Cook, Play, Learn

Founded by Róisín Matthews MSc in 2017, Mess Chef classes provide fun and educational food discovery classes for children and their parents.

The classes are unique in that they can take place any community centre, class room or sports hall - we've even provided classes outdoors! We bring all equipment and ingredients with us, and leave no trace behind...

We believe that the key to learning the essential life skill of cooking from scratch, is to understand ingredients in they smell, feel, taste...what happens if you squash, mash or mix them together. To this end, we combine sensory play with cooking skills, to give children the opportunity to interact with ingredients in a stress-free, fun and insightful way.