Jonathan Kinsella, Principal, Blessington Educate Together NSr's name
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!)
Niamh Byrne, Abacas Special School for Children with Autism
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.
Kathryn, Mum of 3
Absolutely fantastic class. My 2.5 year old little boy had an ball today. Creative, original, fun and educational.
Kelly, Playgroup Organiser
We had an absolutely amazing time at our playgroup! All of the children loved creating their own cheesecakes and playing with the sensory activities.
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!
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.
Mess Chef Cookery Classes were founded in 2017 by Róisín Matthews. Róisín has more than 15 years experience in the food industry, mainly in creating new recipes, products and food labels for supermarkets. This has given Róisín a sharp insight into the way in which families cook and eat, as well as how cooking from scratch is in fast decline. She could also see from her own young family, the innate interest children have in helping in the kitchen from a very young age, but that cooking for and with kids can be a bewildering and stressful experience for parents! So after much research and planning, Róisín decided to pack in the day job and begin Mess Chef Children's Cookery Classes, providing fun and educational food discovery classes for children and their parents.
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