Welcome to my blog, I’m Emily, and if you’re on this page then we have a lot in common.
I’ve been a lover of good food since I was a child, from saving my hard-earned pocket money to buy little tins of anchovies and olives to enjoying long leisurely al- fresco meals on family holiday in the sunny Mediterranean. It’s something I am still passionate about. The process of cooking, the social aspect and the pride afterwards is reflected in what I do today.
I’ve been running classes across Leeds since 2011 and opened ‘Get Cooking’ just 6 miles west of Leeds city centre and bordering nearby Bradford, in 2016, so from tiny acorns, mighty oaks do grow, and in fact they’re still growing as I take steps to approach things a little bit differently.
I urge you to read on if you want to embrace the good life, and take care of yourself with delicious food and the satisfaction that even with the busiest of schedules we can all nourish our minds and our bodies, through cooking and creating together! So let me give you a taste of the exciting range of fast cooking courses and the brand new introduction of DIY lampshade making workshops, natural herbalism and cosmetic making and much, much more!
We’ve been working hard to challenge ourselves, and with so much going on in the area of late, from upcoming beer and music festivals to art and culture exhibitions at Sunny Bank Mills, we wanted to play our part in offering the community and beyond, something different.
Our brand new, jam packed autumn programme includes a whole series of ‘Fast cooking courses’ – although many of these courses only run for 3 hours, they’re perfect to teach busy people quick recipes and dishes that they can genuinely fit into their time pressed lives. So, yes! You can indeed still find time to do a full week at work, a few gym sessions, book – in for an express manicure and then head to a short cookery class that you’ll be grateful for when it comes to meal prep! There’s now a wider range than ever, of on –trend classes to choose from.
Our breadmaking class is still proving popular (see what I did there?) Or why not try our new Spanish vegan cooking course to give you new ideas to experiment with the vegan diet. In just 3 hours you’ll learn the basics, enjoy yourself and then take something delicious away for the weekend, giving you the skills to perfect it at home.
What separates ‘Get Cooking’ from your typical cookery school is that we even offer non –food courses. After all, it’s about taking part and embracing a healthy attitude to wellness by making something from scratch with your hands, surrounded by good company.
Please rest assured that where the class is not food related we’ll usually try and lure you in with tempting treats at some point in the session otherwise that just wouldn’t be fair! For example, try our lamp-shade making workshop with afternoon tea.You can browse interesting and quirky bottles and beautiful liberty prints to compose your DIY piece and then sample a refreshing and light afternoon tea at the end. Heaven!
For all our latest courses, dates, prices and availability please see the ‘courses & workshops’ page