The Cooking Shed runs cookery lessons, and private dining experiences across London and Kent, with tickets often selling out to events within 48 hours of going on sale. The company is owned and run by self-taught cook and food writer, Regan Anderton. Regan works with a team of award-winning local suppliers to ensure high quality welfare standard and sustainable products are used in all dishes created. Regan also won BBC1's Yes Chef! 2016 where she cooked for four Michelin Star Chefs, as well as highly acclaimed three Michelin Star Chef Pierre Koffman.
Regan grew up in a council flat in Lewisham, where her passion for food started at the age of four, and continued through her university and working years in advertising. Three years ago Regan brought her son into the world and she quickly realised that food wasn't there purely for enjoyment, but also played an important role in our development and ongoing quality of life. With so many diets, media hype and misinformed nutrition and health advice, as well as the constant rising price of food, Regan started to feel that feeding a family had become a complicated, uninspiring minefield.
She realised that the teaching of kitchen skills had skipped a generation. With fewer children learning from their families and home economics no longer being an option in many schools, it’s no wonder we don't feel confident enough to experiment and enjoy time in the kitchen on our own - let alone together.
Regan created The Cooking Shed to go some way to helping to change that. The Shed is intended to be a haven for foodies and learning - to EXPERIMENT, EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY the amazing flavours and skills that the world of food has to offer. Either on your own, or with your child. All of the recipes used in our classes and on our supper nights are created by us, taking inspiration from popular spices, flavours, or key ingredients used from the representative countries. It's simply good food with real experiences.
Regan looks forward to welcoming you to The Cooking Shed - a place where you can pull up a stool, talk food, learn to cook, swap recipes and possibly indulge in some cake...or even a cheeky G&T.
About Regan Anderton & her food blog What I Ate Last Night
Food Editor for LIFE Mags, Kent
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