We’re Growing! Local Mum Launches Cooking Classes for Children in Hampshire

The Cookery Doodle Doo franchise is growing fast and soon children as young as 3 will soon be able to learn to cook with their parents at new children’s baking classes in Whitchurch, Hampshire.

katie black cooks 2Katie Black, a mum of two has joined children’s cooking franchise Cookery Doodle Doo and is excited to support youngsters learning this important life skill.

“Cooking is such a brilliant skill to give your kids. If they can rustle up wholesome home cooked food it’ll keep them healthy, save them money and as they grow up to share with hungry housemates no doubt make them friends too!

Parents are so busy now that not everyone has time, or frankly wants all the mess of cooking at home so Cookery Doodle Doo classes make it easy-peasy for parents to come along and have fun while learning new recipes with their little ones.”

Cookery Doodle Doo opened in 2011 in Brighton and has grown in popularity due to its quirky children’s events at food festivals and creative recipes. Founder of the company Katie Elfer said:

“I’m so thrilled to have Katie Black on board. It was a scary step leaving my 9-5 job to launch Cookery Doodle Doo, but the benefits of spending time with my kids (also my best recipe testers and most brutal critics!) have been huge. To launch the franchise in Hampshire where Katie is based, is a dream come true and I know she’ll do a fab job of spreading the Cookery Doodle Doo ethos of real, fun food to a new audience.”

Hampshire children can expect to make everything from croissants to fruit sushi in the new pre-school classes which launch on Wednesday 23rd April. In the first cooking class the children will be baking Little Fishies cakes – omega rich salmon and parsley fish cakes. Bookings are now open for ages 3+ online at www.cookerydoodledoo.com/northhants or by phoning Katie Black on 07473958402

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Notes to editors

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For more information please contact Cookery Doodle Doo founder Katie Elfer:
M: Katie on 07588692955
E: info@cookerydoodledoo.com
W: www.cookerydoodledoo.com
Twitter: @cookerydoodledo

Cookery Doodle Doo LogoInformation about the Cookery Doodle Doo
Cookery Doodle Doo is a new children’s cooking franchise that originated in Brighton, Sussex.
Launched in 2011, their unique approach to cooking utilises everything from hamster-balls to edible puppets to entertain and educate children at Food Festivals. Cooking classes and holiday clubs for children aged 3-10 are available across Sussex and Hampshire.
More information can be found on their website: www.cookerydoodledoo.com

600 Children and a Pink Bearded Easter Bunny at Brighton Food Festival

Cookery Doodle Doo was part of a team of local companies who volunteered to put on free foodie activities for children as part of this year’s Brighton Food Festival on Hove Lawns this Easter Weekend.

Foodie activities included moulding chocolate eggs, making healthy ‘pot noodles’, tasting Thai inspired egg canapés and creating edible Easter chicks. The Rockinghorse Children’s Charity also raised funds for hospitals with a popular tombola and art activities.

Over the 2 day event children’s cooking school Cookery Doodle Doo saw over 600 children join them to learn to sculpt Easter chicks from edible ‘play-dough’ and using ‘magic ink pens’. Children were amazed to be able to eat the cute models – pen ink and all.

Bearded easter bunnyOf course, Easter isn’t complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny and the pink bearded version at the food festival handed out free mini cakes to delighted children. The blushing man behind the costume – Sam Elfer is husband of Katie; owner of local children’s cooking school Cookery Doodle Doo.

Sam said:

“Katie told me that I would be helping at the food festival but the details were vague. I’d been distracted by moving house this week and it was only when I noticed the bag from a fancy dress shop with fluffy rabbit ears sticking out that I suspected my role.

I’ll be back in the work suit on Tuesday, so hopefully I’ll have got the pink hair spray out of my beard by then!”

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Notes to editors

1) Photos are attached, more available on request OR
1) Low resolution photos are attached, high res versions available on request.

For more information please contact Cookery Doodle Doo founder Katie Elfer:
M: Katie on 07588692955
E: info@cookerydoodledoo.com
W: www.cookerydoodledoo.com
Twitter: @cookerydoodledo

Cookery Doodle Doo Logo

Information about the Cookery Doodle Doo
Cookery Doodle Doo is a children’s cooking franchise that originated in Brighton, Sussex.
Launched in 2011, their unique approach to cooking utilises everything from hamster-balls to edible puppets to entertain and educate children at events and Food Festivals. Cooking classes and holiday clubs for children aged 3-10 are available across Sussex and Hampshire.
More information can be found on their website: www.cookerydoodledoo.com