Be in the Kitchen Specialist Cookery School

DofE Simple Suppers Online Cookery Course

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

It includes 6 videos containing over 3 1/2 hours of professional teaching with 12+ recipes.

Have fun learning to cook at home with Be in your kitchen using the recipes and online videos which include all the information you will need.

Does this sound like you?

Not confident at cooking, perhaps hardly cooked at all ✔️

Unsure how to use cooking utensils, including a chef's knife ✔️

Want to be able to cook some easy supper recipes ✔️

Would like to be able to cook for family and friends ✔️

Want to learn how to cook a selection of delicious recipes ✔️

Need to complete your DofE skills and want to learn something useful ✔️

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

Have a look at what's in the course:

How to cook chicken pieces - thighs (slow) and breast (quick).

Beef mince - slow and fast cooking methods.


Pasta bake and Pesto.

Chinese Fried Rice & pan-fried pork fillet withsweet & sour sauce.

Grilled salmon and smoked mackerel pate with Melba toast.

Healthy KFC and shortcrust pastry tarts.

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, home-cooked meals made with ease, every day?

These recipes have been tried and tested for over 8 years. The recipes work and the students (and parents) 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 were originally set up for DofE students, but they are fantastic for so many others including younger children with adult supervision, home-schooling students and parents and adults who would like some excellent value professional cookery lessons from the convenience of their own homes. I'm really proud of my experience which has given me the tools to support you all.

If you’re finding yourself nodding along to all this, you’re not alone…

My purpose in life is to teach adults (young and old) 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 ingredients 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.

The journey has got to be fun and you can join me also in my 'Be in the Kitchen DofE Online Cookery Skills Course' Facebook Group to see what students are getting up to.

Which is why I’m so excited to introduce:

The Simple Suppers Online Cookery Course

This course is perfect for teenagers doing the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award in the UK and abroad (including Australia) as it is designed to run over 3 months or you can add my other courses together for a 6 or 12 month course.

BUT, who else will love these courses?

Holiday Cooking: for kids ✔️

Home Schooling: for parents and children ✔️

Off to Uni or Leaving Home: for young adults ✔️

Parents: learn to cook fresh food for your family ✔️

Want to Feel Healthier? : Learn how to avoid highly processed food ✔️

Fast Fresh Food: Learn how cooking at home can be faster than a takeaway ✔️

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


Personal Support from Be

Join the Be in the Kitchen DofE online cooking courses Facebook group to keep up with all the fun happening with those doing the courses too.

Be is live in the group Monday-Friday and always keen to say hello!



I strongly recommend purchasing an A4 display folder to put the recipes in. you can create your own personal cookbook of favourite recipes with the wonderful photos of your own cooking. This will be a book to treasure for life.


Instant Access

As soon as you book your course you can get going, with instant access to the recipes and videos. DofE Students will have a few days to complete their registration form before their course begins.


WhatsApp Group

Dedicated WhatsApp group for easy submission of evidence. Lots of support along the way and a personalised certificate on completion.

Course Fee (with videos for life): £150

Please come and join me in my kitchen!

See what others have to say about this course:

"As parents we’ve both enjoyed Toms cooking (We passed on the Cheesy peasy pasta, but ate all the rest) 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."

— John G

“Thank you so much Be. I personally have really enjoyed watching her create and learn through this course. The recipes were varied and delicious and the delivery of the course was simple and clear."

— Catriona

"Thank you soooo much, Be, for your support and in particular for the lightning quick response on this final section. Matthew has learnt loads (and I have also benefited as my cooking skills are very limited!). This has provided the structure and inspiration he needed. I've been recommending you to a number of Mums I know :-)"

— Helen

Still not sure?

Try my free "I can Cook Video"

Download my free cookery video teaching teenagers to cook and enjoy it!

Plan a day, print the recipes and book your online shop. Leave your teenager with me and the ingredients in your kitchen. Be patient and enjoy a miracle meal!

Cook just one recipe or a whole meal.

Suitable for all diets.