About Cook Folk

Cook Folk is a new cook school in Acton, West London dedicated to teaching students how to discover their inner cook, nourish their loved ones and unleash their creativity to cook without recipes.

Founded in 2018 by cook, food writer and cookery teacher, Louisa Chapman-Andrews, following her seven years working with modern British grocer and North London institution, Melrose and Morgan, with whom she wrote ‘Good Food For Your Table: A Grocer’s Guide’ in 2014.

Cook Folk offers one-to-one courses tailored to the individual, ‘kitchen edits’ for those looking to revamp and refocus their cooking space, and, seasonal group workshops. Once every quarter Cook Folk will also invite a guest chef to create an exclusive group workshop focusing on a particulate cuisine or cooking style.

Having now had three lessons with Louisa, our home cooked meals have been transformed – my family are eating better than ever. Louisa is a great cook, great teacher and delight to be with whilst you hone your culinary skills – I can’t recommend her enough.

James Lohan, Founder, Mr & Mrs Smith

Having a couple of lessons with Louisa has literally been life changing! I can now cook delicious, healthy meals and find entertaining super easy rather than before when I never knew what to cook– I would definitely recommend a few sessions with her – my fridge and freezer are now always full with yummy things, and no longer does it get to lunch and I am stuck for what to cook. She is AMAZING – it was the one of the best Christmas presents I have ever had.

Emmie Faust, Feel Good Marketing, W3

I really enjoyed our few hours together it was a really lovely relaxed experience. Along with your amazing endless knowledge and tips, I also loved your enthusiasm, which was contagious.

Sonya Matthews, W3

Louisa spent two hours with me in my kitchen teaching me how to create a larder and a fridge that work to support recipe-free and hassle-free cooking for a busy life. She used the time to showcase foundational cooking skills so that I had a variety of dishes that I would be able to recreate with my own style over the weeks to come. I’m excited to check out the spice blends she recommended and to continue to make simple food more easily.

Jo Sumner, Jo Sumner Wellbeing

Louisa gave me permission to try without embarrassment or fear of failure…lesson notes, which included how to create a fridge and pantry toolkit, where to shop, which oil to use, what pulses should be soaked, how to make a dressing and a myriad of ingredient combination suggestions. I am indebted to her.

Sophie Clowes, City Kids