Annabel Karmel visits Bright Horizons nursery

Date: 14 Sep 2018

Children at Bright Horizons Barnes Day Nursery and Preschool in London were treated to a visit by leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel last week, as part of the organisation’s Creative Cooks Week.  

Karmel was on-hand to help judge the Barnes Bake Off event where the children set about cooking one of her special blueberry muffins from her new recipe book.

Annabel Karmel, said, “I was thrilled to be have been involved in Bright Horizon’s Creative Cooks Awareness Week and invited to their Barnes Bake Off. I had the fantastic job of lending a helping hand in teaching the children how to cook-up one of my latest recipes. They mixed, stirred, cracked eggs, weighed and counted ingredients before (in true GBBO-style) I awarded the group with well-deserved ‘Star Baker’ prizes. I was so impressed with the children’s creativity and eagerness to learn new skills.

“The event was a huge success and Bright Horizon’s Creative Cooks Awareness Week is such a fantastic initiative. Children of all ages can benefit from spending time in the kitchen and so I hope parents have been both encouraged and inspired to pick up one my recipe cards and get cooking with their own little helpers at home.”

Looking to inspire creative cooking and to celebrate the initiative Bright Horizons partnered with the children’s food expert to develop a series of Creative Cooks recipe cards which were available across 300+ Bright Horizons’ nurseries. The four recipes were hand-picked from Annabel’s latest book Real Food Kids Will Love, with parents being able to choose from Tortilla Pizzas, Veggie Lunchbox Traybakes, Frittata Muffins or Teddy Bear Blueberry Muffins to cook up with their children at home.

“We were delighted to have Annabel Karmel attend our nursery,” said Nursery Manager Terry Bedford. “The children had a great day and we look forward to enjoying more of her delicious recipes.”

Bright Horizons’ Creative Cooks enhancement aims to encourage creativity in cooking.