Galway has a new, innovative ‘Pop-Up’ cookery experience, created by food lover Cepta Mahon. Cookalicious provide customised cookery classes which they bring to clients in their own home or workplace. They also provide classes in the Cookalicious kitchen in Ceptas home. ‘’We are all about encouraging & inspiring people to ‘eat real food’. We use fresh, local ingredients and share with clients, the skills on how to prepare simple, nourishing and delicious meals for families and friends’’
Owner Cepta Mahon said, ‘I love cooking and creating delicious food and my passion is to share my skills and knowledge with others to help them to cook and eat real food too. What and how we eat is so important to our well-being. Cookalicious is so much more than just a cookery class, it is about getting people together eating, laughing and learning – it is a cookery experience. ’’
Each Cookalicious experience is shaped around what the client is looking for, so whether this is how to create an Indian feast, or how to host an elegant dinner party or how to create quick and nutritious family food or simple summer entertaining ideas, Cookalicious promise to have a menu to suit everyone.
If booking a class for your friends or colleagues, Cookalicious will arrive at your home or workplace and turn your kitchen into a ‘Pop-Up Cookery School’. Cepta will carry out a cookery demonstration creating a beautiful selection of dishes for you and your group.
“You get to see real food, cooked from scratch and of course eat everything that has been cooked. You even get a beautiful Cookalicious Recipe Pack for you to recreate the dishes at home. Add to that the promise that the whole experience is delivered in a fabulously fun, sociable and engaging way’.
Having designed and delivered numerous classes and courses for Galway Community College, Connacht Rugby, Deafhear, Early School Leavers Programmes and Supper Clubs for family and friends, Cepta is more than tuned into the appetite and need for cookery experiences in the Galway region.
When asked about the target market Cepta replied ‘So far it has been mostly women aged between 30 & 50. In the future I am keen to target new moms, young couples and groups of friends in their 30s and 40s. I’d love to do classes for teenagers and pre-college students too’
When asking Cepta how the EMPOWER Programme helped her business ‘Empower has helped me to shape my idea into a business that has the potential to earn money. It has helped me and is continuing to help me to look at things differently, to adapt & tweak and change things and to simplify. The continuing support of the programme has given me the confidence to bring my idea to life. Words cannot describe the importance of the encouragement, the support and the mentoring we are given. Empower has given me a tribe of like-minded peers to lean on and bounce off. It has helped me to realise that Cookalicious can be a business that can earn money and is scalable.
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This project is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.