Be in the Kitchen Specialist Cookery School

S.E.N.D. Beginners

Online Cookery Course

Join me in my virtual kitchen for an amazing, calm, journey into the world of delicious cooking.

This course is perfect for beginners with practical, healthy and fun recipes and ideal for the DofE Award Scheme!

It includes 12 cookery videos containing over 3 1/2 hours of professional teaching with 12+ recipes and is suitable for students with learning difficulties which include acute anxiety, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

Enjoy learning to cook at home with Be using the recipes and online videos which include all the information you will need and a relaxed, supportive environment, to cook delicious meals which you will love.

The course is suitable for those confident to tackle on their own, or with support alongside.

Does this sound like you?

Nervous of the kitchen, afraid of chef's knives ✔️

Concerned about food poisoning ✔️

I'd like to learn about food that is good for my health ✔️

I'd rather eat 'fast food' than cook, it takes too long ✔️

I want to be able to cook for my family and friends ✔️

Don't like washing up! ✔️

There are lots of foods that I don't like ✔️

You’ll have got the gist by now that I am desperate to teach teenagers to cook and along the way help them to understand how critical it is for their all-round health.

With my qualified ‘Naturopathic Nutrition Therapist’ head speaking, this is even more critical for SEND students.

Addiction to sugar and Ultra-processed food, all beautifully designed by big food manufacturers, causes havoc to our whole bodies and I noted that my students enjoyed these foods.

I have had the pleasure of teaching students from the Wemm’s Education Centre, a local school for students with autism and anxiety.

These students often presented with other disabilities including dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, dyspraxia, epilepsy.

Memory was often be frustrating too along with more significant physical disabilities.

These students also had a heightened sense of concern over hygiene and food safety and many had a reduced palate, with concern about new ingredients and not being willing to try new foods.

So, what to do?

I found that a consistent approach using the following techniques was invaluable:

  • Spotless kitchen

  • Organisation of ingredients

  • Using professional chef’s knives and tools safely

  • Growing and picking ingredients from the garden

  • Discussing what to look for when buying meat/fish/eggs

  • A clear time plan

  • Washing up as you go

  • Tasting along the way (no double dipping!)

  • Eating the recipe straight away!

  • Short, simple recipes

Have a look at what's in the course:

Video 1:

Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Video 2:

Poached Eggs on Toast

Video 3:

Smoky Bacon and Red Lentil Soup

Video 4:

Tomato Sauce with Pasta


Video 5:

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

Video 6:

Spicy Halloumi Tacos

Video 7:

Quick Margarita Pizza

Video 8:

Chilli Con Carne with Basmati Rice

Video 9:

Classic Filled Omelette

Video 10:

Cheeseburgers and Coleslaw

Video 11:

Prawn Laksa

Video 12:

Chicken Tikka Masala

How amazing would it be if you could learn to cook when you want?

You can learn to cook at home, uni or wherever there is a kitchen. Choose which day and what time suits you.

Simply watch the videos and follow the recipes to become a truly competent and confident cook.

You will have the videos and recipes for life, so there is no rush!

How fantastic will you feel if you could enjoy delicious, easy home-cooked food every day?

These recipes have been tried and tested for over 8 years. The recipes work and the students (and parents, family and friends) really enjoy them!

Get your friends to book in too and enjoy cooking together on Zoom! Join me in my kitchen cooking with students and feel part of the gang.

How great would it be you could use this course again?

These courses are perfect for DofE students, but also fantastic for so many others including younger children with adult supervision, home-schooling students, parents and adults who would like some excellent value professional cookery lessons without leaving home.

I'm really proud of my experience which has given me the tools to support you all

If you like the sound of all of this, I'd love you to join me!

My purpose in life is to teach as many people as possible to cook and I love it!

My students learn, using professional chef skills, how to cook amazing recipes that are simple, fun and rewarding.

I'm a specialist teacher because I have an extraordinary background and I focus on teaching with nutrient-dense iingredients for great health.

In 2022 I qualified as a nutrition therapist because I know how powerful food is and I want to be in the best health myself and to pass that on to my students. I can now be sure that I am offering the best tuition, providing recipes that are not only delicious but are nutrient-focussed.

Here’s what you’ll get when you book a course:


Welcome Letter and Recipe Pack

As soon as you have booked your course you will receive a friendly welcome email which will include your recipe pack, an introduction to the course and a link to the videos.


Choose Your Own Start Date

Everyone has a busy life, so you get to choose when you'd like to start the course and take a break if you have a holiday. Fill the dates in on your registration form and submit it to get started.


Videos For Life

There are over 3 1/2 hours of teaching videos during this course. After you have finished you will have access to the videos for life.

If you have a younger sibling, they can do the course too, just paying for the AAP administration fee instead.


Personal Support from Be

Never forget that you are not alone. I are here to support you all the way and if you get delayed during your course, just get in touch and we can make a plan. If you remember you require alternative recipes for any reason, just let me know!


Dietary Adaptions

All the courses are suitable for all diets. Just let me know when you fill in your registration form and I will make sure you have appropriate recipes to suit your needs. I am a specialist teacher in gluten and dairy-free diets.


Facebook Live Fun

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enjoy the fun and extra recipes that I will demonstrate along the way, along with my excitement on report day when I get to see all your amazing photos!

Course Fee (with videos for life): £75

Please come and join me in my kitchen!

Kind Words

Bobby 17.10.23

"Thank you so much for the Award and I loved this course. The food was amazing and I have already made some of the recipes again. Thanks"

Adrian 6.9.23

"Just a brief note of thanks for the DoE course that our daughter Louisa has just completed. She has enjoyed following the recipes and the videos were particularly helpful. I have watched a few videos with her and love your presentation style. Your enthusiasm is infectious!"

Fatima 7.9.23

"Dear Be, Thank for your for the all delicious recipes. Mina enjoyed the courses. Many thanks"

Still not sure?

Satisfaction Guarantee

I pride myself on my student support and parent satisfaction. I have so many wonderful testimonials from my students and their families, see this one from parent John below:

"Hi Be .....As parents we’ve both enjoyed Toms cooking and we look forward to him doing these recipes again. It’s been great to have days off from providing meals to our children too. Regards John" 1.8.23

How amazing will you feel if you don't have to cook every night of the week?


How quickly can I start the course?

When you want! As soon as you have booked the course you will receive a registration form. When this has been returned to Be you can start.

How do you assess my cooking?

Take a photo of your completed recipe (before you eat it!) and fill out the self-assessment sheet. At the halfway point you send them to Be via whatsapp or email and she will give you enthusiastic feedback. Repeat for the second set of recipes.

What if I want to continue for a 6 month skill?

That's easy. Just email Be and let her know, then book your next course.

What if I can't find all the ingredients?

All the recipes use 'easy to find' ingredients, but if you get stuck you can either improvise or email Be for a suggestion.

How do I book the course?

Click on any of the links on this page and it will take you to the booking section where you can log your details and book the course.

What happens when I have finished cooking all the recipes?

Be will write a final report which she wil submit to DofE. She will then send you a copy along with your certificate. She will also forward confirmation of her AAP report being received by DofE.

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