Welcome to my web site, here you can find out about my career, television work and my food writing with the East Anglian Daily Times. You can also find out about my cooking lessons and private catering as well as check out some of my recipes.
I used to teach at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London. I was Head Teacher there for many years and teaching is something I still thoroughly enjoy. Now I host courses at The Cookhouse at the Suffolk Food Hall , St Joseph's College and The Taste Academy . Look out for my classes at Braxted Park !
You may like to have a bespoke cookery day or workshop at your home, holiday house or I can organize a venue. Have a look at my classes and perhaps you'd like to buy a gift cookery voucher? You can book classes and vouchers through my web site you can also message me through the web site if you would prefer to pay by cheque and I can email you direct to arrange it. message me
Here is a lovely comment about my classes:
"Emma's infectious enthusiasm and passion for food, along with her informal delivery, makes for a fabulous day I will remember for some time"
The Cookhouse Gift Vouchers
Suffolk Cooking Lessons. They are a unique gift which enables you to buy a wonderful day with me at one of my cookery courses to give for any occasion. Choose which course you want to give or try a free choice gift voucher and the recipient can choose the course that they want to attend. The gift vouchers can be personalized for the recipient and can be sent directly to them. They will receive a beautifully presented letter of congratulations, the gift voucher and details of my current cooking courses. All they have to do is message me through the web site, let me know their voucher number and I will book them in . You can view pictures of past courses on my Facebook page
Vouchers for The Cookhouse can be purchased using the booking form on my web site. You can also call me on 07967212096 for any inquiries.
I also have a small Suffolk based private catering service (sample menus)and work as a private chef. Have a look at my menus and pictures and you may like to contact me to discuss a future event. I can give you some ideas, design special menus and a personal friendly service. Have a look at the testimonials to see what people say about me. If you are coming to Suffolk for a holiday or weekend you can hire me to cater for any formal or informal event.
If you would like to book a private/corporate/bespoke cookery session do get in touch, I can advise on duration, content and special prices. I can offer different venues and themes to suit your needs. Hands on cooking workshops are perfect for team bonding, Christmas alternatives to 'The Office Party' and Family gathering celebrations. Your Cookery session will be organised and hosted with care and friendly attention to detail and with lots of tips and technique's to learn. You then sit down to eat your food or some groups take it away to enjoy!
House or Hen parties are also popular, I come and host a fun cooking session, you and your guests cook as a group and sit down to a fabulous meal. If your house doesn't have a big enough kitchen I can arrange a super venue to cook and eat! I also plan smaller private cooking lessons, which can be at your home. You and your friends can have a bespoke culinary adventure. A thoroughly enjoyable day to remember, you can cook for a grand lunch or for an evening dinner party where you can invite other guests to taste the results of your labours.
I live and work in Ipswich and I am happy to travel throughout Suffolk and beyond. I am an individual who caters rather than a big company, but I can arrange hire and find staff to help at your event. For a personal, unique, high standard and local service, you need go no further.
I have demonstrated at numerous food shows and I am available for product demonstrations and development. My chatty, informal delivery always entertains and informs.
Have a look on my events page to see special classes, charity events, demonstrations and food show appearances. Specialevents You'll see my Aldeburgh Food Festival Fringe Event, open to children and adults, it's called Tea; A Drink with Jam and Bread. You'll come to my kitchens at St Joseph's College in Ipswich where we will be making your own pot of seasonal jam and a fresh loaf made with local Woodbridge Tide Mill Flour, Havensfield Eggs and Marybelle Milk.