Special Events on International Women’s Day!

Both Cooking With Mama London and Cooking With Mama Berlin have organised special cultural supperclubs to celebrate together the different culinary traditions of our Mamas on International Women’s Day.

Have you ever been to a British-Indian Afternoon Tea? – September 2013

Me neither! So let’s not only go but also learn how to create this special afternoon tea! Khoya Anjir Burfi (a clarric Indian fig fudge), stock pudding with salted toffee sauce and a secret ingredient, and crispy coconut pastries filled with sweet coconut, dates, and cardamom – we’re so excited to be baking with chef Tarini!

Get Involved with CWM! – September 2013

CWM is recruiting for new team members to get involved! Whether its volunteering your time to strategise new cooking ideas, honing your culinary skills alongside our Mamas at our supperclubs, furthering our partnerships, or building our social media presence, we would love to hear from you!

Happy Birthday CWM! – August 2013

CWM celebrated it’s birthday party with our mamas, advisors, friends and family! Thank you for making our first year so memorable! Check out our video here!

New Cooking Class Schedule – July 2013

Tasting Sri Lanka – A celebration of Esala Peraphera

Viva Mexico! – An independence Fiesta

Yearning for Yaounde – A Cameroonian banquet

Taste of Samba – A Brazilian holiday feast

CWM’s First Supperclub with a twist!- June 2013

It was a night to remember! Our small group of friends spent the first half of the night in the kitchen with Mama Roberta rolling dough, deep frying fritters, and stirring up fragrant Brazilian dishes. The second half of the night was spent around a the dinner table feasting on our culinary creations while engaging in conversations which constantly erupted in laughter! Thanks for a great first supperclub – it’s a promise for a second to come!

Feature in Eyedea – May 2013

CWM founder sits down for a Q&A with Eyedea, a London-based society for young professional women that hosts speaker and charity events aiming to inspire and connect young female professionals. The article is entitled “Cooking With Mama: Fun, conversation and delicious food!”

What advice do you have for others looking to begin a start-up while still holding onto their day jobs?

I keep a quote close to my heart that says, “if you want extraordinary results, you must put in extraordinary efforts.” Starting a venture will take over your life, but if you believe in the objective of your venture enough and promise to love your venture even through the hard times, you’ll find your way to success. Cooking classes only make up 2% of what I do, the other 98% is all the leg work that goes behind the cooking classes – such as finding and training the mamas, pitching to potential clients, developing our social media presence, and liaising with community groups in the hopes to find partnerships with local kitchens. Make sure you love what you do, the rest will follow!!

CWM Berlin – First Class! – May 2013

4 May marks CWM’s first cooking class!

Indian Flavours of Spring Cookery Class – 11 April 2013

Spring is in the air! Cooking With Mama is delighted to introduce our latest class “Indian Flavours of Spring” where we will explore the healthy benefits of vegetarian cuisine and all its beautiful colours of red, green, yellow and orange in our latest menu. Check out our cooking class schedule and rsvp by emailing us.

CWM – where have you been? – March 2013

We’ve been right here! CWM had an incredible Q1 hosting corporate cooking classes in and around London. We’ve been testing and perfecting our range of corporate classes to meet the different needs of our clients to bring a fresh and delicious meaning to “team building.”

CWM Berlin – March 2013

Meet Cooking With Mama’s new little sister Cooking With Mama Berlin!

At our last CWM Team Meeting, Shinta from CWM Berlin joined us to share her experiences thus far on developing the concept for CWM Berlin. She’s been stirring up a lot of ideas. For example, she held a Make Sense Hold Up where a community of foodies were invited to share their thoughts through an intense brainstorming session. CWM Berlin is hosting its premier cooking class on 4 May entitled “Oriental Delights” – register for your spot!

Interview with The Will To Create – February 2013

Cooking With Mama sat down for an interview with The Will To Create.

“My advice is to just go for it. There is never a right time and you are never really going to feel fully prepared. You are always going to think ‘I can do more research or spend more time on this plan’ but at some point you have to bring you idea to life, you just have to pilot, and try!”

Cook and Flirt – 17 February 2013

What do you get when you mix mimosas, Brazilian aphrodisiacs, Bossa Nova, and 10 mini dates? A Valentine’s Cooking Class for Singles! More information can be found on our cooking class schedule. Please rsvp by emailing us.

Happy New Year!

A very happy 2013 to everyone! Whether your new year’s resolutions includes expanding your culinary repertoire or just plain learning how to cook, we wish you all the very best on your endeavours! Cooking With Mama has been taking some time to reflect on the past as we stir up new ideas for the future. Please stay tuned for some new surprises up ahead!

Holiday Cookery Classes – 9 December 2012

The holidays are right around the corner and Cooking With Mama is excited to host a series of Holiday Cookery Classes. On 9 December 2012 we will be hosting two classes for Brazilian and Indian cuisine. More information can be found on our cooking class schedule. Please rsvp by emailing us.

Now on Meetup.com – November 2012

Come check us out at Meetup London

Women’s Focus Group – Wednesday 28 November 2012

Cooking With Mama is hosting its first Women’s Focus Group. It will be a night to bring a great group of women together to chat about cooking, family, traditions, recipes and everything else in between. If you know any women who might be a great fit for Cooking With Mama, please let us know.

Emerge Conference – Sunday 28 October 2012

Cooking With Mama is excited to join the Emerge Conference Marketplace at on Sunday 28 October 2012 from 13.00-15.00. Taking place at Oxford University’s Said Business School, the Emerge Conference is a two day event bringing together some of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs who are changing the world. A few of the organisations include Acumen Fund, Volans, Aravind Eye Care System, Access to Energy Shell Foundation, Emerge Venture Lab, and Twitter. Jennifer attended this incredible conference two years ago as a participant and is excited to return, alongside Stephanie, as a venture to share what Cooking With Mama is all about and how everyone can get involved! See you there!

Emerge engages and connects university students and young professionals aspiring to drive transformational change, with current global change-agents leading entrepreneurial ventures, businesses and sector-defying organisations. Emerge is about “what’s next”: the big ideas, the future leaders, the driving forces challenging the status quo. It brings to the forefront that which is emerging: new models, markets and movers of transformational change.

Over the two day gathering, participants learn from leading global entrepreneurs about their innovations to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges. Emerge centres on learning and action; it is a space to gain skills and resources to launch a new venture, to design intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial career pathways, and to provoke new ideas for creating a more sustainable world.

The event is co-designed and co-organised by The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and Student Hubs, a student-led organisation working in universities across the UK to engage students with social and environmental issues.

Welcome to our new website!

Thanks for dropping by the new Cooking With Mama website!