Tracey Dyer, chef and owner of The Cookery School Cyprus says that she had always dreamt of teaching children and adults how to cook in a fun and informal environment.
“To me, food and cooking are the perfect way to bring family and friends together, so the opening of the school was a dream come true,” said Tracey.
A passion for cooking
Tracey’s passion for food and cooking began when she was growing up in South Africa, inspiring her to embark on the highly acclaimed Cordon Bleu Diploma course.
From that foundation, she went on to run her own restaurant, be a hotel manager, a contract catering manager, and a regional quality manager before opening her own private catering business and eventually lecturing on cookery skills and restaurant management at Manchester University UK.
Five years ago Tracey decided it was time to realise her dream and founded The Cookery School from her own kitchen, customising her bungalow overlooking Yermasoyia Dam to provide cooking facilities to enable groups of up to eight people to practice hands-on cookery skills.
An enjoyable experience
The Cookery School soon became popular not only for children’s and adults workshops, but as a unique and fun location for private events and parties. Especially for children’s cookery birthday parties.
“Children of all ages love to come and cook, it gives them independence and confidence, not only in cooking but in all walks of life. Fun and socialising are all essential skills which make these cookery workshops and parties valuable and enjoyable experiences,” said Tracey.
So what’s Tracey’s view on teaching children good nutrition in schools?
“Teach them from a young age about healthy choices and encourage them to try vegetables of all kinds,” she advises.
Many International schools have arranged trips to her premises to experience cooking demonstrations and hands-on participation.
She has also demonstrated at...