Who We Are
Sally Brown and Kate Morris are authors and children’s cookery consultants.
We established The Purple Kitchen children’s cookery school in Buckinghamshire, the first in the country for under fives and their parents to attend on a weekly basis. Teaching over five classes a week, we reached over 1000 families.
In 2008 we were commissioned for our first children’s television series - I Can Cook. As co-devisors and series consultants we made four series and 104 programmes for CBeebies and BBC Worldwide channels. We have published four children's cookery books.
Sally and Kate’s expertise extends beyond the classroom. We have devised and delivered training courses for teachers, provided guidance to local authorities and schools, and helped kitchen equipment manufacturers understand the children’s cooking market. Our clients have included BBC, Buckinghamshire County Council, Lakeland, TTS Group Educational Supplies, Wiltshire County Council, independent and state schools
We have contributed to national press, including Good Food Magazine, delicious and Nursery World. We are members of The Guild of Food Writers.
Sally launched The Purple Kitchen in 2000 to deliver innovative and authentic cookery classes for children as young as 5, before joining forces with Kate Morris in 2003.
Sally was inspired by cooking with her own daughters who would drag a chair across the kitchen to join in preparing meals from a very young age. As a child herself, Sally whose parents were both caterers, brought her up to recognise the importance of learning basic life skills from cooking, to gardening and DIY.
After a successful career in corporate PR & marketing, including driving the profitable launch of a B2C US Corporation in the UK, Sally took time away from her career to raise her family before founding The Purple Kitchen.
She has also taught The Children’s Food Trust as part of the Tesco Farm to Fork Programme. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and leads the Guild’s Write It! competition for young food writers.
Kate is a cooking and nutrition teacher and originally trained to teach Home Economics and also has a Masters in Food Policy.
Kate first worked as a Home Economics teacher and at a secondary school in North London for two years, She then moved into consumer education working for a home interest magazine, Woman and Home, for over 3 years before continuing to work freelance for a further 10 years.
Kate has extended her technical knowledge, qualifications and understanding of the power of food education in young children's lives both through developing practical food teaching with Purple Kitchen since 2003 and further study with an OU certificate in Human Nutrition (2007) and her MSc in Food Policy from City University, London (2010). Kate is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health and has recently been teaching cooking and nutrition to boys in year groups 2-8.
Sally Brown and Kate Morris
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