Sarah Whitaker is one of the most experienced of the cookery demonstrators trained by Aga. Sarah is widely recognised as an expert in Esse, Aga and cast iron cooking.
Sarah will teach individuals or groups and whilst she can focus on Esse, Aga and range cooking, she is happy to give general cooking lessons and specific technique lessons, whether you have an Esse or an Aga, or not.
From her home in rural Hampshire, Sarah specialises in Esse, Aga and range cooker classes and demonstrations, and writing recipes. Well known for her relaxed style and effortless recipes, she regularly gives demonstrations and classes in showrooms, cookery schools and private houses throughout the UK. Her career has been interesting and varied: cooking in staff canteens, wine bars, city dining rooms, a dress shop and even a converted van in the middle of a field - feeding film crews, cabinet ministers and rock stars!
Sarah has appeared on Meridian TV, on several BBC and independent radio stations, in the Aga Magazine, The Lady, the Sunday Times, House Beautiful, the Jersey Evening Post and the international cookery magazine Semana Cocina. Her Christmas feast appeared in US House & Garden and one of her wedding cakes has even been in Hello! magazine. Her 'Christmas Made Easy' demonstration was featured in the Salisbury Journal, who dubbed her "The Queen of the Range". More recently, she was interviewed for 'Wiltshire Society' magazine and for the 'Style' section of the Sunday Times.
Sarah is happy to demonstrate for you in her own home or in yours: gather a group of friends and spend a morning learning all about cast iron cooking, just for fun, or as an unusual charity fundraising event. Click here for prices.
In the recent past, Maggie's Centres, CRESS, Combat Stress, Seeds for Africa, Help for Heroes (seven times), Vision Aid, Macmillan, Breast Cancer Awareness, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, CLIC, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Save the Children, Send A Cow, Mothers and Daughters, Dentaid, First Responders, two African missionary funds, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (four times), a Romanian orphanage, several churches including St Mary's Adderbury and St Andrew's Nether Wallop, the Salisbury Hospice, Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal, Friends of Ecce Homo Trust, Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Citizens' Advice Bureau, a Tsunami appeal in Sri Lanka, a golf charity and an equine charity have all received funds raised through Sarah's Aga demonstrations in private houses.
Sarah's most recent recipe collection, Confident Aga Cooking, is now available. It is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and contains hundreds of recipes and dozens of tips and shortcuts for confident cooking on your Aga.
Click to see Sarah on You Tube introducing the Aga cooker, making a summer fruits cake, making a sponge pudding, making Christmas Cranberry / cherry sauce, cooking pastry on an Aga, roasting a turkey, making a lemon roulade, making prawn noodle soup and baking in an Aga.
Sarah has recently completed a kitchen design course and can now offer advice when you are designing your Aga kitchen.
If you want to try Aga life without the commitment, have a look at agacottages.co.uk, which lists hundred of holiday rentals with an Aga - including the new Aga 60 in Sarah's holiday cottage, which comes with expert Aga advice on hand!