Manchester Central and East

Hi, I am Sarah. Welcome to Cook Stars Manchester!

Contact Information:

E: Sarah@cookstars.co.uk
T: 07487 817488

Growing up within a traditional Chinese family household, both my parents are naturally great cooks. I am fortunate to have been introduced to a wide variety of ingredients and learnt to cook at a young age.

After graduating with a degree in Hotel and Catering Management, I went on to work for 22-years for a large international hotel chain, during which I spent 8 years in London, and finally came back to Manchester as Director of Finance in one of their City Centre hotels. Setting up my own business is something I thought about for some time and when my daughter Eleanor was born in 2015, it gave me a 'kick' to do something about it. I had a 'lightbulb' moment when Eleanor was 18 months old. When I saw her confidently cracking an egg and loved to be so involved in the kitchen, I felt there was a business opportunity to teach other children to learn how to cook. In 2017, I made a tough decision to end my long and illustrious career to set up Cook Stars in Manchester.
Setting up this business was the best decision I have ever made. In less than 12 months, I was proud to be shortlisted for the 'Best for Learning 2019' Hoop award. Also, I got to be invited to host the children cookery tent at the Manchester EAT Food & Drink festival. To date, Cook Stars Manchester taught over 900 children in classes, schools and workshops. Both children and parents love our recipes and our monthly workshops are a sell out each month. I now have three assistants within the team and I hope this will gradually grow as business continue to develop each day.
My spare time is spent with my daughter Eleanor and going on play dates. Catching up with other mummies for cakes and coffee is the best part of it! I love spending time with Eleanor in the kitchen and it has become our weekly routine to make something together, this is usually our Cook Stars recipe of the week! It's amazing to see how a 3-year old can be so confident and independent around the kitchen!
My guilty pleasure is 'Coronation Street', after all, we are in Manchester!

I can't wait to cook with your Cook Star in our class or at their birthday party very soon.

Manchester Central and East

Sarah - head of Cook Stars Manchester Central and East


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

FRIDAY
ONLINE ONLY
10:00am - 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

MONDAY
ONLINE ONLY
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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FRIDAY
ONLINE ONLY
10:00am - 11:00am
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Academy Classes


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

FRIDAYS
Online Only
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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SATURDAY
ONLINE ONLY
10:30am - 11:45am
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Family Cook Along Classes


Our popular Cook Star classes online!

FAMILY COOK ALONG!
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

FRIDAYS
Online Only
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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HALLOWEEN WORKSHOP!
This Halloween your children are invited to join us online for our Halloween Cooking Party! Find out more

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER
Online Only
10:00am - 11:15am
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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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Manchester Central and East