My Buzz

My interest in food took on a new dynamic after having children. I wanted them to grow up experiencing a wholesome, varied and interesting diet. Turning my passion into a business was prompted by the lack of regular cookery tuition in schools for younger children.

My Bio

My name is Alicia Cronin, I am the owner of Smart Raspberry Cookery School.
Smart Raspberry is a cookery school for children with it’s headquarters based in High Wycombe and with franchises in Ilford, Milton Keynes and Bicester.
At Smart Raspberry we run cookery classes for 5-18 year olds with the aim of teaching the “valuable life skill” of cooking nutritious and appealing food from scratch. Our shared belief is that cooking holds the key to a child’s health and wellbeing. Our team runs school workshops, classes, clubs, pre-uni courses, parties and Duke of Edinburgh courses, providing ingredients, equipment, recipes and expertise across various locations.
We’re a likeminded group of people, all crazy for calzone, nuts about nougat and fanatical about fajitas. We all love to cook and we’re all passionate about passing that on to the next generation. We take this responsibility very seriously, but we love to have fun and we actively encourage a hands-on approach to cooking – it’s the best way to learn!

My Business Tips

* Having a vision and acting on it
* Being passionate
* Building strong relationships
* Always treating others as you would like to be treated
* Identifying what isn't working and changing it
* Finding talented people
* Delegating and outsourcing

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