Come and Cook

Come and Cook

The Gap, QLD 4061
Member since 2017
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  • 121 Classes
  • 703 Students
  • 40 Reviews
Description

I am passionate about cooking and also keeping healthy. Cooking has always brought me joy, satisfaction and fulfilled a personal need for creativity. I left primary school teaching and began my own cooking business while living in London (2002-2010) because I wanted to share my skills and love of cooking with others.

Originally, I was providing practical kids’ cookery parties, and this evolved into teaching about healthy food, mostly in primary schools.

During this time, School Dinners hit the headlines because they were exposed as having poor nutritional value. This exposure brought further interest from schools that realised practical healthy food experiences needed to be held in order for early intervention in children’s health to occur.

I travelled widely, demonstrating and setting up practical experiences to teach basic cookery skills and provide food experiences for children, parents and teachers in greater London, employed by local councils, the NHS and individual schools. Teaching and demonstrating cooking was the most rewarding time of my working years. Some of the range of cooking experiences I was involved in have been;

  • Facilitating cooking workshops for parents in the London Borough of Brent (2009-10)
    This was a collaboration between the local council and the NHS. It focussed on tackling childhood obesity by providing weekly cooking sessions for parents. Parents were involved in cooking meals that were healthy, budget-friendly as well as ethnically and religiously inclusive.
  • Teacher Training workshops (2004-2009)
    These cooking workshops were run to inspire and present easy ideas for teachers to incorporate food and cooking within a classroom setting.
  • In-school Cooking Workshops (2003-2009)
    These were the most popular workshops and I ran them within the classroom setting and brought in all of the cooking equipment and ingredients. They were themed on Healthy Lunchboxes, Healthy Breakfasts and Healthy Snacks. In this format of hour-long sessions, I was cooking and demonstrating with up to 120 children per day.

I left London in 2010 to raise my young family back in Australia. As a passionate home cook, I love to involve my children now in the kitchen and prepare most of our meals from scratch, always learning new recipes and cooking techniques.

 

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We offer full refunds as long as notice is given at least two weeks prior to the class. 

If less than two weeks notice is given, a refund will occur less the deposit paid. 

No refund is available 48 hours prior to the class.

If an unexpected illness occurs prior to the event, an alternate class will be offered only if spaces are available.

Class dates may change based on numbers. 


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Refund & Cancellation Policy
Come and Cook requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Come and Cook to organise a refund or transfer
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Niamh

16 March 2020 • Vegelicious - 10-16 year olds Vegetarian Cooking

I loved the workshop. I love to cook and learning lots of new skills and ideas, and yummy things to eat (that even my brother fights over to have when I arrive home after the class) as my family are all vegetarians. Karen is really nice, because she helps us.

Byron

27 January 2020 • Sweet Tooth - Kids cooking class for 10-16 years

My brothers and I had so much fun! We learned lots of new skills and Got to take home some delicious treats that we hade cooked. Byron.

Sophia

21 January 2020 • Vegelicious - Kids class 7-12 years Vegetarian

Alexander and I thought that the cooking class was a great experience for both of us. Karen taught us handy tricks throughout the class and made sure that everyone got a turn of everything. Overall, both of us highly enjoyed the class, and highly recommend it to future fellow cooks.

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