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