Uncle Ben's Beginners' August 2016

Fiona Hamilton-Fairley is currently the spokesperson for Ben's Beginners' UK - Our joint mission is to get kids to cook as well as they can read and write. Why? Because when kids learn to cook, they develop healthier eating habits that last a lifetime. 

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Food Festivals 2016

 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:

-          The Lowry Food Festival (Salford Quays – Manchester)

24th - 26th June 2016

-          RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (London)

9TH July 2016

-          Gloucester Quays Food Festival (Gloucestershire)

22nd -24th July 2016


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”.


KCS and BRITA 2013

The Kids' Cookery School are priveleged to be the chosen charity by the wonderful filtered water company BRITA. This fantastic partnership will allow us to deliver cookery workshops to even more kids across the country teaching them the healthy way to cook delicious recipe's from scratch!

Taking our KCS on wheels service we rolled out our mobile kitchen and taught even more kids to cook at Food festivals across the country.


Getting the Kids cooking with BRITA 2013

Festivals Visited

 *     Hampton Court Food festival :25th – 27th May

*      Clapham Common Food festival: 7th – 9 June

*      Oxford and Thame Country Show; 13th July

*      Jamie Oliver’s Feastival: 31st August – 1st September

*      Brighton & Hove Food Festival: 14th – 15th September

Primary Schools with BRITA 

We also had an absolutely amazing week in Oxfordshire cooking with children across five Primary schools within the Bicester area as well as visiting one school in Luton.

We were lucky to be joined by BRITA employees who volunteered with us for the day! Together we taught over 250 children how to cook a healthy and delicious recipe from scratch using BRITA filtered water.

Schools visited:

 -  Kings Meadow Primary School-Monday 18th November

- Bure Park Primary School-Tuesday 19th November

- Langford Village Primary School-Wednesday 20th November

- Glory Farm Primary School-Thursday 21st November

 - Bardwell Community Special School- Friday 22nd November

- Dallow Primary School- Tuesday 26th November

For more info please call: 0208 992 8882 or email

KCS teaches children aged 3 years upwards.

KCS on wheels in partnership with BRITA

"I think I have done my best and I have stuck to something."