The Good Cook School

The Good Cook School runs cooking workshops, children’s parties and offers a range of cooking and healthy eating sessions to schools and community groups. They work with all ages, from toddlers to elderly.

Trained, friendly staff will help participants to learn how to handle kitchen equipment safely and to how to create tasty, nutritious dishes from fresh ingredients. Sessions also cover food safety, re-cyling, composting and portion sizes. These are skills that will stay with us for life.

All sessions use ingredients sourced from local suppliers.



All our staff are DBS checked, under supervision of Sophie Fox who is a qualified teacher. We want to help anyone who wants to cook, to learn this crucial and above all enjoyable skill.


Sophie also runs Café Create, which is based in The Create Centre. Café Create serves wholesome food to the staff who work in the building and the general public. Recently been awarded the Best Fairtrade Café in the Southwest, Café Create is worth a visit.

Café Create, The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN.



Photography by Max McClure

Illustrations by Cassia Ozdemir

PeachMeet Sophie

I grew up in a large family where family meals were very much a part of our lives. We all had a role to play in getting the meal together, whether it was peeling the carrots, laying the table or stacking the dish washer, meal times were communal activities.

In this way I learnt that making a meal was more than just putting a chicken in the oven. It’s about working together, enjoying yourself and understanding food from the dozens of things that can be done with a potato to the health benefits of spinach.

As a mother I know how difficult it can be to get your child to eat new foods and how time consuming it is to find the time to teach children to cook. Our cookery classes take that stress away from you and we know that your child will love to learn to cook with us.

I have has been running The Good Cook School since 2006.

The Good Cooks School runs courses for toddlers through to school leavers, holiday workshops and special events for schools. The Good Cook School is a great way to get your child to enjoy good food and have fun too.