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.
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