Nottingham North

My name is Natasha and I'm so excited to be running Cooks Stars Nottingham North.

My background is in Criminal and Youth Justice. As a qualified Probation Officer, Youth Worker and Youth Justice Manager I have experience of working with children and young people for the past 22 years.

I love to cook and bake and am a bit of a foodie at heart, in fact I was short-listed for the Great British Bake Off in 2020 for the current series! I love trying new recipes and trying new food and often make edible gifts for birthdays for friends and family. I discovered my love of baking 21 years ago when a friend asked me to make a cake for her daughter's birthday, from then I was hooked! Anyone who knows me knows what a geek I am with my cooking shows and cookbooks!

A bit more about me...I love languages - I have learnt 4! And I love to travel any chance I get! I also love to read and work out and fancy myself as a bit of a quizzer, I love 'Beat the Chasers' and 'House of Games'! 'I also love music and will belt out the odd song when I'm in the mood. My next goal is to learn to play the guitar.

My passion for cooking/baking and my experience with children led me to Cook Stars! When I discovered this opportunity I knew it was the right time after 18 years in Criminal and Youth Justice to make the change to pursue something I knew I was going to love that encompasses both my skills and passion, to teach and share these with the children of Nottingham. I believe in the importance of children learning to cook and acquiring skills that will sustain them for a lifetime. With Cook Stars I have the opportunity to turn my ambition, passion and skills into something valuable, educational and therapeutic for children in a fun, safe environment.

Contact Information

E: natasha.gayle@cookstars.co.uk
T: 07897 519 276

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Nottingham North


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

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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

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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

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Cook Stars Workshops







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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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