our story

Welcome to AlphaBake

Carole Rose AlphaBake Cookery Courses

I’m Carole Rose; chief baker, menu maker & whisk extraordinaire!

I have always loved good, wholesome family food. For me, it’s what brings a family together, so it saddens me when I see young people growing up without the basic skills needed to whip up something tasty that they can share.

Sadly, my mum died when I was just 10 years old, so I found myself responsible for cooking all of my family meals at a very early age. We lived on a tight budget and at a time when microwave meals didn’t exist. This forced me to think creatively about how to cook and I discovered that not only did I love cooking, but I had also developed a real knack for making tasty, nutritious meals on a budget.

Carole Rose cookery classes and lessons


When I became a mum myself, I introduced my own children to the fun of mixing, measuring and stirring almost as soon as they could stand. And, during my many years of working as a childminder, I regularly used ‘kitchen time’ as a source of entertainment for the children in my care.

Regardless of age or ability, I noticed that all these children had one thing in common. They had fun in the kitchen. Parents were amazed at the dishes their little ones were able to produce and how they developed important physical and life skills at the same time. So, the idea for AlphaBake was born.


I launched the business (originally called Cookies Cooking School) in 2003 and have been going strong ever since. I am so proud that it has grown into an award-winning business, jam-packed full of fun, foody workshops and parties.

My passion for home-cooked food remains at the heart of everything we do. We now teach children and adults of all ages and abilities how to eat healthily and enjoy cooking, rather than seeing it as a chore.

Food can and should be fun. Mixing bowls at the ready…

Gino and Carole