Amber Valley and Erewash

Amber Valley

Hi. My name is Rebecca Patrick and I run Cook Stars Amber Valley and Erewash, situated in the East Midlands.

I'm incredibly excited to be associated with Cook Stars, as it combines my twin passions: food, and working with children.

I live in a house full of boys, so I'm often to be found in the kitchen: hiding away from noise and Nerf wars! I'm married to Ali - who, in addition to having a very busy working life, is also a retained firefighter - and I have two lovely boys who I am extremely proud of. William, my eldest son, is definitely following in my footsteps and is becoming wonderfully independent in the kitchen. James, my youngest, is much happier eating, rather than preparing, food.

I'm a qualified teaching assistant/nursery nurse, with over 17 years' experience. I absolutely love the variety of challenges that working with children brings. I have worked with children of all ages (from 0-16) in a range of settings, including nurseries, schools, care homes and pupil referral units.

I have a huge passion for cooking, which I have developed since childhood. Our house always has the aroma of baking in the air and is often full with friends at mealtimes; Ali often jokes that we feed the street, which actually isn't that far from the truth.

In my downtime - which is a rarity in the hustle and bustle of my lovely household - I enjoy curling up with a book, spending time with friends and family, and... you might have guessed it: cooking and baking!

The process of experimenting with ingredients and the preparation of food is such a fun challenge and I really hope that my enthusiasm will be infectious in encouraging children and parents to develop their confidence to try something new. I hope to provide a fun learning experience for the children whilst teaching them a very valuable life skill: one that I was very lucky to learn when I was a child.

Contact Information:

T: 07826 843830

Cook Stars Minis

We amaze our parents with what their 2 - 5 year old is capable of!!

Our pre-school classes are designed with our littlest chefs in mind. With a little helping hand from you, each week we make recipes which encourage children to get stuck in! We provide everything you will need so you can just turn up with your child ready to have some cooking fun together. Find out more

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Cook Stars Juniors

Our classes are very hands-on with everyone making their own dish from scratch!

Every week we make something different with inspiration taken from dishes around the world. With a selection of gorgeous sweet and savoury dishes each week there is plenty of opportunity to learn about different ingredients. With such a variety of dishes we try plenty of different preparation techniques....from icing to dicing we do it all! Find out more

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Birthday Parties

If you're looking for something different for a birthday treat this year then a Cook Stars party is the answer! We know how important it is for children (and their parents!) to have a special day and our parties ensure a memorable birthday for all.

We offer birthday parties within your home or chosen venue which can be adapted depending on the number of guests and their age. With both 'cooking' and 'non-cooking' options there is something for everyone and every venue. Find out more

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