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I run cookery classes for adults, teenagers and children...
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My cookbook is available to buy online right now...
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I do catering, from baked goods to dinner parties and events...
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Tasty new recipes added to my website regularly...
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Welcome To Kitchen Confidence

I am passionate about food and teaching others to get more confident in the kitchen – whether you’re a beginner, a bit rusty or looking for inspiration to get to the next level….

A Bit About Me

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I’m Catherine Sloman, aka Battenburgbelle. Everything about food and cooking inspires me. Any excuse to hang out in the kitchen is fine by me! I’ve been writing a food blog for quite a few years now, all about my adventures as a home cook. Since then, I’ve gone on to write my own book – Kitchen Confidence – and have added other strings to my bow, including cookery classes and community catering.

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Cookery Classes

For All Ages!

with Catherine Sloman

Kitchen Confidence is a cookery school for anyone who wants to learn to love being in the kitchen or at the very least not to fear it. All my classes are currently available online. It’s all about building your confidence in the kitchen. Those lockdowns taught me that teaching cookery skills online really works. I teach in small groups and also offer one-to-one sessions, tailored to your needs. I can give cookery classes in my north London kitchen or I can come to you if you’re in the vicinity. And there are recipes and tips here at the Kitchen Confidence website.

If you’re not local to Kitchen Confidence HQ in north London, I can offer you an online class to get you ready to make that perfect meal or special dish. I also host online group sessions, so if you can’t get together with your friends or family in real life, why not join me for a fun online session tailored to your group?


Buy My Cookbook

Kitchen Confidence

by Catherine Sloman


Catering Services

Baking For The Community

As well as my cookery classes, I offer catering, from delivering delicious home baked goods locally – such as bread, biscuits or cakes – to cooking for dinner parties and other events. If you are in the N10 area or nearby, I can deliver to you or you can collect from me.


Baking for the Community


I also run a pop-up supper club, sometimes just for fun, sometimes to raise money for charity, including Missing People, the Alzheimer’s Society and the Royal National Life Boat Institution.

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