Cookery School Owner, Farmer & Mum of two!
A question I always get asked is ‘so what’s your background?’ so here is the short version..
Hotel & Catering Management Degree in 19….. cough cough!
London Career for 10 years, Creating & Managing Events plus Managing Restaurants – an amazing fun filled 10 years where I learned so much!
Back Home… Business Development Manager for M&J Seafoods and then Marriage & Children i.e. work stopped for a while (it is not easy to get to those 5am meetings when you are a Military Wife!)
‘How did you end up here?’ (Here meaning Netherstreet Farm)
Netherstreet Farm is a Crown Tenancy Property with my family being tenants since 1889 (according to my father). My husband and I signed a Business Tenancy with the Crown in November 2017 & we now run the farm too.
I started my company Jack & Maddie in 2013, developing my Recipe Format, Teaching Cooking in Schools plus Planning Parties, Dinner Parties & Meal Planning.
Farming being farming we needed to diversify and this seemed the obvious step, we had the building, we had the recipes (we now have a lot more!) and hence The Farm Cookery School was born.
So that’s me, but there are others that are absolutely vital to the success of The Farm Cookery School….