cooking events provided in partnership with community organisations

Over the years I have helped many people cook.

Some participants are new to cooking, some have a huge amount of knowledge and experience but would like to re-engage or learn something new. Sessions have been for those over 55 years of age; teenagers; of primary school age; and inter-generational.

I have run over two hundreds sessions, mostly for charities in Bristol that obtain funding for community engagement.

How do I run my sessions?

I take equipment to venues and setup workstations. I provide ingredients and recipes around a themed menu. The sessions are very hands-on with participants working in pairs to create a starter, a main or a dessert depending upon what is possible in the time available. At the end we all sit down together to enjoy the meal we have made. The most important aspect of my sessions is that there is no pressure, no competition.

How long are my sessions?

The sessions are usually three to four hours. This gives us plenty of time to cook, learn, ask questions and engage with one another.


Who attends?

This depends upon the supporting organisation's requirement which means that the sessions may be open to everyone or aimed at a specific group.

Examples of events

See my previous community events page where you can find example recipes.

organisations I have worked with

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'Through the work of our community development team and the Community Fund, we help older people in and around Bristol form treasured relationships and make the most of their lives.......we support communities to create the activities that are meaningful to them.'


'To create lasting solutions that strengthen communities, improve health and wellbeing, and reduce social isolation among older people.' 


'To give children a great start in life, ensure older people remain active and well, provide the community with meeting spaces to learn, socialise, keep fit, and have fun!'


planned community sessions

>>> Tuesday 12 November 2019





Carers Support Centre, Fishponds, Bristol.

Cookery workshop for male carers


Working in pairs, carers will make a starter and a main course. The workshop will include learning opportunities through fun food knowledge tests and the teaching of skills such as, how to make sauces that can give participants a range of quick and healthy options.

Due to caring responsibilities, the workshop has been planned to run as follows:

 10:00 am carers arrive

10:15 start time

12:30 pm stop cooking and sit down together to enjoy the meal we have made or

carers can take the meal home - please bring a few food containers with you 

1:30 pm workshop ends but

if carers have questions then please stay and I will do my best to answer them   


Location: 59a Downs Park East, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7QG

Time and date: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday 12 November 2019

Level: beginner and intermediate

Suitable for: over 18’s

To find out more about this event and others at Carers Support Centre (Bristol and South Glos) please contact Debbie Williams by email or by phone 0117 958 9988.

>>> Monday 30 March 2020






BS3 Community, Southville, Bristol.

Cookery demonstration

The demonstration will involve the preparing and making of three traditional things; savoury and sweet. Some of the attendees will be asked to take part so that the demonstration will be as engaging and as enjoyable as possible.   


Location: BS3 Community, The Southville Centre, Bristol

Time and date: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm on Monday 30 March 2020

Level: all

Suitable for: over 50’s


To find out more about this event and others at BS3 Community please contact Barbara Crowther by email or by phone 0117 923 1039 ext 231.

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