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Susan Carmichael

We are a team of foodie-cooks led by Susan Carmichael. Susan & her team love cooking, keeping up with new trends and sharing our skills and enthusiasm in lessons & workshops.

We inspire our students not just to learn how to cook but to love cooking.

Established in 2005 the business has grown and now offers all-things-foodie…

Duke of Edinburgh Award Courses

As long established course providers for the Duke of Edinburgh award, we are proud to have achieved Approved Award Provider (AAP) status for the BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD awards. We have the largest selection of on-line and ZOOM cooking courses in the UK and we understand the requirements of the course and students are guided with our friendly, helpful foodie tutors.

Our online D of E courses are delivered so you can complete the skills part of your Duke of Edinburgh award from your own home anywhere in the world. For students local to southwest London and Surrey, we also offer an in-person classroom course.

Our large range of recipe plans includes:

Costs- 3 month online courses – £88. 6 month online courses – £149. 12 month online courses £342

Our recipes have been tested by other students and help to prepare you for cooking independently at home, a gap year  or heading off to uni.

We consider your budget, time and limited equipment – and last but not least how much we can pack nutrition & fun into all of this!

For more information…

Online DofE                                                                 Zoom & In-person Classes

Cooking Birthday parties

Know someone who loves to cook & would like to give them something extra special for their birthday? Our parties are a cook’s dream – no matter what age! They’re all about cooking and making special memories for your party son or daughter!

We take the stress out of parties…your party group will cook along with us, play fun foodie games and learn and practise decorating skills for 2 hours. You can join in as much as you like or relax in the background. Parties can be held in your home or a hired venue and are suitable for 5yrs plus.

Currently offering parties in Claygate, Esher, Thames Ditton, Oxshott, Guildford, Farnham, Richmond, Walton-on-Thames and lots of other areas in southwest London & Surrey.

Please phone Susan  to discuss your party needs as there’s too much to share, a few more details can be found on our parties page.

For more information…

Party info
  • D of E; “This has been a great experience for my daughter who undertook a 12 week vegetarian cookery course for her Duke of Edinburgh award. A great variety of recipes to choose from, excellent communication with the team and an opportunity to learn lots of new skills. Would highly recommend!” August 2021

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