Learn to cook, eat well for life


The Kitchen Club was set up by me, Meliny Tim, nearly ten years ago. It was founded because of my own passion for food and cooking as a child in my home town Johannesburg, and then as a parent teaching my own son here in the Cotswolds.

I am a trained nutritionist and I want to share that knowledge - food can be tasty, uncomplicated and nutritious – that can often surprise our children!

Initially The Kitchen Club was a pop-up class, designed to go into primary schools so that the school could fulfil its curriculum requirement to teach cooking in schools.

The Kitchen Club has stayed close to its roots as we still go into school delivering cooking classes but has also expanded to running regular after school cooking clubs in local Wiltshire, Gloucester and Cotswold schools. I love seeing children's interest in food grow, and their skills and confidence develop!


We run themed Holiday Clubs throughout the school holidays, often partnering with Community Charitable Organisations such as World Jungle and The Churn making cooking accessible to as many as possible.

Not forgetting older children, The Kitchen Club offers cooking and nutrition courses for those who would like to learn a skill for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We create bespoke cooking classes to equip teens with the skills to cook and eat well in preparation for leaving home to attend Uni or apprenticeships.

The Kitchen Club also appreciates that it’s never too late to learn. As we have an embedded food and nutrition background, with a high level of professionalism and expertise, we work with Partner agencies such as NHS Gloucester and Cirencester Council offering opportunities to adults on low income to access cooking and nutrition.

I also believe food and cooking is a great way to bond, so check out our parties and corporate events. Adult courses can of course be paired with artisan beers, carefully selected wines along with specialist non-alcoholic alternatives.

I truly believe that cooking skills and a love of food lasts a lifetime. 

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Mel x

Meliny Tim - Educator, Nutritionist, Caterer and Cook.