The Cooking Academy

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The Cooking Academy is a business that is all about personal wellness through improving our eating habits.  We are a business made up of Food Scientists, Nutritionists and experts Chef’s that put the nutritional value of ingredients at the heart of everything we teach – with the caveat that it must taste great!

Nutritional eating and well-being is vital our peak performance, whether it is physical, mental or emotional. The link between health and success is increasingly recognised as a key factor in workplace productivity.  Organisations that invest in employee wellbeing see a greater return in profitability, brand value and customers engagement.  Therefore, investing in employee wellbeing is a key business objective for success.

Eating healthily, and getting the nutrition you need, when working can be a daily challenge when it seems easier to reach for a piece of toast and a strong coffee.  But the long term effective it can have on our performance is very significant.

Our ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ services provide nutrition programmes to organisations to enable them to create a workforce that is ‘Fit for Work and Fit for Life’.  Having a healthy eating ethos in the workplace will have a positive effect on productivity and your employees’ wellbeing.

We work with organisation to coach their staff about eating habits.  We explain why good nutrition is vital to ensuring your body and brain function effectively; how nutrition affects how you feel, how you sleep and your levels of resilience.

In our busy lives it may seem impossible to be able to produce healthy food, especially for breakfast or the packed lunch you take to work.  It is easier than you think.   Good nutrition is about knowing your ingredients and how to combine them to get the best effect.  With a bit of preparation, you can be eating healthy, delicious food at work.  We explain which foods to avoid and which are best and reasons for using certain ingredients and spice in food to enhance the nutritional value at the same time as optimising calorie intake.

We do this through a range of workshops, Cookery demonstrations, cook with us, and presentations. Kumud Gandhi is our lead Food Scientist, publish author and founder of The Cooking Academy.  As a keynote speaker Kumud has over 15 years of experience teaching the benefits of wellness, nutrition and healthy eating at leading academic institutions including Wolfson College Oxford, St Catherine College & Kings College Cambridge.  Denman College, RHS, The Physic Garden, The Institute of Directors and to a wide number of corporate clients.

Her corporate background coupled with her in depth knowledge of food science has equipped her with an innate understanding of the nutritional issues that erode professional and business performance. Using cutting-edge science and high-impact presentations Kumud provides the knowledge and tools required to bring a tangible boost to personal and professional performance.

Food and its effect on personal wellbeing

We bring a very real and first- hand understanding of the impact of food and eating habits to both personal and professional wellbeing and illustrates how to make food work for employee productivity and personal wellbeing.

Through a variety of compelling and powerful presentations including ‘Wellness in the Workplace’, ‘Eating for Immunity’ and ‘The Science of Food’ we help individuals and organisations achieve return on investment through their ability to bring: –


  • Enhanced personal energy and vitality
  • Improved effectiveness and productivity
  • Improvements in work-life balance and sustainability
  • Reductions in attrition of key talent
  • Improved resilience and reduced risk of burnout
  • Reduced healthcare costs and absenteeism
  • Enhanced reputation for the organization as a preferred employer
  • Increased competitive edge and profitability


Through our presentations and workshops, we demonstrate how vital nutritional eating and well-being are to peak performance, whether it may be physical, mental, or emotional. The link between health and success is increasingly recognised as a key factor in workplace productivity.  We highlight key areas in which employers can serve the needs of their professional family in the workplace. Food and drink choices will have a dramatic impact on their engagement with colleagues, affecting their mood and concentration throughout their working day. Investing in the nutritional needs of employees will have a double win for individuals and the organisation through their productivity.

Our Clients include

Kumud currently works alongside several high-profile clients including Facebook, LinkedIn, Black Rock, Sage, Oracle and Barclays to deliver positive solutions through highly engaging and interactive presentations and workshops.

For more information please contact:

The Cooking Academy

Kumud Gandhi – Lead Speaker

Tel: 0776 418 4019

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