Hello! My name is Anna and I am the proud owner of Cook Stars Monmouthshire.
My main passion in life is cooking and the experiences, learning skills and well being it can unlock. I am a qualified teacher, with 18 years' experience in the primary sector, and I have always enjoyed being able to develop cooking skills with children.
It's been great to enable them to discover their own culinary talents, from cooking their first dishes to running their own pop up cafes. Time and time again I have seen the sense of achievement on children's faces, along with the self-confidence that they have gained, from producing and selling foods they have prepared and cooked.
Food intolerance's have been a keen interest of mine for quite some time, having experience working with children with various needs. It's always possible to cook in ways that accommodates different requirements and the result is a more inclusive approach that makes everyone feel part of the whole process.
Outside of work I enjoy a wide variety of sporting activities. My family are keen cyclists and we enjoy getting out in the wonderful surroundings of the Monmouthshire countryside with the stunning views it provides.
As a child, cooking and food was very much at the forefront of family life and this has been transferred to my own children who have enjoyed preparing and cooking a wide a variety of meals from a very young age. They both feel very proud of the meals they produce and love trying new foods as a result.
I very much look forward to meeting you soon. It will be fantastic to work with so many like-minded people and seeing the difference we can make!