‘Fresh Beginnings’ is focusing on a healthy and responsible lifestyle, inspiring and motivating people to make a difference to their lives.


Through her cookery courses, Barbara Freeman (who has over 20 years of experience in hotel, restaurant and education catering) has identified the need for a book like this, helping new starters in the kitchen, people on a budget and people that don’t have time in their busy lives.

The cookery book is for everyone from people wanting to get started in the kitchen, help and tips, easy recipes using both fresh and canned food and how to batch cook!


Fresh Beginnings are looking to work with key organisations, stakeholders, and statutory partners, sustainable income will be secured for a rolling programme of training to meet the needs of local people, including children and young people.

Training will be implemented in a variety of regular settings, secured through robust partnership working across the footprint of the project.

We have ran many successful projects and repeated classes year on year.

Fresh Beginnings Cookery

The passion and drive behind Fresh Beginnings is Barbara Freeman, with over 20 years’ experience in hotel, restaurant and education catering and a love of good food.

With some simple tools and improved understanding of ingredients, cooking on a budget through to beautiful menus, we can help you to cook well and eat better.

* Qualified trainer
* Updated DBS
* Full professional public liability and indemnity insurance

Find out more about Fresh Beginnings vision, mission, core values and our plans

Founder: Barbara Freeman

Cookery Classes

  • Focusing on cooking delicious food from scratch and learning about healthy eating principles – practical food training sessions.

Children's Parties

  • Get your kids excited about a cooking party – time to release the inner mini-chef inside of them to get creative and have fun cooking with their friends!

Lunch & Learn

  • Our lunch and learn sessions are an ideal way to spend your lunchtime with a demonstration and a meal – you can even join in and help!

Hygiene Training

  • Qualified essential in-house food hygiene training will help you to protect your customers and add value to your business.

To find out more about our classes, children's parties and food hygiene training please get in touch using our contact details below

Get in Touch

Please get in touch if you require any more information regarding Fresh Beginnings, course dates or for general information.

We look forward to hearing from you