Tell us about yourself

In my twenties, I managed a restaurant in the city of London, met my husband with 3 young children and went on to have another 3 of our own. I’ve always been passionate about bringing people together over a dinner table, it’s when I’m most fulfilled!

Bringing up a blended family has made this more important than ever and I still cherish these times.

Over the past two years I have volunteered for Saturday Outreach Service (SOS) as one of their main chefs where they serve up to 100 people every week. Some are homeless but many live in hotels or hostels and appreciate a home cooked meal.

In my spare time, I work at Center Parcs running children’s activities which keeps me young and fit.


Why did you decide to volunteer for Food etc.?

I joined Food etc because as soon as I realised what the ethos was I knew it ticked every box I’m passionate about – charity, community, cooking and children.

Preparation is the key to avoid challenges in our sessions, and trying not to be too disappointed when people don’t show up which sometimes happens.


What would you say to someone considering volunteering with Food Etc?

I would recommend anyone to Food etc as I feel very well supported and feel you can run the sessions with what works for course attendees which varies every time.