Masterclass - Masterclass: Middle Eastern Mezze

Masterclass: Middle Eastern Mezze

Date and Time

Sunday 6th October 2024

11:00am - 3:00pm




Liberty Hall - Made in Hackney,128 Clapton Common London E5 9AA

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The Event


Join Chef Helen for a Middle Eastern Mezze Masterclass at Made in Hackney. Learn to create delicious mezze dishes


About the Chef:

Helen is a renowned London-based chef and food writer celebrated for her innovative vegetable-forward cooking. Drawing inspiration from her diasporic roots and the vibrant cuisines of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, Helen has garnered acclaim for her unique culinary approach.

With over a decade of experience in the restaurant industry, Helen has been instrumental in the launch of acclaimed establishments like the Palomar and the Barbary. She has also contributed significantly in the Ottolenghi test kitchen, with her recipes frequently featured in prominent publications such as The Guardian and Sweet.

As the executive chef at Bubala, a highly praised vegetarian restaurant, Helen oversaw the opening of its Spitalfields and Soho branches, earning accolades from critics for her sustainable and innovative use of whole vegetables in her menus. Her recipes have appeared in esteemed outlets like Great British Chefs, House & Garden, The Guardian, and Vogue. Additionally, Helen has made television appearances on Sunday Brunch.

Following her tenure at Bubala, Helen has undertaken a residency at Oranj and hosted pop-ups in Tbilisi and Sri Lanka. Future projects include residencies at Carousel and Half Cut Market. She will also be contributing to the Financial Times magazine's new Date Night recipe column. Helen's culinary prowess was recognized by Jay Rayner, who nominated her as one of six chefs to watch in the Observer Food Monthly Magazine.

What to Expect:

Join Helen for an immersive Middle Eastern Mezze Masterclass at Made in Hackney. During this engaging and hands-on workshop, participants will learn to create a variety of delicious and sustainable mezze dishes, perfect for sharing and entertaining. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights from Helen's extensive expertise and passion for vegetable-forward cooking.


  • Hummus with Basil & Preserved Lemon Salsa
  • Roast Beetroots with Plums, Pomegranate Molasses, Feta & Horseradish
  • Tomatoes with Date & Tamarind Dressing
  • Laffa


Don’t miss this chance to enhance your culinary skills and discover the vibrant flavors of Middle Eastern mezze with one of London's most exciting chefs.

When you buy a Made In Hackney cookery class you enjoy an enriching culinary experience and help us fight hunger in our community.

Refunds/transfers: Please understand our charity needs time to resell your tickets as we rely heavily on the income generated by our fundraising classes. We require a minimum of 14 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class. You are also welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member in case of last minute illness (just email to let us know).

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Note: This is a fundraising class and the proceeds help us fight hunger in our community. At Made In Hackney we believe access to good food is a human right - not a privilege. If you would like to learn more about our work, please click here.

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