We are on a mission to teach kids to love cooking and eating healthy food and to create happy family memories along the way


From our family, to yours

I grew up in a family where the kitchen was the heart of the home. Helping to cook was expected and family dinners were sacrosanct. I have carried this tradition into my own family but have felt the pressures of modern day life. Little Cooks Co was born out of a desire to create something that would help put cooking and eating together back at the heart of family life. My hope is that our boxes will help a generation of children to lead healthier, happier lives by teaching them to enjoy cooking and eating healthy food from a young age. 

I have never felt more passionate about making a difference to children and families across the UK. I believe that there is no greater time in life when it is more important to eat nutrient dense, natural food than in childhood - a child's rate of development and growth is phenomenal. Yet it is a time in life when it is often hard to eat optimally - the intense marketing of junk food aimed at children, the use of chemicals in everyday food, unhealthy food options in schools (though Jamie Oliver has done great work to raise standards), and fussy eating to name but a few reasons. 

It is why I packed in my job in Government and retrained for three years in nutrition. I passionately believe that cooking together provides one of the best bonding experiences we can have with our children (as well as it teaching a lifeskill that will sustain them for rest of their lives!). I want Little Cooks Co to help create those opportunities and to use them to introduce healthy recipes and ingredients into the lives of as many families as possible.

Meet the big cook & little testers

Helen Burgess, founder and director

Mother to Artie, Helen is a registered nutritionist passionate about improving children's health and wellbeing. She spends most of her time recipe testing with her little cook! helen@littlecooksco.co.uk

Grainne Courtis, photographer and creative

Mother to two boys, Grainne has been instrumental in shaping Little Cooks Co into what it is today with her brilliant photography and creative ideas!

The little testers

Not big in size but certainly of big importance. Our little testers cook and taste every recipe to ensure they're fun to make and yummy to eat! We couldn't do it without their valued feedback and input!