Hi, I’m Gemma.

I’m a Brit who has spent a big chunk of time living in California.

I teach people to cook in my cooking classes and share delicious food in my events and parties in Cheshire and in Silicon Valley, California. I also share my adventures, tried and tested recipes, tips and videos on my website and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Living and teaching in California and England allows me to share the best bits from both places. I share how both places cook, live and eat and what the latest food trends are. And I tell you what we think of each other (the good and bad and the hilarious)!

I can help you cook from scratch, enjoy the process, try new things, grow in confidence and love the results.

Everything I teach is based on the principle of cooking with whole, natural ingredients, organic where possible and comes from the reality of cooking in a home kitchen with the rest of life being juggled around it. Because I’ve had so many lovely students through my kitchen, I’ve gained real insight into how people eat and cook. I see how people react and what their misconceptions, fears and stresses are. All those insights, along with a healthy dollop of humor, help me create and share recipes that my students make regularly and with total confidence.

I promise that if I give you a recipe that it will work; it will be delicious and you’ll make it again and again. Any equipment I recommend will be something you will enjoy using and not something that clutters your kitchen.

I’m a busy working mum of two small boys (age 4 and 6) so I get the madness of cooking for a family. But I love showing people that it is possible and enjoyable when you know how.

I’d love to meet you in one of my classes in Silicon Valley, California – where I teach twice a year – or in Cheshire, England where I now live and teach. My classes are filled with tips, tasters, ‘aha’ moments, stories and laughter. Read what my students have said about what I do here. You can book a class and find my current schedule here.

I hope to cook with you very soon!

Love Gemma xxx