The Cook in the North
Travelling personal chef serving homes and holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Lancashire
I come to you
Enjoy a freshly cooked meal in the comfort of your own home or holiday cottage:
- Special occasions and celebrations
- A lovely birthday gift
- A quiet romantic treat
- Lunch or dinner at home with friends
- Visitors with food intolerances
I do the shopping, bring all of the ingredients and my own equipment, cook, serve and clear up!
YES to requests
Delicious irritant- and allergen-free cooking is my everyday speciality, including gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free dishes as standard. My pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan meals are a delight to share, alongside top quality locally-reared grass-fed and organic meats that taste amazing.
I cater for food intolerances because I have food intolerances. Having me cook a meal for you means none of that frustrating menu analysis or awkward interrogation in restaurants - I know exactly what's in every dish, create meals from scratch to suit you and cook it because I love it myself.
I have been cooking for over 20 years with seasonal, fresh, predominantly organic ingredients to create tasty, honest meals.
Quality organically grown and locally farmed ingredients are sourced from trusted nearby suppliers like Steep & Filter organic greengrocers in Skipton • Wholesome Bee in Settle • Growing with Grace in Clapham • Nathan Brown Butchers in Barnoldswick • Riverford Organic Farmers
As a lifelong environmentalist, I aim for zero-landfill. All packaging is recycled or composted. Any plant-based food peelings and scraps become compost for my two daughters' flower and vegetable plots.
Book the Cook
How much does it cost?
A meal cooked fresh at your property is typically £250 to £350 for up to 8 people (made up of £150 to £200 for the cooking session and travel, plus £7.50 per starter, £10 per main and £5 per dessert to cover ingredients).
A 50% deposit secures a booking, with the remainder due at the end of the meal.
Serving the North
I am based in Barnoldswick - near Skipton, on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire - overlooking the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Just minutes from Settle, Clitheroe, Hebden Bridge and Ilkley. Within 1 hour of Manchester, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and the Lancashire coast in the west, and Harrogate, Leeds and York in the east.
All travel is by electric car, powered by ecotricity 100% renewable energy.
Flexible, friendly cookery lessons, just for you. Gain confidence, try new things and learn new skills.
For children, teens, students or grown-ups... if you're curious and want to learn in your own time, away from any pressure or potential embarrassment, private cookery lessons are for you
I am fully insured, ethical,
passionate about good food,
honest, fair and transparent.
I am all about:
family • community • trust
sustainable food • living my values
When I cook for you, you are supporting:
A local family
Independent local food retailers
Small, local food producers
The environment and wildlife
Composting and zero waste