About Natural Cookery School

The Natural Cookery School came into being when founder Erin Baker was head chef at Woodruffs, Britain’s first totally organic cafe. Erin’s evening cookery classes at the cafe proved so successful starting her own school was a natural next step.

Without the means to equip an actual cookery school, Erin adapted her idea. The Natural Cookery School would be a mobile venture, offering classes in hired venues and peoples’ homes, with regular evening classes at Woodruffs. News quickly spread and soon the classes had waiting lists. Cookery parties, demonstrations and catering would help take teaching into the community, so became integral to the plan.

Years later the school has blossomed and diversified. Today Erin regularly hosts classes at three cookery schools and an organic farm – as well as Woodruffs. Collaboration nights with pubs and restaurants offer themed supper clubs that vary from five course banquets to Erin’s beloved Pad Thai Noodle Bar, and Meat Free Mondays. Erin also works with charities, councils, and groups such as the WI providing demonstrations, meals and workshops.

As the Natural Cookery School continues to evolve, stay tuned to see – and taste – what’s new.


Chef Erin Baker - founder of the Natural Cookeru School

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