Tamsin is a mother of three and Founder of Foodjitsu, a cooking school for children aged 8 to 16 years. At Foodjitsu she aims to impart her knowledge and the joy of home-cooking to the next generation.
“Growing up on a farm in Wales, I was inspired by my mother’s home-cooking from a young age. This early introduction gave me the confidence to branch out as a teenager and experiment for myself and later to help my busy mother by cooking evening meals.
I value the importance of children enjoying a healthy, balanced diet and understanding how to make good food choices.”
Her mission is to empower children to make fresh, simple and nutritious meals from scratch so that they may transition smoothly and confidently into the next phase of their lives. Gluten free recipes are included and food intolerances and allergies can be catered for. Wherever possible, free-range and organic produce will be used.
Tamsin has most recently worked on the production of the local high school cookbook, Beyond the Bends – Barrenjoey’s Best Bites, which commemorates Barrenjoey High School’s 50th anniversary.
She is co-author and editor of Offerings, a Cambodian cookbook which won the Gourmand award for Best Asian Cuisine Cookbook in Australia 2014.
She has worked on the production of the local primary school cookbook, the hugely successful fundraising initiative, Avalon Food. Her main function in its production was that of editor but she also contributed recipes and assisted at photo shoots.
Kids cooking classes on the Northern Beaches