Home Economics for the 21st Century

Previously known as Pattacakes Cookery School

In these worrying times we feel very strongly we should be using our cooking skills to support others. So, we have been working with one of our friends and 2 other local businesses to set up an initiative called Cakes For Champions. Between us we will be providing cakes every week on a not for profit basis for frontline NHS staff at local hospitals. These will include The Lister and Luton and Dunstable. During their shifts the staff are limited to where they can take their breaks ( if they get them) and the normal food outlets are not operating. Our usual response to someone's troubles is to bake them a cake and this initiative provides a little of that comfort to our wonderful NHS staff, who are facing huge challenges and risks every day.
We are crowd funding to cover costs and have just launched a Go Fund Me page. If you can help by donating (even the cost of a cup of coffee) we would love to hear from you. To go to the Go Fund Me page click here

COVID 19 Update

In light of government guidelines we have taken the decision to postpone all workshops and classes. Full refunds or the opportunity for priority booking onto future classes will be available; we will be getting in touch with you if you have signed up for anything. We are assessing the situation on a regular basis and will up date information here or via our mailing list.  If you would like to join our mailing list do let us know by clicking here.  

The Kitchen Front Community Interest Company is an innovative food education and cookery company and microbakery. We believe that everyone should be able to produce and enjoy  delicious food and we provide that bit of instruction that makes all the difference and helps you achieve your cooking confidence.

We are Jane Todd and Sarah Cripps. We are both graduate Home Economists with many years' experience in the food industry, teaching and health education. The essence of our company is based on the original concept of Home Economics; Finding the healthiest way to feed the population with the minimum of waste, least cost and lack of fuss but still making it all taste delicious. We have brought that approach up to date for the 21st Century with our menu of activities.

We teach both adults and children in schools and community settings, through workshops, cookery demonstrations and cooking parties, enabling people to cook with confidence.  We have been making cooking fun for children for over 15 years though Pattacakes Cookery; we now bring this approach to all members of the community regardless of age, experience or ability.

We are members of the Real Bread Campaign

As members of the national network of professional bread bakers known as 'Bread Angels' we are very keen to bring freshly baked real bread to our local community.  For some time we have been running a small microbakery for our very local community and due to demand we will shortly be making our goods available to the rest of Harpenden , where our small, regularly changing selection of delicious baked goods including sour doughs and cakes  will  be available for pre-ordering and collection or delivery on a weekly basis.  Click here for more details

We are part of the national Bread Angels network, bringing real bread to the local community

2017 Fellow of LLoyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme