Promoting Healthy Eating for Everyone in South West England

Food Is Fun encourages people of all ages to explore food in a fun way to promote healthy eating for their future

Food Is Fun creates events for all ages, from Surestart Centres to Universities, from Schools to Care Homes. Each event is customised to fit in with the curriculum, specific requirements, diets or projects.

Food Is Fun is available for an hour, a half-day, a full-day or weekly events or courses. Using hands-on activities, demonstrations using our "travelling kitchens" or simple lectures, these unique events focus on the fun of cooking and how to produce affordable healthy food.

We believe that lots of good work has been done to improve the quality of food in schools and other public organisations such as the NHS, but unless food is perceived to be "tasty", and is practical to cook or prepare, people will not eat it - no matter how healthy it is.

Our Work working with communities since 2008:

How Food Is Fun can help a school's Ofsted Inspection

THE PICK & MIX Enrichment Programme

In Partnership with


Presenting opportunities and possibilities to children; raising awareness of the wider world by giving them an exciting and fun experience

Supports Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework

Supports the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Working in primary schools for over 8 years

All staff are fully DBS checked

Contact Tami to find out more about this popular programme, or click here to read more about it

Demonstration Kitchens

The Fishstock Kitchen Food Is Fun have a large range of professional and practical demonstration kitchens available for hire. Ranging from a single portable unit for individual chef demos, up to a professional kitchen suitable for large food festivals. (See our range of kitchens here). Flexible delivery and setup is available to make any food event with chef demonstrations an impressive success.

With over 20 years combined experience of supplying kitchens and organising food festivals, we at Food is Fun pride ourselves on working one to one with our clients, to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Organising a festival can be daunting, so we will be on hand from the time you place your order right up until the event ends to assist you with any help you need to make your demonstration stage work the way it should.

Stuck for ideas? We are fortunate to work in partnership with a wide range of chefs and can organise, create and run any food event you want. Our public chef demonstrations draw the crowds to any event. From corporate to community events, our expertise includes healthy cooking on a budget, survival cooking, special diets, nutritional advice, team-building, community inclusion and so much more. Call us now to discuss your ideas.

At all our events Food is Fun!

Showing children how food gets from the ground to the plate:

Children's cooking activities:

We take security at our events seriously: A Storm Trooper guarding the Food Is Fun Marquee

And Finally:

Food is Fun are proud to be the only not-for-profit Community Interest Company which hires out demonstration kitchens. Any profit we make from our hires is re-invested to part-fund our Food is Fun Pick and Mix Enrichment Programme for Primary Schools where we teach pupils the benefits of healthy eating through a variety of food based interventions.


Bruce Cole making bread in the Food Is Fun Pavilion at Flavourfest 2013 Jacques Marchal with Tami demonstrating at Devonport Guildhall for the Food Cultures project Richard Hunt with many helpers cooking up a storm at Buckland Abbey in 2011 Thom Hunt of the Three Hungry Boys making butter in the Food Is Fun Pavilion at Flavourfest 2012 Tami and Dave running a Ready, Steady, Cook competition in Tavistock for the Diamond Jubilee 2012 Tami talking about the Eatwell Plate to local school children as part of the annual Widening Horizons project Tami doing a show-and-tell on assorted fruit and vegetables at Yealmpton Primary School Dave making pizzas with pupils from Yealmpton Primary School Richard Hunt with Dave at Buckland Abbey while some of the audience decorate cookies Richard Hunt and a wonderful collection of carved pumpkins at Buckland Abbey in 2011 James and Chris Tanner Ready, Steady, Cook at Flavourfest 2011 Dave and Tami with Jacques Marchal at Devonport Guildhall as part of the Food Cultures project Some of the yummy pizzas our children make with us A south devon Gurnard, one of the lovely fish we show our children - supplied by The Market Plaice of the City Market, Plymouth Dave showing the Widening Horizons pupils a John Dory Jacques Marchal demonstrating to the Widening Horizons pupils Tami congratulating pupils from Yealmpstone Farm Primary their Plymouth Food Award at the BFE 2014 Many hands making yummy pizzas!! Bruce Cole during the BFE Schools Challenge 2014 Bruce Cole during the BFE Schools Challenge 2014 Richard Hunt during the BFE Schools Challenge 2014 Richard Hunt during the BFE Schools Challenge 2014 Lloyd Down and Jacques Marchal with a fish masterclass at the BFE 2014 River Cottage chefs Andy Richardson and Daniel at the BFE 2014 Tami presenting Oreston Community Academy their Plymouth Food Award at the BFE 2014 Pasty Crimping at the Looe Food Festival 2014 Simon Hulstone at the TorqEat Festival 2014 From the Weston Super Food Festival 2014 Pasta Making at Flavourfest 2014 Fitz and Bill Buckley at Flavourfest 2014 Richard Hunt with students from Cornwall College at Flavourfest 2014 On the big screen Flavourfest 2014 At the Fifteen Cornwall Spring Fayre 2015

Here are some pictures of Food Is Fun events ...

Many, many more pictures and articles can be found in our blog - please check back for regular updates


To book Food Is Fun, or to find out more about our events or demo kitchens please contact:
Tami Skelton or Dave Styles,
Tel: 07818 450968
email: or


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And these videos also show some more of the fun we create:


These are organisations and companies that have kindly supported us, or we have worked with: