Here is what people have to say about working with Polly:
Polly helped us by writing and delivering our healthy affordable cooking course. One participant had a 2 year old son who was very underweight and her mother had told her she needed to make more effort with cooking. The son gained 2 lbs while the participant was doing the course and they had gone over to eating sweet potato and he was enjoying the food Julie cooked on the course.? an excellent result for our project.
One Planet Food
Good Food Matters is a charity whose aim is to provide Healthy Eating education for disadvantaged young people. Polly joined our team in January 08 and having her on board is a great asset to the charity and has enabled us to reach out to more young people.
Polly has a lively and informal approach to teaching that makes learning great fun. An inspiring and caring instructor, she has the ability to communicate with ease the simple, practical skills that our diverse student groups need to take the first steps toward improving their diets.
Good Food Matters
"We were delighted to work with you on our kids club activity during the
Croydon Food Festival. With the experience and expertise you brought and
your enthusiasm and drive to teach children the values of healthy eating
whilst also making it great fun, was the perfect combination! Thank you
again. Ian Harvey (Marketing Executive) The Whitgift Shopping Centre."
The Whitgift Shopping Centre
"We first met Polly in the Autumn of 2003. The British Tomato Growers? Association were planning to launch the first ever British Tomato Week in the Spring of 2004 and wanted to produce a tomato recipe booklet using fresh British tomatoes in very simple recipes.
Polly was extremely enthusiastic about our brief and produced a wide range of delicious, yet simple, ideas making it difficult for us to choose just 11 recipes for the booklet. From January to May 2004 it was all systems go, making the recipes, getting the right photography and actually producing the booklet just days before the deadline. During this hectic time Polly?s calming influence and unflappable approach kept us on track and the result was a superb booklet which is as relevant today and it was when it was first produced.
Since that time Polly has become the BTGA?s very own Chef. Creating new recipes for British Tomato week 2005 and 2006, promoting and demonstrating our product on several occasions and advising on the many culinary enquiries we receive at the BTGA office.
We consider Polly to be an honorary member of the BTGA and hope that she will be instrumental in our 10th Anniversary celebrations during 2007."
"Polly is a thorough and very knowledgeable trainer. She reads individuals well and communicates accordingly, quickly making students feel at ease whilst building their confidence. Her food knowledge is very interesting and adds another dimension to cooking. All our customers were thrilled with the course she took".
Bentall of Kingston
"Just to let you know how much we enjoyed last night's course. Katherine & I were saying we couldn't fault any part; it was so enjoyable yet very informative. Polly was brilliant & the man with the wine was very interesting. All the staff were friendly & made it feel 'stress free'. I had 2 mums ask me this morning on the school-run to forward your details to them.
Annette - Bentalls Cookery Course Pupil
" Thank you so very much for yours and your teams help in delivering the Flavas of Peckham Festival. As you know the Flavas Festival is about showing working families in Peckham, via the mobile kitchen, easy and healthy meals to prepare to try and combat the rising levels of obesity and heart disease that we have in the area. The Flavas Festival proved a very successful vehicle in doing that and the meals prepared from the kitchen by your team proved to be tremendously popular. This was largely due to your professionalism and attention to detail in pulling the thing together for us for what is a very difficult and hard to reach client group of new migrants to the UK and first generation British. On a personal level can I also add that you're a fun and easy person to deal with and that on behalf of Southwark Council, myself and other members of The Peckham Programme team very mich look forward to working with you in the future."
Project Manager, Peckham Programme, Southwark Council.