About Us

YouWant2Cook.com was founded by Louise Griffin who has a wealth of experience spanning cooking, nutrition and teaching. Louise has a background of more than 15 years working in primary schools, has run successful after-school cookery clubs and private cooking courses, and has numerous nutrition and teaching qualifications.

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Louise Says

"I love teaching people to cook good food and in particular making food safety fun for children. I think the children enjoy it so much because their creative effort is instantly rewarded. "

"The key themes in my teaching input are encouraging children to try a wide range of food, selecting healthy ingredients, tasting as they cook, and making cooking safe, informative and most importantly, fun."

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  • Long history of employment in primary schools as a Healthy Schools Coordinator:
    • Achieved national Healthy Schools status - twice
    • Built relationships with external agencies to enhance Healthy Schools status, eg. fitness and dance instruction
  • Implemented and ran successful after-school cookery clubs
  • Food safety trainer for school workers and other personnel
  • Employed as a learning mentor.

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For your peace of mind, Louise Griffin holds:

  • An enhanced CRB check
  • Public liability insurance

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  • Degree in Food, Nutrition and Consumer Protection
    -Royal Institute of Public Health
  • Advanced Food Safety Certificate
    -Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector
    Professional Trainer's Certificate
    -City & Guilds

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Louise has worked with schools, businesses, and the media, as well as with a host of private individuals including:

Media, including TV and Radio:

  • HTV Britain On The Move
  • Radio Bristol's Fat Nation


  • Teyfant Community School, Bristol
  • Headley Park Primary School, Bristol
  • New Oak Primary School, Bristol

Corporate [training tutors and staff in food safety]:

  • Bristol Council (Learning Communities Team), Bristol
  • Premier Food Stores, Bristol
  • Bright Horizons Nurseries, Bath & Cardiff