Meet the Team
Beth Hodson – Director
Several years ago Beth noticed that there was a gap in the market for a cooking school aimed at 5-12 year olds. With the flooding of the media of cooking shows, cooking had become cool again, but the dynamic had changed. Parents were time poor and needed to assistance to provide a practical outlet for their kids to learn to cook. The day after she decided to start, a serendipitous door opened and the rest is history. Every year now, our teams cook with thousands of kids across Sydney in schools, shopping centres, vacation care and preschool centres and large community events.
Becky is from Cambridge UK and is the most relaxed team member! Her extensive experience is with working with young people for charities, youth organisations and summer camp programs. She is passionate about sports, health and is a lifelong vegetarian.
Guliz is the baking queen. She has catered for events for many years, and has worked with children in both a voluntarily community capacity and also in primary schools. She is loads of fun and brings enthusiasm to everything she is involved with. Guliz is a mum to 4 pre-teens.
Snega holds a PHD degree in Scientific Research and is our Science guru. Working as a research assistant in Australia and Botswana, she brings the scientific aspect on any of our recipes. Snega is a mum to 2 beautiful young children.
Rachel Potter is a trained chef and cooking instructor. She is currently working as a chef at a hatted restaurant in Sydney City and teaches waste-free kitchen skills at a prominent establishment in the Inner West.
Rachel has a background in the media as a permaculture produce gardener and chef. She believes wholeheartedly in keeping food free from preservatives and artificial ingredients and encouraging children and adults alike to enjoy cooking their own food.
Rachel lives in Sydney with her husband, two young children, honey-bee hives, 5 chickens and a rambling vegetable garden.
Melissa owns Cupcake Embassy and runs regular workshops for adults and kids.
Her many skills include trained teacher, dance school director and business owner. She is passionate about passing her skills onto others, and creates beautiful cupcake toppers for her students to learn themselves. We’re really excited to have Melissa as one of our Guest Chefs.