Cardiff North and West

My name is Annette Barrett and I run Cook Stars Cardiff North & West.

Contact Information:

E: Annette@cookstars.co.uk
T: 07367 070814

I am a qualified Home Economics teacher with over 30 years' experience of teaching food in secondary schools. Having taken early retirement, I am now ready for the new challenge of promoting the importance and love of cooking in the wider community and decided to join Cook Stars in order to further this goal.

I just loved the name 'Cook Stars'. Cooking allows every child the opportunity to shine in their own unique way and I'm so excited to be running children's cooking classes. I instantly knew I needed to be involved in this business in order to create an abundance of 'stars' armed with essential life skills.

Learning to cook is such an important life skill but unfortunately over the years less and less time has been given to this subject in the school curriculum and many children have not been able to experience what they should have. Cooking has never been more important than it is now with increased obesity rates, diabetes and other food related disorders. I am so excited to be able to contribute to improving a person's health and well-being through cooking.

I am married with two children, both in their twenties. They have been away at university but still want to come home for some 'proper food'!!

In my spare time I like to follow sport and I am a Cardiff City Season ticket holder. I also swim regularly and recently swam the length of the English Channel for charity. Holidaying somewhere hot is also a must!

I am really looking forward to the future with Cook Stars!

Annette x

Cardiff North and West

I am a qualified Home Economics teacher with over 30 years' experience of teaching food in secondary schools.


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

THURSDAY
St Peter's Church Community Hall,
211 St Fagans Road, Fairwater,
Cardiff, CF5 3DW
4:15pm - 5:30pm
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FRIDAY
Whitchurch Scout Hall (rear of No 12),
Penlline Road, Whitchurch, CF14 2AD
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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FRIDAY
Whitchurch Scout Hall (rear of No 12),
Penlline Road, Whitchurch, CF14 2AD
5:45pm - 7:00pm
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SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
9:30am - 10:45am
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SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
10:00am - 11:15am
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NEW CLASSES COMING SOON
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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

MONDAY
Howells School
3:15pm - 5:00pm
PRIVATE CLASS

TUESDAY
Howells School
3:15pm - 5:00pm
PRIVATE CLASS

THURSDAY
St Peter's Church Community Hall,
211 St Fagans Road, Fairwater,
Cardiff, CF5 3DW
4:15pm - 5:30pm
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THURSDAY - WELSH MEDIUM CLASS - ONLINE ONLY
5:00pm - 6:15pm
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FRIDAY
Whitchurch Scout Hall (rear of No 12),
Penlline Road, Whitchurch, CF14 2AD
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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FRIDAY
Whitchurch Scout Hall (rear of No 12),
Penlline Road, Whitchurch, CF14 2AD
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Book now

SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
9:30am - 10:45am
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SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
10:00am - 11:15am
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NEW CLASSES COMING SOON
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Cook Stars Academy


Cook Stars Academy Classes are suitable for young learners and teens aged 11-17 years old.

Our hands on practical classes teach a variety of techniques and build confidence in the kitchen week on week. Every week we cook something different with a mixture of main courses and puddings. We cook a great variety of foods, for example Indian, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Mexican dishes as well as pies, cakes and puddings. Find out more

MONDAY - WELSH MEDIUM CLASS - ONLINE ONLY
5:00pm - 6:15pm
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SATURDAY - ONLINE ONLY
4:45pm - 5:45pm
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SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
11:30am - 1:00pm
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NEW CLASSES COMING SOON
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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

Party Booking Enquiry
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"I just wanted to thank you once again for the fantastic cooking classes. She really enjoys it and we enjoy all the treats
she brings back home. We're particularly impressed by the care and attention you take in organising each class including the fantastic crafts work
that they do.
I also just wanted to thank you for accommodating
her allergies once again."

"My four-year-old daughter loves her Cook Stars class. She talks about it from the time she gets up on the day of her class and is always excited about going.
She chats about what she is going to make, what the mystery food will be, what crafts she'll be doing. She thoroughly enjoys herself and I would totally recommend Cook Stars.
Annette puts a lot of effort into making the classes fun and educational.
One of the best decisions we've made is to enroll our daughter on this course".

"The class is so much fun and very well organised. It is suitable for all children.
My son and I look forward to it each week!"

Gina O

"Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely party for Elodie. She had a
wonderful time. Both recipes were fantastic and the games were great. Thank
you for making the effort to engage with all the children. Elodie also enjoyed
getting to sing! I'd definitely recommend you to friends and family for parties!"

Clare

My two boys (6 and 9) had the most amazing time at the Halloween workshop
on Monday - it was 2 hours of non stop entertainment.
The kits were all delivered, ingredients perfectly measured and activities well
thought through. The cookies they made were delicious, and they loved icing
and decorating them. Plus the games, mask making and creating their own
Trick or Treat box - this was like 5 generous workshops in 1.
Their favourite part was the grand finale of wrapping Dad up in toilet roll to
look like a Mummy - they found this absolutely hysterical!
I'd definitely recommend these workshops and classes to anyone - Annette is
an absolute superstar :)

I can't thank you enough for the classes we have done with you. It has
definitely been one of the very best things to come out of the pandemic
situation,and has rubbed off all round the family...my eldest two have also
taken to cooking-not to be shown up by the younger ones!
All four of my children have gained skills and confidence in the kitchen as a
direct result of your classes. Hats off to you Annette-you are a true Cook Star!
x

Alison

One of the best things to come out of 2020 for us was discovering Cook Stars
xx

Rachel

Cardiff North and West

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