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Róisín's lessons were differentiated according to the children's age and she had a warmth and kindness which the children instantly connected with. Róisín went above and beyond .... I would highly recommend Róisín if you are looking for engaging, fun and creative baking activities in school (or through remote learning!)

Jonathan Kinsella, Principal, Blessington Educate Together NSr's name

We have just finished an eight week course with Mess Chef. This is often the highlight of the term for students and staff alike. Roisin allows the children the time to explore food, flavours and smells through all their senses. This is so important for all our students with autism. The children also learn key cooking and food preparation skills in a relaxed and fun manner. Mess Chef has helped the children tolerate, experience and develop new skills around food.

Niamh Byrne, Abacas Special School for Children with Autism

Absolutely fantastic class. My 2.5 year old little boy had an ball today. Creative, original, fun and educational.

Kathryn, Mum of 3

We had an absolutely amazing time at our playgroup! All of the children loved creating their own cheesecakes and playing with the sensory activities.  

Kelly, Playgroup Organiser

my 2 year old granddaughter , absolutely loves mess chef every week. she loves the sensory play that they do while in class and she eats everything that's cooked!

Gill, Grandmother

2021 / 2022 Business Update

I'm delighted to tell you that my online shop is now open again after my recent maternity leave. I'm adding new products daily, so keep an eye out for them!

Primary School workshops are returning in January 2022 and I am taking bookings for these now. Please see my schools page for more information.

It is unfortunately not possible for me to run parent & child classes at present, but I hope to resume them at some point in the second half of 2022.

Thank you for your support.

Happy Cooking....


Roisin Matthews Mess Chef Cookery Classes Photo: David Connachy

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Children's Cookery Classes

Mess Chef provides fun and educational children's cookery classes in Ireland. With a focus on sensory techniques, our unique cookery classes help children discover new foods in a stress free environment. Teaching children about food and cookery from a young age is proven to support a healthy lifestyle throughout their lives. We hold parent and child cookery and sensory play classes for children from 18months upwards, as well as healthy eating workshops for schools and preschools. We also stock a range of products including the wonderful Kiddikutter Children's Safety Knives

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