Find out more about our school cooking workshops



A typical outdoor cooking workshop taking place in school

The most unique educational experiences

With two decades of teaching experience across a range of ages and settings, by cooking with fire, I am able to offer an educational experience that is both enjoyable and relevant to your learners’ needs.  These school cooking workshops can range from outdoor learning days, where children will learn how to cook healthy, seasonal food over fire to historical cooking days where children will be able to cook with ingredients and techniques used at the time. No experience is ever the same and I will always  liaise with staff beforehand to tailor the event to suit the children’s needs. 

Victorians, Anglo-Saxons or Romans? The possibilities are endless!

Some examples of previous primary school cooking workshops include:

  • Victorian cooking day- fancy making a delicious soup from kitchen leftovers?

  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon feasts– ever tried pottage cooked over a campfire?

  • Stone-age food– No pots  or pans, just open fires and hot embers!

  • Roman cooking– the Romans were the culinary masters of the ancient world, find out why!

  • Food from other cultures- examples include Chinese stir-fries, Mexican Chilli and Indian curries.

  • Or a jolly good end of term feast with homemade pizzas and marshmallows to finish!

School cooking workshop tally on chalkboard

All food is high-welfare and locally-sourced where possible, as well as providing a chance for pupils to  cook and try food they perhaps would not have done before.


children taking part in an outdoor school cooking workshop

What does a typical school cooking workshop look like?

In truth every workshop is different as it is tailored to the needs of the school and students, but here is a idea of what might take place.

The workshop will always start with a safety chat in a fire circle before building and lighting the fire together for the purpose of cooking.

Students will then prepare the food for the workshop with instructions and teachings given in relation to the historical or topical context of the session. All food preparation is typically undertaken by the students in most cases, with some adult supervision given where necessary.

The food will be cooked over fire by the students on a one to one basis, while they will get hands on all elements of fire cooking will be supervised by myself throughout unless weather conditions deem it unsafe to do so.

After the food is cooked, it will be served by staff and children for all to enjoy, before tidying up, and with time allowing there maybe the opportunity for a further Q and A on the topic or fire cooking itself.

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