Masterclass - Gourmet Mushrooms (Growing & Cooking Edible Fungi) with Mark Breen and César Hernán Rizzo Gómez 

Gourmet Mushrooms (Growing & Cooking Edible Fungi) with Mark Breen and César Hernán Rizzo Gómez 

Date and Time

Saturday 12th May 2018

10:00am - 2:30pm


£70 (£55 Concessions)


Made In Hackney
Food For All Basement
3 Cazenove Road
N16 6PA

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The Event

"We will share our passion and knowledge of cooking and growing gourmet mushrooms, as well as practical tips and recipes, so that you can bring delicious umami flavours to your meals". 

Mark Breen, Professional Chef & Cookery Tutor & César Hernán Rizzo Gómez, Urban Grower & Cook.

The class will include:

  • How to cook different types of gourmet mushrooms to intensify their unique flavours and textures 
  • How to bring out the delicious ‘umami’ flavour of mushrooms
  • How to grow gourmet mushrooms from used coffee grounds
  • How to store your mushrooms correctly to get the best from them
  • Various cooking techniques which will preserve the nutritional properties of mushrooms
  • Tasty ‘tried and tested’ recipes using mushrooms as a starter, a main or a side dish
  • A delicious organic plant based lunch and recipes to take home

César is an urban farmer and accomplished cook. He is the founder of 'Article Number 25', an Urban Farming Company aiming to change the food system, which grows different varieties of mushrooms from used coffee grounds and converts unused spaces into farms.

Mark is a professional chef and cookery tutor, working with various cookery schools across the capital. He also runs Seasonal Kitchen, a company offering unique dining experiences and private chef services.

Beautiful photo by Caitlin Mclean on Unsplash

Fee*: £70 (£55** Concession) includes a delicious organic plant based meal

* This fee is used to fund our programme of free courses to vulnerable and low-income community groups. By attending a Made In Hackney masterclass you get a great day of learning AND you’re providing our charity with essential funds for us to continue our work with vulnerable community groups.

** Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners, unemployed and low waged

Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

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For information: / 020 8442 4266 - Regretfully, the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible.


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Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.