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Welcome to The Kids' Cookery School.

The Kids' Cookery School's mission is to give every child in the UK a unique and fun cooking experience in order to help them make informed choices about food and an understanding around health and diet.

Started in 2000, the charity has worked with over 136,000 children, young people and families across London, many of whom may have severe physical and learning disabilities, behavioural problems or been excluded from mainstream education.

To find out more information about classes and how you, your child, school or organisation can get involved with KCS, please visit Booking for Cooking.

If you wish to raise money to help support KCS continue with it's vital work, please visit Supporting KCS or call us on 020 8992 8882.

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter: @KidsCookerySch 

Watch our film to see what's going on at The Kids' Cookery School.

Thank you for your interest. It is with the support of people who share our passion for and belief in the power of food, we can create a healhtier and happier generation.




All classes/workshops and birthday parties, will be held, at the following address: West Acton Community Centre, Churchill Gardens, W3 0JN. NO workshops/classes will be taken at KCS HQ! 

It is with great regret, that KCS has had to close its kitchen for the time being. This is due, to a serious leak in our roof and ceiling in our Kitchen facility. We know that this is a terrible blow, to many children, parents and families, but we take health and safety very seriously and we can’t take any chances when it comes to our children, being safe and happy in the kitchen. We hope that this problem and issue, will be resolved quickly, so that we can get back to normal and continue to teach as many children and young people this vital life skill again, once again. Until further notice we will not be able to operate at KCS HQ.

However, we do still have our mobile POP-UP kitchen and we are still able to operate and teach through our Mobile Kitchen. So please do get in contact with us if you any enquiries and would like to book, a session, with KCS On Wheels.

Many thanks for your understanding and sincere apologises.  


Our CEO/Founder Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, has been awarded an MBE!  


Fiona founded KCS in 1995, when she began to teach children in her own home when she realised that her own children would not learn how to prepare and cook good fresh food from scratch at primary school.  Fiona is a passionate, chef, cookery teacher and food campaigner.  She believes that every individual needs to be able to prepare and cook fresh food for themselves in order to eat well and live a happy and healthy lifestyle.  Fiona lives by the motto ‘you are what you eat and drink’.

On the 7 June 2019, Fiona was awarded an MBE on the Queens’ Birthday Honours List, for Services to children with Special Needs and disabilities. 


Be Sure To Check Out Our Film!  

Aine Casey, in association with the Media Trust and John Lyons Charity, has made a fantastic, interesting and captivating short film about what we do here at KCS.

We are a dedicated charity giving equal opportunity to all children, whatever their circumstances.

We empower children to learn to cook! Watch the video here >



Learn more about KCS, what it does, why and who you'll meet there.
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Want to book a class for a child or a group of children? Find out what KCS can offer you in 'Booking for Cooking'.
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Learn more about the charity, why we need funds and how you can help.
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For kids only! Click here to recipes to try at home, handy tips and fun foodie facts.
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