The Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties format has been a great success since it launched in 2008. Initially I held parties in my Deli-café, but it was soon apparent that a different business model was needed to take the business to the next level.
My background is in teaching, food safety and cookery, so I was well-equipped to develop an exciting two hour party package which could be taken into clients’ homes or local village halls for larger numbers of children. This fun party is also educational and can be adjusted for different ages and groups of all abilities.
I also devised holiday workshops to keep the children entertained with what can become a growing passion for young people. Baked goods and savoury dishes can be cooked and taken home for the family to try and the sessions often include games and craft activities.
As the demand for parties grew, so did the need for recruiting additional people to host the parties and in 2016 I was joined by my first franchisee, Anne who is based in Nottingham. She has been instrumental in helping me fine-tune our parties and workshops. We all have DBS certification, qualifications in food safety and public liability insurance.
In an age of ready meals, I like to think that I am contributing towards teaching the next generation the basics of cooking and baking so it doesn't become a forgotten skill.
Janet Cousins, Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties Founder