Thatcham to Hook

My name is Nicola Doublet and I am the proud owner of Cook Stars Thatcham to Hook.

Contact Information

E: nicola@cookstars.co.uk
T: 07379 031 156

I have over 10 years experience working in Early Years settings as a qualified Nursery Nurse and progressing on to becoming a Nursery Manager. After having a break from full time work as my daughter started school, four years on, now is the right time to return to what I enjoy.

I have always enjoyed baking with my daughter, as soon as she could hold a spoon the fun started! My daughter inspired me to look into Cook Stars as she has always said I should teach children how to cook, so here I am!

Cooking is a life skill and starting from an early age gives children a great head start in developing this lifelong ability. I find it very rewarding to help children to learn new skills and put them into practice independently. You will be amazed at the potential of what the children can achieve.

In my spare time when I am not cooking and being a taxi to my daughter, I enjoy an occasional run to keep fit and healthy, spending time with family and friends and I really enjoy relaxing spa days!

I am looking forward to welcoming you to my classes, workshops and parties, we will have so much fun!

Nicola x

Thatcham to Hook

"I find it very rewarding to help children to learn new skills and put them into practice independently."


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

TUESDAY
Bramley Village Hall, The Street, Bramley, Tadley, RG26 5BP
1:15pm - 2:30pm
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WEDNESDAY
Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, Hook, RG27 9HH
1:15pm - 2:30pm
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FRIDAY
Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, Hook, RG27 9HH
4:30pm - 5:45pm
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SATURDAY
Bramley Village Hall, The Street, Bramley, Tadley, RG26 5BP
10:45am - 12:15pm
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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

FRIDAY
Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, Hook, RG27 9HH
4:30pm - 5:45pm
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SATURDAY
Bramley Village Hall, The Street, Bramley, Tadley, RG26 5BP
10:45am - 12:15pm
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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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Workshops




TUESDAY 26th October
Elizabeth Hall, Hook
10:00am - 12:00pm
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WEDNESDAY 27th October
Diamond Scout Centre, Tadley
10:00am - 12:00pm
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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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"Myself and my 7 year old daughter really enjoy the classes they are nice and relaxed and the recipes are genuinely really good! You get nice laminated recipe cards to take home and make them again. It's easy as you turn up and everything's provided and the washing up is taken away so for £10 it's a really good price including the ingredients. The other amazing thing is that my child is willing to try foods she makes here that she would never try normally at home!"

Helen

"Big thanks to Nicola and Gemma for hosting my daughter's birthday pizza party. Everything was so well organised, all I had to do was make sure everyone turned up on time! The children had a great time making and eating their pizzas, decorating their chefs hats and making their sweetie necklaces. And even better everything was cleaned and tidied afterwards. A great experience, thank you."

Natalie

"My 3 year old daughter loved this class and we both loved eating the delicious cookies we made! (Admittedly mummy finished them off!) Lovely welcoming atmosphere, and nice to do something a bit different. What's even better is not having to deal with the washing up! We're looking forward to the next class!"

Amber Tidey

"My kids had a fantastic time at the cooking sessions - not only making yummy food but doing other tasks like colouring, guess what's in the box, making sand jars etc... thank you so much! Will sign up again in future!!! :)"

Tina

"I would highly recommend Cook Stars. My 9 year old daughter was very nervous about going but Nicola did an amazing job of making her feel comfortable and at ease. My daughter loves the classes and all foods brought home are delicious. I love how the child gets a recipe card to take home with them, so you can make at home! Additionally , when your child attends there is no hassle of remembering aprons, ingredients or containers , they provide it all ."

Maria

Nicola was very welcoming and encouraged the children's independence throughout. It was nicely laid out and felt very covid-safe at all times. The activities provided were fun and occupied my daughter whilst we waited for our cakes to bake! She will be very keen to return.

Alison

My 5 year old son had a brilliant time at Cook Stars. He came out so happy and wanted to go back the next day too. The cakes he made were delicious, he loved having his own cooking station and he loved the crafts. Thank you 😊😊

Samantha