The Cooking Club

After School Cooking Clubs

After School Clubs

Find out what clubs are available, and how to bring The Cooking Club to your school…

Birthday Parties with The Cooking Club

Birthday Parties

Arrange something really special for your child’s birthday party…

School holiday cooking workshops

School Holiday Workshops

Exciting cookery workshops at weekends and during the school holidays for your kids…

Cookery activities for children

Activities for Schools

Book an exciting half or whole day culinary experience for your students at a state of the art cookery school in central Ipswich.

We can tailor a workshop specifically to the needs and interests of your students, incorporating topics such as healthy eating, cuisines from around the world, seasonal cookery, food provenance and much more.

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Welcome to the Cooking Club

Affordable kids cooking clubs with Jess Colmer

Jess Colmer is a lifelong lover of food and cookery and has been messing about in the kitchen ever since she can remember. Frustrated by the decline of cookery in schools, in 2011 she left a career in television to set up The Cooking Club, with the aim of providing young people with an affordable opportunity to learn about cookery and healthy eating in their free time.

Through a network of after-school clubs, workshops and weekend activities, The Cooking Club aims to give children a solid grounding in cookery, allowing them to develop their knowledge and set of skills, discover a passion for food and find the fun and satisfaction in creating a great meal. We only use free-range meat and eggs, all sauces and marinades are made from scratch and we always do our best to incorporate as much seasonal fruit and veg as possible. It’s not about fancy cooking, just nutritious, delicious food! Just take a look at what we cook.


Jess has organised two cooking parties for my daughter's 10th and 12th birthdays. She is really helpful with menu suggestions and its really easy to organise.  My daughter and her friends had a great time and we would recommend Jess as a great party option!