One to One Lessons
Cook Folk one to one lessons with Louisa offer an entirely bespoke experience tailor made to your individual needs. Louisa specialises in building kitchen confidence and helping you to learn to cook without relying on recipes – creating a toolbox that helps eliminate mid week ‘fridge fear’, finding creative ways with ingredients for all diets, including those with restricted diets and those hoping to move towards more plant based eating habits. However, all eating styles and aspirations are welcome and accommodated.
Louisa’s style of cookery and teaching relies on working closely with you and really listening to what you need, focusing on small manageable tweaks to existing routines and cooking styles for outcomes that are fun, achievable and realistic.
Lessons tend to take place in your home, but can also be arranged to take place in the Cook Folk kitchen if you prefer.
Private lessons in your own home usually start with a kitchen edit to help you kickstart your new relationship with your kitchen and set the foundations for cooking in a new way. During this Louisa will come to your home and help pull out and discard unsuitable items, streamlining your cupboards and cooking areas and making recommendations for how your space might be used better.
Advice is given on the best kitchen equipment and store cupboard essentials needed to get your kitchen up and running – all with the aim to organise and make your space work better for you so it feels like a more joyful space in which to cook.
The kitchen edit also includes a cooking session which leaves you with a ‘kitchen toolkit’ – consisting of delicious, nutritious, simple and time saving staples for your fridge, freezer and store cupboard, to see you through the week and beyond.
KITCHEN EDIT FEE: £225 per three hour session
A one to one kitchen refresh with a cooking session, tailored to your personal needs, all in your own home.
Bespoke Cookery Classes
For those who want to build on the initial kitchen edit and really start to kickstart their confidence to cook with happiness and freedom, Louisa also offers follow up bespoke cookery classes. Each lesson builds on your skills, cementing a sense of kitchen confidence that will last you a lifetime. As with the kitchen edit, each lesson is tailor made to your specific needs and aspirations and as it’s in your own home everything you cook is yours to enjoy and experiment with afterwards.
Once we have identified any restrictions in your/your family’s diet plus any preferences and aspirations, Louisa will then design a lesson, or series of lessons, specific to your needs for you to approve. Following this, you do a normal shop (perhaps with a few minor tweaks depending on your lesson requirements) to arrive on the day of the class and Louisa will turn up at your door! Everything you cook during the lesson is then in your fridge for you eat and experiment with over the coming days.
No notes need to be taken during the lesson allowing for complete immersion and freeing you up to just cook and experience. Louisa will send detailed notes on everything that’s been covered and discussed, including recipe and combination ideas for you to refer to afterwards.
These notes form the basis of a plan for you for the following week and beyond; for you to practice with and help you generate ideas yourself, building your confidence and helping to make cooking a more enjoyable and creative experience.
BESPOKE COOKERY CLASS FEE: £250 per three hour class
A three hour lesson dedicated to hands on cooking, to create a raft of delicious, healthy dishes, tailored to your personal needs, all in your own home.
One to One Lesson Packages
Kitchen Edit + 2 x Bespoke Cookery Classes = £625 (£208 per lesson)
3 x Bespoke Cookery Classes = £645 (£215 per lesson)
NB. One to one lessons are designed as classes for individual clients. For bespoke group classes please see our Private Workshops.
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.