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. 

Our New 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 >


The Magic Fridge 

Patron and ambassador of The Kids' Cookery School, Alex Mackay, who is a dedicated cook, teacher, food lover and author has written a brand new book, The Magic Fridge. 

Culinary wizard Alex Mackay, who has taught at both Raymond Blanc and Delia Smith's cookery schools, revaleas how to create easy and delicious stocks, sauces, butters, broths and preserves that you can keep in your fridge or freezer, ready to be turned into lunch, tea, supper or dessert at a moments notice. 

All profits from signed copies of his new book go to The Kids' Cookery School charity.

This is a wonderful book, which would make a wonderful Christmas present for anyone who loves to cook!

Click here to Order on Amazon or email for a signed copy.




Food Festivals 2017

The Kids’ Cookery School will be delivering free cookery sessions at food festivals and events in different cities across the country. Each day will see us delivering back to back sessions where children are taught how to make a recipe from absolute scratch they will be given the food they make to take home with them to share with friends and family alongside the recipe card to be able to take home and try again.

The dates for this are as follows:

-          RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (London)

Saturday 8th July 2017

 Bookings for cookery sessions will be taken on the day at the festival! 

If you would like more information please get in touch! 


Fiona Wins Halifax Giving Extra National Award 2015

 The Giving Extra Awards is a programme through which Halifax helps the Group deliver its Helping Britain Prosper Plan and its commitment to the banking Group that brings communities together to help them thrive. 

Fiona, who was selected for the national prize from 67 local winners, said: "I was shocked to win a local Halifax Giving Extra Award, so I am thrilled to have won the national prize. 

David Nicholson, director of Halifax Community Bank, said: "Through our Helping Britain Prosper Plan, we are committed to bringing communities closer together to help them thrive, and we are able to further deliver upon this commitment through people like Fiona. She plays a pivotal role within her community making such a positive impact on the lives of so many young people in her area. It was awe-inspiring to hear how all of the local Halifax Giving Extra Award winners across the country give extra to help others in their community but Fiona, and the work she does at the Kids' Cookery School, was truly inspirational and really impressed the judges”.


For more info please call: 0208 992 8882 or email

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