A new range of authentic chef clothing specifically for young bakers has been launched by children’s cooking school Cookery Doodle Doo.
The stylish chefs’ white and aprons feature woodland animals baking cakes, monkeys whizzing up smoothies and even a macaron-wielding squirrel!
The range of chef uniforms, aprons and chef hats are all authentic professional standard designs, just made smaller and fun for children. They are manufactured in a family-run workshop in the UK, and have been inspired and mess-tested by the school’s young bakers.
Founded in 2011 by Brighton mum, Katie Elfer; Cookery Doodle Doo is now a fast-growing national franchise with cooking teachers operating in Sussex Hampshire and Gloucestershire. With hundreds of children learning to cook with the school over the last few years, the company has tailored the range to encourage budding young foodies and build their confidence in the kitchen.
Cookery Doodle Doo founder Katie Elfer said “Many children love watching Master Chef and the Great British Bake Off and they want to look the part too. Our students have been the inspiration for this new range and many of the little ones even drew me designs that they had dreamt up – some of which have made the final cut! It’s really rewarding seeing children develop an understanding and enjoyment for homemade food, and dressing the part can be great fun and also practical when it gets a bit messy!”
The range has taken months to design, test, manufacture and involved many of the school’s children in the development process and clothing photo shoot.
Children have been central to the design and development process with Katie’s own children (Finley 6, Darcy 18 months) there every step of the way to give advice and test the ‘wash-ability’ of garments after some very messy baking test-runs!
Katie’s son Finley, 6, said “Mum says I’m a cheeky monkey so I think that’s where the idea came from. I like the monkey one best because I like making banana milkshakes, and they look like they are up to mischief like me too!”
The clothing range is now available online from the cooking school’s website www.cookerydoodledoo.com/shop and purchased direct from the schools cooking teachers.