Hi welcome to Get Cooking! My name is Anne Marie and I believe that anyone can cook with a little help. Cooking brings so much more than food to the table.
It can give you a boost of self confidence that can spill into other parts of your life.
Cooking is a skill that all children and adults should be exposed to as it is something that is so fundamental to your life and can bring great pleasure to you and those around you.
I was brought up in a household where my mum used to make meals out of thin air and had a knack of stretching a roast out until the boiled bones ended in the dog bowl at my nana’s house. This is a skill many people seem to lack, not just those on restricted budgets.
My aim has always been to show people that cooking does not have to be complicated to taste good, its all about confidence about knowing what flavours taste good together and mastering basic techniques to make a few staple dishes which can be expanded into something else.
Since 2009 I have taught people to cook in their homes, schools and children’s centres. I have worked within the catering industry for over 30 years. I currently run Get Cooking! Club at a local school in Warwick for children and provide group cooking lessons and workshops in Bishop’s Tachbrook. I work with local groups and charities in the community to improve cooking skills and reduce isolation of all ages providing workshops and fundraiser events.
My other interest is growing vegetables and enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. I often use vegetables and fruit grown organically at my allotment in my demonstrations and lessons when I can. I also run a gardening club at Westgate Primary School. Westgate won the School Category and received a Gold in the RHS Warwick in Bloom, I am very proud of the young gardeners!
If I can be of help to your organisation, work or school with regards to provide cooking or gardening lessons please contact me directly.
I hold an enhanced CRB check, Public Liability Insurance, 5* Hygiene Rated Kitchen, Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and First Aid Paediatric Training.
I have received training from Love Food Hate Waste and completed Level 2 Nutritional Food training from The Children’s Food Trust and completed Level 2 Forest School Training.