Barny Haughton: Founder, Director & Cookery Teacher
I started teaching cookery in 1994 at my restaurant Rocinantes and opened a proper cookery school at Quartier Vert in 2000, initially just for children.
For me, teaching cookery follows naturally from my life-long love of the world of food and cooking and for its potential for bringing pleasure, connection, confidence and meaning to all of us.
Charlotte Fife: Cookery Teacher & Project Coordinator
I joined the team at the cookery school in January 2011 when we were based at Bordeaux Quay
After leaving Ballymaloe cookery school in December 2010 I started working as an assistant teacher whilst gaining experience in the catering industry at the same time. I gradually started teaching more and more and eventually became a full time teacher at Square Food Foundation focusing on community and school projects.
Eloise Price: Operations Coordinator
I joined Square Food in November 2013 as a volunteer & December 2014 as the Operations Coordinator
Starting as a volunteer class assistant in November 2013 I very quickly fell in love with Square Food Foundation. The energy & enthusiasm that radiates from all the students & teachers is incredible, each lesson is a little piece of magic. In December 2014 I was lucky enough to become part of the office team as the Operations Coordinator and I’ve not looked back.
Catherine Forrester, Community Cookery Teacher
I grew up in a single parent family where there was not a lot of time for cooking from scratch, so I began cooking for myself at about 12. As an adult I have worked with Foodcycle in London tackling food waste and the Shoreditch Trust Food Team teaching healthy eating and cookery skills to people in Hackney. Last year I worked as a chef in an organic vegetable garden, and delighted in cooking with ultra-fresh and seasonal produce from the garden. My not-so-secret mission is to help everyone eat more vegetables, and learn the basic skills they need to cook healthy, nourishing, delicious food for themselves, their friends and their families.
Sebastian Brochot: Kitchen Coordinator
I started at Square Food in September 2012 as a volunteer working alongside Barny and Charlotte.
I have worked in restaurants, hotels and event catering over the past 20 years. I have a passion for French food and believe that social interaction around food is very important.
Evan Roberts: Cookery Teacher
I started working for the cookery school in 2009 when we were based at Bordeaux Quay. I've been cooking professionally since 1996, working as a chef in hotels and restaurants. In 2010, I co-founded Whisk! a Bristol-based outside catering company. I've worked on local and organic food projects for YHA and the Soil Association looking to grow the use of local and organic food in the sector. Throughout my career in food my passion has been for cooking from scratch with quality ingredients (particularly pastry and desserts!), making the most of what is available locally and seasonally.
Maxine Golbourne: Cookery Teacher
I joined the team in 2003 as a cookery teacher when we were based at Quartier Vert
From my gran’s kitchen table to the one at Square Food, my food journey has been fun, varied and enjoyable and to be able to teach cooking and about food is just the icing on the cake!
Claire Allen: Finance & Fundraising Manager
I started working for the Cookery School in July 2006 when we were still at Quartier Vert
I work at Square Food Foundation because it’s small, friendly, always busy, different every day and full of people (both staff and students) that making coming to work something to look forward to.