About

Children's Cooking Classes East Riding, Cooking Classes Children East Riding, Children's Party Ideas East Riding

Reasons for my business

I love cooking and working with children. I believe that teaching children to cook is extremely important as this will not only help children understand different foods they will use a number of other skills. These includes developing their reading as they will be using recipes cards, assisting with maths skills as they will need to weigh, measure understand and may learn how to change recipes. They will also need to take turns and share during these sessions. Children will be encouraged to different foods and learn about healthy options, and different dietary needs.

My Background- career

I began cooking from a very young age, cooking was encouraged by my mum who loved cooking and assisted in cooking lessons within my primary school. By the age of 7, I was cooking a three course sunday lunch and dreaming of being a chef when I grew up. After school I went to Hull college and did a 2 year course in Hotel and Catering management. This is where my cooking skills really developed ( but a long time ago now) . After this I spent years working in restaurants doing food service, I have cooked in pub restaurants, residential homes and became a manager of a number of retail bakeries. I have also prepared food for buffets, for weddings, private function and business lunches.

As I approached 40 I decided on a change of career and did a degree in Social Work Although I spent 18 months as a social worker I found I preferred doing direct work with the children rather than social work . I have spent the last 4 years working with children with special needs and autism. I do direct work with children, organise activities including cooking, complete risk assessments, encourage independence skills, advocate for children and promote their participation, conform with all health and safety requirement, safeguarding policies and conform to Ofsted standards.

My qualifications

OND in Hotel and Catering, Level 3 Supervisors Food Safety in Catering, Paediatric Level 3 First Aid Certificate, Certificate in Food Nutrition, Diploma working with children and Young People, Degree in Social Work.

My family

I live in Cottingham with my partner Mike who is a facilities manager for a well known retail company. We have just started modernising a new house together and of course the kitchen is now the centre of the house.

I am a grandma of a wonderful 3 and half year old who I adore. We often do cooking and baking together as she has shown a real interest in food. She has helped me to practice the recipes we use for the cooking sessions.

I have one daughter who I am extremely proud of . She is a Geography teacher in a secondary school and works hard to ensure her lessons are informative, enjoyable and enables the pupils to develop their skills and knowledge to their full potential.

Children's Cooking Classes East Riding, Cooking Classes Children East Riding, Children's Party Ideas East Riding