Mid Hants

My name is Jo Poupart and I am excited to be the new owner of Cook Stars Mid Hants.

Contact Information

E: jo@cookstars.co.uk
T: 07735 832282

I have been working with children in Schools for the last for 15 years. During my time teaching the
children I have also run cooking classes to share my passion for food.

The aim of the classes was to get Children involved with foods they may not have experienced
before and where these foods come from. Getting the Children cooking "hands on" helped teach
them new skills and techniques linked with cooking and healthy eating.

Prior to School life I was a pastry chef for 15 years which has given me a great foundation to run the school classes from.

In 2018 I realised that these two passions were what I wanted for my next career and the discovery of Cook Stars has now given me that opportunity.

I will love seeing the joy and self-satisfaction of the children when they produce their own meals and recipes to take home! Cooking is a skill all children should learn so our recipes of history are not lost in the fast paced world we live in today.

My family are so supportive and can't wait to give me a helping hand when I need a little assistance my new venture Cook Stars Mid Hants! In my spare time I love to keep fit. I regularly take part in an exercise class called "bounce" which is mini trampoline aerobics class. I have also taken part and completed a number of half marathons but am firmly of the opinion that my running days are more of a "5 mile jog" now.

I look forward to welcoming you to my classes!

Jo x

Mid Hants

I will love seeing the joy and self-satisfaction of the children when they produce their own meals and recipes to take home!


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

WEDNESDAY
Old Alresford Village Hall
Alresford, SO24 9DH
1.15pm - 2.30pm
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THURSDAY
Busy Bees
9:00am - 11:00am
PRIVATE CLASS

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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 such a variety of dishes we try plenty of different preparation techniques....from icing to dicing we do it all! Find out more

TUESDAY
Cheriton Primary School
3.30pm - 4.45pm
PRIVATE CLASS

WEDNESDAY
Cheriton Primary School
3.30pm - 4.45pm
PRIVATE CLASS

WEDNESDAY
Old Alresford Village Hall
Alresford, SO24 9DH
4.15pm - 5.30pm
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FRIDAY
Old Alresford Village Hall
Alresford, SO24 9DH
4.15pm - 5.30pm
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SATURDAY
Old Alresford Village Hall
Alresford, SO24 9DH
10.15am - 11.30am
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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
Perins School DT Kitchens, Pound Hill SO24 9BS
3.45pm - 5.30pm
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Cook Stars 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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I had never encountered Cook Stars until a friend said that she had booked her two little ones into classes over the summer holidays just gone. After some research and excited about the fact that my just 2 year old would be able to join her brother (aged three at the time) in a cooking class, I duly booked them both in.

Well it was well worth the experience. Both my little ones loved the morning of baking. The whole morning was superbly organised and set up, including the activities during the cake cooling to keep all the children occupied as the cakes were too hot to decorate.

During the morning Jo interacted with all the children of various ages and had a lovely demeaner. She was welcoming and clearly passionate about her role. I am very much looking forward to booking my two little ones in again during the next holiday.

Thank you so much Jo!

Sammi

Excellent class, kind and understanding teacher, great entertainment for breaks too. Fabulous time had by all and cakes were delicious at the end. Lovely young lady made adults tea and helped us when we needed wipes and extra ingredients.

Alicia

Jo did an amazing birthday party for my 6 year old this weekend - pizza and ice cream sundae making along with some party games, she had 11 children absolutely engrossed for 2 hours! Thank you!

Jo hosted a fantastic Little Italy party for my 8 year old and her friends in the garden. The girls had lots of fun making pizza from scratch followed by DIY ice cream sundaes. All I had to do was to enjoy the day without any stress!!! An excellent experience all around. Highly recommend!

My daughter has just had the best birthday party with Jo at Cook Stars. The organisation was amazing, keeping the children happily occupied from the moment they arrived. They so enjoyed making and decorating their cupcakes and edible necklaces. She especially loved being served high tea with hot chocolate and delicious finger sandwiches. I didn't have to lift a finger and best of all my daughter had her best party ever! Faultless service 😁

One of the things my daughter enjoys about cooking class is very proudly sharing her creations with all of us. This afternoon she cleared the table and reset it for us with her butterfly adorning the light and a motley collection of flowers picked from the garden. She spends all of Wednesday asking if it's lunchtime yet (she knows cooking is after lunch!) and she absolutely loves the sessions so far, thank you!

I absolutely love Wednesdays because we come to your class. My children adore you and you have really help them grow in confidence through your love of what you do. Keep being you!