Beverley Glock is a TV Cook, Broadcaster, Author and Food Writer with a passion for encouraging children and families to cook, explore ingredients and discover the stories and legends behind our everyday food. Beverley’s expertise is cooking great food using seasonal ingredients that taste fantastic, looks amazing and is quick and easy to cook.
Beverley is an expert on children’s and family cookery. Beverley encourages children to learn about food, where it comes from, how it grows, how it’s transformed into the food we eat on the table whilst building in the science, maths, geography, history and languages as part of the fun.
Her cookery school, cooking parties company and on line store launched in 2001 – Splat Cooking now has 5 cookery schools around the country and Beverley presents her own show on web based TV channel Bucks TV, is BBC Oxford’s resident Feeding the Family Expert and she writes for numerous magazines as well as appearing round the country presenting, demonstrating and as Master of Ceremonies at various Food Festivals. She is most recently and ambassador for the Plum Cookery School and has filmed 4 videos on how to wean your baby with celebrity chef Rachel Allen. Beverley is also one of the three celebrity Mums for Bellaverde Broccoli and the spokesperson for Philips AirFryer campaign and put together a number of recipes and podcasts to help parents deal with fussy eating in children.
Beverley’s first book – 500 Baby and Toddler Foods -was published by Apple Press in September 2011 and is available in the UK, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, it’s been such a success that it’s been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, German, Persian and Dutch. Beverley’s first APP ‘Cupcakes, Muffins and Afternoon Tea‘ launched in June 2012.
She always has, and always will love cooking. After a high flying career in the City, she decided there must be more to life and in 1999 with baby number two on the way; Beverley quit city life to raise her children.
But retirement didn’t last long; Splat Cooking was launched in 2001, borne from Beverley’s eldest daughter’s desire to have a cooking party for her 5th birthday. Splat began by selling a small range of products as a DIY Cooking Kit. But it was Nigella Lawson’s mention of Splat in her book ‘Feast’ that put the company on the map and gave Beverley the financial backing to put together a team to do what she is really passionate about – encouraging children to cook.
Her new-found expertise led Beverley to a weekly column for The Times’ Body and Soul and Times Online Children’s Food Expert Column. She also makes regular television and radio appearances as well as writing for a number of online and print family magazines including Families, Raring2go, Mantra and is Ocado’s Children’s Cookery Queen. With her ‘Celebrity Chef’ hat on, Beverley also gives demonstrations and acts as Master of Ceremonies at food festivals including Foodies Festivals, Oxford Castle Food Festival, The Henley Food Festival, The Yorkshire Game Fair, Thame Food Festival and The Chiltern Food Festival with lots of other events coming up. Beverley and her team are regulars at The Children’s Food Festival and other Food Festivals running their pasta-making and Whizz Bang Food workshops for children and Beverley has just filmed her second series of children’s cookery shows as the BucksTV resident celebrity chef
The adults aren’t left out, Beverley is always developing recipes for families that are quick and easy to prepare and taste great, focusing on Thai, Indian and Chinese food with a healthy take on traditional recipes.
Finally, a shameless pitch for work: Beverley is available to hire for cookery theatre, dems, corporate events, one to one cookery lessons, food writing and generally anything relating to food articles and filming providing it’s family friendly. Also up for her own cookery show too if you’re a producer.
Beverley is married to the wonderful and long-suffering Peter with three scrummy children aged 16, 12 and 10 who are great taste testers and a two dogs called Jasper and Sidney who’d love to be involved in taste tests – but aren’t!
It’s not rocket science, it’s food!