St Albans and Harpenden

Hello my name is Nicola and I'm thrilled to be bringing Cook Stars' award-winning cookery classes, workshops and parties to St Albans & Harpenden!

Contact Information

T: 07741 330740

Our whole family is crazy about good food; we love to prepare it, and we LOVE to eat it! I've enjoyed cooking and baking for as long as I can remember, baking cakes on my own from the age of 9 or 10. There's nothing I enjoy more than time spent preparing something delicious in the kitchen.

My teenage son (14) shares this love, and from a small child has always enjoyed helping out. His 85-year old Italian grandmother inspires us all, and we love nothing more than a 'lesson' with her in her kitchen, making local Italian dishes and (of course!) pasta. I confess that he's better at making pasta than me!

I've worked in business and marketing for a long time, but a couple of years ago I decided that I wanted to 'do' something in food, and took the plunge to take my Level 2 NVQ in Patisserie and Confectionery at West Herts College. It was a brilliant experience and I met some lovely and inspiring fellow students.

I firmly believe that cooking is a life skill as much as a hobby, and when children are older, they should have the skills to be able to make great tasting and nutritious food for themselves.

This has inspired me to pass on my skills to the younger generation - whether it's little people wowing in mini classes, juniors confidently baking or academy students cooking proudly and independently, Cook Stars St. Albans & Harpenden has a class for all. In addition, look out for our special workshops and holiday events and children's parties!

Take a look at this webpage for more information, or please call or email me to find out more. Current classes are listed below. I look forward to cooking with your children very soon!

Nicola X

St Albans and Harpenden

I firmly believe that cooking is a life skill as much as a hobby

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!

Here you can find out all the latest news about our themed workshops and events!

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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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St Albans and Harpenden

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