When I first started Kitchen Academy it seemed that people had become a little detached from what good food was all about.I am glad to say that people are now waking-up to these facts and there does seem to be a small food revolution going on. The media are definitely making the most of people’s fascination with food, covering items from celebrity chefs working overtime to improve kids’ diets to moral food dilemmas being debated on TV.
The vision was to start a company that was totally dedicated to educating people, young and old, about good food. I took the leap of faith and left my job in the kitchen. I ventured out into schools and festivals to run cookery workshops for kids. Kitchen Academy has certainly come on in leaps and bounds from when I first started. I now have a dedicated team who travel around the country to teach people about cooking good food.
As the business has developed so have our services. Kitchen Academy today provides a much broader range of services which can be catered to the client’s specific requirements. We have carried out cookery demonstrations at Farmers Markets and at Food Festivals. We have worked alongside world famous musicians as they cook food from their home countries, taught people in sheltered accommodation to cook and have also provided our Smoothie Bikes for the Tour De France.
To date we have been commissioned by a variety of organisations including the BBC Good Food Shows, The Soil Associations Organic Food Festivals, Fairtrade, the WOMAD Foundation, The Tour De France, BBC Spring Watch, The Cabinet War Rooms Dig For Victory, The Children’s Food Festival, Fareshare and many more.
We have always kept our original vision in focus when providing our services and we have always kept out standards high, be it working with local producers, using organic produce or sourcing Fairtrade ingredients.