods produced by this area of Turkey. Ozlem has put together an enticing menu, taking a journey through the vibrant flavours characterised by this area of the world.


After much research she has carefully selected a trustworthy charity, Turkey Mozaik Foundation. Registered in England and Wales, they ensure that donations reach projects that make a profound impact on people’s lives.  All staff at the cookery school are donating their time to this project and all proceeds from the evening will go directly Ozlem’s chosen charity.


A message from Ozlem:  Many good-hearted people in the world are doing their best to help out. I get many messages from friends in the UK asking how they can help too. It’s so heart-warming and we are so grateful.

Food is love and affection so let’s help those affected by getting together, eating food from this region and listening to their music in the beautiful Honesty Cookery School.”


6.45pm arrival

Glass of fizz or soft drink and Turkish nibbles


 7.30pm meal begins




Mezze Starter

Roasted red peppers with walnuts, cumin and pomegranate molasses – Muhammara

Feta and parsley filled crispy filo rolls – Sigara Borek

Labne yoghurt and fresh greens topped with mix seeds, roasted nuts and lemon zest – Limonlu Haydari


Main Course

Spiced lamb mince or spiced chickpeas on the bed of roasted aubergine cooked in tomato sauce – Karnıyarık


Served with:

  • Vegetable bulghur pilaf
  • Cucumber, mint and yoghurt dip – Cacık
  • Red onion, sumac and pomegranate relish – Piyaz



Walnut, hazelnut and sesame seeds filled filo pastry in cinnamon syrup served with clotted cream and ground pistachio – Burma Baklava


The evening will include a glass of sparkling wine or traditional non-alcoholic Turkish sherbet drink on arrival, and a glass of red or white wine with your meal.


We look forward to meeting you at our supper club and thank you for supporting this cause.

All abilities welcome

Class size

/ 3 hr

What to expect
  • On arrival you will be met by the cookery school staff and offered a glass of sparkling wine or a traditional non- alcoholic Turkish sherbet
  • Guests will be seated at our long banquet table.
  • A glass of wine will be served with your meal.
  • As is traditional in Turkey many of the dishes will be laid out on the table for you to help yourself.
  • Event times are approximate and may sometimes run beyond the end time advertised.
Important Information
  • Allergies and Dietary Requirements: Some classes are able to cater for specific dietary requirements but not all, please let us know of any allergies at the time of booking.
  • Disabled access: We welcome people of all abilities onto our courses. However,  please be aware we have a gravel car park and a few steps to negotiate to get into the cookery school. We don’t have access to a disabled toilet.
  • Gifts: If you are booking the class as a gift, please ask the recipient to get in touch directly to inform us of any allergies ahead of the class by emailing: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk


  • Booking for others: Please make sure that all email correspondence is forwarded on to gift recipients and others you have booked for to ensure that they have received full instructions.


  • Sustainability: Some of our classes may have leftover food for you to take home.  In the interests of sustainability please ensure you bring containers with you.


  • Safety and Hygiene: In the interests of safety and hygiene we request that closed in shoes are worn and hair is tied back whilst cooking.
Where is this located?
  • Honesty Cookery School
  • The Barn, North Sydmonton House
  • North Sydmonton
  • Hampshire
  • RG20 4UL
  • UK

Book a class

23rd November 2023

Turkish Charity Supper in Aid of the Earthquake Appeal

/ 3 hr

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North Sydmonton House, The Barn, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL
07708 620287

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The Barn, North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL, UK


What is a Cook Together ticket?

Cook Together tickets allow an adult and a child between 10 – 18 years to book onto a course for a cheaper price. You will work together at the same workstation and produce enough food for you both to eat. This is part of our drive to encourage young people to enjoy cooking from scratch.

Can I book for a large group?

We have eight workstations and accommodate larger groups by working in pairs or small groups around each station. People often report they enjoy working in this way as it makes the event sociable and allows people to take a short break from the cooking as there are others to take over.

Who can attend these classes?

Most of our scheduled courses are for adults only. However, where you see a ‘Cook Together’ ticket offered then you can book for a place for a child over the age of 10 years with an adult.

It is also possible to book a bespoke course for children with an adult from the party remaining in charge of the group. Please make enquiries to cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

Do I need to be a confident cook?

We welcome people of all cooking experience and abilities. Our tutors will assess and adjust to your needs.

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary need?

Some of our courses can accommodate allergies and special dietary requirements however for others the replacement of one ingredient for another will not work. As there is such a range in what people require we request that you ask at the time of booking by emailing cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

What should I wear/bring with me?

All ingredients and equipment are provided, including aprons. For a cookery course we advise wearing layers as the cookery school can heat up once the ovens and hobs are on. Closed shoes are also requested for health and safety purposes and a band to tie back longer hair.

If you are attending a course that could be messy please adjust your clothing to take account of this.

We hope to make our courses as sustainable as possible and so request that customers bring containers to take home any food left over at the end of a course.


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