My own experience of cooking food growing up was very normal for a 1980’s child. We ate, snacked and enjoyed our food without really giving it much thought. My mum is a natural health practitioner however, so we grew up with a real awareness and understanding of how our health and wellbeing is influenced by factors outside of mainstream medicine. Central to our family was always a big Sunday roast; our plates brimming with fresh vegetables, local meat and yummy sauces. The whole family would muck in, laughing (and sometimes arguing!) as we chopped, washed, mixed and carved. That is probably the origin of Little Cooks Co; the wonderful feeling of togetherness that cooking as a family provides and the fantastic taste of genuine, unprocessed, unmodified food that makes you feel healthier just by eating it!

Living in London in my 20’s my interest in and awareness of the impact of foods on our physical and mental wellbeing continued to grow. However, it is not always easy to work out what the right food choices are, and sometimes the more you read the more confused you become. When my son Artie was born and we began weaning him I was overwhelmed and excited by the opportunity I had to help his development and wellbeing through the foods that I offered him. I began my own research into how I could give him the best start in life through the food we chose, but there were a lot of conflicting messages. It was at this point that I decided to pack in my job as a Senior Strategy Advisor to Number 10. and start a three-year course in Nutrition. Studying nutrition while bringing up Artie gave me amazing opportunities to cook for him and see his little face light up when he helped create a dish. Little Cooks Co was born!

My goal is to help families make healthy choices for their children and themselves and remind them that nutritious food doesn’t have to be boring! Most importantly, it is about the time spent with your little cooks, creating those happy memories in the kitchen that will stay with them for life.

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!

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!

Marie Paiser

Director of Operations

Marie has been with Little Cooks Co from the very beginning! Marie heads up all things customer love and operations, and we love her for it!

Nena Foster

Recipe Developer

Nena is a trained Natural Chef and works as a recipe developer, kids and family cookery teacher, food stylist, food and nutrition writer and a fermentation specialist. When she is not cooking for work, she enjoys cooking at home with her two kids.

Joshua Sebastian

Creative Design Lead

Josh has been with Little Cooks Co since day one, when Little Cooks Co was just an idea. He's our brand guru and covers all things design!

Bel Miller

Commercial Director

Bel provides the words for Little Cooks Co as well as heading up strategy and data (and generally being completely awesome)

Vicki Montague

Recipe Developer

Also known as the Free From Fairy, Vicki is one of our wonderful recipe developers! Vicki brought to market the world's first wholegrain gluten free flour blend and is extremely talented in creating delicious and nutritious recipes that are free from gluten, egg, dairy and refined sugar


We donate the cost of a healthy breakfast to Magic Breakfast for every box we sell.

Magic Breakfast are on a mission to ensure no child starts the school day too hungry to learn and currently help over 40,000 disadvantaged school children a day – we could not be happier to be supporting them in their work!

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