Welcome to Ilia's Kitchen

Welcome to Ilia’s Kitchen, home of chef Ilia Makri, specialising in delicious creations and cookery classes… for the love of food.

We are based at the Suffolk Food Hall, the award winning food hub in the beautiful Suffolk countryside just south of Ipswich and only 25 minutes from Colchester.

At Ilia’s Kitchen we offer interactive, hands-on cooking classes, corporate events  and private catering.


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Classes in all cuisines

At Ilia’s Kitchen Cookery School there is something for everyone. We offer a wide range of day courses, from essential beginners to advanced skill classes: Introduction to Bread Making, How to Prepare and Cook Fish, Vegetarian Flavours and much more from around the world. We also offer classes for special dietary needs, such as gluten and dairy free.


Corporate Days

Whether you are looking to celebrate an occasion, reward success or boost morale, our corporate team-building days are fun and provide an excellent setting for your staff to bond. We will design the day to be as relaxed or competitive as you choose.


Bespoke Days

A fun and different way for friends and family members to get together for a memorable day with cooking and (optional) wine tasting. Whether it’s a birthday, Hen or Stag do, or any other celebration, we will design an enjoyable cookery day to suit you.


Children's Workshops

We offer children’s  and teenager’s cookery workshops during the school holiday periods, designed to provide younger age groups with a junior chef experience. The workshops cover age appropriate cookery techniques in a fun, relaxed and safe environment. The children are always proud to bring home examples of their newly learned skills.



Using high quality, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, Ilia’s Kitchen can provide the perfect solution for your private or corporate event.

Make your special occasion truly exceptional.  With a wide range of menus to choose from, whatever your budget we will cater for your guests in style.

Contact Ilia to discuss the occasion, location and style of catering you are considering. With her extensive experience Ilia can suggest ideas to suit your budget and to impress your guests. Then all you have to do is enjoy your party!