I've been teaching people to cook since 2003 and am now in a position to offer bespoke cookery classes for groups or individuals.
I am a qualified teacher with TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) and PTTLLs (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) qualifications. I am a founder member of The World Food Project where I ran a series of cookery and conversation classes for people from all over the world. Since 2006 I have been Cookery Development Worker at Brighton and Hove Food Partnership.
I have planned, recruited and taught cookery courses for adults, families, children, trainee community cooks, 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 have public liability insurance which covers my cookery teaching work, a level 2 food safety certificate and a recent DBS check.
I can offer half or full day courses in all sorts of venues on all sorts of themes
Some of the classes I can offer are below - however the possibilities are endless, so if you would like some more cooking in your life or work then do get in touch to discuss how we can work together.
Cook and eat sessions for well being
Eating well sessions and courses, can be with a registered dietician
A practical way of learning English as an additional language, can be with a ESL teacher
Starting to cook cook and eat courses
cook and eat courses for people with learning disabilities (I am particularly experienced at working with people with mild to moderate learning disabilities)
Cooking for special diets, vegan, gluten free etc
Also have a look at the cookery sessions I am running with Yurt Academy
"Thank you so much for running that fabulous workshop as part of our staff Wellbeing at Work evening. I’ve had great feedback from all those involved. It was brilliant the ease with which you took 20 of our staff through a huge range of healthy and tasty recipes. The fact that you sent us all away with a box of snacks was very popular and generated much envy in our feedback session."
Sarah Hextall, Business Manager, Blatchington Mill school
"Anna delivered a series of cookery classes for some of my clients. I work with people who experience financial problems due to physical and mental health issues. Some clients have disabilities and/or additional needs. Anna's professional approach and welcoming personality made the projects very successful and also very enjoyable for those clients who participated. Anna interpersonal skills are excellent and she can make a relatively complicated dish so much fun! My clients loved the experience and came out from working along with Anna much more confident and with many tips on how to cook healthy meals on a limited budget."
Paolo Boldrini, Participation Coordinator at Money Advise Plus, Brighton'
I have taught in art rooms, allotments, church halls, school halls, with or without stoves, ovens etc - if you would like some cookery but think you don't have the right space or equipment - then get in touch to discuss it anyway - there is usually some solution!