Help Me To Cook is based in the heart of Oxford and teaches children and teens to cook through groups classes and home cookery kits.
Who we are
Why? In 2007 Chris and I were chatting (see “The Team”) about what we could do to give another dimension to our working lives. Having two daughters of our own and how we do not always have time to show them the basics of cooking, we thought by offering lessons to children and young people we could bring focus to this area of life. If you have been on one of courses you may have seen that sometimes our daughters join in to also learn new skills.
To help us fit this into our own main occupations, the Dragon School have very kindly agreed to us using the Cauldron Kitchen, the School’s activity room for cooking, during holiday times.
So Help Me To Cook was started in the October half term of 2007 and has continued every holiday since.
Even though we have now been going for 10 years we are always evolving and brining new ideas to the courses or altering existing menus or showing different ways of doing things i.e. intense tomato sauces to quick five minute tomato sauces.
Bringing all this in a child friendly format to students is what we enjoy doing and we hope when the students come home with their efforts you also enjoy the participation too.
What we do
Help Me To Cook is based in the heart of Oxford and teaches children and teens to cook though class settings and also at home through the purchase of a class in a box.
We run cooking classes during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays and half terms.
Adding a sprinkle of know how for tasty results
Catering is my passion, which came about after having our first daughter in 1997 and more so after our second daughter in 2001 when Chris thought it was a good idea for me to work for him! More recently, I have been working as the Deputy Catering Manager at the Dragon School and running Help Me To Cook.
Likes : Vegetarian Meals (although I do like meat)
I have been working in School Catering for over 25 years, both as a chef and as a Manager. My passion is providing school food which is cooked from scratch without using processed foods wherever possible and now passing on my skills to children. Since 2003 I have been working at the Dragon School, Oxford as the Catering Manager.
Likes : Cheese (all types!)