Let the chef come to you.

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
...and cook

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.

Good ingredients
Good food

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 from £250 up to £400 for a three course meal (which includes the cooking, serving, cleaning up and 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.

Cookery lessons

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


About me

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
Organic farming
Regenerative agriculture
Community volunteering
The environment and wildlife
Renewable energy
Composting and zero waste
Seasonal food

Where I cook

As a travelling chef, I can drive to your venue pretty anywhere in the North of England.

I'm based in the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in the Pennines, on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire, so am within easy reach of much of the North. If your venue is further afield - the North Pennines or east coast for example - we might need a conversation about travel times.