Kids-a-Cobbling / Students

Help your child/teen to become (instinctively) Food Smart!


  • Kids-a-Cobbling School Holiday Cookery Classes:

  • Children's Gift Vouchers now available!

I offer cookery classes for primary and secondary school aged children (min age 6) in my home kitchen.  [If your child is younger but would still love to cook with me, I would need an extra adult with me - you are very welcome to stay and help out!]

These sessions combine learning with hands-on fun in producing healthy, savoury food which the children can bring home for you to eat, share and feel confident to try again in your own kitchen.

Each session includes all ingredients and utensils, recipe notes for participants to collect and, of course, the goodies they have made to bring home.  Children will also learn how to sort compostable rubbish from recyclable, wash and tidy up - an important part of all cooking!

Choose either the scheduled School Holiday classes (details below) or create your own Bespoke Kids-a-Cobbling Class for a group of friends (min 4, max 6) to be booked on a weekday (either 10am - 12 or 12 noon - 2pm) or a Saturday (time to be discussed).  For Bespoke Kids-a-Cobbling, please email or call me before placing your booking.

Kids-a-Cobbling Calendar - 2019

summer Kids-a-Cobbling classes!

[£30 per child - max 7 children per class]

Friday, 16th August, 2019: 2-4pm

"Veggie Dinners!"

Lots of colourful vegetarian dishes to make your children appreciate the versatility and beauty of vegetables!

Monday, 19th August, 2019: 2-4pm


A repeat of this fun class where children will make all sorts of favourite takeaway dishes like a Wagamamas style teriyaki chicken, Katsu curry, Chicken korma and rice etc.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019: 2-4pm

“Spanish Tapas!”

Perhaps your children have visited Spain recently and would love to have a go at recreating some typical tapas! Many are versatile enough to expand into full dinners or to use as fun summer picnic ideas, hot or cold.

Book now as places fill up fast!

Only £30 per child!

That's just £15/hr for Child Edu-Care and Life Skills!

[However, if each session does not have a minimum of 4 children booked by 48hrs before the scheduled date, it will be cancelled or postponed.]

All sessions run from 2pm till 4pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Please arrive at least 10 mins before 2pm so a prompt start can be assured.

Please bring a large cake tin or box and/or several lidded takeaway tubs for children to carry their produce home safely.  Oh, and an apron (but I do have a few spares)!

Limited places available so early booking is recommended!


Love it when they just get on with it together!  [Thanks to DigitalJen for the image]

Love it when they just get on with it together!

[Thanks to DigitalJen for the image]

  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award (14+ yr olds) - learn a new skill - Cooking


If you are looking for a place on this course, see details below* of another cookery school in North Herts which will also be running my course. (Same or similar details apply.)

I offer a 7-part course for those wishing to gain a new skill for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Skills Award. Classes will last 2hrs each on 7 Saturday's in the spring term 2019, which will provide all the content requirements for the Bronze Award. [Do contact me for more details.] 

Students must also check with their Leader regularly throughout the process to verify their efforts over the three month period.

To support whatever the students will be doing at home or elsewhere during the 3 months, these classes will provide both the theoretical and practical side of cooking.

They will take place here in my own home, at The Cobbled Kitchen, St Albans, Herts.

All sessions take place from 2pm until 4pm.  Students will be cooking various dishes at each session and will need to bring several lidded takeaway tubs to carry home their food as well as an apron each.  

£245.00 per student for all 7 sessions.  This can be paid in full or in 3 instalments of £75 (also deposit), £85 and £85.


There will be two separate groups running in 2019 - A and B

  1. A: Sat 5 Jan, = “Food Safety and Hygiene”

    B: Sat 12 Jan, = "Food Safety and Hygiene"

  2. A: Sat 19 Jan, = cont/d

    B: Sat 26 Jan, = cont/d

  3. A: Sat 2 Feb, = “Baking and Catering”

    B: Sat 9 Feb, = "Baking and Catering"


  4. A: Sat 23 Feb, = cont/d

    B: Sat 2 Mar, = cont/d

  5. A: Sat 9 Mar, = "Healthy Eating”

    B: Sat 16 Mar = “Healthy Eating”

  6. A: Sat 23 Mar = cont/d

    B: Sat 30 Mar = cont/d

  7. A: Sat 6 Apr = “The Great Cobbled Cook Off!”

    B: Sat 13 Apr = “The Great Cobbled Cook Off!”

*I highly recommend another Cookery School in the North Herts area with various venues (Hitchin, Letchworth etc) if you are still looking for a DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Cookery Skills place for Spring 2019.

This is a very similar course to the one I designed, Emma has interpreted it in her own way according to her venue set up etc.

Contact Emma at / 07795 627492 or visit

Call me to discuss details or book your place(s) here