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Covid-19 - Life Kitchen Cookery

At Life Kitchen the welfare of our guests and staff is of the utmost importance. After taking trusted advice from Public Health England and other government bodies with regard to COVID-19, it is with regret that we will be re-scheduling all upcoming classes until a later date.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions by emailing, and please do sign up to our mailing list to get further updates.

Recipes to revive the joy of taste & flavour

Ryan Riley | Founder - Director

Ryan is the co-founder of Life Kitchen. He is an established food writer and stylist who has worked for print publications such as Sainsbury’s Magazine, Waitrose Food and BBC Good Food. Ryan lives between London and Sunderland.

Contact Ryan for media enquiries, events, appearances at

Kimberley Duke | Ceo - Culinary director

Co-founder of Life Kitchen, Kimberley is a trained chef, who is deeply passionate about food, flavour and all things taste related. Kimberley also heads up research and development.

Contact her for all things partnership, collaboration and food at

Shaun Riley | Operations Director

Shaun is operations director for Life Kitchen and has a commercial background in social housing, media and health care. Shaun heads up our northern operations at Mowbray park lodge.

Contact Shaun about Mowbray Park lodge, northern classes and events at

Dayna Brackley | Head Of Strategy

Dayna looks after the strategic direction of Life Kitchen, she led the marketing & communications strategy for the Mayor of London for eight years and now runs her own strategy consultancy focused on food and health brands. She works across the organisation on branding, innovation, research & commercial partnerships, digital, communications and customer experience.

Get in touch now…

Our indoor classes are currently suspended due to covid-19, so we’ve fired up the Pineapple Truck and we’re hitting the road for a socially-distanced outdoor cookery experience in partnership with Maggies Cancer Centres.

If you’re living with cancer, come join us for a free, fun outdoor cookery lesson and tasting.