Workshops for tots

Little Eloise Broomhall who is following in her parents' foodie footsteps
Little Eloise Broomhall who is following in her parents' foodie footsteps

If you and your toddler like getting down and doughy in the kitchen, you’ll love the new classes about to take place at Astral Park Sports and Community Centre.

Chef and food technology teacher Caroline Broomhall, 33, is running a series of Christmas workshops for pre-school children and their parents.

“We’ll be making mince pies, biscuits and Rudolf cup cakes,” she announced. “It won’t be total mayhem, just monitored chaos.

“I enjoy working with little children and it’s more a bonding session between parent and child.”

Caroline – mum to two-and-a-half-year-old Eloise and three-month-old Bertie – has form on the subject.

She has a degree in food and hospitality from Birmingham College of Food and ran similar classes in Brum before moving to Leighton Buzzard at the beginning of the year.

She’s currently on maternity leave from her food technology teaching job in Harpenden.

She met husband Mark – a former head chef at the Marchmont Arms in Hemel Hempstead – at catering college.

Little Eloise is already following in their foodie footsteps.

Caroline said: “She loves cooking and trying new foods. She’s allergic to dairy and egg so we practise lots of recipes for special dietary needs – and she loves making her own pizzas.”

Astral Park is used as a wedding venue and Caroline rates the kitchen equipment as top of the range: “The best I’ve ever seen.”

The four week course costs £30 which includes ingredients, a recipe card each week and an apron.

Classes are every Monday, starting on November 23 and concluding on December 14. They will run from 9.30am to 10.45am.

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