Hi my name is Jessica (but I'm more of a Jess!). I am a qualified and vastly experienced Food and Nutrition/Home Economics teacher. I have a first class Honors Degree (Bachelor of Science) in 'Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences'. I also have a Post Grad Certificate of Education. I am from Wales, U.K and ADORE Adelaide, which is now home for me and my young family!
If you want to know more about me, my credentials, my background in the food industry and have a fun read - head over to my "Meet me" blog!
Cook n Create has been born from my love and passion for food, nutrition and cooking combined with my enthusiasm for teaching.
I LOVE working with children and helping them ignite sparks of passion and watching their cognitive development progress and their skills being built and refined whilst having a great time! I see this as a real privilege. All sessions have been designed to ensure that EVERY child can access the learning and can thrive with Cook n Create.
Working with children and teaching them to cook, to enjoy food and to have fun with food is my passion!
Cook n Create is a totally mobile cooking school that travels all over Adelaide providing high quality learning experiences to all CLICK HERE to learn more.
We have ALL the kitchen kit and ingredients required for the session you choose. No mess, No hassle, No prep required by you! We can host the session ANYWHERE or we can come to you and host it in your facilities!
We aim to be extremely flexible and versatile and fit your criteria for a session! We easily adapt to your specifications/desired outcomes/curriculum etc or you can choose from our session menu
Building confidence, self esteem and creativity is SO important to us.
We ALWAYS focus on chopping skills (using the claw and bridge) and learning how to handle knives and essential kitchen tools safely. We have a large focus on health and safety and hygiene. We also teach the essential skills of handling and using kitchen equipment. We tap into developing a LOT of cognitive skills and thinking - logic, applying theory in practice and we cover analytical, critical and creative thinking skills in each and every session.
We also cover LOTS of numeracy, science, literacy, comprehension, oracy (as you can probably tell - we LOOOVE to talk here at Cook n Create!).
When kiddies cook they learn SO MUCH!!! They learn skills and healthy habits. Children learn by hands on cooking. They learn to explore their senses and build their own opinions and preferences. They naturally learn to expand their palate (this is such a positive experience for those picky eaters CLICK HERE to read our blog on fussy eaters). With knowledge they are empowered to make their own healthy choices and take ownership and responsibility over their habits - these are critical LIFELONG habits that we can't afford to get wrong.