Our Aims:

Equipping primary school children with essential cookery skills

Educating children on healthy eating and making good food choices

Teaching children about a balanced diet

Making sure all children have access to good quality meals and have the skills to prepare them themselves.


What sets Nutritional Ninjas apart is that our whole team is passionate about fulfilling our aims, to giving children the opportunity to cook and to enjoy cooking in a fun and safe environment.

We operate after school clubs in over 50 different schools and have found the winning formula for both schools, parents and children. So much so that we have launched our franchise opportunity as demand for our classes is so high.

Nutritional Ninjas after school clubs are our most popular offering. We run in many schools each week and have children returning to cook with us term after term. Nutritional Ninjas is the brainchild of Lauren Prentice who has been described as Ofsted Inspector David Storrie as ‘an expert in setting up and running after school clubs.’

Each week we make a different recipe with the children and alternate between sweet and savoury recipes. One week the children could be making Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne and the next we could be making Mini Lime Cheesecakes- the possibilities are endless.

What is unique about Nutritional Ninjas is that we don’t need a kitchen to run, in fact, our clubs are best run in a classroom or school hall. Our teachers will leave the room exactly as they found it, ready for teaching the next day.

Children are in safe hands with our fully trained Nutritional Ninjas teachers, all of which have a passion for sharing their cooking skills with the next generation of young chefs. Our equipment is all selected to be safe for the children to use such as knives which ‘cut food and not fingers.’

We are open to all and aim to be fully inclusive. All of our recipes are vegetarian and nut free. We can also cater to other allergies and will consult with parents on how to best meet the individual allergy requirements of each child.

Classes can all be booked on the Book a Class section of the website. If you’re interested in launching a Nutritional Ninjas club at your school please do get in touch via the contact us page.

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Some recipes we’ve made in the past

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Grant Funded Projects

We work with many wonderful charities and trusts to bring our Nutritional Ninjas classes to children who may not otherwise have access to cookery classes.

We have projects available for disabled children, young carers, pupil premium children and many other groups. We believe that all children should have the chance to learn how to cook and how to look after their health through the food they eat regardless of ability, disability, gender, religion, race or financial position.

One area we are really passionate about is helping to tackle the issue of Holiday Hunger, where children on free school meals go without adequate food during the school holidays. We run grant funded, free holiday workshops for children in receipt of free school meals where they join us for full ‘food and fun’ sessions including breakfast, preparing and eating their own lunch and preparing something to take home for dinner for the whole family.

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To find out more about our grant funded projects please do get in touch via our contact page.

Holiday Workshops

We offer a range of different holiday workshops for children to enjoy. The workshops are open for all children who love cooking and would like to learn new skills. Past workshops include; Dishes from Around the World, A Little Taste of Italy, Gingerbread House Making and we have many others planned for future dates.

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Check out our ‘Book a Class’ section to see what workshops we have coming up next.


Nutritional Ninjas PPA cover teaches children to cook nutritious (and sometimes a little bit naughty) meals while their teacher has their planning time.

There is no need for a school kitchen, all of our classes can be run in a classroom or school hall. We have a range of ‘no cook’ recipes, or can arrange for recipes to be taken away with recipe cards to pop in the oven at home.

Our teachers are fabulous cooks who are passionate about passing their skills and enthusiasm onto the next generation. They’re all DBS checked and trained in house to deliver the unique Nutritional Ninjas programme.

We will work with you to develop a menu exclusive to your school, covering any topics you may wish to explore. Programmes could include; World Foods, Kitchen Science, Healthy Eating or even History.

Our cookery sessions cover a range of different curriculum topics:

Healthy Eating


(weighing, measuring, fractions)


(reactions, farm to fork discussions, digestion)


Builds fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination

Soft Skills development

(team work, sharing, turn taking, language development)

All recipes are vegetarian

We supply all equipment and will source all ingredients, so all you need to do is show your Nutritional Ninjas teacher to the classroom and they’ll be ready to cook with the children.

Recipes could include:

Sweet Potato Curry
Stuffed Pappers

Cous Cous

Beetroot Brownies


And many more

Our PPA sessions are competitively priced:

Full Day: £195

Half Day: £120

If you’re not looking for PPA cover at the moment, ask us about our discovery days, after school clubs and cookery workshops.

* All prices are exclusive of ingredients. Ingredients will be supplied at cost price to the school.

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Our Nutritional Ninjas parties are hugely popular with both children and their parents. Suitable for a variety of ages they really do offer a stress free solution to your child’s celebration.

All you need to provide is a venue (can be at home or in a hall or function room as long as there is an oven and access to water). We provide all ingredients, equipment, aprons and table covers.

We offer the ultimate stress free party solution, imagine a party with no food to prepare because the children will be doing it all themselves? Perfect!

Our parties are suitable from age 3+ and we offer a variety of different themes to choose from, or if you can’t see one on our list below, please do give us a call and we’ll do our best to accommodate the theme you have in mind.

Prices start from £220 each for up to 12 children. To find out more about our parties complete the enquiry form below:

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Cook with colour with lots of sweet treats to be made. How about a rainbow birthday cake to share and smarties cookies to enjoy and take home!

Little Italy

A little taste of Italy! Children get to make their own pizza and dough balls, it’s like being transported to Rome!

Beach Party

The ultimate seaside adventure! Come rain or shine our beach party hit the spot. Children get to make both ice cream cone cupcakes and flip flop cookies to take home.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Perfect for little ones! If you go down to the woods today be sure of a big (yummy) surprise! With lots of tasty treats to make and enjoy!

Witches and Wizards

It’s not just Butterbeer they eat and drink at Hogwarts and we’ll teach young witches and wizards to make it! Learn to make Sorting Hat Cupcakes and Hufflepuff Pizza Puffs this theme is truly magic!

Afternoon Tea

Lots of treats to make and enjoy for sophisticated girls and boys. We’ll make scones to enjoy, mini sandwiches, pastries and sweet treats. Lots of fabulous goodies to enjoy!