The Cooking Club

For Kids

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…

For Adults

Corporate Team Building

Cooking is a fantastic way to encourage your company of staff to to work as a team and form productive and positive relationships. Find out more about how to arrange your corporate event.

Hen Parties

Arrange a really special day of cookery for your bride and her hens.

Private Lessons & Parties

Book a one on one cookery lesson or organise a private class for you and your friends.

Welcome to the Cooking Club

Affordable kids cooking clubs with Jess Colmer

Jess Colmer is a lifelong lover of food & cookery and has been messing about in the kitchen ever since she can remember. Frustrated by the decline of cooking in schools, in 2011 she decided to leave a career in television to set up The Cooking Club, with the aim of providing young people in Suffolk with the opportunity to learn about cookery and healthy eating in their free time. Since then The Cooking Club has gone from strength to strength, helping to give children a solid grounding in cookery, discover a passion for food and find the fun and satisfaction in creating a great meal.

After many requests over the years, The Cooking Club has recently branched out into classes for adults in the form of hen parties, corporate teambuilding events and private lessons and parties. We offer a relaxed, informal and more affordable option for adults wanting to improve their culinary skills. We only use free-range meat and eggs, all sauce 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 cordon bleu cooking, just nutritious, delicious food.


“My son and daughter (aged 9 and 12) have attended a number of The Cooking Club workshops at the Suffolk Food Hall over the last few years.  They absolutely love the experience, and the nurturing environment Jess creates. Not only that, it truly inspires them to take an interest in what they eat, try different foods and gives them the confidence to prepare tasty, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy. They make super, seasonal dishes using the freshest ingredients, which we all enjoy sampling.

Philippa Cole