Teacher and baker to launch cook­ery classes for fam­i­lies

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

In a bid to com­bine her love of bak­ing and teach­ing, for­mer univer­sity lec­turer Clare Keys is start­ing a cook­ery club for young­sters and their fam­i­lies.

Mrs Keys, a qual­i­fied pri­mary school teacher from Chal­lock, will be start­ing Crafty Cooks classes in Septem­ber at venues in Ash­ford, Char­ing and Ten­ter­den. The mar­ried mum-of-four, 41, left her job 18 months ago af­ter lec­tur­ing in child devel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion at Can­ter­bury Christ Church Univer­sity for 12 years.

Mrs Keys then bought a fran­chise of the na­tion­wide busi­ness and be­gan mak­ing plans for her own classes.

She said: “I wanted to be able to do the school run, be avail­able to take one of my sons to his spe­cial­ist ap­point­ments but still con­tinue work­ing.

“I love teach­ing and am a keen baker so it seemed like the per­fect so­lu­tion.

“As well as be­ing fun it can help fam­i­lies find a shared in­ter­est, saves them the has­sle of find­ing recipes and they don’t have to worry about clear­ing up the mess young chil­dren make when they bake.

“It can also help chil­dren who are picky eaters to ex­per­i­ment, or chil­dren who have al­ler­gies to un­der­stand about their food more.

“While their food cooks, we will run an ac­tiv­ity as a group tast­ing as well as dis­cover new foods and find out where they come from.”

Classes will be dur­ing school hours and will be­gin in the sec­ond week of Septem­ber.

Pre-book­ing is es­sen­tial and for more in­for­ma­tion email s.kent@ crafty­cooks.co.uk or visit www. crafty­cooks.co.uk

Clare Keys

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