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!

Cardiff North and West

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


Online Classes


Our popular Cook Star classes online!

COOK STARS MINIS - THURSDAYS
Online Only
10:30am - 11:30am
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FAMILY COOK ALONG - SATURDAYS
Online Only
9:30am - 10:30am
These sessions will use the same recipes as our Academy Class sessions - which are aimed at older children (age 11-17) who cook independently. However, they are also suitable for children age 5 -11 with their adult helper. Find out more
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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

SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
9:30am - 11:00am
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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

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
4:15pm - 5:30pm
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SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
9:30am - 11:00am
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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

SUNDAY
Old Church Rooms, Radyr, CF15 8DF
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Workshops




This Halloween your children are invited to join us for our fun and spooky Halloween ONLINE and Interactive Cooking Party!

We'll teach your children how to make a selection of decorated spooky biscuits and we'll complete a fun craft activity! If you'd like to join in with our Halloween 'best dressed' competition you could also win a prize!

MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER
ONLINE ONLY
10:00am - 11:30am
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THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER
ONLINE ONLY
10:00am - 11:30am
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THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER
ONLINE ONLY
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Our online Halloween party will take place via an interactive Zoom call. Prior to the date, we will a send you:

👻 A set of Halloween shaped cookie cutters
🕷️ A dangling spider craft kit
🦇 A Halloween 'craft' mask to decorate
🍬 Spooky Halloween stickers to personalise a bag for your biscuits
👻 A shopping list
🎃 A list of kitchen items you'll need (eg. bowls/spoons)

SPACES ARE LIMITED!


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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Cardiff North and West


ICAP



Cook Stars Cardiff North and West are proud to be a member of ICAP


Award Finalists



Cook Stars Cardiff North and West were thrilled to be finalists in the 'New Business 2020' category at the Cardiff Life Awards 2020.

Cardiff North and West
Cardiff North and West


Award Finalists



Cook Stars Cardiff North and West were finalists in the 'Franchise of the Year' category at the Wales Children's Activities and Service Awards. We were in the top 5 in Wales.


Award Nomination



Cook Stars Cardiff North and West were nominated for Franchisee of the Year at the AFA Awards!

Cardiff North and West
Cardiff North and West


Club Hub's Top 10



Cook Stars Cardiff North and West are listed as one of Club Hubs top 10 childrens activity providers 2020!
Find out more here!