If you want to start teaching cookery - or to incorporate it into your other work - I can help.
From planning a new course to trouble shooting small difficulties, I offer a supportive and experienced consultancy service.
I am a qualified teacher with TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) and PTTLLs (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) qualifications.
Since 2006 I have worked as teacher trainer on Brighton and Hove Food Partnership's community cookery leader course, 'Cookability', an in depth 10 week training programme for community cooks. As well as teaching, my role included devising and updating the course and providing ongoing support for community cooks, both individually and through group training and networking events.
As a cookery teacher I have planned, recruited and taught cookery courses for adults, families, children, refugees, people with learning disabilities, people suffering with anxiety and depression - and many other groups as well. I have provided training to Brighton and Hove City Council staff on cooking with children in nurseries and to support staff on cooking healthy food with people with learning disabilities.
I am an experienced cook. I have an NVQ3 in patisserie, have worked as a chef in various places in Brighton and Hove and have been catering events for all of my adult life.
"I consulted Anna when I was in the early stages of running a cookery club with a group of local young people, looking for advice on how to effectively deliver the sessions. Her wealth of experience in teaching and also knowledge of recipes and cookery were extremely helpful and after I implemented her ideas I noticed a marked improvement in the engagement of the young people, as well as feeling geared up with recipes suitable for the age group I am teaching to use in future sessions."
Charlotte, community cook