Tuesday, 18 February 2014
My little Secret Project is out!
Today I hit the send button on a very important email.
I felt simultaneously sick & joyous.
I had a request a few weeks back from a reader who was keen to get some private tuition from me.
She is finding the pressure of delivering the family meal to be something that provides a lot of stress in her life & is looking for ways to reduce stress. Smart lady!
It was a lightbulb moment for me!
Well ok....it was more of a "Doh" slaps self on head type moment.
You know the ones right?
The ones where you are left wondering "Why oh why did I not think of this before?".
It just seemed so right.
For so many people the preparation of the family meal is a daily stress- and in amongst all of the other stresses it becomes the single one that seems to top them all.
The one thing that we judge our success as a parent on- unfairly.
I wrote a post about it a LONG time ago- it is still one of my most read posts and one that readers tell me they refer to in times of stress and one that they recommend to their friends.
You can read it here.
If I can help reduce that stress for people then that is ACE.
So.....for the last few weeks I have been designing a course of multi session private tuition sessions.
Here is the way it works......
I will go to the clients home & we cook together in their own kitchen using their own equipment & by doing so I teach strategies to help minimise stress & help them find their kitchen mojo in their very own space- eliminating the need to translate what you learn in a formal cooking class environment back into your own home. The classes are offered in a multi-session format, unique to each client.
Hopefully this will give them a new confidence to be able to change the focus away from cooking at home from being stressful to fun!
I have had such fun creating this package. I have learnt lots, got stuck lots, asked for help lots and then ploughed on & on and now I think I can say I am THERE & ready to go!
And I am busily designing other cooking session packages & other goodies too. Lots of hard work but super fun & exciting.
No doubt there will be some hiccups & bumps but that is how I roll- Lumpy, Bumpy & Real.
I have also made a super special gift for each of my clients to have as a memento at the end of the programme.
So this year I will be not only teaching at cooking schools and other venues (some soon! updates for those will be best found here or here) but you could have me teach you in your very own home!
I am super excited.
Now I just have to find a cute name for them........(stay tuned)
UPDATE: I have a name ~ 'GG's Clever Clogs Cooking Classes'
If you are interested in finding out more please feel free to email me at gourmetgirlfriend (at) me (dot) com.
(Please bear with me as my new website is under construction.)
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