Unleash your culinary creativity
‘Recently, I’ve been teaching a family of five to cook and the children just love it,’ says Louisa Chapman-Andrews. ‘They enjoy learning how to put different ingredients together imaginatively and there’s no such thing as making a mistake! It’s lovely to help people come together to create delicious, healthy meals.’
Before setting up her Cook Folk school last year, Louisa ran a catering business and worked for the renowned British grocer Melrose and Morgan, co-writing the seminal Good Food For Your Table: A Grocer’s Guide. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, she runs half-day group workshops
at her home (attendees eat what they prepare for lunch) and two-hour taster courses as well as bespoke one-to-one lessons for clients in their own kitchens. These usually begin with a ’kitchen edit’ session, which is also available as a stand-alone service.
Cook Folk students are encouraged to cook without recipes, all tips, techniques and shortcuts are shared and Louisa also provides detailed follow-up notes. ‘I want my students to develop confidence and discover the joy of nourishing their loved ones and entertaining family and friends.’