Along with our dedicated team of cookery teachers we deliver practical cookery instruction to children from 5 to 16 years old. We’re a likeminded group of people, all crazy for calzone, nuts about nougat and fanatical about fajitas. We all love to cook and we’re all passionate about passing that on to the next generation.

Understanding what you eat and finding a pleasure in cooking from scratch is so important; we take this responsibility very seriously. However we’re also lots of fun and we actively encourage a hands-on approach to cooking; it’s the best way to learn!

Alicia Cronin

Alicia Cronin

Managing Director

Founded Smart Raspberry Cookery School in 2009
Alicia’s interest in food took on a new dynamic after having children, she wanted them to grow up experiencing a wholesome, varied and interesting diet. Turning her passion into a business was prompted by the lack of regular cookery tuition in schools for younger children.

Alicia attended Leiths School of food and Wine where she was able to hone her culinary skills.

Tel: 0845 269 2665
alicia@smartraspberry.com

Asma Awan

Asma Awan

Milton Keynes Area Manager

Joined April 2011
Asma first came across Smart Raspberry Cookery School whilst looking for a birthday party idea for her daughter, she says it’s the best thing she ever did!

The franchise appealed to Asma as the perfect business to work around her children and family life. Prior to Smart Raspberry Asma worked in schools as a teaching assistant, educating parents and children in healthy cooking.

Tel: 07999 118098
asmaawan@smartraspberry.com

Wendy Parker and Sarah White

Wendy Parker and Sarah White

Bicester and North Oxford Area Managers

Joined February 2016
A mum of three, Wendy has over thirty years experience as a childcare professional. She is Montessori trained with a talent for children’s party planning.

Sarah is a childcare professional who has worked with children and their families for many years. Sarah enjoys baking at home with her three children and is passionate about healthy eating.

Smart Raspberry is the perfect joint venture for Wendy and Sarah, combining their shared interest in promoting healthy eating, as well as a love for cooking and baking.

Tel: 07964672052 / 07966680201
wendyparker@smartraspberry.com
sarahwhite@smartraspberry.com

Gee Angelo

Gee Angelo

Epping and Woodford Area Manager

Joined September 2016
Originally from Turkey, cooking and food have always been major passions for Gee. Her joy of cooking began in her grandmother’s kitchen preparing traditional dishes. Gee owned a catering company in London, specialising in Mediterranean cuisine, and managing events.
Gee relishes the opportunity to teach with Smart Raspberry, she feels if you love something it is instinctive to share it with others.

Tel: 07725 221384
geeangelo@smartraspberry.com

Melinda Johnston

Melinda Johnston

Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable Area Manager

Joined June 2017
Melinda has always enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Originally, studying Hotel & Catering, she then had a varied career in Retail Management and Administration, before becoming a Teaching Assistant at her daughters’ primary school. There she has taught children to cook on a weekly basis.

Melinda is very excited to be a part of Smart Raspberry, where she can share her knowledge and love of cooking to many more children.

Tel: 07887 576033
melindajohnston@smartraspberry.com

Helen Tucker

Helen Tucker

High Wycombe and Slough Area Manager

Joined June 2017
Working with children and food for around 15 years, Helen’s cookery experience is predominantly from working in catering and kitchens over the last few years, but it really stems from when she was a child watching and stirring many of her mum’s cake creations for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.
September last year, Helen joined the Smart Raspberry team as a cookery teacher – when she found out about the franchise opportunity she revelled at the prospect of taking on her own business and being able to do the two things she thoroughly enjoys - teaching and working with children. She looks forward to carrying on encouraging children to learn new skills that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Tel: 07702700443
helentucker@smartraspberry.com