About: The Purple Kitchen
We have over 13 years of experience teaching children from nursery up and specialise in pre-schoolers (from 2 years old), and offer a unique learning experience for children. Both Kate and Sally are DBS checked, and hold Food Hygiene and First Aid certificates.
We provide food education and cooking consultancy services for pre-schoolers. Our service offers advisory and practical solutions to support life skills training in cooking and healthy eating.
We offer consultancy services to the media, local authorities, educational settings, kitchen equipment manufacturers, retailers, supermarkets and charities. Visit our site here.
After a successful career in corporate PR & marketing, including driving the profitable launch of a B2C US Corporation in the UK, Sally took time away from her career to raise her family.
With a passion for cooking combined with the belief that young children can achieve and learn so much more from cooking than parents realise (her two young daughters at the time were clear evidence), Sally launched The Purple Kitchen Company in 2000. Committed to building an authentic business, Sally welcomed Kate Morris to the company and focussed on delivering innovative cooking classes for children from the age of 2 years old.
Currently Sally is delivering cooking lessons on behalf of The Children’s Food Trust to families as part of the Tesco’s Farm To Fork Programme.
Sally is married with two daughters. Her parents were caterers and food retailers.
About: Kate Morris
After initially qualifying as a Home Economics teacher and spending 2 years teaching at a secondary school in North London, Kate moved into consumer education. Kate first worked for a home interest monthly national magazine for over 3 years (Woman and Home) and then continued to work freelance for a further 10 years.
Kate has extended her technical knowledge, qualifications and understanding of the power of food education in young children's lives both through developing practical food teaching with Purple Kitchen since 2003 and further study with an OU certificate in Human Nutrition (2007) and her MSc in Food Policy from City University, London (2010). Kate is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health and has recently been teaching cooking and nutrition to boys in year groups 2-8.