Cooking in the Community

We pride myself in providing 'hands-on', warm, friendly and professional cookery sessions across the Island, working with groups and people from all walks of life.

Some of our lovely customers from 2013/14 :

  • East Cowes Children's Centre - weaning sessions and cookery classes
  • Southern Housing Group - providing demonstration cookery sessions for older clients in sheltered accommodation
  • West Newport Children's Centre - weaning sessions; packed lunch ideas and cookery classes
  • Diabetes 'hands-on' cookery classes as well as presentations and talks
  • Sandown Library - healthy cookery demonstration
  • Spectrum Housing - delivering an NVQ in Bread Making Enterprise working with teenagers at The Foyer
  • West Wight Children's Centre - providing 'hands-on' family cookery sessions
  • Gunville Residents' Association - cooking and enjoying lunch together
  • Ryde Children's Centre - delivering talks and 1:1 support on weaning

I write each and every recipe for these sessions which is relevant to each and every group. The recipes are based on healthy eating, as well as cooking on a budget. Incorporated in these sessions is good food hygiene practice along with general discussion centred around challenges faced - i.e. living in a bedsit with a young baby; coping with 'picky eaters'; special dietary requirements, etc.

You are assured of a warm welcome - we love working with people from all walks of life, with different cookery skills - some people have a fairly good knowledge of cookery and some have never made a dish. New friendships are made, and a support network established.

I am a member of The Institute for Learning and hold a current CRB check along with an up to date Child Protection Certificate.

Cookery Academy
Gift Voucher

Why not buy someone a Cookery Academy Gift Voucher as a truly unique gift.
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Slow pot appeal

Slow Pot cooking is simple, inexpensive and healthy
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Courses Available...

Children going off to College/University/moving into their own accommodation?
Enrol them on one of our 'crash' courses - making healthy, quick meals on a budget - and yes - baked beans do feature!

Rises in the cost of living and, in particular, food prices, have affected us all. Come and join our cooking healthy food on a budget courses - delicious, healthy, home-cooked food.

Living alone?
Look our for details of our single's evenings - make new friends and learn how to cook delicious new dishes which we will then eat together.

Tailor made
Bespoke courses/one off cookery lessons available upon request - these can be done in the comfort of your own home