About Mary

I believe that cooking and eating is one of the true joys in life. However, with the plethora of information out there and our increasingly busy lives, some of us have forgotten how easy a simple, seasonal meal can be to prepare. Through the experience of one of my classes, my aim is to allow you to take a step back from everyday life, and invigorate your relationship with cooking. I believe with minimum effort, we can all prepare a lovely meal to share with our loved ones.

One of my favourite parts of any day is going out to the garden to gather a few herbs to add to my cooking. The other is sitting around the table with my family and friends enjoying a meal. If something's worth enjoying, it’s worth enjoying with those you love. The opportunity to connect with each other is so important. In these shared experiences we allow ourselves to relax, enriching both our souls and stomachs.


My classes are set in a lovely home styled environment, where I share my skills and treasured recipes. Ultimately culminating in a beautiful, tasty lunch, overlooking the kitchen garden.


Classes entail:

  • Intimate and hands on cooking.

  • Seasonal, simple recipes, easily replicated at home.

  • Groups of 4 - 8 people.

  • Enjoy the meal you have prepared in a lovely light filled conservatory overlooking kitchen garden.

  • Customised classes for groups on request.

Classes include:

  • Morning tea on arrival.

  • Gathering of fresh garden produce.

  • Two hours of cooking with take home recipes.

  • All culminating in a delicious meal.