My little boy loves cooking. This is probably because he has been riding on my hip while I stir, blend and bake since he was a baby. As a working mum, I really value that time that special time that we spend together. It is great to know that he is learning about “real” food and getting to grips with techniques that will be useful to him throughout his adult life.
What I came to realise though was that what with spending all my time finding suitable recipes, buying the shopping and then all the clearing up, sometimes the bit I really enjoyed, the bit with him, got a bit lost. I imagine that a lot of parents feel the same. All the chores just sort of get in the way of having fun with your children.
As a volunteer with a family community group, I knew that the cooking workshops I ran were really popular. The parents loved to watch the children having fun cooking and got a real sense of satisfaction going home with something tasty they had made together.
These experiences led me to set up Cookery Doodle Doo; parent and child cooking classes without the fuss. We make Cookery Doodle Doo classes a fun environment for children to learn, and a relaxed environment for parents to play with them. There are different themes each time to keep it fresh and interesting so whether its tacos, energy balls, cocktails or cakes, there is always something new to try!
I hope to see you at the next cooking session!
This little video that we put together talks about Cookery Doodle Doo’s launch. Anthony Whitbourne did a fab job of filming us giving away 100 walking chicken balloons to local children, and cutting my waffling down to just a minute! He is a star!